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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 818

Monday 10th of June 2019 12:13:53 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: openSUSE Leap 15.1News: openSUSE 42 approaches end of life, FreeBSD's status report, DragonFly BSD reduces media sizeQuestions and answers: Improving boot timesReleased last week: NetBSD 8.1, Zorin OS 15, Enso OS 0.3.1Torrent corner: ArchBang, ArcoLinux, AUSTRUMI, Clonezilla, Condres, Enso, HardenedBSD, IPFire, NetBSD,....

Development Release: FreeBSD 11.3-BETA3

Saturday 8th of June 2019 01:26:26 AM
Glen Barber has announced the availability of the third, and final, beta build of FreeBSD 11.3: "The third BETA build of the 11.3-RELEASE release cycle is now available. A summary of changes since 11.3-BETA2 includes: support for the IPV6_NEXTHOP option has been restored; warnings for IPsec algorithms deprecated....

Distribution Release: Enso OS 0.3.1

Thursday 6th of June 2019 03:19:27 PM
Enso OS is a Linux distribution based on Xubuntu. Enso features the Xfce desktop with Gala, imported from elementary OS, as the default window manager. The project's latest release, Enso OS 0.3.1, is based on packages from Ubuntu 18.04 and features improvements to the software manager. "Built on....

Distribution Release: Zorin OS 15

Wednesday 5th of June 2019 08:42:45 PM
The Zorin team have announced a new version of Zorin OS, an Ubuntu-based distribution with a Windows-theme desktop environment. The project's new version, Zorin OS 15, ships with Zorin Connect (based on KDE Connect) for sharing information between devices, improved performance, and scheduled theme changes: "We've designed the....

BSD Release: NetBSD 8.1

Wednesday 5th of June 2019 05:50:22 PM
NetBSD is a free, secure, and highly portable UNIX-like open source operating system available for many CPU platforms. The project's latest release is NetBSD 8.1 which provides minor improvements and enhancements over NetBSD 8.0. The project's release announcement reports: "The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 8.1,....

Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 Beta

Wednesday 5th of June 2019 03:10:42 PM
Red Hat has published a development snapshot of the company's updated Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x series. The new beta, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.7 Beta, includes a number of bug fixes and performance improvements, along with fixes for the MDS/ZombieLoad vulnerabilities. "RHEL 7.7 Beta includes a....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 817

Monday 3rd of June 2019 12:19:34 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Manjaro Linux 18.0.4 News: Ubuntu presents Security Podcast, Dell and System76 unveil powerful Linux laptops, Condres OS introduces new control centre, SparkyLinux adds QtFM file manager Hardware review: Entroware Apollo Released last week: MX Linux 18.3, GParted Live 1.0.0-1, 4MLinux 29.0 Upcoming....

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 29.0

Sunday 2nd of June 2019 10:15:23 PM
Zbigniew Konojacki has announced the release of 4MLinux 29.0, a new stable version of the project's independently-developed distribution for desktops (32-bit with JWM) and servers (64-bit with a complete LAMP stack). The new version comes with updated Linux kernel version 4.19.41, updated desktop and server packages (LibreOffice 6.2.4,....

Development Release: Mageia 7 RC

Sunday 2nd of June 2019 11:58:14 AM
Donald Stewart has announced the availability of the release candidate for Mageia 7, the last test build before the upcoming final release: "The Mageia community is very happy to announce what will hopefully be the last release before Mageia 7 is final. We all hope that this release....

Development Release: FreeBSD 11.3-BETA2

Saturday 1st of June 2019 02:33:20 AM
Glen Barber has announced the availability of the second beta build of FreeBSD 11.3: "The second BETA build of the 11.3-RELEASE release cycle is now available. A summary of changes since 11.3-BETA1 includes: the fsck_readdir() and dircheck() functions have been rewritten for clarity and correctness; contrib/zlib has been....

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Manjaro 18.1: Goes Arch One Better

Manjaro Linux's in-house system tools, easy installation application and better range of software packages make it a better Arch-based distro than Arch Linux itself. Manjaro offers much more than a pure Arch Linux environment. Regardless of which desktop style you select, the welcome screen introduces Manjaro tools and get-acquainted details such as documentation, support tips, and links to the project site. You can get a full experience in using the live session ISOs without making any changes to the computer's hard drive. That is another advantage to running Manjaro Linux over a true Arch distro. Arch distros usually do not provide live session environments. Most that do lack any automatic installation launcher from within the live session. Read more