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Distribution Release: Slackware Linux 14.2

Friday 1st of July 2016 09:37:43 PM
The Slackware project has announced a new stable release of the world's oldest surviving Linux distribution. The new version, Slackware Linux 14.2, ships with Linux kernel version 4.4, KDE 4.14, Xfce 4.12 and the 64-bit build of Slackware supports booting on UEFI-enabled hardware. "Slackware 14.2 brings many updates....

Development Release: Mageia 6 Sta 1

Friday 1st of July 2016 05:18:40 PM
The developers of Mageia have announced the release of a new testing snapshot, Mageia 6 Sta 1. The new snapshot features a move to the GRUB 2 boot loader and KDE's Plasma 5 desktop environment. "The first stabilization snapshot, as the name suggests, aims to start bringing everything....

Development Release: Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Alpha 1

Thursday 30th of June 2016 08:40:19 PM
Martin Wimpress has announced an early development snapshot for Ubuntu MATE. The new test release, Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Alpha 1, features a lot of changes to the default list of installed packages and features a MATE desktop built using GTK+ 3 libraries (past versions used GTK+ 2). The....

Distribution Release: Linux Mint 18

Thursday 30th of June 2016 02:21:40 PM
Clement Lefebvre has announced a new release of Linux Mint. The new version, Linux Mint 18, is a long term support release which will receive support through to the year 2021. This release is based on Ubuntu 16.04 and is available in Cinnamon and MATE editions. There are....

Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Beta 2

Monday 27th of June 2016 06:58:23 PM
The OpenMandriva project has announced the launch of a new development release. The new version, OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 beta 2, ships with Linux kernel 4.6.2, systemd 230 and is perhaps the only Linux distribution to feature packages built with the Clang compiler. "This second beta has concentrated on....

Distribution Release: antiX 16

Monday 27th of June 2016 03:46:48 PM
The antiX team, which produces a lightweight Debian-based distribution, has announced the availability of antiX 16. The new release is based on Debian 8.5 (Jessie) and deviates from its Debian base by not using the systemd init software. "Debian 8.5 (Jessie), but systemd-free! And it fits on a....

Distribution Release: SolydXK 201606

Monday 27th of June 2016 01:19:24 PM
Arjen Balfoort has announced the release of SolydXK 201606, a new stable release of the Debian-based desktop Linux distribution offering separate editions with Xfce 4.10 or KDE 4.14 desktops, as well as an Xfce variant for the Raspberry Pi single-board computer: "It is time again for the new....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 667

Monday 27th of June 2016 12:18:32 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: GeckoLinux 421.160527.0 News: Fedora supports Flatpak, overview of Fedora's software licenses, Solus plans new features Questions and answers: Running GNU/Linux on tablet computers Torrent corner: Point Linux, Ultimate Edition Released last week: Fedora 24, Solus 1.2, Emmabuntus 1.00 "Debian" Opinion poll: Cross-distro....

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