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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 828

Monday 19th of August 2019 12:05:58 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: AcademiX GNU/Linux 2.2News: UBports testing Unity8 desktop changes, Debian getting FreedomBox desktop spin, Slackware tries more direct method of fundraising, FreeBSD phasing out GCC, Fedora project presents new Enterprise Linux channelQuestions and answers: Concerns regarding non-free firmwareReleased last week: Emmabuntus DE2-1.05, Neptune 6.0, KNOPPIX 8.6Torrent corner: Clonezilla, Emmabuntus, EndeavourOS, HardenedBSD, KDE neon, KNOPPIX, Neptune, Obarun, OpenMediaVault, Raspberry Digital Signage, Redcore, SmartOS, Project TridentOpinion poll: Open source drivers and firmware versus closed drivers and firmwareNew distributions: distriReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 827

Monday 12th of August 2019 12:08:57 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Q4OS 3.8News: Ubuntu works toward ZFS on root, Haiku team improves performance, OSDisc shuts downTips and tricks: How to find filesReleased last week: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7, Ubuntu 18.04.3, Voyager Live 10Torrent corner: AUSTRUMI, BeeFree, Endless, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, KDE neon, OSMC, PCLinuxOS, Raspberry Slideshow, Ubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Voyager, Xubuntu, ZeroshellUpcoming releases: Rebellin Linux 4Opinion poll: Methods for finding filesNew distributions: CryptoCurrency OSReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 826

Monday 5th of August 2019 12:13:40 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Resilient Linux, PrimeOS and BlueLightNews: Librem 5 hardware finalized, Manjaro introduces new package manager, Trident warns of video driver issue, NetBSD reveals 9.0 featuresQuestions and answers: Flagship distributions for desktop environmentsReleased last week: Linux Mint 19.2, SparkyLinux 2019.08, Pardus 19.0Torrent corner: 4MLinux, Arch, Container, HardenedBSD, Mint, KDE neon, Pardus, SmartOS, SparkyLinux, VolumioOpinion poll: Custom desktop versus vanilla desktopNew additions: EndeavourOS, EuroLinuxNew distributions: AlienPupOSReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 825

Monday 29th of July 2019 12:08:40 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Endless OS 3.6News: Fedora developers discuss optimizations, gNewSense maintainer stepping down, Chris Wright answers questions about Red Hat, Project Trident offers stable branch, Linux can be shipped with a headers moduleTechnology review: UBports 16.04 on a Nexus 5Released last weekTorrent corner: Bicom, GParted, KDE neon, Robolinux, VolumioOpinion poll: GNU/Linux phones in 2019New distributions: PakOS, Delinux, TROM-JaroReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 824

Monday 22nd of July 2019 12:09:23 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: HexagonOS 1.0News: Mageia publishes media update, Fedora unveils CoreOS and plans to phase out 32-bit repositories, Slackware turns 26Tips and tricks: Limiting a user's disk usage with quotasReleased last week: Q4OS 3.8, Proxmox 6.0 "Virtual Environment", Oracle Linux 8.0Torrent corner: ArcoLinux, Clonezilla, deepin, KDE neon, Mageia, NST, OPNsense, PClinuxOS, Proxmox, Q4OS, Slackel, SmartOS, Sparky, UniventionUpcoming releases: Rebellin Linux 4Opinion poll: Limiting a user's disk usageNew additions: AcademiX GNU/LinuxReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 823

Monday 15th of July 2019 12:07:03 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Debian 10 "Buster"News: Will Cooke discusses Ubuntu's desktop plans, Fedora to remove Snap support from GNOME Software, Red Hat's sale to IBM finalizedQuestions and answers: Checking for 32-bit applications on the operating systemReleased last week: FreeBSD 11.3, Tails 3.15, Clonezilla Live 2.6.2-15, Feren OS 19.07Torrent corner: Alpine, ArchBang, Berry, BunsenLabs, Clonezilla, Debian Edu, Endless, Feren, FreeBSD, KDE neon, RancherOS, Raspbian, Septor, Sparky, Tails, TridentUpcoming releases: Q4OS 3.8Opinion poll: DIY routers and firewallsNew distributions: EndeavourOS, Forensic Hard CopyReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 822

Monday 8th of July 2019 12:10:39 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Mageia 7News: Mint team considers Snap packages, IPFire cannot accept donations, UBports works to maintain access to Google accounts, Ubuntu 18.10 nears its end of life, Red Hat offers upgrade guideTechnology review: Running development branchesReleased last week: Debian 10, Mageia 7, NuTyX 11.1Torrent corner: 4MLinux, Arch, ArchBang, Archman, AUSTRUMI, Debian, IPFire, KaOS, KDE neon, Live Raizo, Mageia, NuTyX, SmartOS, WhonixUpcoming releases: FreeBSD 11.3, Tails 3.15Opinion poll: Mageia and OpenMandrivaReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 821

Monday 1st of July 2019 01:15:27 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: OpenMandriva Lx 4.0News: Improvements to Fedora Workstation, DragonFly BSD shrinks kernel memory usage, Turnkey updates several appliancesQuestions and answers: Ubuntu's plan to drop 32-bit packagesReleased last week: SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP1, Linux Kodachi 6.1, Raspbian 2019-06-20Torrent corner: ArchBang, Bluestar, Container, GParted, Kodachi, KDE neon, Raspbian, Slax, SwagArch, Tails, Trident, ZorinUpcoming releases: Debian 10Opinion poll: Running 32-bit applicationsReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 820

Monday 24th of June 2019 12:18:06 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Clear Linux and Guix System 1.0.1News: Debian's progressing RISC-V port, Ubuntu dropping 32-bit packages, Red Hat explains networking bug, Zorin partners with Star LabsTips and tricks: Running Android applications on GNU/Linux with AnboxReleased last week: PCLinuxOS 2019.06, DragonFly BSD 5.6.0, Alpine Linux 3.10.0Torrent corner: Alpine, Container, DragonFly, IPFire, OSMC, PCLinuxOS, SmartOS, TailsOpinion poll: Running Android apps on GNU/LinuxNew distributions: bluebuntuReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 819

Monday 17th of June 2019 12:14:48 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: OS108 and Venom LinuxNews: Debian 10 scheduled for release, working with Fedora's Modularity, Ubuntu packaging Chromium as snapQuestions and answers: Renaming multiple files and checking integrity of live USB driveReleased last week: OpenMandriva 4.0, CRUX 3.5, Endless OS 3.6.0, Untangle NG Firewall 14.2Torrent corner: Backbox, Bicom, Bluestar, CRUX, Elastix, Endless, GParted, Kwort, OpenMandriva, Untangle, VolumioUpcoming releases: FreeBSD 11.3-RC2Opinion poll: Renaming groups of filesNew distributions: MathLibreReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 818

Monday 10th of June 2019 12:13:53 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: openSUSE Leap 15.1News: openSUSE 42 approaches end of life, FreeBSD's status report, DragonFly BSD reduces media sizeQuestions and answers: Improving boot timesReleased last week: NetBSD 8.1, Zorin OS 15, Enso OS 0.3.1Torrent corner: ArchBang, ArcoLinux, AUSTRUMI, Clonezilla, Condres, Enso, HardenedBSD, IPFire, NetBSD, SmartOS, ZorinUpcoming releases: FreeBSD 11.3-RC1Opinion poll: Boot timesNew distributions: Resilient LinuxReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

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