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Distribution Release: Tails 1.5

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 07:33:07 PM
The developers of Tails, a security oriented Linux distribution designed to keep users anonymous while they are on-line, have released a new version. Tails 1.5 features a number of updates and new security features. The Tor Browser will no longer connect to servers on the local network, ....

Development Release: Fedora 23 Alpha

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 04:30:22 PM
Dennis Gilmore has announced the availability of a new development release of Fedora. The new release, Fedora 23 Alpha, is the first testing snapshot of the Fedora 23 series. The new testing release features packages built with extra protection against memory corruption. Fedora 23 Alpha also offers support....

Distribution Release: Baruwa Enterprise Edition 6.7

Monday 10th of August 2015 03:21:34 PM
The developers of Baruwa Enterprise Edition (also called BaruwaOS), a commercial distribution created from Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code, have announced the release of Baruwa Enterprise Edition 6.7. BaruwaOS offers users a number of security features designed to protect e-mail and networks from malicious software and spam.....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 622

Sunday 9th of August 2015 11:54:48 PM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Playing with antiX 15News: Fedora experiments with kdbus, Debian tracks UEFI problems, LibreOffice 5 launches and PC-BSD expands Lumina supportQuestions and answers: Command line word processorsTorrent corner: GParted, Simplicity Linux, TangluReleased last week: Simplicity Linux 15.7, Tanglu 3.0, Black Lab Enterprise Linux....

Distribution Release: ExTiX 15.3 "LXQt"

Saturday 8th of August 2015 06:42:50 PM
Arne Exton has announced the launch of a new version of ExTiX, a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu. The new release, ExTiX 15.3 LXQt, ships with the lightweight LXQt desktop environment and version 4.1 of the Linux kernel. "I have made a new version of ExTiX - `The....

Distribution Release: Slackel 4.14.3 "KDE Live"

Saturday 8th of August 2015 03:20:28 PM
The developers of Slackel, a distribution based on Slackware and Salix, have announced the release of Slackel 4.14.3 "Live KDE". The new release ships with version 3.18.11 of the Linux kernel, offers support for 32-bit and 6-bit x86 machines and supports booting on UEFI enabled devices. "Slackel Live....

Development Release: FreeBSD 10.2-RC3

Saturday 8th of August 2015 03:50:07 AM
Glen Barber has announced that the third (and likely the last) release candidate for FreeBSD 10.2 is now ready for testing: "The third RC build of the 10.2-RELEASE release cycle is now available. This is expected to be the final RC build of this release cycle. Changes since....

Distribution Release: GParted Live 0.23.0-1

Saturday 8th of August 2015 12:39:12 AM
The developers of GParted Live, a live CD distribution which provides tools for managing hard drive partitions, have announced the availability of GParted Live 0.23.0-1. The new release is based on Debian's Unstable branch and fixes a number of bugs, including one which would cause the interface to....

Distribution Release: Linux Mint 17.2 "KDE", "Xfce"

Friday 7th of August 2015 09:36:45 PM
Linux Mint is a desktop oriented distribution based on Ubuntu. Clement Lefebvre has announced two new editions to the Linux Mint 17.2 family which feature the KDE and Xfce desktop environments, respectively. The new KDE and Xfce editions ship with a more flexible Software Sources manager, improved UEFI....

Distribution Release: CentOS 6.7

Friday 7th of August 2015 06:09:24 PM
Karanbir Singh has announced the availability of a new release of CentOS, a distribution made from the source code used to create Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases. "CentOS Linux 6.7 is derived from source code released by Red Hat, Inc. for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7. All upstream....

Development Release: Linux Lite 2.6 Beta

Friday 7th of August 2015 03:23:30 PM
Jerry Bezencon has announced the availability of a new development release of Linux Lite. Linux Lite is a beginner friendly desktop distribution based on Ubuntu. The new beta release offers users a new settings panel, called Linux Lite Control Center, and the new Systemback backup utility which allows....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 14.04.3

Friday 7th of August 2015 12:50:48 AM
Adam Conrad has announced the release of an updated version of the Ubuntu distribution and Ubuntu's many community spins. The new download media does not represent a separate new release, rather it provides fresh installation media with up to date packages and bug fixes. Apart from Ubuntu itself,....

Development Release: PC-BSD 10.2-RC1

Thursday 6th of August 2015 12:52:18 AM
Ken Moore has announced the availability the first release candidate for PC-BSD 10.2, a desktop-oriented operating system with FreeBSD as its base: "The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of RC1 images for the upcoming 10.2 release. Please test these images out and report any issues....

Distribution Release: Black Lab Enterprise Linux 6.6

Wednesday 5th of August 2015 06:02:34 PM
The developers of Black Lab Linux have announced the launch of an updated image of their Enterprise Linux product line. Black Lab Linux is based on Ubuntu and the new release, Black Lab Enterprise Linux 6.6, offers updated software packages, bug fixes and support for Docker 1.7. "Today....

Development Release: Q4OS 2.0 Testing

Tuesday 4th of August 2015 10:08:10 PM
The developers of Q4OS have announced the availability of a new testing release. The new development branch, Q4OS 2.0 (Testing), combines Debian Stretch packages with the Trinity desktop environment. "We introduce the initial development build of the new major Q4OS version 2.0, code named 'Scorpion'. This release is....

Distribution Release: Tanglu 3.0

Tuesday 4th of August 2015 06:22:06 PM
Matthias Klumpp has announced the launch of Tanglu 3.0. Tanglu is a Debian-based desktop distribution which focuses on ease of use. The new release of Tanglu ships with a new graphical system installer, the Apper package manager front-end has been replaced with Muon Discover and the KDE edition....

Development Release: Bodhi Linux 3.1.0 Pre-Release

Tuesday 4th of August 2015 11:51:49 AM
Jeff Hoogland has announced the availability of the initial development build of Bodhi Linux 3.1.0, a desktop distribution featuring the Enlightenment window manager, still based on Ubuntu 14.04: "Bodhi 3.1.0 pre-release image. Getting back to having releases within their targeted release dates. Because this is the first release....

Distribution Release: Simplicity Linux 15.7

Tuesday 4th of August 2015 06:28:08 AM
David Purse has announced the release of Simplicity Linux 15.7. The new version of the Puppy-based distributions for desktops and netbooks was already announced last Friday, but because of a critical bug in one of the released images, a new respin was required and it was finally delivered....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 621

Monday 3rd of August 2015 12:44:29 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Point Linux 3.0 (Agni)News: Debian drops the Sparc architecture, Ubuntu MATE removes Ubuntu Software Centre, FreeBSD posts quarterly report and a look at Fedora package statisticsApplication review: First impressions of VirtualBox 5.0Torrent corner: pfSense, VectorLinux, Webconverger, Zorin OSReleased last week: pfSense 2.2.4,....

Distribution Release: Korora 22

Sunday 2nd of August 2015 11:32:21 AM
Chris Smart has announced the release of Korora 22, a set of user-friendly, Fedora-based desktop Linux distributions with a choice of Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE 5, MATE and Xfce desktops: "It has been a long road to the Korora 22 (code name 'Selina') release and we're sorry that it....

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Now that Linux 4.2 is set to be released today, out on the horizon we have to look forward to Linux 4.3 kernel. Set to be merged into Linux 4.3 will be in the initial open-source AMD driver code for supporting the Radeon R9 Fury graphics cards. This open-source Fury support is the focus of our testing today with it being the first time powering up this Fiji GPU outside of Catalyst. Read more

Linux 4.2 is out

So judging by how little happened this week, it wouldn't have been a mistake to release 4.2 last week after all, but hey, there's certainly a few fixes here, and it's not like delaying 4.2 for a week should have caused any problems either. So here it is, and the merge window for 4.3 is now open. I already have a few pending early pull requests, but as usual I'll start processing them tomorrow and give the release some time to actually sit. The shortlog from rc8 is tiny, and appended. The patch is pretty tiny too. Go get it, Linus Read more