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Distribution Release: Guix System Distribution 0.12.0

Sunday 25th of December 2016 09:10:48 PM
The GNU Guix project has announced the release of an update to the Guix System Distribution (GuixSD) operating system. GuixSD is a Linux distribution built around the Guix package manager, which offers transactional upgrades and roll-backs along with reproducible builds. The new release, GuixSD 0.12.0, includes several new....

Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.3

Sunday 25th of December 2016 07:01:35 AM
Lorenzo Faletra has announced the release of Parrot Security OS 3.3, a new release of the project's Debian-based, specialist distribution with a collection of utilities designed for penetration testing, computer forensics, reverse engineering, hacking, privacy and cryptography: "Parrot 3.3 released. We are sorry for all the silence behind....

Distribution Release: OpenMandriva Lx 3.01

Sunday 25th of December 2016 01:24:30 AM
Kate Lebedeff has announced the release of OpenMandriva Lx 3.01, an updated build of the distribution's 3.0 branch, featuring the KDE Plasma desktop, which was originally released in August: "Not long after Lx 3.0 final release we are proud to announce OpenMandriva Lx 3.01. The 3.01 release brings....

Distribution Release: siduction 16.1.0

Saturday 24th of December 2016 09:19:17 AM
Ferdinand Thommes has announced the release of siduction 16.1.0, a set of distributions based on Debian's "unstable" branch. The release arrives in two batches, with the one made available today coming in LXDE, Xfce and KDE Plasma flavours, while a second batch, featuring GNOME, Cinnamon, MATE and LXQt,....

Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.5.0

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 06:34:24 PM
The Alpine Linux project, an independent Linux distribution developed with embedded systems and security in mind, has released Alpine Linux 3.5.0. The new release switches the distribution from using the OpenSSL security library to LibreSSL, introduces support for ZFS as the root file system and features many package....

Development Release: NethServer 7.3 RC3

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 02:03:42 PM
Alessio Fattorini has announced the release of a new development snapshot for NethServer, a server distribution based on CentOS. The new development snapshot, NethServer 7.3-rc3, is based on CentOS 7.3, increases the flexibility of the administrators group and improves HTTPS proxy handling. "We have changed the behaviour of....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.19 Core 108

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 09:46:10 PM
The IPFire project has announced an update to the security-minded Linux distribution. The new release fixes some issues with the project's 2.19 series and carries the name IPFire 2.19 Core Update 108. "Just before Christmas, we are going to release the last Core Update for 2016. IPFire 2.19....

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