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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 821

Monday 1st of July 2019 01:15:27 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: OpenMandriva Lx 4.0News: Improvements to Fedora Workstation, DragonFly BSD shrinks kernel memory usage, Turnkey updates several appliancesQuestions and answers: Ubuntu's plan to drop 32-bit packagesReleased last week: SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP1, Linux Kodachi 6.1, Raspbian 2019-06-20Torrent corner: ArchBang, Bluestar, Container, GParted,....

BSD Release: Project Trident 19.06

Friday 28th of June 2019 09:30:47 PM
Project Trident is a rolling release operating system based on TrueOS. The project latest release, Project Trident 19.06, features many application and base package upgrades. "This is a significant package update for the repository, not just for applications, but also for some of the base system packages. There....

Distribution Release: Linux Kodachi 6.1

Friday 28th of June 2019 12:35:16 AM
Warith Al Maawali has announced the release of Linux Kodachi 6.1, the latest stable build of the project's Xubuntu-based distribution and live DVD with built-in privacy and anonymity features: "Version 6.1 based on Xubuntu 18.04 LTS. Changelog: Linux kernel upgrade from 4.19 to 5.0; added Zelcore wallet; added....

Distribution Release: SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP1

Monday 24th of June 2019 06:17:14 PM
The SUSE team has announced the release of a new service pack (SP) for SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE). The new update, SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP1, offers security improvements, techniques to reduce downtime during security patches, and a smoother transition from openSUSE Leap to SUSE Linux Enterprise: "Improved....

Distribution Release: Raspbian 2019-06-20

Monday 24th of June 2019 09:33:29 AM
Eben Upton has announced the release of a major new version of Raspbian, a Debian-based distribution for the Raspberry Pi single-board computers. The updated build, version 2019-06-20, is the first image based on the upcoming release of Debian 10 "Buster". Information about the new Raspbian was provided as....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 820

Monday 24th of June 2019 12:18:06 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Clear Linux and Guix System 1.0.1News: Debian's progressing RISC-V port, Ubuntu dropping 32-bit packages, Red Hat explains networking bug, Zorin partners with Star LabsTips and tricks: Running Android applications on GNU/Linux with AnboxReleased last week: PCLinuxOS 2019.06, DragonFly BSD 5.6.0, Alpine Linux....

Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.10.0

Wednesday 19th of June 2019 07:06:47 PM
Alpine Linux is a community developed operating system designed for routers, firewalls, VPNs, VoIP boxes and servers. The C library used is musl and the base tools are all provided by BusyBox. The project's latest release is Alpine Linux 3.10.0 which introduces new hardware support and makes the....

BSD Release: DragonFly BSD 5.6.0

Monday 17th of June 2019 07:05:26 PM
The DragonFly BSD team has published a new stable version of the project's operating system. The new version, DragonFly BSD 5.6.0, introduces improved video driver support, performance improvements for the HAMMER2 advanced filesystem, and speed improvements for virtual machine environments. "Version 5.6.0 released 17 June 2019. DragonFly version....

Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2019.06

Monday 17th of June 2019 04:09:49 AM
The developers of PCLinuxOS have announced the release of the project's latest stable build, version 2019.06. This systemd-free and beginner-friendly distribution features the just-released KDE Plasma 5.16 and the very latest Linux kernel 5.1.10: "PCLinuxOS 2019.06 KDE Full Edition has been released and is now available for download.....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 819

Monday 17th of June 2019 12:14:48 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: OS108 and Venom LinuxNews: Debian 10 scheduled for release, working with Fedora's Modularity, Ubuntu packaging Chromium as snapQuestions and answers: Renaming multiple files and checking integrity of live USB driveReleased last week: OpenMandriva 4.0, CRUX 3.5, Endless OS 3.6.0, Untangle NG Firewall....

Development Release: Porteus 5.0 RC1

Sunday 16th of June 2019 07:29:06 PM
The Porteus team has published a new release candidate for Porteus 5.0. The new development snapshot of this Slackware-based distribution is available in seven desktop flavours. The distribution has migrated from Python 2 to Python 3 and offers an updated kernel and hardware support. "Neko is now generating....

Distribution Release: OpenMandriva Lx 4.0

Sunday 16th of June 2019 10:13:31 AM
OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 has been released. OpenMandriva Lx is a cutting-edge, desktop-oriented Linux distribution with KDE Plasma as the default desktop environment. This version introduces the Linux kernel 5.1.9, Plasma 15.5.5, LibreOffice 6.2.4, the latest version of the Calamares installer and many under-the-hood improvements: "OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 final....

Distribution Release: Kwort Linux 4.3.4

Sunday 16th of June 2019 03:54:22 AM
David Cortarello has announced the release of Kwort Linux 4.3.4, the latest stable version of the project's CRUX-based distribution featuring the Openbox window manager and custom package manager called kpkg: "Yes, it's that time again, Kwort 4.3.4 is out. We included PulseAudio which is now very stable and....

Development Release: FreeBSD 11.3-RC1

Saturday 15th of June 2019 01:36:34 AM
Glen Barber has announced the availability of the first release candidate for FreeBSD 11.3: "The first RC build of the 11.3-RELEASE release cycle is now available. A summary of changes since 11.3-BETA3 includes: bug fix in the mxl5en(4) driver; minor fix to ipfilter; miscellaneous USB fixes; fix for....

Development Release: Q4OS 3.7 Testing

Friday 14th of June 2019 02:45:54 PM
Q4OS is a Debian-based distribution which runs either the Trinity or KDE Plasma desktop environments. The project has published a new development snapshot, Q4OS 3.7 which is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit builds. "We are entering the final phase of the Q4OS 3 Centaurus development, so it's....

Development Release: antiX 19 Beta 1

Thursday 13th of June 2019 10:59:20 AM
The first beta build of antiX 19, a fast, lightweight and systemd-free distribution based on Debian "Buster", is now ready for testing. This new version of antiX features the very latest IceWM window manager, version 1.5.5: "Our first beta build of the upcoming antiX 19 release, based on....

Distribution Release: CRUX 3.5

Wednesday 12th of June 2019 10:18:05 AM
Matt Housh has announced the release of CRUX 3.5, a new stable version of the project's lightweight, x86-64 optimised Linux distribution featuring a simple tar.gz-based package system, BSD-style init scripts, and a small collection of trimmed packages: "The CRUX team is happy to announce the release of CRUX....

Distribution Release: Endless OS 3.6.0

Wednesday 12th of June 2019 05:36:50 AM
Will Thompson has announced the release of Endless OS 3.6.0, an updated build of the project's Debian-based distribution featuring a streamlined and simplified desktop environment forked from GNOME. This release upgrades the underlying operating system to the upcoming Debian 10 "Buster", with a 5.0 Linux kernel and GNOME....

Distribution Release: Untangle NG Firewall 14.2

Wednesday 12th of June 2019 02:32:39 AM
Untangle Inc. has announced the release of Untangle NG Firewall 14.2, the latest update of the company's Debian-based firewall and network gateway with pluggable modules for network applications. It is designed primarily for small to medium-sized businesses. From the release announcement: "Untangle NG Firewall 14.2 includes significant enhancements....

Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 6

Tuesday 11th of June 2019 09:58:43 PM
BackBox Linux is an Ubuntu-based distribution developed to perform penetration tests and security assessments. It is designed to be fast and easy to use and features the Xfce desktop environment. The project's latest release is BackBox Linux 6 which features an updated kernel, UEFI support, and offers several....

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