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Distribution Release: Debian 9

Dom, 18/06/2017 - 05:50
The Debian project, which develops the world's largest Linux distribution, has announced the release of Debian 9, code name "Stretch". The usual long-development cycle and conservative, well-tested nature of the product is a consequence of the distribution's support for a number of processor architectures (i386, amd64, arm64, armel,....

Development Release: FreeBSD 11.1-BETA2

Sab, 17/06/2017 - 21:27
Glen Barber has announced the release of a new development snapshot of FreeBSD. The new snapshot, FreeBSD 11.1-BETA2, is available for x86, AMD64, PowerPC and ARM architectures and includes several fixes and improvements since the previous beta release. "The pcib driver has been updated for Hyper-V virtual machines....

Distribution Release: antiX 16.2

Ven, 16/06/2017 - 13:41
The antiX team has announced the availability of a new point-release of the project's lightweight, Debian-based operating system. The new release, antiX 16.2, is based on Debian 8.8 "Jessie" and features a customized 4.4.10 LTS kernel running SysV init. "antiX 16.2 (Berta Cáceres) point release is available. Bug-fix....

BSD Release: FreeNAS 11.0

Gio, 15/06/2017 - 01:50
Joon Lee has announced the final release of FreeNAS 11.0, a new version of the project's specialist FreeBSD-based operating system designed for computers serving as Network-Attached Storage (NAS) devices. This version replaces Coral (which suffered from serious bugs following its release) as the current stable FreeNAS: "After several....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.19 Core 111

Mer, 14/06/2017 - 23:16
Michael Tremer has announced a new update to the IPFire distribution for firewalls. The new version, IPFire 2.19 Core Update 111, features a number of security improvements which allow IPFire to connect to wireless networks and drops older (potentially vulnerable) cryptography functions for newer, stronger ones. Quality of....

Distribution Release: OpenMediaVault 3.0.79

Mer, 14/06/2017 - 04:36
Volker Theile has announced the release of OpenMediaVault 3.0.79, a major update and the first stable build in the 3.x version series. OpenMediaVault is a specialist Debian-based distribution designed for network-attached storage (NAS) systems: "After a long development phase I am happy to announce the release of OpenMediaVault....

Distribution Release: Tails 3.0

Mar, 13/06/2017 - 21:55
The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based live disc which offers several tools to assist its users in being anonymous while working on-line. The latest version of this Linux distribution, Tails 3.0, is based on the upcoming release of Debian 9 "Stretch". "Tails 3.0 works on....

Development Release: Fedora 26 Beta

Mar, 13/06/2017 - 17:03
The Fedora team have released a new development snapshot of their Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution. The new development release, Fedora 26 Beta, features updated versions of the GNU Compiler Collection and Go language. There is also a new partition manager for the Fedora system installer. "Fedora, always....

Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2017_06_12

Lun, 12/06/2017 - 19:32
Parted Magic is a live CD/USB commercial distribution which is designed to work with hard drives and disk partitions. The Parted Magic live disc can be used to manage partitions via GParted as well as rescue lost file with TestDisk. The latest snapshot of Parted Magic, version....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 716

Lun, 12/06/2017 - 02:24
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Slackel 7.0 "Live Openbox"News: Ubuntu works with GNOME on HiDPI, backports live kernel patches, openSUSE 42.3 uses rolling development model, feren OS becomes rolling-releaseQuestions and answers: Kernel blobs and getting rid of themReleased last week: KaOS 2017.06, ROSA R9 "LXQt", MX Linux....

Distribution Release: Tanglu 4.0

Dom, 11/06/2017 - 23:20
Matthias Klumpp has announced the release of Tanglu 4.0 which carries the code name "Dasyatis". The Debian-based distribution was in development for longer than expected which Klumpp addresses in the release announcement: "Tanglu 4 comes - due to being frozen for far too long - without the latest....

Distribution Release: KXStudio 14.04.5

Dom, 11/06/2017 - 05:16
KXStudio is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with a KDE 4 desktop and a large collection of applications and plugins designed for professional audio production. An updated build, version 14.04.5, was released yesterday: "It's time for another KXStudio release. KXStudio 14.04.5 is here. Lots have changed in the applications....

Development Release: FreeBSD 11.1-BETA1

Dom, 11/06/2017 - 00:24
Glen Barber has announced the availability of the initial beta build of the upcoming FreeBSD 11.1. As usual, ISO images are available for the amd64, armv6, i386, aarch64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures. The release announcement includes a special note for the users of the arm architecture: "Note....

Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.8.1

Sab, 10/06/2017 - 14:22
Robolinux is a Debian-based Linux distribution. The project has announced the release of a new version, Robolinux 8.8.1, which is built on Debian 8 "Jessie" and features up-to-date versions of Firefox and Thunderbird, along with improvements to the MATE and Xfce desktop environments: "This is another major Robolinux....

Distribution Release: MX Linux 16.1

Ven, 09/06/2017 - 00:36
The MX Linux team has announced the release of a new version of their Debian-based distribution. The new release, MX Linux 16.1, now supports home directory encryption, offers the Adobe Flash plug-in on the installation media and features LibreOffice 5.2.6. "So what's new in MX-16? 1. Installer improvements:....

Distribution Release: ROSA R9 "LXQt"

Gio, 08/06/2017 - 06:39
Vladimir Potapov has announced the release of ROSA R9 "LXQt" edition, a desktop-focused Linux distribution featuring the lightweight LXQt 0.11 desktop: "LXQt is the most lightweight and ascetic ROSA R9 edition. It is designed for machines which are not rich in resources (e.g. netbooks) and for users who....

Development Release: Linux Mint 18.2 Beta

Mar, 06/06/2017 - 20:54
The Linux Mint team has announced the availability of a new development release of their popular, Ubuntu-based distribution. The new development snapshot, Linux Mint 18.2 beta, is provided in Cinnamon and MATE editions. The MATE edition features the MATE 1.18 desktop environment, built with GTK+ 3 libraries. The....

Distribution Release: KaOS 2017.06

Mar, 06/06/2017 - 07:45
KaOS 2017.06 has been released. This desktop distribution is one of the first that ship with the recently-released Plasma Desktop 5.10.0 and Qt toolkit 5.9.0: "KaOS is pleased to announce the 2017.06 release. Just days after Qt 5.9.0 and Plasma 5.10.0 were announced, you can already have both....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 715

Lun, 05/06/2017 - 02:15
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Devuan 1.0.0 - Debian without systemdNews: Tails migrating to Debian Stretch, Mint plans 18.2 features, Yunit ported to DebianQuestions and answers: Devuan and systemdReleased last week: Bodhi Linux, Grml, TrueOS, Porteus KioskTorrent corner: 4MLinux, Antergos, Bodhi, Clonezilla, Grml, OpenELEC, Porteus Kiosk, SmartOS,....

BSD Release: TrueOS 2017-06-01

Ven, 02/06/2017 - 17:11
The TrueOS project creates a rolling release operating system that is based on FreeBSD's -CURRENT development branch. The TrueOS team has released a new snapshot, version 2017-06-01, of their operating system which now features two branches: STABLE for users who want a more consistent experience, and UNSTABLE for....