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Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0 RC1

Sat, 19/04/2014 - 3:49am
Kate Lebedeff has announced the availability of the first release candidate of OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0: "Phosphorous burns very hot and very fast and is the perfect name for our latest RC1 release of OpenMandriva Lx. This release candidate has been optimised for boot speed and you will find....

Distribution Release: Mythbuntu 14.04

Sat, 19/04/2014 - 12:24am
Thomas Mashos has announced the availability of Mythbuntu 14.04, the new stable version of an Ubuntu-derived distribution that makes it simple to set up a standalone MythTV system: "After some last-minute critical fixes and ISO respins by the release team, the Mythbuntu team is proud to announce that....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu Studio 14.04

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 9:04pm
Kaj Ailomaa has announced the release of Ubuntu Studio 14.04, a customised variant of Ubuntu with a range of multimedia and content creation programs for audio, graphics, video, photography and publishing: "We're happy to announce our latest LTS release. Ubuntu Studio 14.04 will be supported for three years.....

Distribution Release: Xubuntu 14.04

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 5:21pm
Pasi Lallinaho has announced the release of Xubuntu 14.04, a desktop distribution shipping with the latest development build of the Xfce desktop, version 4.11: "The Xubuntu team is pleased to announce the immediate release of Xubuntu 14.04. Xubuntu 14.04 is an LTS (long-term support) release and will be....

Distribution Release: KaOS 2014.04

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 1:01pm
KaOS is a desktop Linux distribution which was originally inspired by Arch Linux, but which is independently built and maintained using a rolling-release development model. It features the latest KDE desktop, the Calligra office suite and many popular KDE/Qt applications. A new version celebrating the project's first anniversary....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu GNOME 14.04

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 10:00am
Ali Jawad has announced the release of Ubuntu GNOME 14.04, the latest update of this official Ubuntu flavour featuring the vanilla GNOME 3.10 desktop: "The Ubuntu GNOME team is proud and happy to announce the release of Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS. Ubuntu GNOME is an official flavour of....

Distribution Release: Kubuntu 14.04

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 7:04am
Jonathan Riddell has announced the release of Kubuntu 14.04, a new version of the desktop Linux distribution shipping with the shiny new KDE 4.13.0: "Welcome to Kubuntu 14.04 LTS, a brand new long-term supported version with the latest KDE software to enjoy. Long-term support means that bug fixes....

Distribution Release: Edubuntu 14.04

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 4:00am
Edubuntu 14.04, the latest version of an official Ubuntu variant designed primarily for educational and non-profit environments, has been released: "The Edubuntu development team announces today the release of Edubuntu 14.04 LTS. As the second long-term support release of the Edubuntu, this version will be supported for 5....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu Kylin 14.04

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 1:05am
Ubuntu Kylin is an official flavour of Ubuntu developed specially for users in China and, unlike other official variants, generously promoted on the Ubuntu website. What's new in version 14.04? "In this final release, the Linux kernel is upgraded to 3.13 and Unity is upgraded to 7.2. Specifically....

Distribution Release: Lubuntu 14.04

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 10:03pm
Mario Behling has announced the release of Lubuntu 14.04, a lightweight variant of Ubuntu that provides the minimalist LXDE desktop and a selection of light applications: "Julien Lavergne has released Lubuntu 14.04. Features: based on the lightweight LXDE desktop environment; PCManFM, a fast and lightweight files manager using....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 14.04

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 6:17pm
Version 14.04 of Ubuntu, a popular Linux distribution with a highly customised user interface called Unity, has been released. This is a version with long-term (5 years) of security support and a convenient upgrade path from the previous release with long-term support features (version 12.04). From the press....

Distribution Release: DEFT Linux 8.1

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 11:43pm
Stefano Fratepietro has announced the release of DEFT Linux 8, a Lubuntu-based distribution and live DVD with a large collection of open-source utilities for digital forensics and penetration testing: "During the third national conference DEFTCON we presented DEFT 8.1. What's new? file manager - we implemented the disk....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.13 Core 76

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 11:49am
Michael Tremer has announced the release of IPFire 2.13 Core 76, a new build of the specialist firewall distribution that fixes a security issue in strongSwan: "This is the official release announcement for IPFire 2.13 – Core Update 76. It comes with a security fix for the strongSwan....

Distribution Release: Rocks Cluster Distribution 6.1.1

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 7:42am
Philip Papadopoulos has announced the release of Rocks Cluster Distribution 6.1.1, a CentOS-based distribution for building real and virtual clusters: "The latest update of Rocks, code name 'Sand Boa', is now released. Sand Boa is a 64-bit only release and is based upon CentOS 6.5. The Rocks-supplied OS....

Development Release: Smoothwall Express 3.1 RC5

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:32am
Neal Murphy has announced the availability of the fifth release candidate for Smoothwall Express 3.1, a Linux-based operating system designed for firewalls and routers: "Smoothwall Express 3.1 fifth release candidate available. A note about previous RCs: if you are running RC1, RC2, RC3, RC4 or an earlier RC5....

Development Release: Deepin 2014 Alpha

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 11:40am
Chen Xiang Bang has announced the availability of the initial alpha build of Deepin 2014, the upcoming new version of the project's desktop Linux distribution featuring the updated Deepin 2.0 desktop: "Deepin 2014 is an alpha release and it is only for community users who are familiar with....

Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0 "Live Openbox"

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 11:16pm
Dimitris Tzemos has announced the release of Slackel 6.0 "Live Openbox" edition, a live variant of the project's lightweight Linux distribution based on Slackware's "Current" branch: "Slackel Live 6.0 Openbox includes the latest 3.10.30 kernel and the latest updates from Slackware's 'Current' tree. Slackel is based on Slackware....

Distribution Release: Lightweight Portable Security 1.5.1

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 2:33pm
An updated version of Lightweight Portable Security (LPS), a privacy-oriented Linux live CD developed in the USA by Software Protection Initiative, is now available for download: "Version 1.5.1 of LPS is now available. Changes: fixed DNSCrypt feature; fixed printing; added power management controls; added support for Express Card....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 554

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 9:01am
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Setting up storage with FreeNAS 9.2.1.3 News: Ubuntu refines dash searches, OpenSSL bug found and patched, Fedora.next explained, CentOS update, Robolinux Stealth VM software for Ubuntu, DPL elections result Tips and tricks: Measuring memory and getting rid of useless cats Released last....

Distribution Release: MakuluLinux 6.0 "MATE"

Sun, 13/04/2014 - 11:23pm
Jacque Raymer has announced the release of MakuluLinux 6.0 "MATE" edition, a Debian-based distribution featuring the recently-released MATE 1.8 desktop environment: "The first release in our new 6 series dubbed 'Imperium' (Latin for 'power to command'), also our first dual-mode solo MATE build. This release allows users to....