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Distribution Release: KaOS 2017.09

Saturday 2nd of September 2017 11:45:07 PM
KaOS is an independently developed Linux distribution which focuses on providing a polished collection of KDE/Qt-based software. The project's latest snapshot, KaOS 2017.09, features a hardened Linux kernel with Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR). The latest snapshot also includes the Nomad firewall utility and the Kooka scanner tool.....

Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 8.1

Saturday 2nd of September 2017 05:04:43 PM
Bruce Dubbs has announced the release of Linux From Scratch (LFS) and Beyond Linux From Scratch (BLFS) 8.1. The new release of the book, which guides readers through building their own Linux distribution, offers many updated packages and several fixes over the previous 8.0 release of the Linux....

OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.6

Saturday 2nd of September 2017 01:53:49 PM
ReactOS is an open source operating system which strives to provide a binary-compatible alternative to Microsoft Windows. The ReactOS project has published a new version, 0.4.6, with a focus on improving hardware support: "0.4.6 is a major step towards real hardware support. Several dual boot issues have been....

Development Release: Elive 2.9.8 (Beta)

Friday 1st of September 2017 02:25:55 PM
The Elive project is a desktop-oriented, Debian-based operating system. The Elive team has announced the release of a new development snapshot for Elive. The new beta carries the label Elive 2.9.8 and introduces a number of changes to make the system more efficient and convenient. "This new version....

Development Release: Kubuntu 17.10 Beta 1

Friday 1st of September 2017 12:12:39 AM
Martin Wimpress has announced the availability of new testing release for participating Ubuntu Community Editions. The new development snapshot, 17.10 Beta 1, provides mostly feature complete installation media for Ubuntu testers. This beta is not recommended for use on production systems. "The first beta of the Artful Aardvark....

Development Release: GhostBSD 11.1-BETA1

Thursday 31st of August 2017 09:58:34 PM
The GhostBSD project develops a FreeBSD-based desktop operating system. The GhostBSD project has published a new beta snapshot based on FreeBSD 11.1 and is testing new support for VMware Workstation Guest Features. "This first beta of the development of GhostBSD 11.1 release is ready for testing. All MATE....

Distribution Release: Linux Lite 3.6

Thursday 31st of August 2017 01:04:51 PM
Jerry Bezencon has announced a new release of Linux Lite, a beginner friendly Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and featuring the Xfce desktop environment. The new version, Linux Lite 3.6, makes it easier to select nearby software sources for faster downloads and includes a new way to search....

Distribution Release: BlackArch Linux 2017.08.30

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 10:50:43 PM
BlackArch Linux is an Arch Linux-based distribution designed for penetration testers and security researchers. The project has announced the availability of a new snapshot of the distribution. The new ISO image carries the version number 2017.08.30 and the distribution's blog provides the following release announcement: "Today we released....

Distribution Release: Bodhi Linux 4.3.0

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 08:03:40 PM
Jeff Hoogland has announced the release of a new version of the lightweight Bodhi Linux distribution. Bodhi ships with the Moksha desktop (a fork of Enlightenment) and is available in three flavours: Standard, AppPack (offering more applications) and Legacy (for older computers). The project's release announcement reads: "Today....

Distribution Release: Emmabuntüs 8-1.03

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 01:11:54 AM
The Emmabuntüs project has announced the release of an update to the project's Debian-based edition. The new release will probably be the last to be based on Debian 8 "Jessie" as the new version, likely to arrive in September 2017, will be based on Debian 9 "Stretch". "This....

Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1708

Monday 28th of August 2017 05:27:18 PM
Ghiunhan Mamut has announced the release of a new snapshot of Redcore Linux, a rolling release desktop distribution based on Gentoo. The new snapshot offers several package upgrades and new fixes. "This release focuses on polishing the overall look'n'feel and out of the box experience of the distribution.....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 727

Monday 28th of August 2017 12:09:57 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Cucumber Linux 1.0News: DragonFly BSD prepares HAMMER2, Ubuntu's transition to GNOME, a free hardware phone running Debian, SUSE reaffirms their commitment to Btrfs, GNOME's new settings panel, Nimbusoft sells Ubuntu Budgie computersQuestions and answers: Using Flatpak vs SnapReleased last week: Black Lab....

Distribution Release: Raspberry Slideshow 9.0

Sunday 27th of August 2017 07:48:24 PM
Raspberry Slideshow is a distribution focused on being a quick-to-set-up platform for displaying image and video files on Raspberry Pi computers. The project has released version 9.0 of Raspberry Slideshow, which is based on Raspbian "Jessie". "Underlying Raspbian Jessie operating system updated (I tried to switch to Raspbian....

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System76's Pop!_OS Linux to Get a Beta Release Next Week with HiDPI Improvements

System76 is getting ready to unleash the first Beta release of their upcoming Pop!_OS Linux distribution, which should be available to download next week based on the Ubuntu 17.10 Final Beta. It appears that System76's development team recently dropped focus on the Pop!_OS Installer, which they develop in collaboration with the elementary OS team, to concentrate on fixing critical bugs and add the final touches to the Beta release. They still need to add some patches to fix backlight brightness issues on Nvidia GPUs. Read more

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  • AKiTiO Node: Testing NVIDIA eGPU Support in Ubuntu 17.10
    Ever since the announcement of Intel’s Thunderbolt 3 technology there has been external graphics card (eGPU) support. Unfortunately for most of last year, including with Intel’s own Skull Canyon NUC, putting this solution to use was challenging at best. Most motherboards didn’t fully support the technology and those that did typically required a system that was far more expensive. For example, the Skull Canyon NUC at release was $700, unconfigured. Adding SSDs and RAM usually bumped that up well over $1000.
  • Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S10E29 – Adamant Terrible Hammer
    It’s Season Ten Episode Twenty-Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Martin Wimpress, Marius Quabeck, Max Kristen, Rudy and Tiago Carrondo are connected and speaking to your brain.
  • Vivaldi 1.12 Web Browser Debuts with Highly Requested Features, Improvements
    Vivaldi, the Chromium-based web browser designed with the power user in mind, has been recently updated to version 1.12, a release that introduces highly requested features and a whole lot of under-the-hood improvements. There are three big new features implemented in Vivaldi 1.12. The first is a built-in Image Properties feature that works when you right-click on an image on the Web, showing you a bunch of useful information, such as camera model, depth of field, ISO sensitivity, focal length, exposure, histogram, time and date, and white balance.
  • Chromium Will Soon Let You Browse the Web in VR with a Daydream View Headset
    Chromium evangelist François Beaufort posted today on his Google+ profile information regarding the VR (Virtual Reality) capabilities of the open-source web browser, which is the base of Chrome OS and Google Chrome. It would appear that the Chromium team is working on a set of new virtual reality features for the web browser, which means that more VR goodies are coming to popular Chromium-based web browsers like Opera, Vivaldi, and Google Chrome.
  • libinput and the HUION PenTablet devices
    HUION PenTablet devices are graphics tablet devices aimed at artists. These tablets tend to aim for the lower end of the market, driver support is often somewhere between meh and disappointing. The DIGImend project used to take care of them, but with that out of the picture, the bugs bubble up to userspace more often.