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Distribution Release: Kali Linux 2017.3

17 hours 6 min ago
Kali Linux 2017.3 has been released. Kali Linux, maintained and funded by Offensive Security Ltd, is a Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. This version delivers an updated kernel and a number of new tools: "We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of....

Distribution Release: OpenMandriva Lx 3.03

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 05:38:40 AM
OpenMandriva Lx, a desktop-oriented Linux distribution featuring the KDE Plasma desktop, has been updated to version 3.03. This version marks the end of the 3.0 series and also end of life for OpenMandriva 2014.x: "This release of OpenMandriva Lx is an enhancement and upgrade to the previous Lx....

Distribution Release: LXLE 16.04.3

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 01:36:32 AM
The LXLE distribution is an Ubuntu-based project which is designed to be lightweight and run on lower-end computers. The LXLE project has released a new version, LXLE 16.04.3, which is supported through to the year 2021 and includes several bug fixes. "LXLE 16.04.3 is built upon Ubuntu Mini....

Distribution Release: LibreELEC 8.2.1

Tuesday 21st of November 2017 04:08:18 AM
LibreELEC is a minimal operating system dedicated to running the Kodi media centre. LibreELEC runs on x86 personal computers and ARM-based computers, such as the Raspberry Pi. The project has released LibreELEC 8.2.1 which features time zone fixes and security improvements to Samba network shares. "LibreELEC 8.2.1 is....

Distribution Release: Raspberry Slideshow 10.0

Monday 20th of November 2017 10:07:58 PM
Raspberry Slideshow (RSS) is a operating system for Raspberry Pi computers which provides a system which displays a series of images or videos in sequence. Marco Buratto has announced the release of Raspberry Slideshow 10.0 which is based on Raspbian Stretch. "Marco Buratto has just released Raspberry Slideshow....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 739

Monday 20th of November 2017 12:01:44 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Fedora 27 WorkstationNews: Ubuntu running on Samsung phones, Red Hat unveils RHEL for ARM, Parabola continues to provide 32-bit packagesQuestions and answers: Cross-distro software portsReleased last week: Fedora 27, Tails 3.3, VyOS 1.1.8Torrent corner: Fedora, GhostBSD, KaOS, RDS, Slax, Sparky, Tails, VyOSOpinion....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.7

Sunday 19th of November 2017 06:01:29 PM
SparkyLinux is a Debian-based distribution which features many editions and different development branches. SparkyLinux's Stable series has received a minor update which brings the installation media up to date with upstream Debian software repositories. The new version is SparkyLinux 4.7, codename "Tyche". "There is an update of SparkyLinux....

Distribution Release: Raspberry Digital Signage 10.0

Friday 17th of November 2017 11:14:59 PM
Raspberry Digital Signage (RDS) is an operating system designed for digital signage installations on the Raspberry Pi. It displays a full-screen browser view restricted to a specified (web) resource. The project has released a new version, Raspberry Digital Signage 10.0, which is based on Raspbian "Stretch". The release....

BSD Release: GhostBSD 11.1

Thursday 16th of November 2017 06:13:05 PM
GhostBSD is an easy to use, FreeBSD-based desktop operating system. The project has released GhostBSD 11.1 which is available in MATE and Xfce flavours. The new version features easy ZFS configuration the Whisker Menu for the Xfce edition, keyboard layout fixes and an independent GhostBSD software repository. "After....

Distribution Release: Slax 9.2.1

Thursday 16th of November 2017 03:09:59 PM
Following a long absence, the Slax project has returned and the new version, Slax 9.2.1, features several significant changes. Slax no longer uses Slackware as its base, the project is now built using Debian packages. With this migration to Debian, Slax will also adopt the APT package management....

Distribution Release: KaOS 2017.11

Wednesday 15th of November 2017 02:07:05 PM
KaOS, a rolling KDE/Qt-centric Linux distribution, has been updated to version 2017.11. Besides the very latest Plasma Desktop (version 5.11.3), the new release also introduces Elisa as the default music player: "KaOS is pleased to announce the 2017.11 release. Just days after Plasma 5.11.3, KDE Applications 17.08.3 and....

Distribution Release: Tails 3.3

Wednesday 15th of November 2017 01:03:44 AM
The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The Tails project has released a new update, Tails 3.3. The new version features reduced bandwidth usage via Tor 0.3.1.8, the Tor Browser version 7.0.10 and....

Development Release: Linux Mint 18.3 Beta

Tuesday 14th of November 2017 06:49:11 PM
The Linux Mint team has announced the availability of a new development snapshot for Linux Mint. The new testing snapshot, Linux Mint 18.3 Beta, features several overhauled applications. The software manager and backup utilities in particular have been given a new look. Linux Mint now makes it easier....

Distribution Release: Fedora 27

Tuesday 14th of November 2017 02:40:21 PM
The Fedora team has announced the release of a new version of their cutting edge Linux distribution. The new version, Fedora 27, ships with GNOME 3.26 which features a new settings panel and a more comprehensive search page. The Boxes virtual machine utility now supports shared folders and....

Distribution Release: VyOS 1.1.8

Monday 13th of November 2017 11:40:57 PM
Daniil Baturin has announced the release of VyOS 1.1.8, an updated version of the Debian-based distribution for firewalls and routers born in 2013 from the ashes of the discontinued Vyatta project: "VyOS 1.1.8 is now available for download. It breaks the semantic versioning convention; while the version number....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 738

Monday 13th of November 2017 12:12:14 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: SparkyLinux 5.1News: Slax developer explores init options, Arch Linux drops 32-bit packages, an overview of LineageOSQuestions and answers: Worried about spywareReleased last week: Redcore Linux 1710, Parrot Security OS 3.9, SharkLinux 4.13.0-17Torrent corner: Antergos, IPFire, KDE neon, Netrunner, PCLinuxOS, Redcore, SharkLinuxUpcoming releases:....

Distribution Release: SharkLinux 4.13.0-17

Saturday 11th of November 2017 06:47:07 PM
SharkLinux is an Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the MATE desktop environment. The project has released new installation media labeled SharkLinux 4.13.0-17. "This release comes with several system changes from previous builds which aim to increase system efficiency and allow greater control for user configuration. The more significant upgrades include....

Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.9

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 01:30:50 AM
Lorenzo Faletra has announced the release of Parrot Security OS 3.9, an updated build of the project's specialist distribution featuring a collection of tools for penetration testing and forensic analysis, based on Debian's "Testing" branch. This release brings a major new feature - an introduction of application sandboxing....

Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1710

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 06:28:12 PM
Redcore Linux is a Gentoo-based distribution featuring the LXQt desktop environment. The project has released a new update of its rolling release distribution, Redcore Linux 1710. "Hey there Redcore lovers. It is my pleasure to announce that Redcore Linux 1710, code name 'Helvetios', ISO image is now ready....

Development Release: MX Linux 17 Beta 1

Monday 6th of November 2017 07:02:47 PM
MX Linux is a desktop distribution based on Debian's Stable branch. The distribution ships with the Xfce desktop environment and swaps out the systemd init software provided by Debian for the SysV init implementation. The project has released a new development snapshot, MX Linux 17 Beta 1. "MX-17....

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