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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....