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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 732

Lun, 02/10/2017 - 01:05
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Managing virtual environments with ClonOS 12News: Reducing Snap size, Ubuntu Desktop to drop 32-bit media, FreeBSD's Quarterly Status ReportQuestions and answers: Partitioning disks for ZFSReleased last week: SparkyLinux 5.1, KNOPPIX 8.1, Tails 3.2Torrent corner: 4MLinux, feren OS, KNOPPIX, Nitrux, SparkyLinux, SystemRescueCd, TailsUpcoming....

Development Release: Ubuntu 17.10 Beta 2

Ven, 29/09/2017 - 05:10
Lukasz Zemczak has announced the availability of the final beta build of Ubuntu 17.10, code name "Artful Aardvark", together with the rest of the Ubuntu family of distributions - Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu. From the release announcement: "The Ubuntu team....

Distribution Release: Tails 3.2

Ven, 29/09/2017 - 00:29
Version 3.2 of Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System), a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user, has been released. This is mostly a security update, although it also comes with some component upgrades, including Linux kernel 4.12: "Tails 3.2 is....

Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 8.1

Gio, 28/09/2017 - 09:27
Klaus Knopper has announced the release of KNOPPIX 8.1, the latest stable version from he project that pioneered the concept of an easy-to-use Linux live CD with complete hardware support. This release comes with LXDE (default desktop), KDE Plasma 5.8 and GNOME 3.24: "Version 8.1 of KNOPPIX is....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 5.1

Mer, 27/09/2017 - 23:29
SparkyLinux is a Debian-based lightweight and fast Linux distribution designed to run on both old and new computers. The project's latest release, SparkyLinux 5.1, is based on Debian's Testing branch, codename Buster and offers a rolling release upgrade path. "Changes between version 5.0 and 5.1: full system upgrade....

Development Release: NethServer 7.4 Beta 1

Mer, 27/09/2017 - 14:22
NethServer is a CentOS-based Linux distribution for servers. The project provides many optional modules and a web-based administrator interface to make setting up services more convenient. The project has released a new development snapshot, NethServer 7.4 Beta 1. This update features mostly small changes and bug fixes from....

Development Release: LibreELEC 8.1.2 Beta

Lun, 25/09/2017 - 19:32
LibreELEC is a minimal operating system designed to simply run the Kodi media software on a range of popular hardware platforms. The LibreELEC project has released a new development snapshot, version 8.1.2 Beta. The new development release fixes the Blueborne vulnerability in Bluetooth and corrects some issues with....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 731

Lun, 25/09/2017 - 01:13
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: BackSlash Linux OlafNews: Mint makes reporting bugs easier, Canonical adds Wayland support to Mir, Debian experimenting with AppArmorOpinion: The W3C, encrypted media and software freedomReleased last week: Kali Linux 2017.2, Endian Firewall 3.2.4, Korora 26Torrent corner: ArchBang, Clonezilla, Kali, Korora, Manjaro, NuTyX,....

Distribution Release: NuTyX 9.1

Dom, 24/09/2017 - 20:41
NuTyX is a French Linux distribution (with multi-language supporti) built from Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch, with a custom package manager called "cards". The NuTyX project has released a maintenance update, version 9.1, for the distribution's 9.x series. "The NuTyX team is please to announce....

Development Release: Subgraph OS 2017-09-22 Alpha

Dom, 24/09/2017 - 16:09
Subgraph OS is a Debian-based Linux distribution which provides several security, anonymous web browsing and hardening features. The project has released a new development version, Subgraph OS 2017-09-22 Alpha. The alpha snapshot includes initial support for multiple named bridges which can be attached to application sandboxes. In addition,....

Distribution Release: Korora 26

Dom, 24/09/2017 - 11:28
Jim Dean has announced the release of Korora 26, a brand-new version of the project's desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Fedora, but with many user-friendly enhancements: "The Korora project is pleased to announce the release of version 26 (code name 'Bloat') which is now available for download. Korora....

Development Release: FreeBSD 10.4-RC2

Dom, 24/09/2017 - 02:39
Less than a week after the first release candidate (RC) was made available, the second RC build of FreeBSD 10.4 is now also ready for testing. Some of the recent noteworthy changes include: "Given that the amd64 disc1 image was overflowing, more of the base components installed into....

Distribution Release: Kali Linux 2017.2

Gio, 21/09/2017 - 02:49
Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution with a collection of security and forensics tools. The project's latest version, Kali Linux 2017.2, introduces a number of new security and penetration tools, as well as package updates from Debian's Testing branch. "In addition to all of the standard security and....

Distribution Release: Endian Firewall 3.2.4

Gio, 21/09/2017 - 00:54
Endian has announced the release of Endian Firewall 3.2.4, an updated build in the 3.2 series of the project's CentOS-based Linux distribution for firewall and routers: "The Endian team is proud to announce an updated image for the 3.2 release. Check out the new release today by downloading....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 730

Lun, 18/09/2017 - 01:13
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Mageia 6News: Manjaro coming pre-installed on laptops, KDE's Plasma on Purism's phone, HAMMER2 coming to DragonFly BSD's installerQuestions and answers: Benefits and drawbacks of using completely free operating systemsReleased last week: CentOS 7-1708, Parrot Security OS 3.8, Univention Corporate Server 4.2-2Torrent corner:....

Distribution Release: ArchLabs 2017.09

Dom, 17/09/2017 - 23:20
ArchLabs is an Arch-based Linux distribution featuring the Openbox window manager. The project's latest snapshot, ArchLabs 2017.09, introduces several new changes, including a welcome script which runs when the user first logs in: "Mínimo has under-gone some fine tuning, mainly with the addition of a brilliant Hello/Welcome script....

Development Release: FreeBSD 10.4-RC1

Dom, 17/09/2017 - 01:46
Marius Strobl has announced the availability of the first release candidate for FreeBSD 10.4, an upcoming new stable release in the project's legacy 10.x branch: "The first RC build of the 10.4-RELEASE release cycle is now available. Noteworthy changes since 10.4-BETA4: an upstream fix for zlib compression has....

Distribution Release: CentOS 7-1708

Mer, 13/09/2017 - 22:44
CentOS is a distribution built from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The CentOS project has announced the availability of a new update to the distribution, releasing CentOS 7-1708 which is derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4. The list of changes in this update to....

Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.8

Mer, 13/09/2017 - 01:14
Parrot Security OS is a Debian-based, security-oriented distribution featuring a collection of utilities designed for penetration testing and computer forensics. The project's latest release, 3.8, is based on Debian's Testing branch ("Buster") and includes support for working with ZFS storage volumes. "I am proud to announce the official....

Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.2-2

Lun, 11/09/2017 - 14:44
Nico Gulden has announced the release of Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.2-2, a new build of the Debian-based server distribution featuring a web-based management system for central administration of servers. "We are pleased to announce the availability of UCS 4.2-2 for download, the second point release of Univention....