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Distribution Release: Emmabuntüs 3-1.02

Monday 12th of October 2015 09:04:40 PM
The developers of Emmabuntüs, a Xubuntu-based distribution for low-end and refurbished computers, has announced an update to their 3.x series. The new release, Emmabuntüs 3-1.02, is based on Xubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, includes Pipelight Flash for Firefox and includes the ability to put the computer into hibernation mode. "This....

Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.4

Monday 12th of October 2015 12:44:04 PM
The BackBox development team has announced the launch of BackBox Linux 4.4. BackBox is a penetration and security assessment distribution based on Ubuntu and this latest release contains some fresh security tools and package upgrades. "The BackBox Team is pleased to announce the updated release of BackBox Linux,....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 631

Monday 12th of October 2015 12:05:21 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 News: Manjaro Linux seeks new artwork, Debian drops LSB support, Ubuntu considers ZFS support and two Linux kernel developers resign Questions and answers: Sending commands to multiple servers Torrent corner: OpenIndiana, Quirky Released last week: Proxmox 4.0, Quirky 7.2,....

Development Release: FreeNAS 10.2-ALPHA

Friday 9th of October 2015 06:50:57 AM
Jordan Hubbard has announced the availability of the initial test release of FreeNAS 10.2, an upcoming new version of the project's specialist operating system for network-attached storage (NAS) systems - now based on FreeBSD 10.2: "Welcome to the first alpha release of FreeNAS 10, a major upgrade from....

BSD Release: NetBSD 7.0

Thursday 8th of October 2015 01:57:34 PM
The NetBSD Project has announced the release of NetBSD 7.0. NetBSD is a highly portable operating system which runs on most CPU architectures. The latest release features several improvements, including better graphics performance, multiprocessor ARM support and NetBSD has been tested on Raspberry Pi 2 and BeagleBoard mini....

Distribution Release: Quirky 7.2 "April"

Wednesday 7th of October 2015 01:53:14 PM
Barry Kauler has announced a new release of the Quirky distribution, a sister project to the popular Puppy Linux distribution. This release includes mostly package updates, including a move to version 4.1.7 of the Linux kernel. This release also reorganizes the files of the Xorg graphical software to....

Development Release: Android-x86 5.1 RC1

Wednesday 7th of October 2015 12:11:21 AM
The developers of Android-x86, a port of the Android operating system to the x86 architecture, have released Android-x86 5.1-rc1. This is the first release candidate of Android-x86 5.1 and it includes a number of interesting features, including support for 64-bit processors. "The 5.1-rc1 release is based on the....

Distribution Release: Proxmox 4.0

Tuesday 6th of October 2015 04:50:47 PM
Proxmox, a company which builds commercial computing solutions based on Debian GNU/Linux, has released Proxmox Virtual Environment 4.0. The new release includes support for Linux Containers (LXC), Bash shell completion and IPv6 support. "We are proud to announce the final release of our Proxmox VE 4.0 -....

Development Release: NethServer 6.7 RC1

Monday 5th of October 2015 09:09:56 PM
The NethServer project, which creates a server oriented distribution based on CentOS, has released a new development release. The new release candidate, NethServer 6.7-rc1, is built upon the foundation of CentOS 6.7 and includes a number of changes, particularly to the operating system's firewall. "Changes: Shorewall is....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 630

Monday 5th of October 2015 12:03:10 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: An Android living in your computer News: How Fedora tracks software releases, Ubuntu's redesigned installer, Raspbian enables desktop by default and purchasing computers with Linux Mint pre-installed Questions and answers: Clearing out dot files from the home directory Torrent corner: KaOS, Manjaro....

Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.4 "Openbox"

Sunday 4th of October 2015 04:54:27 PM
The developers of Slackel, a Slackware based desktop distribution, have released Slackel 6.0.4 "Openbox". The new release of the Openbox edition features the 4.1.6 version of the Linux kernel, the ability to choose between the GRUB and LILO boot loaders at install time and many package upgrades. "Slackel....

Distribution Release: OpenIndiana 2015.10

Sunday 4th of October 2015 02:32:27 AM
Alexander Pyhalov has announced the release of OpenIndiana 2015.10, the latest update of the distribution originally forked from the now-defunct OpenSolaris operating system: "So, after half a year we have a new ISO image. We synced IPS with the Everycity version, which includes Oracle updates and fixes necessary....

Distribution Release: Netrunner 15.09 "Rolling"

Saturday 3rd of October 2015 06:52:28 PM
The Netrunner development team has announced a new release of the project's Rolling edition. The new release, Netrunner Rolling 2015.09, is based on the Manjaro distribution and features a number of important changes. The most visible is a switch from using KDE4 to KDE's Plasma 5 desktop....

Development Release: SME Server 9.1 Beta 3

Saturday 3rd of October 2015 04:46:51 AM
Terry Fage has announced the availability of the third beta build of SME Server 9.1, a CentOS-based specialist distribution designed for servers: "The Koozali SME Server (SME Server) development team is pleased to announce the release of SME Server 9.1 beta 3 which is based on CentOS 6.7.....

Distribution Release: KaOS 2015.10

Friday 2nd of October 2015 10:56:35 PM
The developers of KaOS, a rolling release distribution which ships the latest releases of the KDE desktop and the Calligra productivity suite, have announced the availability of a new release. The new version, KaOS 2015.10, offers a number of interesting new features, including better protection in against data....

Distribution Release: Network Security Toolkit 22-7248

Friday 2nd of October 2015 07:08:36 PM
Ron Henderson has announced the release of a new version of the Network Security Toolkit (NST) distribution. The latest release, NST 22-7248, includes a new geolocation map with the ability to plot IPv4 network addresses on the map. This release also features a new systemd management widget and....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.1

Friday 2nd of October 2015 12:43:43 AM
The developers of SparkyLinux, a desktop distribution based on Debian's testing branch, have released SparkyLinux 4.1 in several editions. The latest release features packages from Debian Stretch, version 5.2.1 of the GNU Compiler Collection, LibreOffice 5.0.1, systemd 226 and version 4.1.6 of the Linux kernel. "New ISO images....

Distribution Release: Qubes OS 3.0

Thursday 1st of October 2015 08:12:29 PM
Joanna Rutkowska has announced the availability of a new release of Qubes OS, a Fedora based platform which isolates a user's tasks for improved security. The new release, Qubes OS 3.0, includes a number of important improvements over the 2.0 release. Among the new features are separating Qubes....

Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 7.8

Thursday 1st of October 2015 05:01:59 PM
Bruce Dubbs has announced a new release of the Linux From Scratch (LFS) guide to building a Linux distribution from the ground up. The latest edition of the LFS book, version 7.8, and its companion book Beyond Linux From Scratch (BLFS) explore how to set up a functioning....

Distribution Release: NixOS 15.09

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 10:24:09 PM
NixOS 15.09 has been released. NixOS is an independently developed Linux distribution with a unique approach to package and configuration management, Nix package manager, atomic upgrades with rollbacks, and other interesting features. "NixOS 15.09 'Dingo' has been released, the fourth stable release branch. In addition to numerous new....

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