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Development Release: Salix 14.2 Beta 1 "Xfce"

Wednesday 15th of June 2016 05:21:54 PM
The Salix project, a desktop oriented distribution based on Slackware, has released a new development snapshot. The new testing release, Salix 14.2 Beta 1 "Xfce", features an update to the distribution's boot process and includes a number of software changes: "The menus that the images boot to are....

Development Release: elementary OS 0.4 Beta

Tuesday 14th of June 2016 12:31:57 AM
The developers of elementary OS have released a new development snapshot. The new beta, elementary OS 0.4 Beta, carries the code name "Loki" and is built using software from the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS repositories. One of the significant new features is the removal of tools which make it....

Development Release: Black Lab Linux 8.0 Alpha 4

Monday 13th of June 2016 02:41:13 PM
The Black Lab Linux team has announced the release of a new development snapshot. The new version, Black Lab Linux 8.0 Alpha 4, features a shift in focus toward cloud services. "Alpha 4 introduces several changes to the way Black Lab Linux is structured - it's no longer....

Distribution Release: Baruwa Enterprise Edition 6.8

Monday 13th of June 2016 08:15:37 AM
Andrew Colin Kissa has announced the release of Baruwa Enterprise Edition (also called BaruwaOS), version 6.8, a new release of the project's commercial distribution built from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: "Today we are issuing Baruwa Enterprise Edition release - BaruwaOS 6.8. This release tracks....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 665

Monday 13th of June 2016 12:02:59 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: BunsenLabs Linux News: Fedora 24 delayed again, NetBSD grows, Ubuntu MATE updates MATE desktop Questions and answers: Clearing up Clonezilla Torrent corner: ChaletOS, Manjaro, Tails Released last week: Manjaro 16.06, Tails 2.4, HandyLinux 2.5 Opinion poll: Accessing the Internet using IPv6 Upcoming....

Distribution Release: HandyLinux 2.5

Saturday 11th of June 2016 03:35:43 PM
The HandyLinux distribution, a user-friendly French distribution based on Debian, has released an update to the project's 2.x series. The new version, HandyLinux 2.5, offers mostly minor updates and bug fixes and is based on Debian 8.5. An English translation of the project's release announcement lists the changes....

Development Release: Android-x86 6.0 RC1

Thursday 9th of June 2016 11:37:55 PM
Chih-Wei Huang has announced the availability of the first release candidate for Android-x86 6.0, an upcoming new version of the project's unofficial port of Google's Android to standard desktop and laptop computers. This release is based on Android "Marshmallow" and is the first one to support the x86_64....

Development Release: Linux Mint 18 Beta

Thursday 9th of June 2016 08:37:37 PM
Clement Lefebvre has announced a development release of the Linux Mint distribution. The new testing release, Linux Mint 18 Beta, is available in Cinnamon and MATE editions. There are several new features being previewed in this beta, including an enhanced update manager which supports installing different versions of....

Development Release: Porteus 3.2 RC3

Wednesday 8th of June 2016 06:36:56 AM
Jay Flood has announced the availability of the third release candidate for Porteus 3.2, a Slackware-based live CD originally derived from Slax. This release delivers four live CD images featuring Cinnamon, KDE, LXDE and Xfce desktops: "We are jubilant to announce the release of the next lightweight portable....

Distribution Release: Tails 2.4

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 06:50:46 PM
The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based live disc with the goal of providing Internet anonymity for the user. The project's latest release, Tails 2.4, includes security updates, firewall enhancements and additional security checks built into the Icedove e-mail client. "We enabled the automatic account configuration....

Development Release: NethServer 6.8 Beta 1

Monday 6th of June 2016 04:51:00 PM
The NethServer project has unveiled a new beta release based on CentOS 6.8. The new version, NethServer 6.8 Beta 1, includes all the bug fixes and improvements from CentOS as well as a number of custom enhancements: "NethServer 6.8 beta 1 is here, on schedule for our planned....

Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 16.06

Monday 6th of June 2016 02:34:35 PM
Philip Muller has announced a new release of Manjaro Linux, an Arch-inspired rolling release distribution. The new version, Manjaro Linux 16.06, features Linux kernel 4.4 (along with ten alternative kernel versions) and many improvements to the graphical software manager. "Some features to point out in this release: Kernel....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 664

Monday 6th of June 2016 12:10:57 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Sabayon 16.05 News: Debian releases updated media, FreeBSD adds ZFS daemon, Qubes explains security practises, new educational resource Opinion: The cost of free software Torrent corner: Alpine Linux, Slackel Released last week: Porteus Kiosk 4.0.0, Clonezilla Live 2.4.6-25, Linux Lite 3.0 Opinion....

Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.6 "Openbox"

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 11:49:09 PM
Dimitris Tzemos has announced the release of Slackel 6.0.6 "Openbox" edition, a new version of the project's lightweight Slackware and Salix-based distribution that is available both as a live or an installation image: "Slackel 6.0.6 Openbox has been released. Slackel is based on Slackware and Salix. It includes....

Distribution Release: deepin 15.2

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 01:36:34 AM
Melody Zou has announced the release of deepin 15.2, an updated version of the desktop-oriented, Debian-based distribution with a custom desktop environment called Deepin. This version delivers a new screen for launching applications and many updated packages, including the latest LTS Linux kernel: "deepin 15.2 adopts a new....

Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.4.0

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 08:16:00 PM
Natanael Copa has announced the launch of Alpine Linux 3.4.0. Alpine Linux is a lightweight distribution which uses the musl C library and the BusyBox userland utilities. The latest version of the distribution supplies users with version 1.14 of the MATE desktop and version 4.4 of the Linux....

Distribution Release: Linux Lite 3.0

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 04:58:35 PM
Jerry Bezencon has announced the availability of a new release of Linux Lite, a lightweight distribution based on Ubuntu. The new version, Linux Lite 3.0, features a number of significant changes, including an overhaul of the graphical software manager. "Linux Lite 3.0 final is now available for download.....

Distribution Release: Clonezilla Live 2.4.6-25

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 12:11:34 PM
Steven Shiau has announced the release of a new version of the Clonezilla Live disk cloning software. The new release, Clonezilla Live 2.4.6-25, is based on Debian's Unstable (Sid) branch and features version 4.5.4 of the Linux kernel. "This release of Clonezilla Live (2.4.6-25) includes minor enhancements and....

Special Announcement: DistroWatch Turns Fifteen!

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 05:34:14 AM
We are pleased to announce that DistroWatch has reached a milestone - we are exactly 15 years old today! This website, which began back in 2001 as a one-page HTML table reporting on the key features and package versions for a handful of Linux distributions, has grown a....

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