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Distribution Release: Lubuntu 17.10

Ven, 20/10/2017 - 10:15
Simon Quigley has announced the release of Lubuntu 17.10, a desktop distribution built from Ubuntu packages, but featuring the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE) which is suitable for older computers: "Thanks to all the hard work from our contributors, Lubuntu 17.10 has been released. With the code name....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu Studio 17.10

Ven, 20/10/2017 - 06:51
Ross Gammon has announced the release of Ubuntu Studio 17.10, the latest version of the project's official Ubuntu variant designed for audio, video and graphics professionals. This is routine release with the usual round of software updates and a new experimental feature for improved performance during recordings: "We....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu Budgie 17.10

Ven, 20/10/2017 - 03:35
David Mohammed has announced the release of Ubuntu Budgie 17.10, a desktop Linux distribution featuring the simple but elegant Budgie desktop (originally developed by the Solus distribution). The new release comes with a refreshed look as well as a number of new desktop applets: "We are pleased to....

Distribution Release: Kubuntu 17.10

Ven, 20/10/2017 - 00:17
The Kubuntu team has announced the release of a new version of their Ubuntu Community Edition featuring the Plasma desktop. The new release features Plasma 5.10, version 4.13 of the Linux kernel and upgrades to most of the operating system's desktop software. "Kubuntu 17.10 has been released, featuring....

Distribution Release: Xubuntu 17.10

Gio, 19/10/2017 - 21:09
The Xubuntu team has announced the release of Xubuntu 17.10. The new version includes significant improvements to accelerated video playback on Intel video cards. The distribution also includes support for driverless printing and includes the GNOME Font Viewer by default. "The GNOME Font Viewer is now included by....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu MATE 17.10

Gio, 19/10/2017 - 18:19
Martin Wimpress has announced the release of Ubuntu MATE 17.10. The new version features a number of desktop changes, including a global menu bar placed at the top of the screen. The 17.10 release also features an improved Heads-Up Display (HUD) which makes it possible to search through....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 17.10

Gio, 19/10/2017 - 15:29
Adam Conrad has announced the availability of a new version of the popular Ubuntu distribution. Ubuntu 17.10, which carries the code name "Artful Aardvark" switches the default desktop from Unity to GNOME. "Code-named 'Artful Aardvark', Ubuntu 17.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open....

BSD Release: DragonFly BSD 5.0.0

Lun, 16/10/2017 - 19:22
The DragonFly BSD project has announced the release of a new version of their operating system. The new version, DragonFly BSD 5.0.0, introduces a number of new features and improvements. In particular, version 5.0.0 features the advanced HAMMER2 file system, updated video drivers and the IPFW firewall has....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 734

Lun, 16/10/2017 - 02:18
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Star 1.0.1 - lightweight desktops on a Devuan baseNews: Ubuntu MATE experiments with snaps, Revenge OS project seeking volunteers, Purism reaches funding goal, Debian releases fresh install mediaTips and tricks: Running the Linux-libre kernelReleased last week: OpenBSD 6.2, Q4OS 2.4, ExTiX 17.8Torrent....

BSD Release: pfSense 2.4.0

Gio, 12/10/2017 - 18:40
pfSense is a free, open source customised distribution of FreeBSD specifically tailored for use as a firewall and router that is entirely managed via web interface. Jim Pingle has announced the release of pfSense 2.4.0 which uses FreeBSD 11.1 as the base operating system and supports running on....

Distribution Release: ExTiX 17.8

Gio, 12/10/2017 - 15:23
ExTiX is an Ubuntu-basd distribution featuring up to date software and a modern, custom kernel. The project's latest release, ExTiX 17.8, features the LXQt desktop environment. "ExTiX 17.8 LXQt DVD 64-bit is based on Debian 9 Stretch and Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark, to be released 171019. The original....

Development Release: Lakka 2.1 RC5

Mer, 11/10/2017 - 16:53
Lakka is a lightweight Linux distribution that transforms a computer into a game console. The project has announced the availability of a release candidate, Lakka 2.1 RC5, which is now available for testing on a wide variety of platforms. "Lakka 2.1 RC5 released with improved Dolphin support and....

Distribution Release: Q4OS 2.4

Lun, 09/10/2017 - 23:30
Q4OS is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Debian and featuring the Trinity desktop environment. The distribution has released a new stable branch, Q4OS 2.4, based on Debian 9 Stretch. The release announcement states: "We are proud to announce the immediate availability of the brand new stable Q4OS....

BSD Release: OpenBSD 6.2

Lun, 09/10/2017 - 20:26
OpenBSD is a lightweight operating system designed with code correctness and security in mind. The project has released OpenBSD 6.2 which features many new drivers, particularly for the ARM architecture, and network packet handling performance improvements. Some key features have been added to the system installer too, including....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 733

Lun, 09/10/2017 - 02:12
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: KaOS 2017.09News: Fedora delays Server beta, Qubes outlines security features, IPFire updates ApacheOpinion: 32-bit support prematurely obsoletedReleased last week: Emmabuntus 9-1.00, NixOS 17.09, FreeBSD 10.4Torrent corner: Antergos, Bluestar, Chakra, Debian, Emmabuntus, FreeBSD, IPFire, NixOS, NSTOpinion poll: 32-bit being dropped by distributionsReader commentsRead....

Distribution Release: Chakra GNU/Linux 2017.10

Dom, 08/10/2017 - 21:37
The Chakra GNU/Linux project has announced the release of a new snapshot of the semi-rolling release distribution. The new installation media carries the version number 2017.10 and offers several package upgrades as well as an updated system installer. "The 2017.10 ISO is a maintenance release. As always, it....

Distribution Release: Network Security Toolkit 26-9267

Dom, 08/10/2017 - 18:58
Ron Henderson has announced the availability of a new version of the Network Security Toolkit (NST) distribution. NST is a bootable, live CD based on Fedora. The toolkit provides easy access to open source network security applications. The latest version, NST 26-9267, is based on Fedora 26 and....

Development Release: antiX 17 RC1

Sab, 07/10/2017 - 15:39
The antiX project has released a new development snapshot, leading up to the project's final release of antiX 17. The new release candidate includes a number of small changes and users are being asked to test a number of specific features. In particular connecting to networks, hot plugging....

Development Release: Fedora 27 Beta

Mar, 03/10/2017 - 20:24
The Fedora team has announced the availability of a new test release. The new development snapshot, Fedora 27 Beta, offers many package upgrades and improvements. New software packages include GNOME 3.26 and LibreOffice 5.4. The Fedora Media Writer utility now makes it possible to create Fedora images for....

BSD Release: FreeBSD 10.4

Mar, 03/10/2017 - 18:20
The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team has announced the availability of a new update to FreeBSD's 10.x production series. The new version, FreeBSD 10.4, includes support for eMMC storage and expands Wake-On-LAN support for Intel networking cards. In addition, the GNOME desktop has been updated to version 3.18. "The....