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Distribution Release: Parrot 4.5

4 hours 27 min ago
Lorenzo Faletra has announced the release of Parrot 4.5, the latest stable version of the project's specialist distribution designed for penetration testing, digital forensics and privacy protection, based on Debian's "Testing" branch: "Parrot 4.5 is officially released and there are some major changes under the hood. We are....

Distribution Release: Porteus Kiosk 4.8.0

19 hours 4 min ago
Tomasz Jokiel has announced the release of Porteus Kiosk 4.8.0, an updated version of the project's specialist distribution designed for web kiosks - based on Gentoo Linux, with a choice of Firefox or Chrome browsers: "I am pleased to announce that Porteus Kiosk 4.8.0 is now available for....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 798

Monday 21st of January 2019 12:16:44 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Sculpt OS 18.09News: Solus team plans ahead, Fedora considering how best to count users, NetBSD reaches reproducible builds milestone, MX Linux opens a new bug trackerQuestions and answers: Picking a location for swap spaceReleased last week: Netrunner 19.01 ArcoLinux 19.01.4, deepin 15.9Torrent....

Development Release: NomadBSD 1.2 RC1

Friday 18th of January 2019 09:30:04 PM
NomadBSD is a 64-bit live system for USB flash drives, based on FreeBSD. The project has published a release candidate for its upcoming 1.2 version, based on FreeBSD 12.0. "The first release candidate of NomadBSD-1.2 is available! If you notice any problems, please let us know. Changes since....

Distribution Release: Endless OS 3.5.4

Thursday 17th of January 2019 07:17:42 AM
Will Thompson has announced the release of Endless OS 3.5.4, the latest version of the project's Linux-based operating system with a simplified desktop (forked from GNOME 3) and without any package management system. The latest version introduces new parental controls for applications: "Administrator users may now control which....

Distribution Release: Zevenet 5.9

Wednesday 16th of January 2019 09:13:24 PM
Zevenet is a load balancer and application delivery system based on Debian. The project's latest release, Zevenet 5.9 Community Edition, includes several package upgrades, moves its base to Debian "Buster" and makes a leap from the i686 architecture to 64-bit. " Good evening, we are proud to announce....

BSD Release: Project Trident 18.12

Wednesday 16th of January 2019 05:36:59 PM
Project Trident is a new member to the DistroWatch database and a desktop operating system based on TrueOS (which is, in turn, based on FreeBSD's development branch). The first official stable release of Project Trident is based on technologies from FreeBSD 13.0-CURRENT and features the Lumina desktop environment.....

Distribution Release: deepin 15.9

Wednesday 16th of January 2019 03:30:50 PM
deepin is a Debian-based desktop distribution which features the custom-made Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE). The project's latest version is deepin 15.9 which features improved touch screen support, better power management and several desktop performance enhancements. "New features: Multiple gestures, tap and see - for touchscreen devices, multiple gestures....

Distribution Release: ArcoLinux 19.01.4

Wednesday 16th of January 2019 12:33:48 PM
Erik Dubois has announced the release of ArcoLinux 19.01.4, a new version of the project's Arch-based, desktop-oriented distribution. Some of the features include a new version of the Calamares installer, additional icons and themes, and some bug fixes: "ArcoLinux -D -B 19.1. Upgrading Calamares gives us a chance....

Distribution Release: Netrunner 19.01

Monday 14th of January 2019 10:21:31 PM
The Netrunner development team has announced the release of Netrunner 19.01, a significant update of the project's desktop-oriented Linux distribution (with KDE Plasma) based on Debian's "Testing" branch. This release brings a new default desktop theme, additional web applications, and various Plasma add-ons and tweaks: "After a busy....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 797

Monday 14th of January 2019 12:07:20 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Reborn OS 2018.11.28 and TinyPaw-Linux 1.3News: Debian tests Secure Boot, Ubuntu ships on Entroware AIO, most highly popular Steam games run on LinuxQuestions and answers: Dealing with an unresponsive desktopReleased last week: Funtoo Linux 1.3, Qubes OS 4.0.1, Clonezilla Live 2.6.0-37Torrent corner:....

Distribution Release: Clonezilla Live 2.6.0-37

Thursday 10th of January 2019 05:04:01 PM
Steven Shiau has announced the release of Clonezilla Live 2.6.0-37. Clonezilla Live provides tools for backing up, restoring and copying disk images and disk partitions either locally or across the network. The project's latest version includes several updates and fixes. "The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This....

Distribution Release: Qubes OS 4.0.1

Wednesday 9th of January 2019 05:27:02 AM
Marek Marczykowski-Górecki has announced the release of Qubes OS 4.0.1, an updated version of the project's security-focused Linux distribution which allows users to "compartmentalise" computing tasks into isolated compartments called qubes. This new release is mostly a bug-fix and security update and is recommended for all new Qubes....

Distribution Release: Funtoo Linux 1.3

Tuesday 8th of January 2019 01:39:01 AM
Daniel Robbins has announced the release of Funtoo Linux 1.3. Funtoo, a variant of Gentoo Linux, is an distribution that builds packages automatically from the source code. It was launched in 2009, shortly after Robbins left Gentoo Linux, a project he had founded in 2000. Version 1.3 brings....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 796

Monday 7th of January 2019 12:15:09 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: FreeBSD 12.0News: Peppermint releases ISO update, the best distro of 2018, roundtable interview with Debian, elementary OS and Fedora leadersOpinion: Musings on distros after prolonged use (2019)Released last week: antiX 17.3, KaOS 2018.12, Calculate Linux 18.12Torrent corner: antiX, CAELinux, Calculate, Chakra, GhostBSD,....

Distribution Release: CAELinux 2018

Friday 4th of January 2019 11:29:43 PM
Joël Cugnoni has announced the release of CAELinux 2018, a new version of the project's Xubuntu-based Linux distribution with a collection of tools designed for computer-aided engineering: "We are proud to announce the new release of CAELinux 2018, which is based on Xubuntu 16.04 and which contains a....

Distribution Release: Septor 2019

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019 01:34:31 AM
Happy New Year! The first announcement of the year 2019 comes courtesy of Septor, a new distribution in the DistroWatch database. It is part of the growing number of projects that focus on preserving the anonymity and privacy of the user while browsing the Internet. Septor is based....

BSD Release: GhostBSD 18.12

Monday 31st of December 2018 10:06:25 PM
GhostBSD is a rolling-release desktop operating system based on TrueOS, which is in turn based on FreeBSD's development (-CURRENT) branch. The project has published an update to GhostBSD 18.10, GhostBSD 18.12, which includes a number of updates and which replaces the Oktopkg graphical package manager with Software Station....

Distribution Release: Grml 2018.12

Monday 31st of December 2018 02:00:59 PM
Michael Prokop has announced the release of Grml 2018.12, a new version of the project's Debian-based Linux distribution focusing on the needs of system administrators: "So we did it again - we just released Grml 2018.12 'Gnackwatschn'. This Grml release provides fresh software packages from Debian 'Testing' which....

Distribution Release: OviOS Linux 3.00

Monday 31st of December 2018 05:51:05 AM
OviOS Linux is a storage operating systems based on the Linux kernel, with open-source software needed to create a fully functional, high-performance storage server. A major new update, version 3.00 (code name 'Arcturus'), was released yesterday: "OviOS Linux 3 comes with a few package upgrades, bug fixes and....

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