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Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2015_01_13

Wednesday 14th of January 2015 01:47:26 AM
Patrick Verner has announced the release of Parted Magic 2015_01_13, an updated build of the project's commercial distribution designed mainly for disk management and data rescue tasks: "We reorganized the ISO image and removed a little over 40 MB from the download without removing any features. We actually....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 592

Monday 12th of January 2015 01:45:35 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: First Impressions of Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon Edition News: Debates over GNOME Software, Network Manager reaches 1.0, PC-BSD gets a new update manager, improvements coming to openSUSE's Tumbleweed and controlling UNIX processes Questions and Answers: Mysterious load averages and binary....

Distribution Release: Bio-Linux 8.0.5

Friday 9th of January 2015 12:36:08 PM
Tim Booth has announced the release of Bio-Linux 8.0.5, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with a collection of scientific software for use in the field of bioinformatics: "An updated Bio-Linux 8 version is now on the website in ISO and OVA variants. The key changes are: addresses a recent issue....

Distribution Release: Linux Mint 17.1 "KDE"

Thursday 8th of January 2015 01:58:40 PM
Clement Lefebvre has announced the availability of an updated build of Linux Mint "KDE", a version based on Ubuntu's latest long-term support release: "The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebecca' KDE. Linux Mint 17.1 is a long-term support release which will be....

Distribution Release: Openwall GNU/*/Linux 3.1

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 01:13:16 AM
Alexander Peslyak has announced the release of Openwall GNU/*/Linux 3.1 a new stable version of the project's small security-enhanced Linux distribution for servers, appliances and virtual appliances: "The Owl 3.1 stable branch forked off Owl-current in mid-2014 is finally available on our FTP mirrors, including ISO images, OpenVZ....

Development Release: Pentoo 2015.0 RC3.7

Monday 5th of January 2015 12:45:56 PM
Richard Farina has announced the availability of the "3.7th" release candidate for Pentoo 2015.0, a Gentoo-based live DVD with a collection of utilities designed for penetration testing and forensic analysis: "This RC is the follow-up to the fixes and improvements in RC3.6, plus some other exciting stuff. First....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 591

Monday 5th of January 2015 01:07:30 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Rolling in a new year with Manjaro 0.8.11 News: UEFI support in Debian, updates from Devuan, experiments with runit and OpenRC on Manjaro, HammerFS gains a time slider and Unity gains a new feature Questions and answers: Exploring systemd Torrent corner:....

Distribution Release: ExTiX 15.1

Sunday 4th of January 2015 10:19:22 AM
Arne Exton has announced the release of ExTiX 15.1, an updated build of the project's Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the GNOME 3.14 desktop: "ExTiX GNOME is now based on Ubuntu 14.10 'Utopic Unicorn'. GNOME has been upgraded to version 3.14. (not in Ubuntu's repositories). All packages have been updated....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 3.6 "GameOver"

Sunday 4th of January 2015 02:19:38 AM
Paweł Pijanowski has announced the release of SparkyLinux 3.6 "GameOver" edition, the project's special edition designed for gamers: "SparkyLinux 3.6 'GameOver' is out. GameOver is a special edition of SparkyLinux targeted at game players. It has been built on the top of SparkyLinux 3.6 'Annagerman' and it's fully....

Development Release: Korora 21 Beta

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 11:11:00 AM
Ian Firns has announced the availability of the beta release of Korora 21, a set of Fedora-based distributions in Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE and Xfce editions: "The Korora project is very pleased to announce that the first beta release of version 21 (code name 'Darla') is now available for....

Development Release: Simplicity Linux 15.1 Beta

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 03:26:07 AM
David Purse has announced the availability of Simplicity Linux 15.1 beta, a lightweight Puppy-based distribution that comes in "Desktop", "Netbook" (both with LXDE) and "X" (with KDE 3) editions: "After a few setbacks in November, and the inevitable December chaos, we are proud to announce the beta release....

Distribution Release: Android-x86 4.4-r2

Thursday 1st of January 2015 02:39:11 PM
Chih-Wei Huang has announced the release of Android-x86 4.4-r2, an unofficial port of Google's Android mobile operating system to Intel and AMD x86 processors: "Android-x86.org is glad to announce the 4.4-r2 release. This is the second stable release of Android-x86 4.4. The 4.4-r2 release is based on the....

Distribution Release: ZevenOS 6.0

Thursday 1st of January 2015 03:53:17 AM
Happy New Year! The honour of the first release announcement of 2015 goes to ZevenOS, a desktop Linux distribution whose latest release, version 6.0, is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and which features the Xfce desktop environment with a desktop theme that resembles the much-loved BeOS operating system:....

Distribution Release: Deepin 2014.2

Wednesday 31st of December 2014 09:57:28 AM
Deepin 2014.2, the second update of the Ubuntu-based community distribution with a custom, HTML 5-based desktop environment, has been released. The "live mode" functionality has been removed in this version, so it is no longer possible to test the distribution before committing to a hard disk installation. Other....

Distribution Release: NixOS 14.12

Wednesday 31st of December 2014 02:25:03 AM
Version 14.12 of NixOS 14.12, a distribution that uses a custom package manager, deploys a unique file system layout, and offers various innovative features, has been released: "NixOS 14.12 'Caterpillar' has been released, the third stable release branch. In addition to numerous new and upgraded packages, this release....

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Leftovers: Software

  • Ekiga 5 – Progress Report
    Ekiga 5 has progressed a lot lately. OpenHUB is reportin a High Activity for the project. The main reason behind this is that I am again dedicating much of my spare time to the project. Unfortunately, we are again facing a lack of contributions. Most probably (among others) because the project has been silent during several years.
  • Calibre Gets a New Tool to Better Edit eBooks
    The Calibre eBook reader, editor, and library management software has been upgraded to version 2.17 and is now available for download. The developer has only implemented a couple of new features, but it's really worth the update if you are using this application to edit eBooks.
  • More Windows Apps and Games Now Work with Wine 1.7.35, EA's Origin Included
    Wine 1.7.35 has been released and the developers have made a number of improvements for some of the core components and they've added support for more apps and games.

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Leftovers: Gaming

  • Dying Light Action Survival Game Coming to Steam January 27
    Dying Light, a modern first-person survival horror game set in a world hit by plague, is now available for pre-purchase on Steam and will be available for download on January 27.
  • Dying Light FPS Has Been Confirmed for Linux, Zombies Galore
    Techland is preparing to launch Dying Light, a new FPS with amazing graphics and hordes of zombies. The developer has revealed that it will also have a Linux version, right from the start.
  • Dying Light Is Now Confirmed For Linux, Bring It On Techland
    Dying Light is now confirmed for Linux thanks to the announcement from the developers on the Steam store itself. The Linux icons show up on the store pages, and the game even has a steam coming soon banner on the home-page. Time to get seriously excited.
  • Star Traders: 4X Empires Strategy Game Now On Linux
  • 5 reasons Valve's Steam Machine dream is still very alive
    Steam Machines? More like has-been machines, am I right? Actually, no: while many people are giving Valve's PC-console-hybrids the cold shoulder, this gamer reckons they'll be worth the wait. I realise that I'm part of a shrinking group still backing Valve's SteamOS-powered Linux boxes, and it's not difficult to see why the hype around them has all but evaporated. Several controller-related delays, U-turns by seemingly committed hardware partners and a lack of news from the top has made many think that Valve is blowing hot air.

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