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Distribution Release: Black Lab Linux 6.5 SR 1

Monday 11th of May 2015 03:06:45 PM
The Black Lab project has released its first service release to Black Lab Linux 6.5. The new service release completes the project's migrating to using one standard desktop environment (KDE), but the project reports community members are working on alternative spins, including a spin for the legacy CDE....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 609

Monday 11th of May 2015 12:18:47 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Rapid fire reviews: OpenIndiana 2015.03, LXLE 14.04.2, PC-BSD 11-CurrentNews: Debian works toward reproducible builds, Ubuntu prepares for new packages and systemd updates, Korora re-launches MATE spin and Linux Mint plans improvements to CinnamonQuestions and answers: Creating an ISO from a discAsk a leader:....

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 12.0

Saturday 9th of May 2015 04:31:11 PM
The 4MLinux blog has announced the launch of 4MLinux 12.0 "Allinone" edition. The latest version of this independent distribution features PAE support in the kernel, the Chrome web browser and a number of package updates. "4MLinux 12.0 'Allinone' edition final released. The status of the 4MLinux 12.0....

Development Release: OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1

Friday 8th of May 2015 12:46:46 AM
Stephan Raue has announced the availability of the first beta release of OpenELEC 6.0, an upcoming new stable release of the project's multimedia distribution featuring the Kodi entertainment media hub: "The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 1st beta of OpenELEC 6.0. The most visible change is....

Development Release: GhostBSD 10.1-BETA1

Wednesday 6th of May 2015 12:03:40 AM
Eric Turgeon has announced the availability of the first beta build of GhostBSD 10.1, an upcoming new version of the project's FreeBSD-based operating system featuring the MATE desktop: "I am pleased to announce the availability of the first beta build of the 10.1-RELEASE release cycle which is available....

Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Beta

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 06:33:15 PM
Red Hat has announced the availability of new testing images for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) customers. The new images for RHEL 6.7 beta include a number of bug fixes and new features, such as base images to facilitate moving services from traditional environments into application containers. "We....

Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 6.2

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 03:13:43 AM
The developers of Tiny Core have announced the release of Tiny Core Linux, version 6.2, the new stable build from the project that attempts to build the world's smallest Linux distribution with a graphical desktop: "Team Tiny Core is proud to announce the release of Core 6.2. Changelog....

Distribution Release: MakuluLinux 9 "Xfce"

Monday 4th of May 2015 02:59:44 PM
Jacque Montague Raymer has announced the launch of a new version of MakuluLinux. The new release, MakuluLinux 9 "Xfce", is available in two flavours, Normal and Lite. "MakuluLinux kicks off the 9 series with Xfce, which comes in two flavors. A Normal edition and a Lite edition. The....

Distribution Release: Superb Mini Server 2.0.8

Monday 4th of May 2015 05:56:48 AM
Superb Mini Server (SMS), a Slackware-based distribution for servers, has been upgraded to version 2.0.8. This is a maintenance and security release. "Superb Mini Server version 2.0.8 released (Linux kernel 3.14.40). It has been almost a year and SMS 2.0.8 comes with LTS Linux Kernel 3.14.40 and many....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 608

Monday 4th of May 2015 12:44:54 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Fun with Debian 8.0 "Jessie"News: Ubuntu experiments with Snappy packages, Bodhi forks Enlightenment, a new version of Debian GNU/Hurd released, OpenBSD re-implements file utility and FreeBSD publishes quarterly reportQuestions and answers: Distribution release frequencyTorrent corner: deepin, OpenBSD, SimplicityReleased last week: BackBox 4.2,....

Development Release: PC-BSD 10.1.2-RC1

Friday 1st of May 2015 04:27:37 PM
Dru Lavigne has announced the availability of a new PC-BSD release candidate. PC-BSD 10.1.2-RC1 can now be downloaded and installed for testing purposes. The release candidate offers users a number of interesting security features, such as the ability to store all personal files on an external (and encrypted)....

Distribution Release: Robolinux 7.9.1

Friday 1st of May 2015 09:55:17 AM
John Martinson has announced the release of Robolinux 7.9.1, the new stable version of the project's Debian-based distribution which comes with an optional virtual machine pack capable of running Windows and Windows applications: "The new Robolinux 7.9.1 release, 'Apex X12 Privacy & Security!', which has two more privacy....

BSD Release: OpenBSD 5.7

Thursday 30th of April 2015 10:38:04 PM
Stefan Sperling has announced the availability of OpenBSD 5.7. "We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 5.7. This is our 37th release on CD-ROM (and 38th via FTP/HTTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of more than ten years with only two remote holes....

Distribution Release: Simplicity Linux 15.4

Thursday 30th of April 2015 02:48:43 AM
David Purse has announced the release of Simplicity Linux 15.4, a set of lightweight Puppy Linux-based distributions for desktops and netbooks - now available in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavours: "Simplicity Linux 15.4 is now available for download in Netbook and Desktop editions, both available in 32-bit and....

Distribution Release: Chromixium OS 1.0

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 01:12:41 PM
The Chromixium project has announced the release of Chromixium OS 1.0, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution that attempts to recreate the look and feel of Chrome OS while providing a complete Linux system with the ability to install popular desktop applications: "I am extremely proud to announce that Chromixium....

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Going Free/Open Source

  • Twitter Kit and Digits for Android go open source
    With a swarm of developers from around the world converging on San Francisco’s Moscone Center tomorrow for Google I/O, Twitter wants them to keep the company’s real-time social platform at the top of mind. This afternoon it announced that its developer tools for integrating Twitter into Android apps have been open-sourced, with the projects now hosted publicly on Github.
  • First Look Publishes Open Source Code To Advance Privacy, Security, and Journalism
    The Intercept and its publisher First Look Media strongly believe in the benefits of free and open source software — in part because we rely on such software every day. To keep our journalists and sources safe, we use secure communication tools like the data-encryption system GnuPG, the Off-the-Record secure messaging protocol, the SecureDrop communications platform, and the secure calling and texting app Signal. To publish on the web, we use the GNU/Linux operating system; the Apache web server; OpenSSL, a web encryption library; WordPress, the open-source blogging engine; and Piwik, which tracks web traffic. The list goes on.
  • Google Makes The Roboto Typeface Open Source
    With Ice Cream Sandwich, Google introduced Roboto to the world. Since then, the family (designed by Googler Christian Robertson) has expanded to include a set of slab serif fonts, and has even seen a major revision introduced with Android 5.0 last year.