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Distribution Release: Endless OS 3.6.0

Wednesday 12th of June 2019 05:36:50 AM
Will Thompson has announced the release of Endless OS 3.6.0, an updated build of the project's Debian-based distribution featuring a streamlined and simplified desktop environment forked from GNOME. This release upgrades the underlying operating system to the upcoming Debian 10 "Buster", with a 5.0 Linux kernel and GNOME....

Distribution Release: Untangle NG Firewall 14.2

Wednesday 12th of June 2019 02:32:39 AM
Untangle Inc. has announced the release of Untangle NG Firewall 14.2, the latest update of the company's Debian-based firewall and network gateway with pluggable modules for network applications. It is designed primarily for small to medium-sized businesses. From the release announcement: "Untangle NG Firewall 14.2 includes significant enhancements....

Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 6

Tuesday 11th of June 2019 09:58:43 PM
BackBox Linux is an Ubuntu-based distribution developed to perform penetration tests and security assessments. It is designed to be fast and easy to use and features the Xfce desktop environment. The project's latest release is BackBox Linux 6 which features an updated kernel, UEFI support, and offers several....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 818

Monday 10th of June 2019 12:13:53 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: openSUSE Leap 15.1News: openSUSE 42 approaches end of life, FreeBSD's status report, DragonFly BSD reduces media sizeQuestions and answers: Improving boot timesReleased last week: NetBSD 8.1, Zorin OS 15, Enso OS 0.3.1Torrent corner: ArchBang, ArcoLinux, AUSTRUMI, Clonezilla, Condres, Enso, HardenedBSD, IPFire, NetBSD,....

Development Release: FreeBSD 11.3-BETA3

Saturday 8th of June 2019 01:26:26 AM
Glen Barber has announced the availability of the third, and final, beta build of FreeBSD 11.3: "The third BETA build of the 11.3-RELEASE release cycle is now available. A summary of changes since 11.3-BETA2 includes: support for the IPV6_NEXTHOP option has been restored; warnings for IPsec algorithms deprecated....

Distribution Release: Enso OS 0.3.1

Thursday 6th of June 2019 03:19:27 PM
Enso OS is a Linux distribution based on Xubuntu. Enso features the Xfce desktop with Gala, imported from elementary OS, as the default window manager. The project's latest release, Enso OS 0.3.1, is based on packages from Ubuntu 18.04 and features improvements to the software manager. "Built on....

Distribution Release: Zorin OS 15

Wednesday 5th of June 2019 08:42:45 PM
The Zorin team have announced a new version of Zorin OS, an Ubuntu-based distribution with a Windows-theme desktop environment. The project's new version, Zorin OS 15, ships with Zorin Connect (based on KDE Connect) for sharing information between devices, improved performance, and scheduled theme changes: "We've designed the....

BSD Release: NetBSD 8.1

Wednesday 5th of June 2019 05:50:22 PM
NetBSD is a free, secure, and highly portable UNIX-like open source operating system available for many CPU platforms. The project's latest release is NetBSD 8.1 which provides minor improvements and enhancements over NetBSD 8.0. The project's release announcement reports: "The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 8.1,....

Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 Beta

Wednesday 5th of June 2019 03:10:42 PM
Red Hat has published a development snapshot of the company's updated Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x series. The new beta, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.7 Beta, includes a number of bug fixes and performance improvements, along with fixes for the MDS/ZombieLoad vulnerabilities. "RHEL 7.7 Beta includes a....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 817

Monday 3rd of June 2019 12:19:34 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Manjaro Linux 18.0.4 News: Ubuntu presents Security Podcast, Dell and System76 unveil powerful Linux laptops, Condres OS introduces new control centre, SparkyLinux adds QtFM file manager Hardware review: Entroware Apollo Released last week: MX Linux 18.3, GParted Live 1.0.0-1, 4MLinux 29.0 Upcoming....

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 29.0

Sunday 2nd of June 2019 10:15:23 PM
Zbigniew Konojacki has announced the release of 4MLinux 29.0, a new stable version of the project's independently-developed distribution for desktops (32-bit with JWM) and servers (64-bit with a complete LAMP stack). The new version comes with updated Linux kernel version 4.19.41, updated desktop and server packages (LibreOffice 6.2.4,....

Development Release: Mageia 7 RC

Sunday 2nd of June 2019 11:58:14 AM
Donald Stewart has announced the availability of the release candidate for Mageia 7, the last test build before the upcoming final release: "The Mageia community is very happy to announce what will hopefully be the last release before Mageia 7 is final. We all hope that this release....

Development Release: FreeBSD 11.3-BETA2

Saturday 1st of June 2019 02:33:20 AM
Glen Barber has announced the availability of the second beta build of FreeBSD 11.3: "The second BETA build of the 11.3-RELEASE release cycle is now available. A summary of changes since 11.3-BETA1 includes: the fsck_readdir() and dircheck() functions have been rewritten for clarity and correctness; contrib/zlib has been....

Distribution Release: GParted Live 1.0.0-1

Friday 31st of May 2019 02:46:36 AM
Curtis Gedak has announced the release of GParted Live 1.0.0-1, a milestone release from the project that develops the GParted partition management tool as well as this bootable CD/USB image that also contains various disk management and data rescue utilities. From the release announcement: "The GParted team is....

Distribution Release: MX Linux 18.3

Tuesday 28th of May 2019 01:38:42 AM
An updated build of MX Linux, version 18.3, is out. MX Linux is desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Debian 9.9 and featuring a customised Xfce desktop. The new version is a minor release, bringing updated MX applications and an improved MX manual: "We are pleased to offer MX....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 816

Monday 27th of May 2019 12:09:51 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0News: Void discusses security, Guix publishes path fix, Antergos closes doors, Matthew Miller answers questions about FedoraQuestions and answers: Setting up a firewall and finding service portsReleased last week: openSUSE 15.1, Tails 3.14, Kali Linux 2019.2Torrent corner: ArchBang,....

Development Release: FreeBSD 11.3-BETA1

Saturday 25th of May 2019 02:16:40 PM
Glen Barber has announced the release of new testing media for FreeBSD. The new development snapshot, FreeBSD 11.3-BETA1, contains mostly minor fixes and improvements for the FreeBSD 11.x series and makes it easier to remotely access ARM-based systems. "The first BETA build of the 11.3-RELEASE release cycle is....

Distribution Release: BlackArch Linux 2019.06.01

Friday 24th of May 2019 09:59:01 AM
The developers of BlackArch Linux, an Arch Linux-based distribution designed for penetration testers and security researchers, and containing a large collection of penetration-testing and security utilities, have announced the release of version 2019.06.01. As usual, the new release updates the underlying Linux system and brings several new tools:....

Distribution Release: openSUSE 15.1

Wednesday 22nd of May 2019 02:33:26 PM
The openSUSE team have announced the release of openSUSE 15.1. The new version introduces updated graphics support, Network Manager will handle network connections on desktop computers by default and YaST now offers more options for handling services, taking advantage of systemd features. "An entirely new graphics stack update....

Distribution Release: Kali Linux 2019.2

Tuesday 21st of May 2019 07:46:16 PM
Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution with a collection of security and forensics tools. The distribution has published a new update, Kali Linux 2019.2, which includes updated tools and changes to the project's ARM builds: "Welcome to our second release of 2019, Kali Linux 2019.2, which is available....

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Kernel: F2FS, AMDGPU/AMDKFD, RISC-V

  • F2FS Is The Latest Linux File-System With Patches For Case-Insensitive Support

    Following EXT4 getting initial (and opt-in) support for case-insensitive directories/files, the Flash-Friendly File-System has a set of patches pending that extend the case-folding support to this F2FS file-system that is becoming increasingly used by Android smartphones and other devices. Sent out today were a revised set of two patches and just 300+ lines of code that implement case-folding support inside the F2FS file-system. This case-folding support for case-insensitive file-name look-ups is based upon the support found within EXT4 on the latest kernels.

  • AMDGPU/AMDKFD Queue Up Early Linux 5.3 Fixes For Navi & More

    While the Linux 5.3 kernel merge window isn't even over until this weekend when it will kick off with 5.3-rc1 and headlining new features like Radeon RX 5700 series support, AMD has already sent in a batch of AMDGPU/AMDKFD fixes. Making these fixes notable are some early fixes around the new open-source Radeon RX "Navi" support.

  • RISC-V's Kernel Support Continues Maturing With Linux 5.3

    With the RISC-V support in Linux 5.3 there is now support for huge-pages, image header support (based on the ARM64 kernel image header), initial page table setup is split into two stages, CONFIG_SOC support has been started with initially catering to the SiFive SoCs, high resolution timers and dynamic ticks have now made it into the default RISC-V 64-bit default configuration, and other low-level work.

deepin 15.11 - Better Never Stops

deepin is a Linux distribution devoted to providing a beautiful, easy to use, safe and reliable system for global users. deepin is an open source GNU/Linux operating system, based on Linux kernel and mainly on desktop applications, supporting laptops, desktops, and all-in-ones. It preinstalls Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE) and nearly 30 deepin native applications, as well as several applications from the open source community to meet users' daily learning and work needs. In addition, about a thousand applications are offered in Deepin Store to meet users' various requirements. Welcome to deepin 15.11 release. Compared with deepin 15.10, deepin 15.11 comes with new features - Cloud Sync in Control Center and disc burning function in Deepin File Manager. Besides, kwin window manager was fixed and optimized for better stability and compatibility, and a number of bugs were fixed. In deepin 15.11, you will enjoy smooth and better user experiences! Read more

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