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Distribution Release: Zorin OS 12.1

Lun, 27/02/2017 - 20:49
The Zorin OS team has announced a new release of the project's Ubuntu-based desktop distribution. Zorin OS is designed to provide a familiar interface for people transitioning from a Windows environment. The newest version, Zorin OS 12.1, is a minor update to the project's 12 series and includes....

Development Release: deepin 15.4 Beta

Lun, 27/02/2017 - 15:57
deepin is a Linux desktop distribution based on Debian's Unstable branch. The deepin project develops the custom Deepin Desktop Environment, along with a collection of graphical application for playing media and installing software. The deepin project has announced the availability of a new development snapshot, deepin 15.4 Beta.....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 701

Lun, 27/02/2017 - 02:05
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: OBRevenge OS 2017.02News: Mageia 6's ongoing delays, NetBSD offers reproducible builds, Red Hat considers if we still need swap spaceMyths and misunderstandings: Can Netflix run on a Raspberry Pi?Released last week: pfSense 2.3.3, Rebellin Linux 3.5, Zenwalk 220217Torrent corner: AUSTRUMI, Elastix, KaOS,....

Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 8.0

Dom, 26/02/2017 - 03:54
Bruce Dubbs has announced the release of Linux From Scratch (LFS) and Beyond Linux From Scratch (BLFS) 8.0, a major update of the do-it-yourself books providing instructions on how to build a base Linux system from scratch, then compile and configure many popular software applications on top of....

BSD Release: TrueOS 2017-02-22

Ven, 24/02/2017 - 21:12
TrueOS is a rolling release operating system based on FreeBSD. The TrueOS team has released a new snapshot of the operating system's Desktop and Server editions. The new snapshot includes several bug fixes, a few new services and package updates. TrueOS 2017-02-22 also includes support for automounting devices....

Development Release: Kubuntu 17.04 Beta 1

Ven, 24/02/2017 - 04:32
The first beta release of the upcoming version 17.04 of Ubuntu and its sub-projects is now ready for testing. As usual, Ubuntu itself is absent and Ubuntu MATE has also skipped this round of testing, but Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu....

Distribution Release: Zenwalk Linux 220217

Mer, 22/02/2017 - 23:05
The Zenwalk Linux distribution is a desktop operating system built on the foundation of Slackware Linux. The project has announced a new rolling release snapshot of Zenwalk Linux which carries the version number 220217. The new snapshot reintroduces the Firefox web browser in the default installation and offers....

Distribution Release: Rebellin Linux 3.5

Mar, 21/02/2017 - 12:39
Utkarsh Sevekar has announced the release of Rebellin Linux 3.5, a set of two distributions with a choice of GNOME or MATE desktop environments, both based on Debian's "unstable" branch: "Rebellin Linux 3.5 released. Built on the goodness of Debian and the previous Rebellin, it's the best Debian....

BSD Release: pfSense 2.3.3

Mar, 21/02/2017 - 05:05
Jim Pingle has announced the release of pfSense 2.3.3, an updated build of the FreeBSD-based specialist operating system designed for firewalls and routers: "We are happy to announce the release of pfSense software version 2.3.3. This is a maintenance release in the 2.3.x series, bringing numerous stability and....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 700

Lun, 20/02/2017 - 02:11
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: RaspBSDNews: Debian swaps out Icedove for Thunderbird, GParted Live to support LUKS, Fedora's licensing guidelines, Mint's new features, FreeBSD's Status Report, DragonFlyBSD works to update video card supportTips and tricks: Shell switching, battery charge, getting the system's IP address and dealing with....

Distribution Release: GParted Live 0.28.1-1

Dom, 19/02/2017 - 21:30
Curtis Gedak has announced the availability of a new version of the GParted Live Linux distribution. GParted Live provides users with a Debian-based live CD with which to manipulate, rescue and rescue disk partitions from within a graphical user interface. The latest version, GParted Live 0.28.1-1, features version....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 16.04.2

Ven, 17/02/2017 - 04:33
The second maintenance update of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (long-term support) release is now ready for download: "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS for its Desktop, Server and Cloud products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support. Like....

OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.4

Gio, 16/02/2017 - 22:06
ReactOS is an open source operating system which seeks to be binary compatible with Microsoft Windows, capable of running Windows applications. The project's latest release, ReactOS 0.4.4, introduces printing support and offers several visual improvements and graphical fixes. "Today marks the fifth release of the ReactOS 0.4.x series,....

Distribution Release: RancherOS 0.8.0

Gio, 16/02/2017 - 02:38
Sven Dowideit has announced the release of RancherOS 0.8.0, an updated build of the project's minimalist Linux distribution designed for running Docker containers: "RancherOS release - version 0.8.0. Linux 4.9.9 (amd64), Linux 4.4.43 hypriot-v7+ (Raspberry Pi), Docker 1.12.6 default, Docker 1.13.0 available for testing. Note: due to the....

Distribution Release: DEFT Linux 2017.1 "Zero"

Mar, 14/02/2017 - 02:33
After more than two years of apparent hiatus, the Ubuntu-based DEFT Linux distribution (featuring specialist tools for forensic analysis) has sprung to life with a new release. Dubbed as "DEFT Zero" and labelled as version 2017.1, the new build is much more compact and lightweight, but it brings....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 699

Lun, 13/02/2017 - 03:12
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: OpenELEC and Clear Linux News: GhostBSD's network utility ported to FreeBSD, Ubuntu coming to Fairphone, elementary OS crowd-funding app store Tips and tricks: Package compression compared Released last week: NethServer 7.3, CRUX 3.3 Torrent corner: Antergos, MidnightBSD, NethServer, PCLinuxOS Opinion poll: Archive....

Distribution Release: CRUX 3.3

Dom, 12/02/2017 - 04:44
Juergen Daubert has announced the release of CRUX 3.3, a new version of the project's lightweight (and systemd-free) Linux distribution designed for experienced Linux users (or users willing to follow a detailed handbook). This is the distribution's first stable release in nearly 15 months. "The CRUX team is....

Development Release: GhostBSD 11.0-ALPHA1

Sab, 11/02/2017 - 22:14
The GhostBSD project produces a desktop-oriented operating system based on FreeBSD. The GhostBSD project has announced the availability of a new test release, GhostBSD 11.0-ALPHA1, which is based on FreeBSD 11. The new alpha snapshot includes the latest NVIDIA video drivers and introduces the Whisker Menu as the....

Development Release: Elive 2.8.0 (Beta)

Ven, 10/02/2017 - 17:02
The Elive distribution is a Debian-based project featuring the Enlightenment window manager. The project has released a new development version, Elive 2.8.0. The new development release features an improved welcome panel, desktop performance improvements and thumbnail previews for Epub and Mobi document files. "The Elive Team is proud....

Distribution Release: NethServer 7.3

Mer, 08/02/2017 - 17:16
Alessio Fattorini has announced the release of NethServer 7.3. The NethServer distribution is a CentOS-based project for servers and features a modular design along with web-based administrative controls. The new version can use Samba to replace Microsoft Active Directory domain controllers and features centralized account management. "NethServer is....