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Development Release: Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 Test 1

Tuesday 19th of August 2014 02:40:11 PM
Alan Baghumian has announced the availability of the initial test release of Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0, a Debian-based distribution featuring the GNOME 3.12 desktop: "We are happy to announce the immediate availability of the first testing release of Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0-TEST-1, code name 'Nestor'. Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 brings the....

Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2014.08

Monday 18th of August 2014 06:22:44 PM
Bill Reynolds has announced the release of PCLinuxOS 2014.08, the latest update of the project's "KDE", "FullMonty", "MiniMe", "LXDE" and "MATE" editions. Released on 12 August, it was formally announced earlier today: "All official ISO images were updated on 2014-08-12 and are available for direct download or via....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 572

Monday 18th of August 2014 09:02:21 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Exploring ZFSguru 10.1 News: Fedora contributors share ideas at Flock, Debian releases first beta installer for "Jessie", Gentoo appoints new board members, openSUSE provides tutorials on system processes, Ubuntu Core update Questions and answers: The appeal of rolling releases Released last week:....

Development Release: SymphonyOS 14.1

Sunday 17th of August 2014 11:22:57 PM
Those who remember SymphonyOS , a distribution that tried to revolutionise the Linux desktop with an innovative user interface half a decade ago, will be pleased to know that the project has just released a brand-new version, 14.1. From the release announcement: "We are happy to announce the....

Distribution Release: Robolinux 7.6.1 "Xfce"

Sunday 17th of August 2014 11:20:34 AM
John Martinson has announced the release of a new edition of Robolinux (a Debian-based distribution designed for newcomers to Linux) featuring the Xfce desktop: "Robolinux is pleased to announce a brand new Xfce edition based on Debian stable. A much more advanced operating system with far greater productivity,....

Development Release: Elive 2.3.5 (Beta)

Saturday 16th of August 2014 12:20:02 AM
Samuel Baggen has announced the release of Elive 2.3.5, a new development build of the Debian-based distribution featuring a customised Enlightenment desktop: "The Elive team is proud to announce the release of beta version 2.3.5 This new version includes: EFL (Enlightenment libraries) are updated to beta version 1.11;....

Development Release: Mageia 5 Alpha 2

Friday 15th of August 2014 09:25:33 PM
Anne Nicolas has announced the availability of the second alpha release of Mageia 5: "While many of us are having some well-deserved rest, the Mageia team is still on the deck and working on the Mageia 5 development. This second development release is a big step towards Mageia....

Distribution Release: Zorin OS 9 "Lite", "Educational Lite"

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 06:08:30 PM
Artyom Zorin has announced the release of two new editions of the Ubuntu-based Zorin OS 9 distribution, the i386-only "Lite" and "Educational Lite" variants: "We are pleased to announce the release of Zorin OS 9 Lite and Educational Lite. These releases are the latest evolutions of the Zorin....

Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 Beta

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 06:21:47 PM
Red Hat has announced the availability of the beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.6, the latest update of the product's legacy branch: "We are pleased to announce the beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6, the latest version of our Red Hat Enterprise Linux....

Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 3.2-3

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 07:47:22 AM
Nico Gulden has announced the release of an updated build of Univention Corporate Server 3.2, a Debian-based server distribution with a web-based server management system: "We are pleased to announce the availability of UCS 3.2-3, the third point release of Univention Corporate Server (UCS). It includes all errata....

Development Release: elementary OS 0.3 Beta 1

Monday 11th of August 2014 01:41:08 PM
Daniel Foré has announced the availability of the initial beta release of elementary OS 0.3, the upcoming new release from a project that attempts to "beautify" the latest version of Ubuntu and to provide an improved desktop experience: "It has been exactly one year since the release of....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 571

Monday 11th of August 2014 09:00:12 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: HandyLinux 1.6 - a handy distribution to have News: Ubuntu seeks documentation writers, FreeBSD releases updated package manager, Mint's Debian edition to be based on Debian "Stable", Debian re-opens default desktop discussion, EFF recommends new password manager Questions and answers: Running out....

Distribution Release: DEFT Linux 8.2

Sunday 10th of August 2014 05:45:41 PM
Stefano Fratepietro has announced the release of DEFT Linux 8.2, an updated build of the project's Lubuntu-based distribution featuring a collection of open-source utilities for digital forensics and penetration testing: "Hello, it's hot here in Italy as well as in other countries, and a lot of people are....

Distribution Release: Slackel 1.0 "Fluxbox Live"

Saturday 9th of August 2014 08:41:26 PM
Dimitris Tzemos has announced the release of Slackel 1.0 "Fluxbox Live" edition, a Slackware-based live CD featuring the lightweight Fluxbox window manager: "Slackel 1.0 Live Fluxbox includes the latest 3.14.13 kernel and the latest updates from Slackware's 'Current' tree. Slackel is based on Slackware Linux and Salix. The....

Distribution Release: Android-x86 4.4

Saturday 9th of August 2014 07:41:34 AM
Chih-Wei Huang has announced the release of Android-x86 4.4, an unofficial port of Google's Android mobile operating system to Intel and AMD x86 processors: " is glad to announce the 4.4-r1 release to public. This is the first stable release Android-x86 4.4 (KitKat-x86). The 4.4-r1 release is based....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 12.04.5

Friday 8th of August 2014 08:12:51 AM
Stéphane Graber has announced the release of Ubuntu 12.04.5, a new set of live and installation images that include all recent security and bug-fix updates for the project's older LTS (long-term support) release, supported until April 2017. From the release announcement: "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce....

Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 7.4.0

Thursday 7th of August 2014 09:13:53 AM
Klaus Knopper has released version 7.4.0 of KNOPPIX, a Debian-based live CD/DVD with a choice of LXDE (default), GNOME 3.12 and KDE 4.13.3 desktops: "Version 7.4.0 of KNOPPIX is based on the usual picks from Debian 'Stable' and newer desktop packages from Debian 'Testing' and 'Unstable'. It uses....

Development Release: GhostBSD 4.0-RC1

Thursday 7th of August 2014 07:13:16 AM
Eric Turgeon has announced that the first release candidate for the upcoming GhostBSD 4.0, a FreeBSD-based operating system for the desktop, is now ready for testing: "The GhostBSD team is pleased to announce the availability the fist RC build of the 4.0-RELEASE release cycle which is available on....

Development Release: Qubes OS 2 RC2

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 10:11:35 PM
Joanna Rutkowska has announced the availability of the second release candidate for Qubes OS 2, a Fedora-based desktop Linux distribution with integrated Xen virtualisation designed for improved security: "Today we release the second release candidate for Qubes OS R2. There are currently no more open tickets for the....

Distribution Release: Porteus 3.0.1

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 09:17:46 PM
Jay Flood has announced the release of Porteus 3.0.1, a set of lightweight Slackware-based distributions and live CDs in five editions (with KDE, LXDE, MATE, Razor-qt or Xfce): "The Porteus community is elated to announce the release of Porteus Desktop edition 3.0.1, as well as Porteus Kiosk edition....

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Qt Licence Update

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Munich Switching to Windows from Linux Is Proof That Microsoft Is Still an Evil Company

Reports about the city of Munich authorities that are considering the replacement of Linux with Microsoft products mostly comes from one man, the Deputy Mayor of Munich, who is also a long-term self-declared Windows fan. Munich is the poster child for the adoption of a Linux distribution and the replacement of the old Windows OS. It provided a powerful incentive for other cities to do the same, and it's been a thorn in Microsoft's side for a very long time. The adoption of open source software in Munich started back in 2004 and it took the local authorities over 10 years to finish the process. It's a big infrastructure, but in the end they managed to do it. As you can imagine, Microsoft was not happy about it. Even the CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, tried to stop the switch to Linux, but he was too late to the party. Read more

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