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Distribution Release: Porteus 3.1

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 02:51:29 AM
Jay Flood has announced the release of Porteus 3.1, a set of lightweight Slackware-based distributions and live CDs that come in four separate flavours - with KDE, LXQt, MATE and Xfce desktops: "The Porteus community was delighted to find that Santa had dropped into our chimney a little....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 3.6 "LXDE", "MATE", "Razor-qt", "Xfce"

Monday 8th of December 2014 07:28:59 PM
Paweł Pijanowski has announced the release of SparkyLinux 3.6, a set of lightweight Debian-based distributions with a choice of LXDE, MATE, Razor-qt and Xfce desktops: "I am happy to announce the fourth release, and the last this year, of SparkyLinux - 3.6 'Annagerman' LXDE, MATE, Razor-qt and Xfce.....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 588

Monday 8th of December 2014 09:00:09 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Experimenting with PC-BSD 10.1 News: PC-BSD upgrade woes, Ubuntu GNOME as rolling-release distro, comparing Ubuntu and Debian, Debian on graphing calculator, Bitrig, interview with Mageia's David Walser Questions and answers: The adoption of systemd Released last week: Manjaro GNU/Linux 0.8.11, Linux Lite....

Development Release: Tanglu 2.0 RC1

Sunday 7th of December 2014 10:23:08 PM
Matthias Klumpp announced the availability of the first release candidate for Tanglu 2.0, the latest development build of the project's a Debian-based desktop distribution that comes in separate GNOME and KDE editions: "Today we are proud to announce the release of the Tanglu 2 (Bartholomea annulata) release candidate....

Distribution Release: MakuluLinux 7.0 "Xfce"

Sunday 7th of December 2014 06:15:16 PM
Jacque Raymer has announced the release of MakuluLinux 7.0 "Xfce" edition, an Ubuntu-based distribution with a custom Xfce desktop: "Here is it, ladies and gentleman, this is what you have been waiting for, the fastest and most beautiful Xfce on the whole planet. Thought only true love could....

Distribution Release: antiX 14.3 "MX"

Thursday 4th of December 2014 02:32:14 AM
antiX 14.3 "MX" edition is a bug-fix update of the earlier release, an antiX flavour developed in collaboration with the MEPIS Community and featuring the Xfce desktop: "Upgraded bug-fix versions (PAE and non-PAE) of MX-14 are now available. This version has fixed some bugs found in MX-14.2 and....

Distribution Release: Linux Lite 2.2

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 12:19:02 AM
Jerry Bezencon has announced the release of Linux Lite 2.2, an updated build of the project's lightweight distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and featuring the Xfce desktop: "Linux Lite 2.2 final is now available for download. This release is a product of the incredible contributions from both....

Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 0.8.11

Monday 1st of December 2014 05:49:09 PM
Phil Müller has announced the release of Manjaro Linux 0.8.11, the latest update of the Arch Linux-based distribution featuring the Xfce and KDE desktops: "We are happy to announce the final release of Manjaro Linux 0.8.11. The Xfce edition remains our flagship offering and has received the attention....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 587

Monday 1st of December 2014 09:03:28 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Living free with Trisquel GNU/Linux 7.0 News: Fedora presents RC1, FreeBSD runs on 64-bit ARM, FFmpeg returns to Ubuntu, Bryan Quigley discusses open hardware, the VUA group plans to fork Debian, DragonFly BSD drops support for 32-bit CPUs Technology preview: Kubuntu 14.10....

Distribution Release: Linux Mint 17.1

Saturday 29th of November 2014 10:03:54 PM
Clement Lefebvre has announced the release of Linux Mint 17.1, an updated build of the popular distribution built on top of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: "The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebecca' MATE. Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which....

Development Release: Semplice Linux 7 Preview

Friday 28th of November 2014 06:19:02 PM
Eugenio Paolantonio has announced the availability of the first development build of Semplice Linux 7, a lightweight, Debian-based distribution that ships with a desktop environment called "Vera" built on top of the Openbox window manager: "It's my pleasure to announce the immediate release of Semplice 7-preview, code-named 'Comfortably....

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