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Distribution Release: Kali Linux 2017.2

Thursday 21st of September 2017 01:49:22 AM
Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution with a collection of security and forensics tools. The project's latest version, Kali Linux 2017.2, introduces a number of new security and penetration tools, as well as package updates from Debian's Testing branch. "In addition to all of the standard security and....

Distribution Release: Endian Firewall 3.2.4

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 11:54:05 PM
Endian has announced the release of Endian Firewall 3.2.4, an updated build in the 3.2 series of the project's CentOS-based Linux distribution for firewall and routers: "The Endian team is proud to announce an updated image for the 3.2 release. Check out the new release today by downloading....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 730

Monday 18th of September 2017 12:13:13 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Mageia 6News: Manjaro coming pre-installed on laptops, KDE's Plasma on Purism's phone, HAMMER2 coming to DragonFly BSD's installerQuestions and answers: Benefits and drawbacks of using completely free operating systemsReleased last week: CentOS 7-1708, Parrot Security OS 3.8, Univention Corporate Server 4.2-2Torrent corner:....

Distribution Release: ArchLabs 2017.09

Sunday 17th of September 2017 10:20:36 PM
ArchLabs is an Arch-based Linux distribution featuring the Openbox window manager. The project's latest snapshot, ArchLabs 2017.09, introduces several new changes, including a welcome script which runs when the user first logs in: "Mínimo has under-gone some fine tuning, mainly with the addition of a brilliant Hello/Welcome script....

Development Release: FreeBSD 10.4-RC1

Sunday 17th of September 2017 12:46:16 AM
Marius Strobl has announced the availability of the first release candidate for FreeBSD 10.4, an upcoming new stable release in the project's legacy 10.x branch: "The first RC build of the 10.4-RELEASE release cycle is now available. Noteworthy changes since 10.4-BETA4: an upstream fix for zlib compression has....

Distribution Release: CentOS 7-1708

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 09:44:54 PM
CentOS is a distribution built from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The CentOS project has announced the availability of a new update to the distribution, releasing CentOS 7-1708 which is derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4. The list of changes in this update to....

Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.8

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 12:14:34 AM
Parrot Security OS is a Debian-based, security-oriented distribution featuring a collection of utilities designed for penetration testing and computer forensics. The project's latest release, 3.8, is based on Debian's Testing branch ("Buster") and includes support for working with ZFS storage volumes. "I am proud to announce the official....

Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.2-2

Monday 11th of September 2017 01:44:25 PM
Nico Gulden has announced the release of Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.2-2, a new build of the Debian-based server distribution featuring a web-based management system for central administration of servers. "We are pleased to announce the availability of UCS 4.2-2 for download, the second point release of Univention....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 729

Monday 11th of September 2017 12:58:24 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Parabola GNU/Linux-libreNews: Tails publishes updated roadmap, DragonFly BSD previews new ports system, new features coming to MINIXTips and tricks: Running Plex Media Server on a Raspberry PiReleased last week: Tiny Core Linux 8.1, Porteus Kiosk 4.5.0, Zorin OS 12.2Torrent corner: Antergos, Bluestar,....

Development Release: Rocks Cluster Distribution 7.0 Beta

Sunday 10th of September 2017 02:06:57 AM
Philip Papadopoulos has announced the availability of the initial beta build of Rocks Cluster Distribution 7.0, the project's specialist CentOS-based operating system for deployments as computer clusters. This is the distribution's first release based on CentOS 7.x: "It has taken a while, but Rocks 7 is ready for....

Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 7.4

Saturday 9th of September 2017 04:00:54 AM
Scott Lynn has announced the release of Oracle Linux 7 Update 4, an updated build of the company's enterprise-class Linux distribution built from the source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 but featuring its own "unbreakable" kernel. This version was announced last month, but it was only....

Distribution Release: Zorin OS 12.2

Friday 8th of September 2017 05:33:49 PM
Zorin OS is a desktop Linux distribution which is designed to be user friendly and features a desktop environment familiar to people who are coming from the Microsoft Windows platform. Zorin OS features a Windows-like theme and the WINE compatibility software that allows users to run many Windows....

Distribution Release: SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP3

Thursday 7th of September 2017 10:13:08 PM
SUSE has announced the release of a new service pack for SUSE Linux Enterprise. The new update, SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 3, runs on x86, ARM, PowerPC and z Systems architectures. The release announcement states the new update includes a number of improvements to virtualization and....

Distribution Release: Untangle NG Firewall 13.1.0

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 05:06:22 PM
Untangle NG Firewall is a Debian-based distribution for network gateways with pluggable modules for blocking spam, filtering websites, and providing firewall and VPN services. Untangle inc has unveiled a new version of the lightweight distribution, Untangle NG Firewall 13.1.0. "The v13.1 release features a new app, Tunnel VPN,....

Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2017_09_05

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 06:05:28 PM
Parted Magic is a live CD/USB commercial distribution which is designed to work with hard drives and disk partitions. The Parted Magic live disc can be used to manage partitions via GParted as well as rescue lost file with TestDisk. The project's latest release, Parted Magic 2017_09_95, ships....

Distribution Release: Porteus Kiosk 4.5.0

Monday 4th of September 2017 04:52:16 PM
Tomasz Jokiel has announced the availability of a new release of Porteus Kiosk, a Gentoo-based distribution used for exclusively running a web browser. The project's latest release, Porteus Kiosk 4.5.0, includes several package upgrades, including Linux 4.12, Firefox 52 ESR and Chrome 60. In addition, the distribution now....

Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 8.1

Monday 4th of September 2017 01:29:09 PM
Tiny Core Linux is a very minimalist, independent distribution which can use extensions to increase its functionality. The latest version of the distribution, Tiny Core Linux 8.1, features mostly smaller updates and bug fixes. The short release announcement states: "Team Tiny Core is proud to announce the release....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 728

Monday 4th of September 2017 12:08:33 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Nitrux 1.0.2News: SUSE creates new community software repository, remote desktop tools coming to GNOME on Wayland, Bodhi publishes updated media, Mint rewrites backup tool, Manjaro dropping 32-bit supportTips and tricks: Void source packagesReleased last week: Redcore Linux 1708, Emmabuntus 8-1.03, Bodhi Linux....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.19 Core 113

Sunday 3rd of September 2017 04:03:38 PM
IPfire is an independent Linux distribution for use on firewalls and routers. The project has released a new update, IPFire 2.19 Core Update 113. The new version includes the "Who Is Online" utility to assist administrators is viewing which network devices are connected. "This is the official release....

Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 17.0.3

Sunday 3rd of September 2017 01:00:00 PM
Philip Müller has announced the release of an update to the Manjaro Linux distribution, a desktop-focused derivative of Arch Linux. This update, Manjaro Linux 17.0.3, brings a number of bug fixes and newer packages. It is also likely to be the last version of Manjaro Linux to support....

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