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Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 5

18 ore 30 min fa
BackBox Linux is an Ubuntu-based distribution designed for penetration testing and security evaluations. The Backbox distribution is designed to be fast and easy to use with a wide collection of security utilities. It provides a minimal yet complete desktop environment The BackBox project has announced the release of....

Distribution Release: deepin 15.4.1

Ven, 21/07/2017 - 17:39
The deepin team has announced the availability of a new release of the project's Debian-based distribution. The new version, deepin 15.4.1, provides mostly minor updates over the previously released 15.4 branch. "deepin is a Linux distribution devoted to providing beautiful, easy to use, security and reliable system for....

Development Release: Elive 2.9.5 (Beta)

Gio, 20/07/2017 - 13:26
The Elive team have announced the release of a new beta snapshot of the project's Debian-based distribution. Elive 2.9.5 (Beta) introduces a number of bug fixes and visual improvements as well as a new short-cut for vim users. The release announcement lists the new changes: "The Elive Team....

Distribution Release: Quirky 8.2

Mer, 19/07/2017 - 15:01
Barry Kauler has announced the release of a new version of Quirky, a close relative to Puppy Linux that is built using a tool called Woof. The new release, Quirky 8.2, runs on 64-bit x86 computers and offers mostly incremental improvements over previous 8.x releases: "Quirky Linux 8.2....

Distribution Release: Netrunner 2017.07 "Rolling"

Mar, 18/07/2017 - 16:09
The Netrunner team has announced a new snapshot of the project's rolling release edition, which is based on Manjaro Linux. The rolling release, which was last updated about 18 months ago, includes package updates across the board. The new snapshot, Netrunner 2017.07, features the KDE Plasma 5.10.3 desktop....

Development Release: OPNsense 17.7 RC1

Lun, 17/07/2017 - 17:17
Jos Schellevis has announced the release of a new development snapshot of the OPNsense operating system, a firewall platform based on FreeBSD. The new release candidate for OPNsense 17.7 includes security and stability improvements as well as several updated translations: "We are writing to you today to announce....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 5.0

Lun, 17/07/2017 - 13:49
The SparkyLinux team has announced the release of SparkyLinux 5.0. The new release is based on Debian's Testing branch and is available in three editions: LXQt, MATE and Xfce. "Sparky "Home" edition provides fully featured operating system with lightweight desktops: LXQt, MATE and Xfce. As usually, Sparky MinimalGUI....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 721

Lun, 17/07/2017 - 02:14
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Fedora 26News: New Fedora features, installing DragonFly BSD with Orca, Yunit packages backported to Ubuntu 16.04Questions and answers: Source based Linux distributionsReleased last week: Fedora 26, Parrot Security 3.7, SolydXK 9, Mageia 6Torrent corner: ExTiX, Fedora, KaOS, Mageia, Parrot Security, Redcore, SolydXK,....

Distribution Release: SolydXK 9

Lun, 17/07/2017 - 00:23
The SolydXK project has announced the availability SolydXK 9, which is based on packages from the recently released Debian 9. Apart from the new base, SolydXK has removed the Backports repository by default (though it can be re-enabled), added a tool to assist in encrypting partitions and introduced....

Distribution Release: Mageia 6

Dom, 16/07/2017 - 18:13
Following several delays during the development cycle, the Mageia project has announced the release of Mageia 6. The new version includes the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment, the DNF package manager is now available alongside urpmi and Mageia 6 includes live test media for the Xfce desktop environment:....

Development Release: FreeBSD 11.1-RC3

Sab, 15/07/2017 - 15:19
Glen Barber has announced the availability of a new development snapshot for the FreeBSD operating system. The new snapshot, FreeBSD 11.1-RC3, will likely be the project's final release candidate before 11.1 is published. The snapshot features mostly small adjustments and fixes: "A summary of changes since 11.1-RC2 includes:....

Distribution Release: ExTiX 17.7

Mer, 12/07/2017 - 15:02
The ExTiX project has announced the release of a new version of the Ubuntu-based desktop distribution. The new version, ExTiX 17.7, ships with the Budgie desktop environment and features Refracta Tools for remastering the operating system. "I've made a new extra version of ExTiX with the Budgie Desktop.....

Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.7

Mar, 11/07/2017 - 23:58
The Parrot Security team have announced a new update to their Debian-based, security and penetration testing distribution. The new release, Parrot Security OS 3.7, introduces mostly small improvements and fresh package versions, compliments of Debian's Testing branch: "Of course the release of Debian 9 as the new Stable....

Distribution Release: Fedora 26

Mar, 11/07/2017 - 17:02
Matthew Miller has announced the launch of Fedora 26. The Fedora distribution is available in three editions: Workstation, Server and Atomic Host and can be run on a variety of hardware, including i686, x86_64 and ARM boards. Fedora 26 features a new partition manager in the Anaconda system....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 720

Lun, 10/07/2017 - 02:13
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Peppermint OS 8News: New features coming to openSUSE, Tails fixes networking bug, Ubuntu 16.10 reaching EoL, the FSF certifies new hardwareTips and tricks: Gathering system information with osqueryReleased last week: Rockstor 3.9.1, Proxmox 5.0, SharkLinux 2017.07, Pardus 17.0Torrent corner: Antergos, Bluestar, Pardus,....

Development Release: FreeBSD 11.1-RC2

Dom, 09/07/2017 - 15:17
As the FreeBSD team prepares fr the release f FreeBSD 11.1, the developers have been hard at work fixing lingering bugs. The FreeBSD team has announced a new release candidate, 11.1-RC2, for testing. The new development snapshot includes a number of bug fixes since the previous release candidate:....

Distribution Release: Pardus 17.0

Gio, 06/07/2017 - 21:14
Pardus is a Turkish desktop distribution based on Debian. The Pardus project has announced the release of Pardus 17.0 which features the Xfce 4.12 desktop environment and version 4.9 of the Linux kernel. Applications such as Firefox 52.2 and LibreOffice 5.2 are also included. An English translation of....

Distribution Release: SharkLinux 2017.07

Gio, 06/07/2017 - 15:07
The SharkLinux project produces a distribution based on Ubuntu and offers frequently updated installation media. The SharkLinux project has announced the release of a new snapshot, built on July 5, 2017. The new build offers improved hardware support through Ubuntu's Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel, fixes for secure shell....

Distribution Release: Proxmox 5.0 "Virtual Environment"

Mar, 04/07/2017 - 19:54
Proxmox Virtual Environment (VE) is a Debian-based commercial distribution for running containers and virtual appliances. The Proxmox company has announced the release of a new version of the distribution which is based on Debian 9 "Stretch". "We are very happy to announce the final release of our Proxmox....

Distribution Release: Rockstor 3.9.1

Lun, 03/07/2017 - 06:35
Suman Chakravartula has announced the release of Rockstor 3.9.1, an updated build of the project's CentOS-based Linux distribution designed specifically for Network-Attached Storage (NAS) or private cloud storage scenarios: "Rockstor 3.9.1 is now available. Six contributors have come together to close 30+ issues, including major feature updates and....