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Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Beta

Mar, 23/05/2017 - 16:20
Red Hat has announced a new beta release of the company's Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x series. The new development release, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Beta, includes bug fixes and a few new features for the 7.x product line. "Year over year, security remains a top concern....

Distribution Release: BitKey 14.2.0

Mar, 23/05/2017 - 02:46
With the current craze surrounding Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, here is a timely release of BitKey - a specialist, Debian-based distribution and a Swiss-army knife designed specifically for Bitcoin users and fans. The live CD image comes with a range of useful utilities to perform highly secure air-gapped....

Distribution Release: Guix System Distribution 0.13.0

Lun, 22/05/2017 - 18:45
The Guix System Distribution (GuixSD) is a GNU/Linux distribution which showcases the Guix advanced package manager. GuixSD runs on the Linux-Libre kernel and features the GNU Shepherd init software. The latest version of GuixSD, 0.13.0, supports booting on UEFI-enabled computers and can be installed on the Btrfs advanced....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 713

Lun, 22/05/2017 - 02:06
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: ROSA Fresh R9News: Fedora plans new networking improvements, FreeBSD's Quarterly Report, UBports sets up its own app store, Parsix project to shut downQuestions and answers: How SELinux improves securityReleased last week: Untangle NG Firewall 13.0.0, elementary OS 0.4.1, Parrot Security OS 3.6Torrent....

Development Release: Tails 3.0 RC1

Dom, 21/05/2017 - 16:14
The first release candidate for Tails 3.0, a Debian-based live DVD specially designed for anonymous web browsing using the included Tor Browser, is now ready for testing. This major update of Tails is based on the soon-to-be-released Debian 9.0 "Stretch" and it features GNOME Shell 3.22 as the....

Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.6

Ven, 19/05/2017 - 07:54
Lorenzo Faletra has announced the release of Parrot Security OS 3.6, an updated build of the project's Debian-based specialist distribution featuring useful tools for penetration testing, forensic analysis, hacking, privacy, anonymity and cryptography: "After some months of hard work we were finally able to release Parrot Security OS....

OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.5

Gio, 18/05/2017 - 17:03
ReactOS is an open source operating system which strives to be binary compatible with Microsoft Windows and features the ability to run many Windows applications. The project has released ReactOS 0.4.5 which features several improvements to the system's graphics, including better application and font rendering. The ReactOS team....

Distribution Release: elementary OS 0.4.1

Gio, 18/05/2017 - 08:46
Daniel Foré has announced the release of elementary OS 0.4.1, the first point update of the project's "Loki" series. The new version is based on Ubuntu 16.04.2: "We're proud to announce the release of a major update to elementary OS Loki - version 0.4.1. This release brings a....

Distribution Release: OBRevenge OS 2017.05

Gio, 18/05/2017 - 00:16
OBRevenge OS is an Arch Linux-based desktop distribution featuring a custom desktop environment based on the Openbox window manager and an easy-to-use system installer (Calamares). A new version 2017.05 was announced earlier today: "New release, OBRevenge OS 2017.05. Changelog: updated to newest Calamares; fixed bug with hotkeys when....

Distribution Release: Untangle NG Firewall 13.0.0

Mar, 16/05/2017 - 22:28
Untangle NG Firewall is a Debian-based network gateway with pluggable modules for network applications like spam blocking, web filtering and anti-virus. The company behind this distribution, Untangle Inc., has announced the release of Untangle 13.0.0. The new version introduces MAC-based device tracking, user tracking (via multiple methods) and....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 712

Lun, 15/05/2017 - 02:05
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: NixOS 17.03 "Gorilla"News: Canonical eyes going public, Haiku launches Summer of Code projects, Solus improves Bluetooth supportHardware review: The Alpha LitebookReleased last week: Black Lab Linux 11Torrent corner: 4MLinux, AUSTRUMI, Black Lab, Clonezilla, Debian, ExTiX, Neptune, Parrot Security, Q4OS, SmartOSOpinion poll: Future....

Development Release: Grml 2017.05 RC1

Mar, 09/05/2017 - 14:59
Grml is a Debian-based live disc for 32-bit and 64-bit x86 computers. The Grml distribution's latest development snapshot, Grml 2017.05-rc1, is based on Debian's Testing branch (code name "Stretch"). This release offers a number of small changes along with a transition from using file-rc to systemd for the....

Distribution Release: Black Lab Linux 11

Lun, 08/05/2017 - 16:52
Black Lab Linux is a commercial distribution based on Ubuntu. The Black Lab team has announced the availability of Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11. The new release features editions with the GNOME or Xfce desktop environments, version 4.8 of the Linux kernel, Skype and support for Flatpak packages.....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 711

Lun, 08/05/2017 - 02:14
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: 4MLinux 21.0News: Linux Mint 13 retired, Mint plans new features, Haiku improvements, pfSense lays out roadmap, OpenBSD offers first syspatch updates, Fedora to gain full support for MP3, Debian updates install mediaQuestions and answers: Checking file system fragmentationReleased last week: feren OS....

Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 RC2

Ven, 05/05/2017 - 14:09
The second release candidate for Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 is now ready for final testing. Devuan is a Debian fork whose goal is to provide a Linux distribution without systemd, a controversial init system that some consider unnecessarily complex, thus violating the design principles of UNIX-like operating systems. "Just....

BSD Release: pfSense 2.3.4

Ven, 05/05/2017 - 10:00
Version 2.3.4 of pfSense, a specialist FreeBSD-based operating system designed for firewalls and routers, has been released: "We are happy to announce the release of pfSense software version 2.3.4. This is a maintenance release in the 2.3.x series, bringing stability and bug fixes, fixes for a few security....

Development Release: FreeNAS 11.0-RC

Ven, 05/05/2017 - 06:00
Kris Moore has announced the availability of the release candidate for FreeNAS 11.0, a specialist FreeBSD-based operating system for computers serving as Network-Attached Storage (NAS) devices. The arrival of this build follows an unexpected downgrade of FreeNAS Coral (a ground-up rewrite of FreeNAS released in March), from stable....

Distribution Release: NethServer 6.9

Mer, 03/05/2017 - 19:28
Alessio Fattorini has announced the release of NethServer 6.9. The NethServer distribution is a Linux distribution for servers which is based on CentOS and features a web-based administration interface. The new release features improved support for Let's Encrypt security certificates, version 5 of Shorewall and the ability to....

OS Release: OpenIndiana 2017.04

Mer, 03/05/2017 - 15:11
OpenIndiana is an open source operating system based on Illumos which continues the tradition of OpenSolaris. The OpenIndiana project has published a new release, version 2017.04. The new version includes support for USB 3.0, the MATE 1.16 desktop and an updated Xorg server. "The most notable change for....

Distribution Release: SME Server 9.2

Mar, 02/05/2017 - 09:15
Terry Fage has announced the release of SME Server 9.2, the second update to the stable 9.x branch of the project's CentOS-based distribution for servers: "The Koozali SME Server development team is pleased to announce the release of Koozali SME Server 9.2 final which is the next....