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Distribution Release: NethServer 7.4

Lun, 30/10/2017 - 14:12
Alessio Fattorini has announced the release of a new version of NethServer, a CentOS-based distribution for servers. The new NethServer release, version 7.4, introduces improvements to Samba and Active Directory integration. The new version also will inform the user when new upstream releases are available. "The new release....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 736

Lun, 30/10/2017 - 01:44
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Ubuntu 17.10 - on the GNOME againNews: NetBSD adds kernel memory protection, Linux Mint to support Flatpak and drop KDE edition, Nitrux adopts Calamares installer, HAMMER userspace ported to Linux, elementary OS app store reaches a milestoneQuestions and answers: Several "what if"....

Development Release: GeckoLinux 423.171028.16 Beta

Dom, 29/10/2017 - 16:50
GeckoLinux is an openSUSE-based distribution designed to be easy to set up and use on desktop systems. The project has released a new development snapshot, GeckoLinux 423.171028.16 Beta, which introduces several new improvements and features the Cinnamon desktop environment. "Thanks to Kiwi, GeckoLinux will now boast the following....

Distribution Release: LibreELEC 8.2.0

Sab, 28/10/2017 - 18:15
The LibreELEC project develops a minimal operating system which is dedicated to running the Kodi media centre. The project's latest release, LibreELEC 8.2.0, introduces changes to Samba, dropping the SMB1 protocol and supporting SMB2 and SMB3. "The Kodi SMB client now defaults to SMB3 connections but can fail....

Development Release: SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Beta 1

Ven, 27/10/2017 - 23:38
Frederic Crozat has announced the availability of the first beta release of SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 15, an enterprise-class Linux distribution based on openSUSE. This will be SUSE's first major release since October 2014 when SLE 12 was made available: "We are happy to announce our first beta....

Distribution Release: CAINE 9.0

Mer, 25/10/2017 - 20:54
Nanni Bassetti has announced the release of CAINE (Computer Aided INvestigative Environment) 9.0, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution offering a forensic environment. The project's news page lists the following tools which have been added or upgraded in the distribution along with a screen shot of the distribution's default desktop....

Distribution Release: antiX 17

Mer, 25/10/2017 - 18:31
The antiX distribution is a lightweight operating system based on Debian. The project's latest release, antiX 17, is based on Debian 9.2 and removes the systemd init software in favour of SysV init. "antiX comes in four flavours for both 32- and 64-bit processors. antiX-full: 4 windows managers....

Development Release: Qubes OS 4.0 RC2

Mer, 25/10/2017 - 01:35
Marek Marczykowski-Górecki has announced the availability of the second release candidate for Qubes OS 4.0, a Fedora-based desktop Linux distribution with a strong focus on system security. This is achieved by isolating different tasks into separate virtual domains: "We're pleased to announce the second release candidate for Qubes....

Distribution Release: Proxmox 5.1 "Virtual Environment"

Mar, 24/10/2017 - 17:14
Daniela Häsler has announced the availability of a new version of Promox Virtual Environment, a Debian-based platform for running virtual appliances and virtual machines. The new version, Proxmox 5.1 "Virtual Environment", is based on Debian 9.2, includes Ceph 12.2 and version 4.13 of the Linux kernel. "Proxmox Server....

Distribution Release: ArchLabs 2017.10

Mar, 24/10/2017 - 13:26
Matt Dobson has announced the release of a new version of ArchLabs, a 64-bit distribution based on Arch Linux and featuring the Openbox window manager. The new release makes use of a long term support kernel and ArchLabs specific packages have been added to the project's own repository....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 735

Lun, 23/10/2017 - 01:19
This is DistroWatch post number 10,000 and it brings you the latest issue of DistroWatch Weekly: Review: ArchLabs Linux MínimoNews: Solus updates, Manjaro improving on-line MS-Office integration, Ubuntu's changing desktop sessions, Parabola creates OpenRC spin, information on the WPA vulnerabilityTips and tricks: Building software with RavenportsReleased last week:....

Distribution Release: Lubuntu 17.10

Ven, 20/10/2017 - 09:15
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 - 05:51
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 - 02:35
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

Gio, 19/10/2017 - 23:17
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 - 20:09
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 - 17:19
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 - 14:29
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 - 18:22
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 - 01:18
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....