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Distribution Release: Robolinux 7.5.4

Saturday 28th of June 2014 12:49:27 AM
John Martinson has announced the release of Robolinux 7.5.4, a new update of the project's Debian-based distribution that comes with a pre-configured VirtualBox for running Windows as a "guest" operating system: "We've been listening to our user base and have delivered many popular upgrades plus expert tech support....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 3.4 "MATE", "Xfce", "Base"

Friday 27th of June 2014 01:43:40 PM
Paweł Pijanowski has announced the release of SparkyLinux 3.4 "MATE", "Xfce" and "Base" (Openbox) editions, a set of Debian-based distributions with several lightweight desktop user interfaces: "SparkyLinux 3.4 'Annagerman' MATE, Xfce and Base (Openbox) is out. As usually, the new ISO images of SparkyLinux provide tons of updates,....

Development Release: GhostBSD 4.0-BETA2

Friday 27th of June 2014 08:25:38 AM
Eric Turgeon has announced the availability of the first beta build of GhostBSD 4.0, a FreeBSD-based operating system with MATE as the preferred desktop environment: "The second beta build of the 4.0-RELEASE cycle is available on SourceForge for the amd64 and i386 architectures. Changes and problems fixed between....

Distribution Release: Webconverger 25.0

Friday 27th of June 2014 04:22:46 AM
Kai Hendry has announced the release of Webconverger 25.0, the latest version of the specialist distribution for web kiosks, based on stable Debian GNU/Linux 7.0: "Webconverger 25 release. Highlights of this 25.0 signed and tagged release, making Webconverger an even better web kiosk: new super simple whitelist= filtering....

Development Release: Ubuntu 14.10 Alpha 1

Friday 27th of June 2014 12:26:26 AM
Stéphane Graber has announced that the first alpha build of what will eventually become Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn", is ready for testing. As has been the case recently, this is an optional testing stage and only four of the official Ubuntu sub-projects (namely, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME and....

Development Release: Oracle Linux 7 RC

Thursday 26th of June 2014 09:54:37 PM
Chris Kawalek has announced the availability of the release candidate for Oracle Linux 7, a distribution rebuilt from source code of the recently released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: "It's an exciting day for the Oracle Linux team because the Oracle Linux 7 release candidate is now available....

Development Release: Elive 2.3.0 (Beta)

Thursday 26th of June 2014 06:37:39 PM
Samuel Baggen has announced the release of Elive 2.3.0, the latest unstable build of a distribution that delivers a customised Enlightenment desktop experience on top of a stable Debian base: "The Elive team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.3.0. This new version includes:....

Distribution Release: Linux Mint 17 "Xfce"

Thursday 26th of June 2014 11:00:13 AM
Clement Lefebvre has announced the release of Linux Mint 17 "Xfce" edition: "The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Xfce. Linux Mint 17 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings....

BSD Release: pfSense 2.1.4

Thursday 26th of June 2014 07:27:25 AM
Jared Dillard has announced the release of pfSense 2.1.4, a free network firewall distribution based on FreeBSD: "2.1.4 follows very shortly after 2.1.3 and is primarily a security release. Packages also had their own independent fixes and need updating. During the firmware update process the packages will be....

Distribution Release: Parsix GNU/Linux 6.0r1

Thursday 26th of June 2014 01:49:57 AM
Alan Baghumian has announced the availability of an updated build of Parsix GNU/Linux, version 6.0r1, a distribution based on the latest stable release of Debian GNU/Linux and featuring the GNOME 3.10 desktop: "We are proud to announce the immediate availability of Parsix GNU/Linux 6.0r1, code name 'Trev'. This....

Distribution Release: Neptune 4.0

Wednesday 25th of June 2014 01:28:28 PM
Leszek Lesner has announced the release of Neptune 4.0 (formerly known as ZevenOS "Neptune" edition), an updated release of the project's Debian-based distribution with KDE 4.13.2 as the default desktop: "The Neptune team is proud to present the release of Neptune 4.0, code name 'It's all about you'.....

BSD Release: PC-BSD 10.0.2

Tuesday 24th of June 2014 04:25:42 PM
Kris Moore has announced the release of PC-BSD 10.0.2, a quarterly update of the project's desktop-oriented operating system based on FreeBSD: "The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of the next PC-BSD quarterly update, version 10.0.2. This update includes a number of important bug fixes, as....

Development Release: Zorin OS 9 RC

Tuesday 24th of June 2014 05:00:46 AM
Artyom Zorin has announced that the release candidate for the upcoming Zorin OS 9, a beginner-friendly desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04, is ready for testing: "We are excited to unleash the Zorin OS 9 Core release candidate. This is a pre-release version of the next-generation Zorin....

Distribution Release: Peppermint OS Five

Monday 23rd of June 2014 11:25:10 PM
Kendall Weaver has announced the release of Peppermint OS Five, a Lubuntu-based lightweight and easy-to-use desktop Linux distribution: "Peppermint OS LLC is excited to announce the launch of our latest operating system, Peppermint Five. Lightweight and designed for speed, Peppermint Five delivers on that promise whether using software....

Distribution Release: Linux Mint 17 "KDE"

Monday 23rd of June 2014 03:40:28 PM
Clement Lefebvre has announced the release of Linux Mint 17 "KDE" edition: "The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' KDE. Linux Mint 17 is a long-term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and it brings....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 564

Monday 23rd of June 2014 09:10:14 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Antergos 2014.05.26 and Q4OS 0.5.11 News: Debian "Squeeze" enters long term support status, Ubuntu tests Unity 8 desktop builds, Fedora considers new package manager, CentOS battles with version numbers Questions and answers: Multiple distributions on a DVD or USB thumb drive Released....

Distribution Release: MakuluLinux 6.0 "KDE"

Monday 23rd of June 2014 01:16:57 AM
Jacque Raymer has announced the release of MakuluLinux 6.0 "KDE" edition, a Debian-based desktop distribution shipping with the very latest KDE desktop: "The long-awaited update to the KDE edition is now over, Stability, speed and beauty is what drives this edition. Based on KDE 4.13.1 and Linux kernel....

Distribution Release: Netrunner 14

Sunday 22nd of June 2014 09:19:45 PM
Clemens Toennies has announced the release of Netrunner 14, a Kubuntu-based Linux distribution featuring a customised KDE 4.13 desktop and five years of security support: "The Netrunner team today released Netrunner 14 'Frontier' – 32-bit and 64-bit editions. The release follows Kubuntu's support cycle, giving it a full....

Development Release: FreeBSD 9.3-RC1

Saturday 21st of June 2014 02:26:38 PM
Glen Barber has announced the availability of the first release candidate for FreeBSD 9.3: "The third RC build of the 9.3-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures. Changes between 9.3-BETA3 and 9.3-RC1 include: various bug....

Distribution Release: Mageia 4.1

Friday 20th of June 2014 09:30:55 PM
Rémi Verschelde has announced the release of Mageia 4.1, an unscheduled maintenance update that fixes a number of security issues and corrects an upstream syslinux bug: "While most of the world is turned towards Brazil to enjoy the World Cup, Mageia has been preparing its own major worldwide....