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Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 5.5

Tuesday 18th of September 2018 10:58:01 PM
SparkyLinux is a lightweight, fast and simple Linux distribution based on Debian. The project's latest release, SparkyLinux 5.5 "Rolling", is based on Debian's Testing branch. The new version includes mostly minor package updates, and makes the leap from using GCC 7 to GCC 8 for the default compiler.....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 781

Monday 17th of September 2018 12:10:04 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Linux Mint 3 Debian Edition (LMDE 3)News: Arch developers answer questions, a tutorial for getting around keyring password prompts, MX makes installing Flatpaks easier, next Mageia release to have fewer download optionsQuestions and answers: File systems for solid state drives (SSDs)Released last....

Distribution Release: OSGeoLive 12.0

Tuesday 11th of September 2018 05:38:48 AM
Cameron Shorter has announced the release of OSGeoLive 12.0, a major new update of the project's specialist Lubuntu-based distribution featuring a large collection of open-source geospatial software and free world maps. This version updates the underlying operating system to Lubuntu 18.04: "Version 12.0 of the OSGeoLive GIS software....

Distribution Release: Parrot 4.2.2

Tuesday 11th of September 2018 01:20:31 AM
Lorenzo "Palinuro" Faletra has announced the release of Parrot 4.2.2, the latest stable version of the project's a GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian's "Testing" branch and focused on penetration testing, digital forensics, programming and privacy protection: "We are proud to announce the release of Parrot 4.2. It was....

Distribution Release: Elive 3.0.0

Monday 10th of September 2018 04:38:50 AM
Samuel F. Baggen has announced the release of Elive 3.0.0, a major update of the project's Debian-based distribution with a customised Enlightenment 17 desktop user interface. This version is based on the 32-bit variant of Debian 7 "Wheezy" and, unlike the previous stable version (2.0, released more than....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 780

Monday 10th of September 2018 12:10:22 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Netrunner 2018.08 "Rolling" editionNews: Fedora improves language support, how to customize Kali, FreeBSD 11.1 nearing end of lifeQuestions and answers: Finding video drivers and switching init implementationsReleased last week: NetBSD 7.2, Univention Corporate Server 4.3-2, Tails 3.9Torrent corner: Antergos, IPFire, KaOS, KDE....

Distribution Release: Q4OS 2.6

Friday 7th of September 2018 09:03:19 AM
Q4OS 2.6 has been released. Q4OS is Debian-based Linux distribution which ships with the Trinity desktop (a continuation of the KDE 3 desktop environment) or KDE Plasma 5.8.6 (a version found in Debian 9). This version is a routine update that brings the latest Trinity, version 14.0.5: "An....

Distribution Release: Tails 3.9

Wednesday 5th of September 2018 05:02:13 PM
The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based live distribution with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The project's latest version, Tails 3.9, makes it easier to install additional software when the distribution boots. The new version also supports working with VeraCrypt encrypted....

Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.3-2

Tuesday 4th of September 2018 03:38:54 PM
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is a Debian-based server distribution that offers an integrated management system for central administration of servers, Microsoft Active Directory-compatible domain services, and functions for parallel operation of virtualised server and desktop operating systems. The Univention team has published a point release update for the....

Distribution Release: Nitrux 1.0.15

Tuesday 4th of September 2018 07:15:50 AM
Nitrux is a desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, with an innovative desktop called "Nomad". Nomad attempts to extends KDE's Plasma with a special blend of aesthetics and functionality. The distribution's developers have addressed many of the issues reported in early reviews and believe it is now a....

BSD Release: NetBSD 7.2

Monday 3rd of September 2018 07:08:21 PM
The NetBSD project develops a lightweight operating system which runs on a wide range of hardware architectures. The project's latest release in the 7.x series is NetBSD 7.2, which offers USB 3.0 support, enhancements to Linux emulation, support for running on the Raspberry Pi 3 computer and updated....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 779

Monday 3rd of September 2018 12:09:25 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Redcore Linux 1806News: Lubuntu makes Calamares more flexible, Ubuntu contributes performance improvement to GNOME, upgrade options for Linux Mint Debian EditionQuestions and answers: Keeping ISO downloads safe from tamperingReleased last week: Linux Mint 3 "LMDE", 4MLinux 26.0, Linux From Scratch 8.3Torrent corner:....

Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 8.3

Sunday 2nd of September 2018 02:00:40 PM
Bruce Dubbs has announced the release of version 8.3 of Linux From Scratch (LFS) and Beyond Linux From Scratch (BLFS). LFS is a book that provides step-by-step instructions on how to build a base Linux system from scratch. BLFS expands on the LFS book by giving further lessons....

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 26.0

Saturday 1st of September 2018 11:07:31 AM
Version 26.0 of 4MLinux, a minimalist distribution for desktops (with JWM) and servers (with the complete LAMP stack), has been released. The project's latest stable build comes with upgraded packages as well as support for modern image and video encoding: "The status of the 4MLinux 26.0 series has....

Distribution Release: Linux Mint 3 "LMDE"

Friday 31st of August 2018 03:05:48 PM
The Linux Mint team has published a new version of the distribution's Debian-based branch. The new version, Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 3, is based on Debian 9 "Stretch" and features the Cinnamon desktop environment. "LMDE is a Linux Mint project and it stands for Linux Mint Debian....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 778

Monday 27th of August 2018 12:57:50 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Guix System Distribution 0.15.0 and ReactOS 0.4.9News: Steam supports Windows games running on Linux, Haiku plans first beta, Parabola replaces archive manager, NetBSD 6 reaches end of lifeQuestions and answers: Merging partitions, an alternative to Tails, the differences between su, su -....

Distribution Release: UBports 16.04

Sunday 26th of August 2018 07:50:55 PM
The UBports project maintains a community-developed continuation of Canonical's Ubuntu Touch operating system for mobile devices. The UBports team has published a new major release, based on Ubuntu 16.04. The new release, UBports 16.04 (also known as UBports OTA-4), includes new power saving features, new keyboard layouts for....

Distribution Release: GParted Live 0.32.0-1

Friday 24th of August 2018 01:20:29 AM
GParted Live is a minimal Linux distribution which runs a light desktop environment to provide access to disk partitioning tools, in particular the GParted disk management software. The project's latest version, GParted Live 0.32.0-1, is based on Debian's Unstable branch and includes fixes for shrinking LVM volumes and....

Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Beta

Wednesday 22nd of August 2018 08:06:37 PM
Red Hat has announced a new beta release of the company's Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x series. The new development release, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Beta, includes improvements to security, management tools and Linux containers. The company's announcement states: "By using Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 hardware....

Distribution Release: Bodhi Linux 5.0.0

Wednesday 22nd of August 2018 01:40:45 AM
Jeff Hoogland has announced the release of Bodhi Linux 5.0.0. Bodhi Linux is a lightweight Ubuntu-based distribution featuring Moksha, an Enlightenment 17-based desktop environment. The project takes a decidedly minimalist approach by offering modularity, high levels of customisation, and choice of themes. "Today I am very pleased to....

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