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Development Release: Simplicity Linux 14.10 Alpha

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 12:11:19 AM
David Purse has announced the availability of the alpha release of Simplicity Linux 14.10, a lightweight Puppy-based distribution with LXDE as the preferred desktop environment: "After a bit of a delay, the Simplicity Linux 14.10 Netbook and Desktop alphas are now available for download. All versions of Simplicity....

Distribution Release: Tails 1.1.1

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 12:02:33 PM
Version 1.1.1 of Tails, a Debian-based specialist distribution and live CD designed for anonymous web browsing, is out and ready for download: "Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.1.1, is out. All users must upgrade as soon as possible - this release fixes numerous security issues. Notable....

Distribution Release: Emmabuntüs 3-1.00

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 03:55:42 AM
Patrick d'Emmabuntüs has announced the release of Emmabuntüs 3, a Xubuntu-based distribution designed for refurbished computers that are destined for humanitarian organisations: "The Emmabuntüs team is pleased to announce for September 1st 2014, the new Emmabuntüs 3 release 1.00, based on Xubuntu 14.04.1. Our goals: facilitate the work....

Distribution Release: Robolinux 7.6.2

Monday 1st of September 2014 11:51:21 PM
John Martinson has announced the release of Robolinux 7.6.2, the latest update of the distribution that features a pre-configured VirtualBox for running Windows seamlessly alongside Robolinux: "We are pleased to announce Robolinux Xfce and GNOME version 7.6.2 with several improvements and enhancements. The fast as greased-lightning Robolinux Xfce....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 574

Monday 1st of September 2014 09:00:02 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: First impressions of Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 "Enhanced" News: Haiku developers consider adopting Linux kernel, GNOME and KDE improve Wayland support, PC-BSD updates Lumina, Linux turns 23 and GParted 10 Questions and answers: Working with Bash completion Released last week: 4Mlinux 9.1, Kali....

Development Release: Ubuntu 14.10 Beta 1

Thursday 28th of August 2014 10:39:29 PM
Stéphane Graber has announced the availability of the first beta release of Ubuntu 14.10, code-named "Utopic Unicorn". Besides Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME and Ubuntu Kylin, who all took part in alpha testing, Xubuntu has now also joined the list of sub-projects that provide official CD/DVD images for beta....

Distribution Release: Deepin 2014.1

Thursday 28th of August 2014 11:03:40 AM
Cathy Lin has announced the release of Deepin 2014.1, a bug-fix update of the Ubuntu-based community distribution with a highly customised and intuitive desktop environment: "Deepin 2014.1 released. In this version, we focus on enhancing the system stability. Meanwhile, the system performance has been optimized thoroughly and the....

Distribution Release: Absolute Linux 14.10

Thursday 28th of August 2014 12:17:05 AM
Paul Sherman has announced the release of Absolute Linux 14.10, a new version of the project's lightweight desktop distribution based on Slackware Linux 14.1 (with updates from Slackware's "Current" tree) and featuring the IceWM window manager: "Absolute 14.10 released. This is a 'first' release based upon Slackware Linux....

Distribution Release: Kali Linux 1.0.9

Monday 25th of August 2014 11:59:54 PM
Mati Aharoni has announced the release of Kali Linux 1.0.9, a bug-fix update of the Debian-based distribution designed primarily for penetration testing and forensic analysis tasks: "Now that we have caught our breath after the Black Hat and DEF CON conferences, we have put aside some time to....

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 9.1

Monday 25th of August 2014 04:35:06 PM
Zbigniew Konojacki has announced the release of 4MLinux 9.1, a minimalist and lightweight desktop Linux distribution featuring the JWM window manager: "4MLinux 9.1 'Allinone' edition final released. The status of the 4MLinux 9.1 series has been changed to stable. The final release has all the features included in....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 573

Monday 25th of August 2014 09:04:05 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: First impressions of SolydXK 201407 News: Kubuntu plans changes to infrastructure, building VPN gateway with FreeBSD, Ubuntu MATE to become official Ubuntu flavour, what is Raspbian, Debian turns 21 Questions and answers: Trusting binary packages Released last week: PCLinuxOS 2014.08, KaOS 2014.08....

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