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Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 6.2

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 03:13:43 AM
The developers of Tiny Core have announced the release of Tiny Core Linux, version 6.2, the new stable build from the project that attempts to build the world's smallest Linux distribution with a graphical desktop: "Team Tiny Core is proud to announce the release of Core 6.2. Changelog....

Distribution Release: MakuluLinux 9 "Xfce"

Monday 4th of May 2015 02:59:44 PM
Jacque Montague Raymer has announced the launch of a new version of MakuluLinux. The new release, MakuluLinux 9 "Xfce", is available in two flavours, Normal and Lite. "MakuluLinux kicks off the 9 series with Xfce, which comes in two flavors. A Normal edition and a Lite edition. The....

Distribution Release: Superb Mini Server 2.0.8

Monday 4th of May 2015 05:56:48 AM
Superb Mini Server (SMS), a Slackware-based distribution for servers, has been upgraded to version 2.0.8. This is a maintenance and security release. "Superb Mini Server version 2.0.8 released (Linux kernel 3.14.40). It has been almost a year and SMS 2.0.8 comes with LTS Linux Kernel 3.14.40 and many....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 608

Monday 4th of May 2015 12:44:54 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Fun with Debian 8.0 "Jessie"News: Ubuntu experiments with Snappy packages, Bodhi forks Enlightenment, a new version of Debian GNU/Hurd released, OpenBSD re-implements file utility and FreeBSD publishes quarterly reportQuestions and answers: Distribution release frequencyTorrent corner: deepin, OpenBSD, SimplicityReleased last week: BackBox 4.2,....

Development Release: PC-BSD 10.1.2-RC1

Friday 1st of May 2015 04:27:37 PM
Dru Lavigne has announced the availability of a new PC-BSD release candidate. PC-BSD 10.1.2-RC1 can now be downloaded and installed for testing purposes. The release candidate offers users a number of interesting security features, such as the ability to store all personal files on an external (and encrypted)....

Distribution Release: Robolinux 7.9.1

Friday 1st of May 2015 09:55:17 AM
John Martinson has announced the release of Robolinux 7.9.1, the new stable version of the project's Debian-based distribution which comes with an optional virtual machine pack capable of running Windows and Windows applications: "The new Robolinux 7.9.1 release, 'Apex X12 Privacy & Security!', which has two more privacy....

BSD Release: OpenBSD 5.7

Thursday 30th of April 2015 10:38:04 PM
Stefan Sperling has announced the availability of OpenBSD 5.7. "We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 5.7. This is our 37th release on CD-ROM (and 38th via FTP/HTTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of more than ten years with only two remote holes....

Distribution Release: Simplicity Linux 15.4

Thursday 30th of April 2015 02:48:43 AM
David Purse has announced the release of Simplicity Linux 15.4, a set of lightweight Puppy Linux-based distributions for desktops and netbooks - now available in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavours: "Simplicity Linux 15.4 is now available for download in Netbook and Desktop editions, both available in 32-bit and....

Distribution Release: Chromixium OS 1.0

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 01:12:41 PM
The Chromixium project has announced the release of Chromixium OS 1.0, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution that attempts to recreate the look and feel of Chrome OS while providing a complete Linux system with the ability to install popular desktop applications: "I am extremely proud to announce that Chromixium....

Distribution Release: deepin 2014.3

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 08:43:47 AM
The deepin development team has announced the release of deepin 2014.3 which brings new updates to the project's Ubuntu-based desktop Linux distribution, together with a new website domain ( and a new product name - now spelt with a lower-case "d". From the release announcement: "deepin 2014.3 is....

BSD Release: MidnightBSD 0.6

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 12:03:11 AM
Lucas Holt has announced the release of MidnightBSD 0.6, a new stable version of the project's FreeBSD-derived operating system designed primarily for desktop use: "MidnightBSD 0.6-RELEASE. This release is primarily a security fix and mport package tool release. Security: OpenSSL - the receipt of a specifically crafted DTLS....

Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.2

Monday 27th of April 2015 12:41:26 PM
Raffaele Forte has announced the release of BackBox Linux 4.2, the latest stable build of the project's Ubuntu-based distribution dedicated to penetration testing and forensic analysis: "The BackBox team is pleased to announce the updated release of BackBox Linux, version 4.2! This release includes features such as Linux....

Development Release: Mageia 5 RC

Monday 27th of April 2015 08:30:08 AM
Rémi Verschelde has announced the availability of the release candidate for the upcoming stable release of Mageia 5 - now complete with support for UEFI systems and improved installer: "And we've all waited long enough for Mageia 5 RC - go grab it! While you wait for the....

Development Release: Skolelinux 8.0 Beta 1

Monday 27th of April 2015 04:30:22 AM
Holger Levsen has announced the availability of the first beta build of Skolelinux 8.0, the upcoming stable release of the Linux distribution known also as "Debian Edu" and designed for schools. This is the project's first test release based on the new Debian "Jessie". From the release announcement:....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 607

Monday 27th of April 2015 12:22:10 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: First impressions of Ubuntu 15.04News: Fedora releases new beta, Debian Wheezy may get extended support, Debian 8 offers better EFI support and live CDs, script for finding recent distribution releasesBonus review: A new ChapeauTorrent corner: Debian GNU/Linux, Scientific LinuxReleased last week: Ubuntu....

Distribution Release: Q4OS 1.2

Sunday 26th of April 2015 06:50:55 PM
The Q4OS team has announced the launch of Q4OS 1.2. The latest release is based on packages from Debian 8 "Jessie" and features the Trinity desktop environment. "We are proud to announce the immediate availability of the new Q4OS 1.2 release, codenamed 'Orion', supported until at least 1....

Distribution Release: Debian GNU/Linux 8.0

Sunday 26th of April 2015 02:20:06 AM
The Debian project has announced the release of Debian GNU/Linux 8.0, code name "Jessie". The new stable version is the first Debian release to use systemd as the default init software. It offers support for two new architectures, arm64 and ppc64el, while dropping support for the IA-64 and....

Development Release: Parsix GNU/Linux 7.5 Test 3

Saturday 25th of April 2015 02:46:12 PM
The Parsix developers have announced the availability of a new development release. Parsix GNU/Linux 7.5 Test 3 is based on Debian's "Wheezy" package repositories and contains a preview of technology and features to come in the project's next stable release. "Parsix GNU/Linux 7.5 (code name Rinaldo) brings the....

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Netflix in Steam OS

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    He has posted the script on GitHub for others to try. It’s in really early stage of development but it’s surprising and at the same time disappointing to see that Valve made no efforts whatsoever to bring steaming services like Netflix to their platform that they plan to dominate the living room.
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    A developer has put together some tools (still under construction) that would allow users to use SteamOS to play Netflix. It's in its early stages, but the developer has made something that Valve hasn't even thought about until now.

Android Leftovers

Fedora 22 Coming Next Tuesday and Converting Users

At the Fedora release Go/No-Go meeting last night it was determined that three bugs were serious enough to violate the release readiness criteria. As a result, the Final was blocked and a second Go/No-Go was scheduled for today. The results of that meeting are in! Elsewhere, Jack Germain said, "Simplicity Linux is easy to use and runs fast" and Swapnil Bhartiya shared his secret to converting users to Linux. Read more