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Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 5.8

Wednesday 17th of July 2019 02:44:46 PM
SparkyLinux is a lightweight, Debian-based distribution. The project has switched its 5.x branch over from Debian Testing to Debian Stable, making the 5.x branch a more static release. SparkyLinux 5.8 is the first new snapshot based on the Stable branch. The release announcement states: "There are new live/install....

Distribution Release: Network Security Toolkit 30-11210

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 09:32:53 PM
Network Security Toolkit (NST) is a bootable live CD based on the Fedora distribution. The toolkit was designed to provide easy access to best-of-breed open source network security applications. The project's latest release is based on Fedora 30 and offers a number of enhancements. "Here are some of....

Development Release: Linux Mint 19.2 Beta

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 07:35:17 PM
The Linux Mint team has published a new development snapshot, Linux Mint 19.2 beta, which is available in three editions - Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce. The new beta offers the ability to see how long specific kernels will be supported in the update manager and multiple kernel versions....

Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.4-1

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 05:07:25 PM
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is an enterprise-class distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. The project's latest version is an update to the distribution's 4.4 release, bringing with it performance improvements and application recommendations based on what administrators have installed previously. "The most obvious change is certainly the new app....

Distribution Release: Proxmox 6.0 "Virtual Environment"

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 03:06:56 PM
Proxmox is a commercial company offering specialised products based on Debian GNU/Linux, notably Proxmox Virtual Environment and Proxmox Mail Gateway. Proxmox Virtual Environment is an open-source virtualisation platform for running virtual appliances and virtual machines. The company's latest release is Promox 6.0 "Virtual Environment" which is based on....

Development Release: Emmabuntüs DE3 RC

Monday 15th of July 2019 07:57:12 PM
Emmabuntüs is a desktop Linux distribution featuring the Xfce desktop and based on Debian's Stable branch. It strives to be beginner-friendly and reasonably light on resources so that it can be used on older computers. The distribution's latest development snapshot (Debian Edition 3 RC) is based on Debian....

Distribution Release: Q4OS 3.8

Monday 15th of July 2019 03:24:54 PM
Q4OS is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Debian. The distribution's latest release is Q4OS 3.8 which is available in two desktop editions: KDE Plasma and Trinity. "Q4OS Centaurus is based on Debian Buster 10 and Plasma 5.14, optionally Trinity 14.0.6, desktop environment, and it's available for 64-bit....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 823

Monday 15th of July 2019 12:07:03 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Debian 10 "Buster"News: Will Cooke discusses Ubuntu's desktop plans, Fedora to remove Snap support from GNOME Software, Red Hat's sale to IBM finalizedQuestions and answers: Checking for 32-bit applications on the operating systemReleased last week: FreeBSD 11.3, Tails 3.15, Clonezilla Live 2.6.2-15,....

Distribution Release: Feren OS 2019.07

Sunday 14th of July 2019 03:41:09 PM
Feren OS is a desktop Linux distribution based on Linux Mint's main edition. The project has published a new quarterly snapshot which introduces new themes, a new icon set, and a new splash screen at boot time. On a more technical note, this snapshot fixes an issue with....

Development Release: antiX 19 Beta 2

Saturday 13th of July 2019 07:33:51 PM
The antiX team have published a new development snapshot of the distribution's antiX 19 branch, based on Debian 10 "Buster". The snapshot offers a new tool, called App Select, for finding installed applications and introduces new themes and icons. The release announcement provides further details: "antiX 19 beta....

Distribution Release: Clonezilla Live 2.6.2-15

Friday 12th of July 2019 02:04:25 AM
Steven Shiau has announced the release of Clonezilla Live 2.6.2-15, the latest stable build of the project's specialist Debian-based live image featuring Clonezilla, a partition and disk imaging/cloning application: "This release of Clonezilla Live includes major enhancements and bug fixes: the underlying GNU/Linux operating system has been upgraded,....

Distribution Release: Tails 3.15

Wednesday 10th of July 2019 08:03:37 AM
It's time for another update to Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System), a Debian-based live DVD/USB image with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. Version 3.15 ships with updated Tor Browser and Thunderbird, and it also fixes several bugs: "Tails 3.15 is out. This....

BSD Release: FreeBSD 11.3

Tuesday 9th of July 2019 06:56:32 PM
The FreeBSD team has announced the launch of an update to the operating system's 11.x series: FreeBSD 11.3. The new version updates build and compiler tools, upgrades the package manager, improves jail logging messages, and updates the KDE Plasma and GNOME desktops. "The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is....

Development Release: OPNsense 19.7 RC1

Tuesday 9th of July 2019 05:05:46 PM
Jos Schellevis has announced the availability of a new release candidate for OPNsense, a HardenedBSD-based specialist operating system (and a fork of pfSense) designed for firewalls and routers. The project's new development snapshot introduces new improvements to logging, several fixes and user interface enhancements. "Here are the full....

Distribution Release: Debian Edu/Skolelinux 10

Tuesday 9th of July 2019 07:57:55 AM
Wolfgang Schweer has announced the release of Debian Edu/Skolelinux 10, a major new version of the project's Debian-based specialist distribution designed for educational institutions, computer labs and school networks: "The Debian Edu developer team is happy to announce Debian Edu 10 Buster, the Debian Edu / Skolelinux release....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 822

Monday 8th of July 2019 12:10:39 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Mageia 7News: Mint team considers Snap packages, IPFire cannot accept donations, UBports works to maintain access to Google accounts, Ubuntu 18.10 nears its end of life, Red Hat offers upgrade guideTechnology review: Running development branchesReleased last week: Debian 10, Mageia 7, NuTyX....

Distribution Release: Debian 10

Sunday 7th of July 2019 12:34:50 AM
The Debian project has announced the release of Debian 10 (code-named "buster"), the latest stable version from the popular community project and the world's largest Linux distribution whose beginnings date back to 1993: "After 25 months of development the Debian project is proud to present its new stable....

Distribution Release: Whonix 15

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019 12:21:26 AM
Patrick Schleizer has announced the release of Whonix 15, a major new version of the project's Debian-distribution designed for secure and anonymous internet browsing. Whonix deploys the Tor network on top of a heavily configured Debian system which is run inside multiple virtual machines, thus providing a substantial....

Distribution Release: NuTyX 11.1

Monday 1st of July 2019 09:34:58 PM
NuTyX is a French Linux distribution (with multi-language support) built from Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch, with a custom package manager called "cards". The project's latest release is NuTyX 11.1 which updates over 1,000 packages and provides 32-bit install media. "I'm very please to announce....

Distribution Release: Mageia 7

Monday 1st of July 2019 11:31:08 AM
Donald Stewart has announced the release of Mageia 7, the new stable version from a community project that forked the defunct Mandriva Linux distribution back in 2010: "Everyone at Mageia is very happy to announce the release of Mageia 7. There are lots of new features, exciting updates....

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