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Distribution Release: Enso OS 0.4

Monday 28th of September 2020 05:01:03 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 latest release features a new note-taking application called Pinny along with a dark theme. Several improvements have been made to the software....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 885

Monday 28th of September 2020 12:06:56 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Linuxfx 10.6News: Ubuntu ships on Lenovo PCs, openSUSE makes Jump more accessible to contributors, Haiku runs contest to gather new sounds, Debian updates install mediaQuestions and answers: Legal concerns over cloning visual elementsReleased last week: UBports 16.04 OTA-13, Puppy Linux 9.5, Univention....

Development Release: FreeBSD 12.2-BETA3

Sunday 27th of September 2020 02:28:28 AM
Glen Barber has announced the availability of the third beta build of FreeBSD 12.2, the upcoming new stable version scheduled for final release exactly one month from today, on 27 October. This should be the last beta before the start of a release candidate (RC) cycle. As usual,....

Distribution Release: KaOS 2020.09

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020 03:23:10 PM
KaOS is a rolling desktop distribution which focuses on providing a polished KDE Plasma desktop with Qt-based applications. The project has published a new snapshot, KaOS 2020.09, which provides many package updates. "With almost 60% of the packages updated since the last ISO and the last release being....

Distribution Release: EndeavourOS 2020.09.20

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020 12:08:54 AM
An updated build of EndeavourOS, a rolling-release distribution based on Arch Linux and featuring the Xfce desktop, is now ready for download. Besides updated kernel and packages, version 2020.09.20 also brings an improved Welcome app: "We’re proud to present to you our latest release. The ISO image contains....

Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.4-6

Tuesday 22nd of September 2020 05:01:03 PM
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is an enterprise-class distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. The distribution's latest release is Univention Corporate Server 4.4-6 which improves upon existing features. "We have released the sixth point release: UCS 4.4-6 contains bug fixes, security updates and improvements as well as new features. For....

Development Release: Linux Lite 5.2 RC1

Tuesday 22nd of September 2020 03:25:27 PM
Linux Lite is a beginner-friendly Linux distribution based on Ubuntu's long-term support (LTS) release and featuring the Xfce desktop. The project has published a new development snapshot, Linux Lite 5.2 RC1. The new version offers a firewall configuration tool through the settings panel, removes Adobe Flash, introduces a....

Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 9.5

Tuesday 22nd of September 2020 04:23:47 AM
Philip Broughton has announced the release of Puppy Linux 9.5, a major new update of the project's lightweight distribution with JWM as the default window manager. This is the first Puppy based on the Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal Fossa": "The Puppy Linux team is proud to release Puppy Linux....

Distribution Release: UBports 16.04 OTA-13

Monday 21st of September 2020 10:35:47 PM
The UBports team have announced the launch of Ubuntu Touch 16.04 OTA-13, the latest version of the project's mobile operating system. The new release includes support for six new devices, including the OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, and four editions of the Sony Xperia. QtWebEngine has been updated too....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 884

Monday 21st of September 2020 12:16:07 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Garuda Linux 200817News: DragonFly BSD offers first-boot tool, Project Trident makes it easier to access removable media, Gentoo rolls out new kernel portsQuestions and answers: Tips for setting up a Samba server in a virtual machineReleased last week: FuryBSD 20200907, IPFire 2.25....

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 34.0

Saturday 19th of September 2020 03:24:07 PM
4MLinux is a miniature Linux distribution focusing on four capabilities: maintenance (as a system rescue live CD), multimedia (for playing video DVDs and other multimedia files), miniserver (using the inetd daemon), and mystery (providing several small Linux games). The project's latest stable release is 4MLinux 34.0. "The status....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.25 Core 149

Thursday 17th of September 2020 06:58:20 PM
IPFire is a Linux-based distribution for network appliances such as routers and firewalls. The project's latest release is IPFire 2.25 Core Update 149 which focuses on performance improvements. "IPFire is based on glibc 2.32, the standard library for all C programs, and GCC 10.2, the GNU Compiler Collection.....

BSD Release: FuryBSD 20200907

Monday 14th of September 2020 05:19:05 AM
Joe Maloney has announced the availability of a new set of releases by FuryBSD, a FreeBSD-based desktop-oriented operating system featuring the Xfce and KDE Plasma desktops. The images continue to be labelled as "12.1" (to indicate that they are based on FreeBSD 12.1), but they also include a....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 883

Monday 14th of September 2020 12:23:28 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: GhostBSD 20.08.04, Finnix 121News: Gentoo updates Portage, Fedora to enable Wayland for KDE, HAMMER2 can now grow to fit a partitionQuestions and answers: An overview of DockerReleased last week: Zorin OS 15.3, NuTyX 11.6, deepin 20Torrent corner: ArcoLinux, Bluestar, deepin, Manjaro, MidnightBSD,....

Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 20.1

Saturday 12th of September 2020 03:49:52 AM
Philip Müller has announced the release of Manjaro Linux 20.1, an updated build of the project's desktop-oriented Linux distribution featuring Xfce, KDE Plasma and GNOME desktops: "We are happy to publish another stable release of Manjaro Linux, named 'Mikah'. The Xfce edition remains our flagship offering and has....

Development Release: Elive 3.8.16 (Beta)

Friday 11th of September 2020 09:32:48 PM
Elive, or Enlightenment live CD, is a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution and live CD featuring the Enlightenment window manager. The distribution's latest development snapshot is Elive 3.8.16 Beta, which features several package updates and fixes the eltrans translation tool. The release announcement reads: "The Elive Team is proud....

Distribution Release: deepin 20

Friday 11th of September 2020 11:39:23 AM
The deepin team has published a new version of their Debian-based desktop distribution. The new release, deepin 20, features an updated Deepin Desktop Environment, upgrades the base packages to Debian 10.6, and provides newer kernels for better hardware support. "deepin 20 (1002) comes with a unified design style....

Distribution Release: NuTyX 11.6

Thursday 10th of September 2020 10:22:48 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 11.6 which features version 2.4.122 of the cards package manager, along with version 5.8.7 and 4.19.143....

Distribution Release: Zorin OS 15.3

Tuesday 8th of September 2020 07:10:06 PM
Zorin OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution which features themes which are designed to imitate other operating systems such as Microsoft Windows. The project's latest release is Zorin OS 15.3 which provides updated hardware compatibility, refreshed software for connecting with Android devices, and an updated version of LibreOffice. "Many....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 882

Monday 7th of September 2020 12:17:06 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: NixOS 20.03News: Manjaro running on a PinePhone, Fedora coming to Lenovo laptops, Mint publishes Warpinator as a FlatpakQuestions and answers: Distribution members, donations, and governance structureReleased last week: Q4OS 3.12, EasyOS 2.4.1, Garuda Linux 200831Torrent corner: Arch Linux, CloudReady, EasyOS, Endless OS,....

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Debian and Ubuntu Leftovers

  • dnsZoneEntry: field should be removed when DD is retired

    When Debian Developer had retired, actual DNS entry is removed, but dnsZoneEntry: field is kept on LDAP ( So you can not reuse * if retired Debian Developer owns your prefered subdomain already.

  • Canonical have announced a new point release for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - 16.04.7 (Xenial Xerus)

    Canonical have released the sixth point release of Ubuntu 16.04 Long-Term Support (LTS) as Ubuntu 16.04.7.

  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 650

    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 650 for the week of September 20 – 26, 2020. The full version of this issue is available here.

  • Canonical at OSM Hackfest MR#9

    The 12th OSM Hackfest, or OSM mid-release NINE (MR#9) Hackfest, is one for the books and Canonical happily shared the presenter floor with the rest of the Open Source MANO (OSM) community. The event spanned the whole week from September 7th to 11th, with Wednesday September 9th afternoon being used for the OSM Ecosystem day. As per the last two hackfests, the remote format allowed participation of hundreds of enthusiasts. During the preparation of the hackfest, it was agreed to keep the same theme as the last one, so participants were able to use OSM to manage and orchestrate workloads in an end-to-end open source mobile network solution with the Facebook Connectivity project; Magma. [...] David Garcia, the N2VC MDL, had multiple sessions during day 2; an introduction to OSM primitives, Juju relations and a 3 hour workshop on OSM orchestration of VNFs. OSM uses Juju as a core component and leverages operators to drive lifecycle management, workload configuration, daily operations and integration functions. Juju is a universal operator lifecycle manager (OLM) that exposes events to the operators and enables users to deploy simple to complex models of applications declaring business intent instead of dealing with piles of configuration scripts. [...] The Ecosystem Day, an integral part of every hackfest, is for the community to learn about vendor-oriented solutions and projects. Among others, we had a demo of 5G Core network automation by OSM from Ulak Communications, we learned about vBNG orchestration using Juju by Benu networks and subscription and notification support in OSM by Tata ELXSI. We also presented a session on Charmed OSM, Canonical’s carrier-grade, hardened OSM distribution. Charmed OSM allows operators, GSIs and NEPs to move faster with NFV transformation through open-source technology and partner programmes.

Android Leftovers

Initial Fedora 32 vs. Fedora 33 Beta Benchmarks Point To Slightly Higher Performance

In addition to Fedora Workstation 33 switching to Btrfs, there are a number of key components updated in Fedora 33 as well as finally enabling link-time optimizations (LTO) for package builds that make this next Fedora Linux installment quite interesting from a performance perspective. Here are some initial benchmarks of Fedora Workstation 32 against the Fedora Workstation 33 Beta on an Intel Core i9 10900K system. Given the Fedora 33 beta release, here are our initial benchmarks of Fedora 33 that is due for its official release in late October. Over the past few days I've been testing the test compose of Fedora 33 Beta with all updates applied -- it's been quite a nice experience. There hasn't been any show-stopping bugs and all-around running nicely. Read more

Second Beta out for Krita 4.4.0

Today, we’re releasing Krita 4.4.0 beta 2: we found a number of regressions and release blocking bugs. This beta has Android builds too, since we fixed many issues with accessing files on Android: however, because we now add translations the APK files are too big for the Play Store, and you will have to download them from Read more