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Distribution Release: SolydXK 201801

Mar, 16/01/2018 - 15:48
SolydXK is a Debian-based, desktop distribution which offers two main flavours, with one edition featuring the KDE Plasma desktop and the other featuring the Xfce desktop. The SolydXK project has released a new snapshot which features fixes for the Meltdown CPU flaw and a number of new configuration....

Distribution Release: Porteus Kiosk 4.6.0

Lun, 15/01/2018 - 08:49
Tomasz Jokiel has announced the release of Porteus Kiosk 4.6.0, a new update of the project's specialist Gentoo-based Linux distribution designed for web-only kiosks. This version is predominantly a security update: "I'm pleased to announce that Porteus Kiosk 4.6.0 is now available for download. Major software upgrades in....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 746

Lun, 15/01/2018 - 01:12
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: deepin 15.5 - A different desktopNews: openSUSE unveils YaST changes, Ubuntu kernel update causes boot problems, new Ubuntu 17.10 media, Devil-Linux shutting downQuestions and answers: All about Spectre and MeltdownReleased last week: Parted Magic 2018_01_08, Tails 3.4, OSMC 2017.12-1Torrent corner: AUSTRUMI, Bluestar,....

Development Release: Redcore Linux 1801 Beta

Dom, 14/01/2018 - 20:52
Ghiunhan Mamut has announced the availability of a new development version of Redcore Linux, a desktop-oriented distribution based on Gentoo. The new version includes many new packages, new artwork and requires less RAM to install. The installer now supports setting up the distribution with full disk encryption. "It....

Development Release: Absolute Linux 15.0 Beta 1

Ven, 12/01/2018 - 06:32
Paul Sherman has announced the availability of the initial beta build of Absolute Linux 15.0, a major update of the project's Slackware-based distribution featuring the IceWM window manager. This version drops support for the x86 processors and introduces the Kodi media player application: "Absolute 15.0 beta 1 released,....

Development Release: OPNsense 18.1 RC1

Gio, 11/01/2018 - 15:19
OPNsense is a FreeBSD-based operating system designed for firewalls and routers. The project has released a new release candidate for OPNsense 18.1. "We humbly present to you the sum of another major iteration of the OPNsense firewall. Over the second half of 2017 well over 500 changes have....

Distribution Release: OSMC 2017.12-1

Mer, 10/01/2018 - 15:57
OSMC (formerly Raspbmc) is a Debian-based minimal Linux distribution that brings the Kodi media centre software to a Raspberry Pi, Apple TV and Vero devices. The OSMC project has released a new version featuring a Debian 9 "Stretch" base and version 17.6 of the Kodi media centre. This....

Distribution Release: Tails 3.4

Mar, 09/01/2018 - 22:45
The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The project's developers have released Tails 3.4 which includes kernel fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, updates uBlock Origin and includes fixes for package installation.....

Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2018_01_08

Lun, 08/01/2018 - 21:58
Parted Magic, a Linux distribution run from a live disc for managing hard drives and partitions, has been updated. The new version, Parted Magic 2018_01_08, introduces a new kernel with better support for a range of video cards. File system tools, such as those used to manage Btrfs....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 745

Lun, 08/01/2018 - 01:23
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: GhostBSD 11.1 - FreeBSD for the desktopNews: Linspire and Freespire return, Parsix shuts down, wide-spread CPU bugs, Ubuntu 17.04 reaching its end of lifeTips and tricks: Adding an AppImage to the application menuReleased last week: Freespire 3, Linspire 7.0, Robolinux 8.10Torrent corner:....

Distribution Release: GeckoLinux 423

Dom, 07/01/2018 - 03:05
GeckoLinux is an openSUSE-based spin which features non-free packages not found in openSUSE's default repositories. The distribution's latest release, GeckoLinux 423, uses a new build system, called Kiwi: "Thanks to Kiwi, GeckoLinux now boasts the following improvements: Much smoother and more reliable startup. Splash screen during live system....

Development Release: Elive 2.9.22 (Beta)

Ven, 05/01/2018 - 17:13
Elive is a Linux distribution featuring the Enlightenment desktop environment and based on Debian 8.0 "Jessie". The project has released a new development snapshot featuring improved language support for a number of Asian languages and reorganised desktop menus. The release announcement states: "The Elive team is proud to....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.19 Core 117

Ven, 05/01/2018 - 00:01
IPFire is a Linux distribution that is focused on easy setup, good handling and high level of security. It is operated via an intuitive web-based interface which offers many configuration options for beginning and experienced system administrators. The project has released a new update, IPFire 2.19 Core Update....

Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.10

Mer, 03/01/2018 - 16:22
Robolinux is a Debian-based desktop distribution which offers pre-configured virtual machines to help users run Windows software from their Linux desktop. The project's latest version, Robolinux 8.10, is based on Debian 8. "This major Robolinux upgrade involved several months of hard work finding every way possible to improve....

Distribution Release: Linspire 7.0, Freespire 3

Mar, 02/01/2018 - 18:35
PC/OpenSystems has announced the organisation has purchased the rights to the commercial Linspire distribution and its community branch, Freespire. PC/OpenSystems is re-launching these two, long-dormant Linux distributions with refreshed packages and features. The new releases, Linspire 7.0 and Freespire 3.0, are based on Ubuntu. "Today the development team....

Development Release: NuTyX 10.0 RC1

Mar, 02/01/2018 - 16:28
NuTyX is a French Linux distribution (with multi-language support) built from Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch, with a custom package manager called "cards". The project has released a new development release, called NuTyX 10.0 RC1, which features updated desktop packages, Linux 4.14.10 LTS and a....

Distribution Release: feren OS 2018.01

Lun, 01/01/2018 - 19:56
feren OS is a desktop Linux distribution based on Linux Mint's main edition. The feren OS distribution ships with the Cinnamon desktop environment and includes the WINE compatibility layer for running Windows applications. The project's latest snapshot features many new wallpapers, a new software manager and an updated....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 744

Lun, 01/01/2018 - 01:30
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: MX Linux 17News: openSUSE experiments with kernel-powered splash screen, Ubuntu pulls downloads over BIOS bug, PureOS is endorsed by the FSF, FreeBSD considers easier Wayland access, UBports to run Android apps, Manjaro to continue 32-bit supportTips and tricks: Managing multimedia filesReleased in....

Distribution Release: Peppermint OS 8-20171130

Ven, 08/12/2017 - 05:56
Mark Greaves has announced the release of an updated build of Peppermint OS 8, a lightweight distribution based on Lubuntu (the long-term support branch) and featuring the LXDE desktop: "Team Peppermint is pleased to announce the latest iteration of our operating system, Peppermint 8 Respin, which still comes....

OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.7

Mer, 06/12/2017 - 16:03
ReactOS is an open source operating system which strives to be binary compatible with Microsoft Windows and is capable of running many Windows applications. The project has released ReactOS 0.4.7 which introduces improvements to application skins, better disk usage reporting and a smoother experience when sending files to....