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Distribution Release: KaOS 2017.04

Mer, 12/04/2017 - 01:23
The KaOS development team has announced the release of new installation media for their KDE-focused, rolling release distribution. The new snapshot, KaOS 2017.04, features an improved installer with the ability to use GPT disk layouts on legacy BIOS systems. The project has also introduced a separate Wayland edition....

BSD Release: OpenBSD 6.1

Mar, 11/04/2017 - 20:03
The OpenBSD developers have announced the availability of a new stable release of their security-oriented operating system. The new release, OpenBSD 6.1, introduces bug fixes, several new or improved hardware drivers and security enhancements to the system installer. "We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD....

Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 8.0

Lun, 10/04/2017 - 11:00
Tiny Core Linux 8.0 has been released. Tiny Core Linux is a minimalist (but extensible) distribution, built from scratch, with a focus on being as small as possible - the 32-bit "TinyCore" edition with a graphical window manager (flwm) is a 16 MB download. This major new release....

Distribution Release: OpenELEC 8.0.0

Lun, 10/04/2017 - 06:09
Stephan Raue has announced the release of OpenELEC 8.0.0, a new feature release of the project's specialist, Linux-based distribution built around Kodi, an open-source media and entertainment software: "The OpenELEC 8.0 (internal version 8.0.0) release has been published. Users running older OpenELEC releases or with auto-update disabled will....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 707

Lun, 10/04/2017 - 02:19
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: PCLinuxOS 2017.03News: Canonical pulls plug on Unity and convergence, Tanglu seeks additional developers, Chakra's infrastructure changes, OpenBSD on Raspberry PiQuestions and answers: Setting up VPN connectionsReleased last week: Vine Linux 6.5, Univention 4.2-0, CentOS 6.9Torrent corner: CentOS, GoboLinux, NuTyXUpcoming releases: Ubuntu 17.04Opinion....

Distribution Release: LXLE 16.04.2

Dom, 09/04/2017 - 07:12
Ronnie Whisler has announced the release of LXLE 16.04.2. As the name and version number suggests, this is a distribution based on Ubuntu's latest LTS (long-term support) release while featuring a customised LXDE desktop environment. From the release announcement: "LXLE 16.04.2 'Eclectica' released. What's new? Menu layout -....

Distribution Release: TalkingArch 2017.04.04

Sab, 08/04/2017 - 03:27
TalkingArch is a re-spin of the Arch Linux live ISO image, modified to include speech and Braille output for blind and visually-impaired users. The project's latest release, version 2017.04.04, is the first build that limits hardware support to the x86_64 processor architecture: "The TalkingArch team is pleased to....

Distribution Release: NuTyX 9.0

Gio, 06/04/2017 - 02:27
Thierry Nuttens has announced the availability of a new version of the NuTyX distribution. NuTyX is based on Linux From Scratch (LFS) and features a custom software manager called "cards". The new release, NuTyX 9.0, features some of the latest software (Linux 4.10, Plasma 5.9, GNOME 3.22, MATE....

Distribution Release: CentOS 6.9

Gio, 06/04/2017 - 00:00
Johnny Hughes has announced the release of CentOS 6.9, a Red Hat-sponsored Linux distribution built from the source code for the recently-released Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.9. This is the project's legacy branch supported until November 2020. From the release announcement: "We are pleased to announce the....

Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.2-0

Mer, 05/04/2017 - 16:04
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is a Debian-based Linux distribution for enterprise server environments. The Univention team has announced the release of Univention Corporate Server 4.2-0. The new version shifts the distribution's base from Debian 7 to Debian 8 which also transitions UCS from using SysV init to....

Distribution Release: GoboLinux 016.01

Mer, 05/04/2017 - 06:38
Lucas Villa Real has announced the release of GoboLinux 016.01, an updated build of the project's independently-developed distribution with a custom file system hierarchy: "We are pleased to announce GoboLinux 016.01 after roughly 3.5 months since the release of 016. While it features some essential package upgrades, this....

Development Release: Fedora 26 Alpha

Mar, 04/04/2017 - 16:41
The Fedora project has announced the availability of an early development release of Fedora 26. The new development snapshot, Fedora 26 Alpha, includes GNOME 3.24, a preview of version 7 of the GNU Compiler and Python 3.6. "The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of....

Distribution Release: Vine Linux 6.5

Lun, 03/04/2017 - 12:34
Daisuke Suzuki has announced the release of a new version of Vine Linux, a general-purpose Japanese Linux distribution with RPM package management. Code-named "Poupille", Vine Linux 6.5 upgrades the Linux kernel to the long-term supported 4.4 branch and provides updates to many popular applications, but it continues to....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 706

Lun, 03/04/2017 - 02:06
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Super Grub2 DiskNews: Snap packages of deepin applications, Subgraph OS routes a single application's traffic through VPN, Linux Mint announcementsTips and tricks: Advanced file systems, network traffic, running a script at login/logoutReleased last week: DragonFly BSD 4.8.0, NixOS 17.03, Linux Lite 3.4Torrent....

Distribution Release: Netrunner 17.03

Sab, 01/04/2017 - 00:56
Netrunner is a Debian-based Linux distribution which features a customized KDE Plasma desktop environment. The Netrunner project has announced the release of an update to their distribution, Netrunner 17.03 "Cyclotron". The new release features KDE's Plasma 5.9 desktop, version 4.9.0 of the Linux kernel and the extended support....

Distribution Release: NixOS 17.03

Ven, 31/03/2017 - 20:58
NixOS is an independently developed Linux distribution which uses the Nix package manager to handle packages and system configuration. NixOS offers many advanced package management features, including roll backs and atomic package operations. The project's latest release, NixOS 17.03, ships with the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment which....

Distribution Release: Linux Lite 3.4

Ven, 31/03/2017 - 14:56
Jerry Bezencon has announced the release of a new version of Linux Lite, a beginner friendly distribution based on Ubuntu. The new version, Linux Lite 3.4, makes it easier to schedule software updates, install third-party drivers and create a restore point for the operating system. "Linux Lite 3.4....