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Distribution Release: Tails 1.1

2 hours 39 min ago
An updated version of Tails, a Debian-based distribution known for its strong privacy features and pre-configured for anonymous web browsing, has been released: "Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.1, is out. All users must upgrade as soon as possible - this release fixes numerous security issues.....

Distribution Release: Kali Linux 1.0.8

9 hours 44 min ago
Mati Aharoni has announced the release of Kali Linux 1.0.8, a minor update of the project's Debian-based distribution with specialist tools for penetration testing and forensic analysis: "The long awaited Kali Linux USB EFI boot support feature has been added to our binary ISO builds, which has prompted....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 568

Monday 21st of July 2014 08:59:57 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Revisiting Antergos News: Mint considers "Debian Stable" edition, Fedora to provide bleeding-edge kernel, OpenBSD patches LibreSSL vulnerability, Debian releases final "Squeeze" update, articles on upgrading CentOS and installing Arch Tips and tricks: System monitoring and storage information Released last week: Zorin OS....

Distribution Release: UberStudent 4.0

Sunday 20th of July 2014 11:49:34 PM
Stephen Ewen has announced the release of UberStudent 4.0, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution that includes specialist software for learning and teaching: "I'm pleased to announce the release of UberStudent 4.0 (LTS) 'Socrates' Xfce edition. UberStudent is a Linux distribution for learning, doing and teaching academic success at the....

Distribution Release: GParted Live 0.19.1-1

Thursday 17th of July 2014 11:14:09 PM
Curtis Gedak has announced the release of GParted Live 0.19.1-1, the latest stable release of the Debian-based live CD with specialist utilities designed for disk management and data rescue tasks: "The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live. This live image contains....

Distribution Release: Robolinux 7.5.5

Thursday 17th of July 2014 05:24:57 PM
John Martinson has announced the release of Robolinux 7.5.5, the latest update of the Debian-based distribution that comes with a pre-configured VirtualBox for running Windows as a "guest" operating system: "Robolinux version 7.5.5 adds more privacy and safety for its users on the web. A large number of....

Distribution Release: UHU-Linux 3

Thursday 17th of July 2014 06:07:50 AM
UHU-Linux 3, an independently developed Hungarian Linux distribution designed for the domestic market and featuring the GNOME 3.12 desktop with GNOME Shell, has been released. It comes nearly four years after the project's last stable release, version 2.2. The distribution's home page (in Hungarian) announced the new release....

Distribution Release: CRUX 3.1

Thursday 17th of July 2014 01:14:49 AM
Fredrik Rinnestam has announced the release of CRUX 3.1, a lightweight, x86-64 optimised Linux distribution designed for experienced Linux users: "The CRUX team is happy to announce the release of CRUX 3.1 for the x86_64 architecture. CRUX 3.1 comes with a multilib toolchain which includes glibc 2.19.0, GCC....

Development Release: GhostBSD 4.0-BETA3

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 10:57:35 PM
Eric Turgeon has announced the availability of the third beta build of GhostBSD 4.0, a desktop-oriented operating system (with MATE), based on FreeBSD: "The GhostBSD team is pleased to announce the availability the third beta build of the 4.0-RELEASE release cycle is available on SourceForge for the amd64....

BSD Release: FreeBSD 9.3

Tuesday 15th of July 2014 06:42:32 PM
FreeBSD 9.3, the latest update to the project's legacy branch, has been released: "The FreeBSD Release Engineering team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE. This is the fourth release of the stable/9 branch, which improves on the stability of FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE and introduces some new....

Distribution Release: Zorin OS 9

Tuesday 15th of July 2014 11:56:29 AM
Artyom Zorin has announced the release of Zorin OS 9, a new version of the Ubuntu-based user-friendly distribution designed for newcomers to Linux: "We are excited to announce the release of Zorin OS 9 Core and Ultimate. The main focus for Zorin OS 9 has been on stability....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 567

Monday 14th of July 2014 09:00:03 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Exploring Manjaro Linux 0.8.10 (Xfce edition) News: PC-BSD automates jail creation, Debian switches C library, CentOS considers additional architectures, Fedora changes package manager, FreeBSD elects Core Team, Andrew Tanenbaum retires, Raspberry Pi B+ Applications: Xiki and Opera Released last week: CentOS 7.0-1406,....

Distribution Release: HandyLinux 1.6

Monday 14th of July 2014 04:01:30 AM
HandyLinux is a Debian-based distribution that features a novice-friendly start menu with application launchers and Internet bookmarks. The just-announced version 1.6 is the project's first release that merges the French and English flavours into one download, available for the i486 and i686 (PAE) architectures. There is a long....

Distribution Release: Chitwanix OS 1.5

Saturday 12th of July 2014 09:04:25 AM
Chitwanix OS is a Linux distribution developed by a community of Linux developers in Nepal. Based on Ubuntu and featuring a desktop environment called Sagarmatha (a fork of Cinnamon), the distribution's second stable release, version 1.5, was announced today: "The team is proud to announce the release of....

Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11 Beta

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 02:29:53 PM
Red Hat has announced the availability of the beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.11. This is expected to be the last release of the 5.x series of RHEL whose 10-year support cycle will terminate in 2017. From the release announcement: "When Red Hat Enterprise Linux....

Distribution Release: Kwort Linux 4.1

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 07:24:21 AM
David Cortarello has announced the release of Kwort Linux 4.1, a lightweight CRUX-based distribution with Openbox and a custom package manager called kpkg: "Kwort Linux 4.1 is out. This new version is fast, stable, and simple as always. Everything has been built from scratch in a clean way.....

Development Release: Mageia 5 Alpha 1

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 12:34:26 AM
Anne Nicolas has announced the availability of the initial alpha release of Mageia 5, the project's upcoming version due for a final release in the second half of December: "Here is the first step towards Mageia 5. Most of your favorite software has been updated to their latest....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.15 Core 79

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 11:34:24 AM
Michael Tremer has announced the release of IPFire 2.15 Core 79, the latest stable release of the project's specialist Linux distribution for firewalls: "IPFire 2.15 Core Update 79 is finally arriving with many bug fixes and enhancements. Among the big changes with this update are lots feature enhancements....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 3.4 "GameOver"

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 05:31:36 AM
Paweł Pijanowski has announced the release of SparkyLinux 3.4 "GameOver" edition, a Debian-based distribution designed for gaming enthusiasts: "SparkyLinux 3.4 'GameOver' is out. It has been built on the top of SparkyLinux 3.4 'Annagerman' and it's fully compatible with Debian's 'testing' repository. 'GameOver' is a special edition of....

Distribution Release: CentOS 7.0-1406

Monday 7th of July 2014 10:49:13 PM
The much-awaited initial release of CentOS 7, a distribution built by compiling the source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, is out: "We would like to announce the general availability of CentOS 7 for 64-bit x86 compatible machines. This is the first release for CentOS 7 and....