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Distribution Release: Xubuntu 14.10

Thursday 23rd of October 2014 09:41:33 PM
Xubuntu 14.10 has been released. Xubuntu is a desktop Linux distribution focusing on usability and performance through its classic Xfce desktop. From the release announcement: "The Xubuntu team is pleased to announce the immediate release of Xubuntu 14.10. To celebrate the 14.10 code name 'Utopic Unicorn' and to....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 14.10

Thursday 23rd of October 2014 03:45:52 PM
Canonical has announced the release of Ubuntu 14.10, the latest version of the popular Linux distribution for desktops and servers: "Ubuntu 14.10, the latest desktop release is today available for download from Canonical. This release focuses on the developer experience, overall quality, and brings a number of important....

Distribution Releases: LXLE 14.04.1, 12.04.5

Thursday 23rd of October 2014 11:35:40 AM
Ronnie Whisler has announced the releases of LXLE versions 14.04.1 and 12.04.5, two updated builds of the project's Lubuntu-based distribution made for older computers and featuring the LXDE desktop: "LXLE 14.04.1 and 12.04.5 released. The official release of the incremental update to LXLE 14.04 and 12.04 has undergone....

Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 6.6

Thursday 23rd of October 2014 05:16:24 AM
Oracle has announced the release of Oracle Linux 6.6, an enterprise-class distribution based on the recently-released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6. "Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 6.6 for x86 (32-bit) and x86_64 (64-bit) architectures. Oracle Linux 6 Update 6 ships with three....

Development Release: SteamOS 1.0 Beta Update 145

Thursday 23rd of October 2014 12:48:28 AM
John Vert has announced the release of update 145 of SteamOS 1.0, a Debian-based distribution for gamers: "We have just updated the released 'alchemist' repository. This is the same content that was pushed to alchemist_beta last week. SteamOS updates: e2fsprogs - latest upstream version; geoclue - latest upstream....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 581

Monday 20th of October 2014 09:00:04 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Feature: SparkyLinux 3.5 and Qubes OS 2 News: Fedora gets updated graphics software, FreeBSD shares quarterly report, Kubuntu supplies demo of KDE's Plasma 5.1, Debian's package archive finds new home, compiling Android ROMs, sneak peak at OpenBSD 5.6 Rolling-release trial: Week two Released....

Development Release: Rescatux 0.32 Beta 2

Monday 20th of October 2014 01:20:48 AM
Adrian Gibanel has announced the availability of the second beta release of Rescatux 0.32, a Debian-based live CD designed for rescuing broken Linux installations or fixing boot loaders: "Rescatux 0.32 beta 2 has been released. The biggest improvement in this release is that resetting windows password, promoting a....

Distribution Release: HandyLinux 1.7

Sunday 19th of October 2014 12:21:46 PM
Arnault Perret has announced the release of HandyLinux 1.7, a novice-friendly distribution that features an intuitive start menu with application launchers and Internet bookmarks - based on the stable Debian GNU/Linux 7.0. According to the release announcement (in French only, even though the distribution supports English besides the....

Development Release: Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 Test 3

Sunday 19th of October 2014 07:28:19 AM
Alan Baghumian has announced the availability of the third and final test release of Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0, a desktop distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 and featuring GNOME 3.12 as the preferred desktop: "The last testing release for Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0, code name 'Nestor', is out now. Parsix....

Development Release: Porteus 3.1 RC1

Sunday 19th of October 2014 12:44:30 AM
Jay Flood has announced the availability of the first release candidate for Porteus 3.1, a set of minimalist, Slackware-based live CDs with a choice of KDE, LXQt, MATE and Xfce desktops: "The Porteus community is stoked to announce that the candidate release of Porteus Desktop edition 3.1rc1 is....

Development Release: Elive 2.3.9 (Beta)

Saturday 18th of October 2014 12:06:22 AM
Samuel Baggen has announced the release of Elive 2.3.9, the latest development build of the project's Debian-based distribution that features a customised Enlightenment desktop: "The Elive team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.3.9. This new version includes: Vim suite pre-configured with the best....

Distribution Release: Tails 1.2

Friday 17th of October 2014 10:38:36 AM
Tails 1.2 has been released. Tails is a Debian-based live distribution developed with the goal of preserving privacy and anonymity of users on the Internet. From the release announcement: "Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.2, is out. This release fixes numerous security issues and all users....

Distribution Release: SELKS 1.0

Friday 17th of October 2014 05:27:05 AM
Peter Manev has announced the release of SELKS 1.0, the inaugural version from the project developing a specialist Debian-based distribution that ships with a variety of pre-configured network security management tools: "Stamus Networks is proud to announce the availability of the SELKS 1.0 stable release. SELKS is both....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.15 Core 84

Friday 17th of October 2014 12:34:26 AM
Michael Tremer has announced the release of IPFire 2.15 Core 84, a new stable release of the specialist distribution designed for firewalls: "This is the official release announcement for IPFire 2.15 Core Update 84. This is a release that fixes some security issues in the GNU Bash package....

Distribution Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6

Tuesday 14th of October 2014 08:51:00 PM
Red Hat, Inc. has announced the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.6, the sixth update in the 6.x series of Red Hat's enterprise-class Linux distribution: "The Red Hat Enterprise Linux team is pleased to announce the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6, the latest version....

Distribution Release: Scientific Linux 7.0

Tuesday 14th of October 2014 03:00:14 AM
Pat Riehecky has announced the release of Scientific Linux 7.0, a distribution compiled from the source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: "Scientific Linux 7.0 x86_64 released." Scientific Linux differs from Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS in that the project enhances the system with extra software....

Development Release: FreeBSD 10.1-RC2

Monday 13th of October 2014 11:00:14 PM
Glen Barber has announced the availability of the second release candidate for FreeBSD 10.1: "The second RC build of the 10.1-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures. Some of the changes between 10.1-RC1 and....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 580

Monday 13th of October 2014 09:13:18 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Feature: Rolling-release testing News: Arch wins best distro of 2014, Fedora demonstrates GNOME on Wayland, systemd adds text console feature, Netflix comes to Linux users, Linux kernel re-imagined Mini review: Test driving MINIX 3.3.0 Released last week: 4MLinux 10.0, BackBox Linux 4.0, ROSA....

Distribution Release: Smoothwall Express 3.1

Sunday 12th of October 2014 07:01:54 AM
Following six release candidates spanned over 16 months, today Neal Murphy announced the final release of Smoothwall Express 3.1. This is an updated version of the project's specialist distribution for firewalls. From the release announcement: "The Smoothwall community is pleased to announce the release of the long-awaited Smoothwall....

Distribution Release: Lunar Linux 1.7.0

Sunday 12th of October 2014 02:32:31 AM
Stefan Wold has announced the release of Lunar Linux 1.7.0, a source-based distribution with a complete application management system: "You better believe it, the day you all have been waiting for has finally arrived. The Lunar team proudly announces the final release of Lunar Linux 1.7.0, code name....

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