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Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Beta 2

Monday 27th of June 2016 06:58:23 PM
The OpenMandriva project has announced the launch of a new development release. The new version, OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 beta 2, ships with Linux kernel 4.6.2, systemd 230 and is perhaps the only Linux distribution to feature packages built with the Clang compiler. "This second beta has concentrated on....

Distribution Release: antiX 16

Monday 27th of June 2016 03:46:48 PM
The antiX team, which produces a lightweight Debian-based distribution, has announced the availability of antiX 16. The new release is based on Debian 8.5 (Jessie) and deviates from its Debian base by not using the systemd init software. "Debian 8.5 (Jessie), but systemd-free! And it fits on a....

Distribution Release: SolydXK 201606

Monday 27th of June 2016 01:19:24 PM
Arjen Balfoort has announced the release of SolydXK 201606, a new stable release of the Debian-based desktop Linux distribution offering separate editions with Xfce 4.10 or KDE 4.14 desktops, as well as an Xfce variant for the Raspberry Pi single-board computer: "It is time again for the new....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 667

Monday 27th of June 2016 12:18:32 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: GeckoLinux 421.160527.0 News: Fedora supports Flatpak, overview of Fedora's software licenses, Solus plans new features Questions and answers: Running GNU/Linux on tablet computers Torrent corner: Point Linux, Ultimate Edition Released last week: Fedora 24, Solus 1.2, Emmabuntus 1.00 "Debian" Opinion poll: Cross-distro....

Distribution Release: Peppermint OS 7

Friday 24th of June 2016 04:57:56 PM
The developers of Peppermint OS have announced the launch of a new version of the lightweight Ubuntu-based distribution. The new version, Peppermint OS 7, is based on Ubuntu 16.04 and uses LXDE as the default desktop environment. "Team Peppermint are pleased to announce our latest operating system Peppermint....

Development Release: openSUSE 42.2 Alpha 2

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 11:33:26 PM
Ludwig Nussel has announced the availability of the second alpha build of the upcoming openSUSE 42.2: "openSUSE 42.2 alpha 2 is on the mirrors. Since alpha 1 lots of components from SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP2 were integrated, among them an updated YaST, a full GNOME 3.20 update,....

Distribution Release: Fedora 24

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 03:46:13 PM
The Fedora Project has announced the launch of Fedora 24. The new version of Fedora ships with GNOME 3.20 and the Fedora graphical package manager supports working with Flatpak packages. Though Fedora still uses X as the default display server, Wayland is available as an alternative display technology.....

Distribution Release: Point Linux 3.2

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 12:58:42 PM
The Point Linux project, a desktop distribution based on Debian's Stable branch, has announced the availability of Point Linux 3.2. The new release is available in MATE and Xfce editions and is based on Debian 8.5. The two editions ship with MATE 1.8 and Xfce 4.10, respectively. Key....

Development Release: GhostBSD 10.3-BETA1

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 04:52:04 AM
Eric Turgeon has announced that the first beta release of the upcoming GhostBSD 10.3, a desktop-oriented operating system based on FreeBSD, is now ready for download and testing: "GhostBSD 10.3-BETA1 is ready for testing. This first beta development release is ready for testing and debugging new features in....

Distribution Release: Ultimate Edition 5.0

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 12:36:22 AM
Ultimate Edition is a distribution based on Ubuntu which strives to provide an easy-to-use desktop operating system. The project has announced the launch of Ultimate Edition 5.0 LTS which is based on Ubuntu 16.04. The new release is currently available in a MATE 64-bit edition, though other desktop....

Distribution Release: Emmabuntüs 1.00 "Debian"

Monday 20th of June 2016 07:50:30 PM
The Emmabuntüs project has announced the launch of a new branch of the distribution. Emmabuntüs releases to date have been based on Xubuntu, but the distribution's new branch is based on Debian Stable. "On the technical side, this new version looks a lot like Emmabuntüs 3, which is....

Distribution Release: NethServer 6.8

Monday 20th of June 2016 12:02:49 PM
Alessio Fattorini has announced the release of NethServer 6.8, a new stable version of the server-oriented distribution, featuring a web-based management console and based on CentOS 6.8: "I'm proud to announce that NethServer 6.8 has been released and is publicly available. It is the newest long-term support release.....

Distribution Release: Rockstor 3.8-14

Monday 20th of June 2016 08:04:09 AM
Suman Chakravartula has announced the release of Rockstor 3.8-14, an updated version of the project's CentOS-based distribution designed for use as Network-Attached Storage (NAS) nodes: "I am happy to announce that Rockstor 3.8-14 is now released. We've added big new features including an interface to power down HDDs....

Distribution Release: Solus 1.2

Monday 20th of June 2016 04:05:56 AM
Josh Strobl has announced the release of Solus 1.2, a new version of the project's Linux distribution that features a custom desktop (Budgie) and package manager (eopkg): "We are proud to announce the release of Solus 1.2, the second minor release in the Shannon series of releases. Solus....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 666

Monday 20th of June 2016 12:20:54 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Comparing more live version upgrade methods News: Ubuntu's snap packages, Fedora presents new upgrade method, Antergos drops 32-bit media, openSUSE adopts GCC 6, GeckoLinux unveils Rolling edition Questions and answers: Getting to know how the system works Torrent corner: Antergos, Manjaro Linux....

Development Release: Zenwalk Linux 8.0 RC2

Sunday 19th of June 2016 09:49:59 PM
Jean-Philippe Guillemin has announced that the second release candidate for the upcoming Zenwalk Linux 8.0 is ready for testing: "This is most probably the final release candidate for the upcoming Zenwalk 8.0. This pre-release ISO image should be at 99% the stable target, you will get latest LibreOffice....

Development Release: Devil-Linux 1.8.0 RC1

Sunday 19th of June 2016 05:21:25 PM
Heiko Zuecker has announced the availability of the first release candidate for Devil-Linux 1.8.0, an upcoming major update of the CD-based distribution designed for servers, firewalls and routers: "Devil-Linux 1.8.0-rc1 has been released. This is a major overhaul of Devil-Linux. Most programs and libraries have been updated and....

Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.0

Sunday 19th of June 2016 03:38:41 AM
Parrot Security OS 3.0 has been released. Parrot Security OS is a Debian-based distribution featuring a collection of tools designed for penetration testing, computer forensics, reverse engineering, hacking, privacy and cryptography. There is no release announcement about the project's major new release, but this features page provides useful....

Development Release: FreeBSD 11.0-ALPHA4

Saturday 18th of June 2016 03:23:31 PM
Glen Barber has announced the availability of a new development snapshot for FreeBSD. The new testing release, FreeBSD 11.0-ALPHA4, is available for over a dozen platforms, including several ARM devices. "New FreeBSD development branch installation ISO images and virtual machine disk images have been uploaded to the FTP....

Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.5

Friday 17th of June 2016 02:22:33 AM
The Robolinux project, a Debian-based desktop distribution, has announced the launch of Robolinux 8.5. The new release is available in four editions (Cinnamon, LXDE, MATE and Xfce) and is based on Debian 8 "Jessie". Past editions of Robolinux have been free to try, but required a purchase to....

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Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.12 Snaps Creator with New Parts Ecosystem, More

Today, June 29, 2016, Canonical has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of the highly anticipated Snapcraft 2.12 Snappy creator tool for the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Read more

AMDGPU-PRO Driver 16.30 Officially Released with Support for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Today, June 29, 2016, AMD released the final version of the AMDGPU-Pro 16.30 graphics driver for GNU/Linux operating systems, bringing support for new technologies like the Vulkan API. Read more

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Peppermint 7 Released

Peppermint 7 launched a few days ago. Peppermint is a lightweight Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with an emphasis on speed and simplicity. Although the name is similar to Linux Mint, the projects aren't directly related. Peppermint originally was envisioned as a "spicier" alternative to Mint—whatever that means! Many distros come with a wide assortment of feature-rich applications, and that's great for power users who need those apps. But older machines can struggle to cope with those demanding distros. Peppermint solves the problem by offering a carefully curated suite of web apps that perform tasks traditionally handled by native apps. It's an approach that will be familiar to any Chromebook users reading this article. Read more