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Distribution Release: Void 20181111

Tuesday 13th of November 2018 08:16:37 AM
Void is an independently-developed, rolling-release Linux distribution with a number of interesting specifics, such as its own package management system (called XBPS), a native init system (runit), integration of LibreSSL instead of OpenSSL and support for several popular ARM-based devices. The latest release, version 20181111, provides a large....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 789

Monday 12th of November 2018 12:09:51 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Fedora 29 WorkstationNews: Fedora turns 15, Haiku experiences server outage, Debian releases updated media, FreeBSD 10.4 reaches its end of lifeTechnology review: Fedora 29 SilverblueReleased last week: Neptune 5.6, ReactOS 0.4.10, Oracle Linux 7.6Torrent corner: Antergos, Archman, AUSTRUMI, CAINE, Debian, HardenedBSD, Kodachi,....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.9

Saturday 10th of November 2018 11:58:35 PM
SparkyLinux is a Debian-based distribution featuring three different development branches and multiple editions. The project has released a new update, SparkyLinux 4.9, to its Stable branch, based on Debian 9 Stretch. "New ISO images feature security updates and small improvements, such as: full system upgrade from Debian stable....

Development Release: FreeBSD 12.0-BETA4

Saturday 10th of November 2018 09:17:27 PM
Glen Barber has announced the availability of the (originally unscheduled) fourth beta release of FreeBSD 12.0. This means that the stable 12.0 release gets another reschedule - to 11 December. From the release announcement: "The third beta build of the 12.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available. A summary....

Distribution Release: CAINE 10.0

Saturday 10th of November 2018 01:05:54 PM
Nanni Bassetti has announced the release of a new major version of CAINE (which stands for Computer Aided INvestigative Environment), an Ubuntu-based distribution with a collection of utilities for forensics and incident response. Version 10.0 is based on Ubuntu 18.04: "CAINE 10.0 "Infinity" is out. Linux kernel 4.15,....

Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 7.6

Wednesday 7th of November 2018 09:43:48 PM
Avi Miller has announced the release of Oracle Linux 7 Update 6, the latest version of the company's enterprise-class Linux distribution built from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.6: "Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 Update 6 for....

OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.10

Tuesday 6th of November 2018 10:13:04 AM
Colin Finck has announced the release of ReactOS 0.4.10, the latest version of the project's open-source operating system which is developed with the goal of running Windows applications and drivers in an open-source environment. The new release allows booting from a Btrfs file system and there are also....

Distribution Release: Neptune 5.6

Monday 5th of November 2018 06:15:49 AM
Leszek Lesner has announced the release of Neptune 5.6, the latest stable version of the project's Debian-based desktop Linux distribution featuring the KDE Plasma 5.12 desktop: "We are proud to announce version 5.6 of Neptune. This update represents the current state of Neptune 5 and renews the ISO....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 788

Monday 5th of November 2018 12:07:42 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Clu Linux Live 6.0News: Mint modernizes Cinnamon, Steam supports more Windows games running on Linux, Fedora & Korora 27 near end of life, Red Hat drops KDE support, update from the Solus teamQuestions and answers: Examining RAM consumption, support for older processorsReleased....

Distribution Release: Parrot 4.3

Sunday 4th of November 2018 12:08:26 PM
Lorenzo Faletra has announced the release of Parrot 4.3, a new stable build of the project's Debian-based distribution with a collection of utilities for penetration testing, digital forensics, programming and privacy protection: "Parrot 4.3 is now available for download. This release provides security and stability updates and is....

Development Release: FreeBSD 12.0-BETA3

Sunday 4th of November 2018 07:32:05 AM
Glen Barber has announced the availability of the third beta build of FreeBSD 12.0: "The third beta build of the 12.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available. A summary of changes since 12.0-BETA2 includes: SPE exception handling was implemented for the powerpcspe architecture (the powerpcspe build failed for BETA3....

Distribution Release: Pardus 17.4

Sunday 4th of November 2018 02:52:47 AM
Pardus has announced the release of Pardus 17.4, an updated build of the project's Debian-based distribution set for desktops and servers. Like the previous releases in the 17.x series, this one also comes in two desktop variants featuring either Xfce or the Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE). It offers....

BSD Release: GhostBSD 18.10

Thursday 1st of November 2018 06:40:42 PM
The GhostBSD team have announced a new release, GhostBSD 18.10, which is the first stable version from the project to use TrueOS instead of FreeBSD as the operating system's base. The new version also adopts LibreSSL over OpenSSL, removes the GRUB boot loader in favour of FreeBSD's loader....

Distribution Release: Linux Lite 4.2

Wednesday 31st of October 2018 10:03:22 AM
Jerry Bezencon has announced the release of Linux Lite 4.2, the latest build of the project's desktop-oriented distribution with Xfce, based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. This release sees an addition of Redshift, an application that adjusts the computer display's colour temperature based upon the time of day: "Linux....

Distribution Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6

Wednesday 31st of October 2018 01:06:26 AM
Red Hat, a Linux company freshly acquired by IBM, has announced the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.6. This is the latest update of the Linux distribution product targeted for deployments on bare-metal, virtual, containerised, private and public clouds. As usual, the new version comes with....

Distribution Release: Fedora 29

Tuesday 30th of October 2018 02:25:23 PM
Matthew Miller has announced the release of Fedora 29. The project's latest version is being published almost exactly 15 years after Fedora Core 1 was released and is available in many editions and spins for multiple architectures. "This release is particularly exciting because it’s the first to include....

Distribution Release: Zentyal Server 6.0

Tuesday 30th of October 2018 10:21:13 AM
José Antonio Calvo has announced the release of Zentyal Server 6.0, a major new update of the project's Ubuntu-based distribution designed for easy deployments as a server. The new Zentyal build upgrades the underlying system to Ubuntu's latest long-term supported release, version 18.04: "The Zentyal development team is....

Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 18.0

Tuesday 30th of October 2018 01:24:38 AM
Manjaro Linux is a rolling release distribution based on Arch Linux. The project has published a new stable release, Manjaro Linux 18.0. The new release runs version 4.19 of the Linux kernel, which is a long term support kernel. There have been a number of fixes to the....

Distribution Release: Kali Linux 2018.4

Monday 29th of October 2018 06:26:53 PM
Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution with a collection of security and forensics tools. The project's latest release is Kali Linux 2018.4 which includes one significant new tool and an experimental 64-bit build for Raspberry Pi computers: "Welcome to our fourth and final release of 2018, Kali Linux....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 787

Monday 29th of October 2018 12:15:46 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Lubuntu 18.10 - now with LXQtNews: Haiku hardware compatibility list, Solus founder out of contact, a potential new GNU/Linux phone, explaining Mir 1.0, IBM buying Red HatQuestions and answers: Limit application access to specific usersReleased last week: Tails 3.10.1, OpenIndiana 2018.10, Primtux....