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Development Release: Mageia 5 Beta 2

Friday 16th of January 2015 07:55:14 PM
Claire Revillet has announced the availability of the delayed second beta build of Mageia 5, with further delays leading to the final release: "After several delays the beta 2 of Mageia 5 is finally out. But it seems that, yet again, we need to postpone the Mageia 5....

Distribution Release: UberStudent 4.1

Friday 16th of January 2015 03:59:08 PM
Stephen Ewen has announced the release of UberStudent 4.1, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution featuring the Xfce desktop and specialist software made for students and teachers: "I'm delighted to announce the release of UberStudent 4.1 'Epicurus'. UberStudent is a Linux distribution for everyone, especially higher education and advanced secondary....

Distribution Release: Tails 1.2.3

Thursday 15th of January 2015 02:08:47 PM
Tails 1.2.3, the latest update of the distribution designed to preserve privacy and anonymity while browsing the Internet, has been released: "Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.2.3, is out. This release fixes numerous security issues and all users must upgrade as soon as possible. On January....

Development Release: SteamOS 1.0 Beta Update 153

Thursday 15th of January 2015 05:31:44 AM
John Vert has announced the availability of a new update of SteamOS 1.0, a Debian-based distribution designed for gaming enthusiasts with support for a number of Steam games: "We have just updated the released 'alchemist' repository. This is the same content that was pushed to alchemist_beta last week.....

Development Release: Elive 2.5.2 (Beta)

Wednesday 14th of January 2015 03:12:55 PM
Samuel Baggen has announced the release of Elive 2.5.2, the latest development release of the distribution that features a customised Enlightenment 17 as its preferred desktop: "The Elive team is proud to announce the release of beta version 2.5.2. This new version includes: GIT and SVN integrations into....

Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2015_01_13

Wednesday 14th of January 2015 01:47:26 AM
Patrick Verner has announced the release of Parted Magic 2015_01_13, an updated build of the project's commercial distribution designed mainly for disk management and data rescue tasks: "We reorganized the ISO image and removed a little over 40 MB from the download without removing any features. We actually....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 592

Monday 12th of January 2015 01:45:35 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: First Impressions of Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon Edition News: Debates over GNOME Software, Network Manager reaches 1.0, PC-BSD gets a new update manager, improvements coming to openSUSE's Tumbleweed and controlling UNIX processes Questions and Answers: Mysterious load averages and binary....

Distribution Release: Bio-Linux 8.0.5

Friday 9th of January 2015 12:36:08 PM
Tim Booth has announced the release of Bio-Linux 8.0.5, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with a collection of scientific software for use in the field of bioinformatics: "An updated Bio-Linux 8 version is now on the website in ISO and OVA variants. The key changes are: addresses a recent issue....

Distribution Release: Linux Mint 17.1 "KDE"

Thursday 8th of January 2015 01:58:40 PM
Clement Lefebvre has announced the availability of an updated build of Linux Mint "KDE", a version based on Ubuntu's latest long-term support release: "The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebecca' KDE. Linux Mint 17.1 is a long-term support release which will be....

Distribution Release: Openwall GNU/*/Linux 3.1

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 01:13:16 AM
Alexander Peslyak has announced the release of Openwall GNU/*/Linux 3.1 a new stable version of the project's small security-enhanced Linux distribution for servers, appliances and virtual appliances: "The Owl 3.1 stable branch forked off Owl-current in mid-2014 is finally available on our FTP mirrors, including ISO images, OpenVZ....

Development Release: Pentoo 2015.0 RC3.7

Monday 5th of January 2015 12:45:56 PM
Richard Farina has announced the availability of the "3.7th" release candidate for Pentoo 2015.0, a Gentoo-based live DVD with a collection of utilities designed for penetration testing and forensic analysis: "This RC is the follow-up to the fixes and improvements in RC3.6, plus some other exciting stuff. First....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 591

Monday 5th of January 2015 01:07:30 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Rolling in a new year with Manjaro 0.8.11 News: UEFI support in Debian, updates from Devuan, experiments with runit and OpenRC on Manjaro, HammerFS gains a time slider and Unity gains a new feature Questions and answers: Exploring systemd Torrent corner:....

Distribution Release: ExTiX 15.1

Sunday 4th of January 2015 10:19:22 AM
Arne Exton has announced the release of ExTiX 15.1, an updated build of the project's Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the GNOME 3.14 desktop: "ExTiX GNOME is now based on Ubuntu 14.10 'Utopic Unicorn'. GNOME has been upgraded to version 3.14. (not in Ubuntu's repositories). All packages have been updated....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 3.6 "GameOver"

Sunday 4th of January 2015 02:19:38 AM
Paweł Pijanowski has announced the release of SparkyLinux 3.6 "GameOver" edition, the project's special edition designed for gamers: "SparkyLinux 3.6 'GameOver' is out. GameOver is a special edition of SparkyLinux targeted at game players. It has been built on the top of SparkyLinux 3.6 'Annagerman' and it's fully....

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