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Distribution Release: feren OS 2017.08

Ven, 18/08/2017 - 01:23
The feren OS distribution is a desktop operating system based on Linux Mint that ships with the Cinnamon desktop environment. The project has announced that it is moving forward as a rolling release distribution, based off Linux Mint 18.2. The new snapshot features a number of other improvements,....

Distribution Release: Raspbian 2017-08-16

Gio, 17/08/2017 - 14:46
Raspbian is a special build of the Debian operating system for Raspberry Pi computers. The Raspbian project has released a new version of their operating system which is now based on Debian 9 "Stretch". "It's now just under two years since we released the Jessie version of Raspbian.....

Development Release: LibreELEC 8.1.0 Beta

Mar, 15/08/2017 - 14:25
LibreELEC is a multi-platform, minimal operating system for running the Kodi media centre. The project has released a new development snapshot, LibreELEC 8.1.0 Beta. The new snapshot swaps out the LibreSSL security library for OpenSSL, introduces SMB3 protocol support via Samba 4.6, and introduces several driver and firmware....

Distribution Release: Solus 3

Mar, 15/08/2017 - 03:04
Solus is an independently-developed desktop Linux distribution. While the distribution is available in three editions (Budgie, GNOME and MATE), the project is perhaps best known for its work showcasing the Budgie desktop environment on a rolling-release platform. The project's latest release, Solus 3, features Firefox 55, LibreOffice 5.4,....

Development Release: NuTyX 9.0.93

Lun, 14/08/2017 - 22:25
NuTyX is a French distribution built from Linux From Scratch and featuring the cards package manager. The latest development snapshot, NuTyX 9.0.93, features a new release of cards, version 2.3.93, and version 4.12.7 of the Linux kernel. "The NuTyX team is please to announce the 9.0.93 release of....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 725

Lun, 14/08/2017 - 01:07
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: openSUSE Leap 42.3News: Debian disables old TLS versions, using Flatpak to backport packages, changes planned for Ubuntu 17.10Questions and answers: Gaming on LinuxReleased last week: Tails 3.1, GParted 0.29.0-1, OSGeo-Live 11.0Torrent corner: GParted, IPFire, Karoshi, LuninuX, OSGeo-Live, Runtu, TailsOpinion poll: Gaming on....

Development Release: GhostBSD 11.1-ALPHA1

Gio, 10/08/2017 - 03:38
Eric Turgeon has announced the availability of the initial alpha build of GhostBSD 11.1, an upcoming new release of the project's desktop-oriented operating system based on FreeBSD 11.1 and featuring MATE and Xfce environments: "This first alpha development release of GhostBSD 11.1 is ready for testing. All MATE....

Distribution Release: Tails 3.1

Mer, 09/08/2017 - 16:23
The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The Tails project has released a new version, Tails 3.1, which is based on Debian 9 "Stretch" and contains mostly minor changes and bug fixes. The....

Distribution Release: OSGeo-Live 11.0

Mer, 09/08/2017 - 12:36
OSGeo-Live is a live desktop distribution based on Lubuntu that allows the user to try a wide variety of open source geospatial software. The project's latest release, OSGeo-Live 11.0, introduces several changes and strips out a number of default applications: "This release has been a major reboot, with....

Distribution Release: GParted Live 0.29.0-1

Mer, 09/08/2017 - 02:28
Curtis Gedak has announced the release of GParted Live 0.29.0-1, the latest upgrade to the popular live CD with a collection of specialist tools dedicated to managing disk partitions and rescuing files. This release includes the new GParted 0.29.0 software and fixes a couple of bugs: "The GParted....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 724

Lun, 07/08/2017 - 01:13
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: SwagArch GNU/Linux 2017.06News: Manjaro's OpenRC spin becomes its own distro, Fedora 24 approaching its EOL, Red Hat plans to drop Btrfs support, Debian discusses future of live desktop imagesMyths and misunderstandings: Myths and misunderstandings: Unity, Mir and Ubuntu TouchReleased last week: Ubuntu....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 16.04.3

Gio, 03/08/2017 - 19:09
Adam Conrad has announced the release of a new maintenance update for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and the Ubuntu Community Edition projects. The new version, Ubuntu 16.04.3, provides fresh installation media with bug fixes and minor updates, but does not represent a new version of the open source operating....

BSD Release: DragonFly BSD 4.8.1

Mer, 02/08/2017 - 23:40
Justin Sherrill has announced the availability of a new update to the DragonFly BSD operating system. The new release, version 4.8.1, includes a number of kernel performance improvements, better Intel video driver support, and installing in UEFI environments with GPT disk layouts is now supported. "The installer can....

Distribution Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4

Mer, 02/08/2017 - 02:49
Red Hat has announced the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.4, the latest update of the company's enterprise-class Linux distribution. This version focuses heavily on mitigating current IT infrastructure threats: "Red Hat, Inc. today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4, the latest....

BSD Release: OPNsense 17.7

Lun, 31/07/2017 - 16:29
Robert van Papeveld has announced the release of a new version of OPNsense, a FreeBSD-based operating system for firewalls and routers. The new version, OPNsense 17.7, features SafeStack hardening, many updated language translations and an updated Realtek driver which should improve network stability. "We are writing to you....

Development Release: Qubes OS 4.0 RC 1

Lun, 31/07/2017 - 13:28
Qubes OS is a desktop operating system which strongly isolates different tasks into separate domains to reduce the consequences of any one application being compromised. The Qubes OS project has released the first release candidate for Qubes OS 4.0, which features a big overhaul of the core Qubes....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 723

Lun, 31/07/2017 - 01:10
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Set up web services quickly with UBOS 11News: Korora provides list of popular applications, Ubuntu MATE seeks user feedback and unveils HUD, GNUstep releases first update in seven years, OpenBSD to use Clang by defaultQuestions and answers: Transferring a list of installed....

Development Release: Linux Lite 3.6 Beta

Dom, 30/07/2017 - 13:48
Jerry Bezencon has announced the release of a new development snapshot for Linux Lite. The new development release, Linux Lite 3.6 Beta, includes a new search engine for the project's help manual and a new graphical repository manager has been added called Lite Sources. "Lite Sources -....

Development Release: antiX 17 Beta 2

Sab, 29/07/2017 - 19:45
The antiX project has released a new development snapshot of their lightweight, Debian-based distribution. The new beta snapshot, antiX 17 Beta 2, features mostly small improvements and polish over the previous testing snapshot. The new beta uses Debian 9 "Stretch" as a base. "One month on from the....