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Development Release: GhostBSD 11.1-RC1

Lun, 06/11/2017 - 16:47
GhostBSD is a desktop-oriented operating system based on FreeBSD. The project has published a new release candidate for the 11.1 series, GhostBSD 11.1-RC1. The new development snapshot removes GRUB from the system installer to prevent a number of bugs and ZFS volume configuration has been updated. "This last....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 737

Lun, 06/11/2017 - 01:08
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: BeeFree OS 18.1.2News: Canonical joins GNOME Advisory Board, Solus works on software manager and Wayland support, a Tails status report, Slax may be returning to lifeTips and tricks: Quick tricks to fix small problems on LinuxReleased last week: NethServer 7.4, OpenIndiana 2017.10,....

Development Release: UBOS 12 Beta

Dom, 05/11/2017 - 18:13
UBOS is a server distribution based on Arch Linux. The distribution provides utilities for quickly setting up network services such as Wordpress and Nextcloud. The developers of UBOS have launched a new beta which introduces new services for users and makes it easier for developers to package their....

Development Release: Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.5 Beta 3

Dom, 05/11/2017 - 01:38
Black Lab Linux is an Ubuntu-based distribution which develops a user-friendly, commercial distribution. The Black Lab team is currently working on the upcoming release of Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.5 and have published a development snapshot. The new beta updates several packages, including the Linux kernel, LibreOffice and....

Distribution Release: Pardus 17.1

Sab, 04/11/2017 - 09:21
Pardus, a Debian-based Turkish Linux distribution for desktops and servers, has been updated to version 17.1. The new release offers three separate ISO images with distinct names that indicate the purpose - Xfce, DDE (Deepin Desktop Environment) and Server. The release notes are available in Turkish only, but....

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 23.0

Gio, 02/11/2017 - 01:56
4MLinux is a simple Linux distribution for desktops and servers; it uses the lightweight JWM window manager together with the LTS Linux kernel 4.9 and somewhat conservative applications and tools, including the increasingly rare-to-see LILO bootloader. After prolonged testing, the distribution's 23 branch has now been declared "stable":....

OS Release: OpenIndiana 2017.10

Mar, 31/10/2017 - 14:28
OpenIndiana is an open source operating system based on the Illumos project and a member of the Solaris family. The project has released a new version, OpenIndiana 2017.10, which features updates to the display server and the MATE desktop environment. The new version also supports binary compatibility with....

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....