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Distribution Release: Slackel 7.0

Mar, 02/05/2017 - 04:22
Dimitris Tzemos has announced the release of Slackel 7.0, a new major build of the project's "Openbox" edition which is based on Slackware Linux (the "Current" branch) and Salix: "Slackel 7.0 Live Openbox has been released. Includes the Linux kernel 4.4.38 and latest updates from Slackware's 'Current' tree.....

Distribution Release: feren OS 2017.0

Lun, 01/05/2017 - 15:17
The feren OS project develops a desktop distribution based on Linux Mint and the Cinnamon desktop environment; it also includes WINE for running Windows applications. Version 2017.0, which is based on Linux Mint 18.1, has been released. The new version enables automatic updates and replaces Mint's Welcome screen....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 710

Lun, 01/05/2017 - 02:12
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: TrueOS 2017-02-22News: Debian being ported to RISC-V, plans to disable Debian's FTP services, Debian axing CD sets, Halium community to build common GNU/Linux base for Android phonesQuestions and answers: Anbox, ZFS on root, init software for Linux Mint Debian Edition 3, Debian's....

Distribution Release: Lakka 2.0

Sab, 29/04/2017 - 22:35
Lakka is a lightweight Linux distribution that transforms a small computer (such as a desktop PC or Raspberry Pi) into a full blown game console. The project has released Lakka 2.0, which contains many updated packages. This new version of Lakka is based on LibreELEC while past versions....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.19 Core 110

Ven, 28/04/2017 - 22:17
IPFire is an independently developed Linux distribution with security and firewall configuration in mind. The distribution can be managed through a web-based interface. The IPFire project's latest release, IPFire 2.19 Core Update 110, features on-demand IPsec VPNs and performance improvements for DNS queries. "This is the official release....

Distribution Release: Kali Linux 2017.1

Mar, 25/04/2017 - 22:33
Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution which features several security and forensics tools. The project has adopted a rolling release approach to new versions. The new release, Kali Linux 2017.1, features drivers for RTL8812AU wireless chipsets, improved GPU support and there are now Azure and AWS images of....

Distribution Release: Android-x86 6.0-r3

Mar, 25/04/2017 - 15:21
The Android-x86 project is a port of the Android operating system for consumer desktop and laptop computers. The Android-x86 project has announced a third update to the project's x86 port of Android 6.0 "Marshmallow". The new release includes the ability to auto-mount optical media, includes a fix for....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 709

Lun, 24/04/2017 - 02:21
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Ubuntu 17.04 - Unity's swan song?News: Korora tests new software manager, Finnix streamlines and Ubuntu migrates to WaylandTips and tricks: Nix package manager on alternative Linux distributionsReleased last week: ROSA R9, Scientific Linux 6.9, Solus 2017.04.18.0Torrent corner: deepin, ExTiX, Fermi, ROSA, Scientific,....

Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 RC

Ven, 21/04/2017 - 20:08
The Devuan GNU+Linux distribution is a fork of Debian which strives to provide a Linux distribution without systemd software. The project is now approximately two years old and has published its first release candidate. It can be adopted as an upgrade path from Debian "Wheezy" or Debian "Jessie".....

Development Release: RISC OS Open RC15

Ven, 21/04/2017 - 12:23
Steve Revill has announced the release of a new development build of RISC OS Open, a special edition of RISC OS designed for the Raspberry Pi single-board computer. RISC OS, developed by the inventors of the ARM processor architecture, is not based on UNIX, Linux or any other....

Distribution Release: ROSA R9

Gio, 20/04/2017 - 23:48
Vladimir Potapov has announced the release of ROSA R9, a major update of the distribution which started as a fork of Mandriva Linux and which retains many of Mandriva's tools. The new version comes in two desktop variants - KDE 4 or Plasma Desktop 5.9: "ROSA R9 is....

Distribution Release: Tails 2.12

Mer, 19/04/2017 - 20:55
The Amnesic Incognito Live System (better known as Tails) is a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The Tails project has announced the release of Tails 2.12 which features the GNOME Sound Recorder application and version 4.9.13 of the Linux....

Distribution Release: deepin 15.4

Mer, 19/04/2017 - 12:44
The deepin project, which develops a Debian-based Linux distribution with a custom desktop environment and several applications developed in-house, has announced the release of deepin 15.4. Despite a minor increment in the version number (from 15.3 to 15.4), this is a major release with many improvements and package....

Development Release: Rescatux 0.41 Beta 1

Mar, 18/04/2017 - 15:24
Rescatux is a Debian-based distribution that features desktop tools for recovering broken Linux distributions. The project has released a new development version, Rescatux 0.41 Beta 1. The new development snapshot features several improvements to help users work with UEFI systems. "I couldn't have released a stable Rescatux without....

Distribution Release: Solus 2017.04.18.0

Mar, 18/04/2017 - 07:11
Joshua Strobl has announced the availability of an updated release of Solus, an independent, desktop-focused Linux distribution. Besides the standard edition featuring the Budgie desktop (developed in house), this version also comes in a MATE variant as well as a brand-new GNOME 3.24 flavour: "We're proud to announce....

Distribution Release: Scientific Linux 6.9

Mar, 18/04/2017 - 01:23
Pat Riehecky has announced the release of Scientific Linux 6.9, the latest build of the distribution's legacy branch, compiled from source package for the recently-released Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.9. As is the case with the upstream distribution, this branch of Scientific Linux will be supported until....

Distribution Release: Devil-Linux 1.8.0

Lun, 17/04/2017 - 07:05
Heiko Zuecker has announced the release of Devil-Linux 1.8.0, a major update of the project's independently-developed distribution that runs directly from the live CD and is designed primarily for server, firewall and router deployments: "Devil-Linux 1.8.0 has been released. This is a major overhaul of Devil-Linux. Most programs....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 708

Lun, 17/04/2017 - 02:09
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Maui Linux 17.03News: Snap runs on Fedora, Void supports Flatpak, Red Hat retires RHEL 5, Android running on GNU/Linux desktops, FreeNAS changes plans for Corral, the future of Ubuntu GNOME, Debian elects new Project LeaderQuestions and answers: Seeking security in source codeReleased....

Distribution Release: Ultimate Edition 5.4

Dom, 16/04/2017 - 01:59
Ultimate Edition developer "TheeMahn" has announced the release of Ultimate Edition 5.4, the latest version of the project's Ubuntu-based desktop Linux distribution. This build is based on the just-released Ubuntu 17.04 and includes, for the first time, the Budgie desktop: "Ultimate Edition 5.4 was built from the Ubuntu....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu Studio 17.04

Ven, 14/04/2017 - 15:06
The Ubuntu Studio team has announced the release of Ubuntu Studio 17.04. The new release of this Linux distribution for audio, video and graphic artists offers the same package base as Ubuntu 17.04 and includes nine months of security updates. According to the release announcement, there are a....