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Distribution Release: Calculate Linux 14.16.2 "MATE"

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 07:02:17 PM
The developers of Calculate Linux have announced the release of a new edition of the Gentoo-based distribution. The new desktop branch of Calculate features the MATE desktop environment. "We are very happy that such a wonderful project as GNOME 2 is not dead and continues its development under....

Distribution Release: Neptune 4.4

Monday 20th of July 2015 02:28:38 PM
The developers of Neptune, a desktop oriented distribution based on Debian, have announced the launch of Neptune 4.4. The new release updates several key components, including parts of the graphics stack, offering better video card support and better performance. Improvements have also been introduced to the partition manager,....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 619

Monday 20th of July 2015 12:44:50 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: A solid experience with SolydXK 201506 News: Tanglu opens new bug tracker, Ubuntu migrates to GCC 5, FSF works with Canonical to resolve licensing issues, FreeBSD introduces their Code of Conduct, Haiku unveils a new init system and openSUSE tests Leap 42....

Distribution Release: Pisi Linux 1.2

Sunday 19th of July 2015 04:28:05 PM
Stefan Gronewold has announced the launch of Pisi Linux 1.2. Pisi Linux is a modern distribution which originally forked from Pardus Linux, but which is now maintained independently. Pisi Linux uses the PiSi package manager and ships with the KDE desktop. The new release is the second update....

Distribution Release: Android-x86 4.4-r3

Saturday 18th of July 2015 10:58:01 PM
Chih-Wei Huang has announced the release of Android-x86 4.4-r3, the latest update from the project that builds an unofficial port of Google's Android mobile operating system for Intel and AMD x86 processors: "The Android-x86.org is glad to announce the 4.4-r3 release to the public. This is the third....

Distribution Release: Chromixium OS 1.5

Saturday 18th of July 2015 08:30:54 AM
Chromixium OS 1.5, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution that attempts to recreate the look and feel of Chrome OS while providing a complete Linux system, has been released: "I am very proud to announce that the first major update to Chromixium is ready for download. This release marked 1.5....

Development Release: FreeBSD 10.2-BETA2

Saturday 18th of July 2015 04:14:36 AM
Less than a week after the release of the initial beta, Glen Barber has announced the availability of FreeBSD 10.2-BETA2: "The first BETA build of the 10.2-RELEASE release cycle is now available. Changes Since 10.2-BETA1: the missing GEOM_LABEL in the GUMSTIX and PANDABOARD kernel configuration files that prevented....

Distribution Release: SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP4

Friday 17th of July 2015 11:07:09 PM
Yesterday SUSE announced the availability of the fourth service pack for SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 "Desktop" and "Server" editions, a set of commercial enterprise-class Linux distributions: "SUSE has made it easier for customers to take advantage of the processing power and innovations of the latest hardware with the....

Development Release: GhostBSD 10.1-BETA2

Monday 13th of July 2015 10:50:24 PM
Eric Turgeon has announced that the second beta build of GhostBSD 10.1, an upcoming new version of the project's FreeBSD-based desktop operating system, is now ready for testing. Unlike the previous development releases, GhostBSD 10.1-BETA2 is available in two separate flavours - with MATE or Xfce desktop environments.....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 618

Monday 13th of July 2015 12:18:46 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Semplice Linux 7 and the vera desktopNews: Details of openSUSE 42, Debian begins migration to GCC 5, FreeBSD gains a port of Docker and the OpenBSD Foundation receives a donation from MicrosoftQuestions and answers: Seeking openSUSE derivativesTorrent corner: Point Linux, Q4OSReleased last....

Development Release: Zorin OS 10 RC

Sunday 12th of July 2015 07:08:09 AM
Artyom Zorin has announced the availability of the release candidate for the upcoming Zorin OS 10, a beginner-friendly desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 15.04: "We are excited to present the next version of Zorin OS with the release of the Zorin OS 10 Core release candidate. This....

Development Release: FreeBSD 10.2-BETA1

Sunday 12th of July 2015 12:12:15 AM
The FreeBSD 10.2 development cycle begins with the initial beta release: "The first BETA build of the 10.2-RELEASE release cycle is now available. Installation images are available for: amd64 GENERIC, i386 GENERIC, ia64 GENERIC, powerpc GENERIC, powerpc64 GENERIC64, sparc64 GENERIC, BEAGLEBONE, CUBOX-HUMMINGBOARD, armv6 RPI-B, armv6 WANDBOARD. If you....

Distribution Release: Point Linux 3.0

Thursday 9th of July 2015 01:01:36 PM
Peter Ryzhenkov has announced the release of Point Linux 3.0, a Debian-based distribution for the desktop with a choice of MATE and Xfce desktop environments. GNOME 3, used during the development and beta testing period, has been dropped and replaced with Xfce. From the release notes: "The Point....

Development Release: LXLE 14.04.2 Beta "LS"

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 03:14:09 PM
The LXLE project, which creates a lightweight desktop distribution based on Ubuntu, has announced the availability of a beta release of new small office and business edition. "I recently setup a small local garage with Linux. Particularly LXLE which is now handling all their business needs. This led....

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