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BSD Release: FreeNAS Corral

Mer, 15/03/2017 - 20:20
The developers of FreeNAS, a FreeBSD-based operating system for network attached storage devices, have announced the release of FreeNAS Corral. The new release (which previously carried the version label 10 during the development phase) provides users with a friendly web-based interface for managing storage, includes ZFS support out....

BSD Release: NetBSD 7.1

Mer, 15/03/2017 - 14:34
The NetBSD project develops a lightweight operating system which runs on a wide range of hardware architectures. The project's latest release, NetBSD 7.1, features support for running on the minimal Raspberry Pi Zero computer and includes initial KMS support for NVIDIA video cards with the nouveau open source....

Distribution Release: Chakra GNU/Linux 2017.03

Mer, 15/03/2017 - 00:39
The Chakra GNU/Linux project, a semi-rolling desktop distribution, has received an update. The developers have announced a new version, Chakra 2017.03, which carries the code name "Goedel". The new snapshot features the Calamares 3.0.1.91 system installer which includes support for installing the distribution on Btrfs and LUKS encrypted....

Distribution Release: Porteus Kiosk 4.3.0

Lun, 13/03/2017 - 18:56
Tomasz Jokiel has announced the availability of a new version of Porteus Kiosk, a lightweight Gentoo-based Linux operating system which has been downscaled and confined to allow the use of one application only - a web browser. The new release, Porteus Kiosk 4.3.0, features Firefox 45 ESR, Google....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 703

Lun, 13/03/2017 - 02:17
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: SolydXK 201701 - Satisfactory and solidNews: Solus announces new features, KDE Connect sends SMS messages, openSUSE's YaST gets Let's Encrypt moduleDistribution review: CloudReady - focused on the webReleased last week: siduction 17.1.0, Manjaro Linux 17.0, ROSA R8.1Torrent corner: Antergos, Kwort, Manjaro Linux,....

Development Release: Elive 2.8.6 (Beta)

Sab, 11/03/2017 - 01:50
The Elive developers have announced the availability of a new beta snapshot of their Debian-based desktop distribution. The new development release, Elive 2.8.6, offers several performance improvements, an updated application menu and easier access to removable media. "This release includes a good amount of performance optimizations, raising the....

Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.5

Gio, 09/03/2017 - 00:15
Lorenzo Faletra has announced the release of Parrot Security OS 3.5, the latest update of the Debian-based distribution providing an array of specialist tools for penetration testing and computer forensics: "I am proud to announce the official release of the new Parrot 3.5 ISO files. This update took....

Distribution Release: Tails 2.11

Mar, 07/03/2017 - 21:34
The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based distribution which is designed for anonymous web browsing and communication over the Internet. The Tails project has announced the availability of Tails 2.11. The new version features a number of bug fixes, including a fix for local root privilege....

Distribution Release: ROSA R8.1

Mar, 07/03/2017 - 14:26
Vladimir Potapov has announced the release of an updated build of the ROSA distribution, version R8.1. This is a bug-fix update for the KDE edition only, while the remaining flavours (GNOME, MATE and Plasma) are staying at version R8 (at least for now): "We are happy to present....

Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 17.0

Mar, 07/03/2017 - 10:40
Philip Müller has announced the release of Manjaro Linux 17.0, the latest stable version of the Arch-inspired desktop distribution with a choice of KDE and Xfce desktops (as well as several "community" flavours). This release updates the KDE Plasma desktop to version 5.9.3: "Our KDE edition continues to....

Development Release: Mageia 6 Sta 2

Mar, 07/03/2017 - 03:19
Donald Stewart has announced the availability of the second development build of the upcoming Mageia 6. Labeled as "Sta 2" and considered a "stabilisation snapshot", this testing build arrives eight month after the first snapshot. Besides the usual 64-bit KDE Plasma and GNOME live DVDs, this release also....

Distribution Release: siduction 17.1.0

Lun, 06/03/2017 - 06:59
Ferdinand Thommes has announced the release of siduction 17.1.0. As the name implies, siduction is based on Debian's unstable branch (also called "Sid") and it comes in various desktop flavours which include Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE Plasma, LXDE, LXQt, MATE and Xfce. From the release notes: "Today we are....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 702

Lun, 06/03/2017 - 02:10
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Fatdog64 Linux reviewNews: elementary OS bundled with a new notebook, Haiku announces new features, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 approaching its end of lifeQuestions and answers: Security and the size of a distribution's team, update on streaming Netflix on RaspbianReleased last week:....

Distribution Release: Kwort Linux 4.3.2

Dom, 05/03/2017 - 10:05
Kwort Linux 4.3.2 has been released. Kwort Linux is a minimalist distribution with a desktop built around the Openbox window manager and its own package manager called kpkg. It is based on CRUX and is designed for advanced Linux users. "Kwort 4.3.2 is available for download. Clean system,....

Distribution Release: Maui Linux 17.03

Dom, 05/03/2017 - 05:41
Leszek Lesner has announced the release of Maui Linux 17.03, a new version of the project's desktop Linux distribution featuring the latest KDE Plasma desktop. It is based on KDEneon. This release comes with updated packages, an improved Calamares system installer, and various desktop enhancements: "The Maui team....

Distribution Release: Greenie Linux 16.04

Ven, 03/03/2017 - 12:24
Stanislav Hoferek has announced the release of Greenie Linux 16.04, a Lubuntu-based desktop distribution optimised primarily for Slovak and Czech users, but also supporting English, Hungarian and Polish languages: "Greenie Linux 16.04 is here. There are two editions. "Lite" is a useful system for everyday use with only....

Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2017.03

Ven, 03/03/2017 - 05:45
The PCLinuxOS development team has released a new version of the project's rolling-release distribution for the desktop. Featuring a modified Plasma 5 user interface, PCLinuxOS 2017.03 comes with Plasma Desktop 5.8.6 (which is part of the long-term support branch), Linux kernel 4.9.13, updated software packages, and several new....

Distribution Release: BlackArch Linux 2017.03.01

Gio, 02/03/2017 - 06:36
Gaurov Soni has announced a release of BlackArch Linux 2017.03.01, an updated build of the project's Arch Linux-based live distribution featuring a collection of over 1,700 penetration testing and forensic analysis tools: "Today we released new BlackArch Linux ISO images. Here's the changelog: add more than 50 new....

Development Release: Lakka 2.0 RC1

Mer, 01/03/2017 - 15:47
The Lakka distribution is a lightweight, Linux-based operating system that turns a desktop or single-board computer into a gaming console. The Lakka project has published a new release candidate, Lakka 2.0-RC1, which shifts the distribution's base from OpenELEC to LibreELEC. "During the last two months, we've been busy....

Development Release: Linux Lite 3.4 Beta

Mar, 28/02/2017 - 10:06
Jerry Bezencon has announced the availability of the beta release of Linux Lite 3.4, a lightweight distribution based on Ubuntu 16.04.2: "Linux Lite 3.4 beta is now available for testing. There have been a number of changes since the 3.2 release. Linux Lite 3.4 final will be released....