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Distribution Release: Chakra GNU/Linux 2015.03

Thursday 12th of March 2015 11:33:32 PM
Neophytos Kolokotronis has announced the release of Chakra GNU/Linux 2015.03, a new update in the project's "Euler" series which follows the KDE 4.14 line: "The Chakra team is happy to announce the third release of the Chakra Euler series. This is a maintenance release to fix some installation....

Development Release: Linux Lite 2.4 Beta

Thursday 12th of March 2015 01:42:50 PM
Jerry Bezencon has announced that the availability of the initial beta build of Linux Lite 2.4, an upcoming new release of the project's Ubuntu-based distribution with a customised Xfce desktop: "Linux Lite 2.4 beta is now available for testing. With the release of Linux Lite 2.4 beta, we....

Development Release: GhostBSD 10.1-ALPHA1

Thursday 12th of March 2015 12:46:36 AM
Eric Turgeon has announced the availability of the first release candidate for the upcoming GhostBSD 10.1, a FreeBSD-based operating system with MATE 1.8 as the preferred desktop: "I am pleased to announce the availability the fist alpha build of the 10.1-RELEASE Release cycle which is available on SourceForge....

Development Release: LXLE 14.04.2 Beta

Wednesday 11th of March 2015 09:27:29 PM
A Beta release of the minimal LXLE distribution has been announced. The development release, version 14.04.2, is available for testing and ships with a number of package upgrades and a surprising move to use the SeaMonkey web browser suite "All software packages have been updated to their latest....

Development Release: Fedora 22 Alpha

Tuesday 10th of March 2015 02:28:29 PM
Dennis Gilmore has announced the availability of the initial alpha build of Fedora 22: "The Fedora 22 Alpha release has arrived, with a preview of the latest free and open source technology under development." The release announcement provides a detailed introduction to the release; here are a few....

Distribution Release: MakuluLinux 8.0 "Cinnamon"

Monday 9th of March 2015 05:26:27 PM
The MakuluLinux project has announced the release of MakuluLinux version 8.0 "Cinnamon" edition. According to the release announcement, the new release is the first from the project to be built for 64-bit x86 computers. Apart from the new architecture, this release has a strong focus on multimedia and....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 600

Monday 9th of March 2015 12:04:47 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: First impressions of Korora 21News: FreeBSD running on POWER8, projects approved for GSoC, PC-BSD unveils new privacy software, OpenMandriva on the Raspberry Pi, systemd coming to Ubuntu and Ubuntu running on phonesQuestions and Answers: The number and diversity of Linux distributionsTorrent....

Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 6.1

Sunday 8th of March 2015 07:22:46 AM
Tiny Core Linux 6.1 has been released. This is the latest stable build of the minimalist (15 MB to download) desktop Linux distribution built from scratch. From the release announcement: "Team Tiny Core is proud to announce the release of Core 6.1. Changelog: tce-load - remove extraneous ls....

Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 7.7

Friday 6th of March 2015 08:44:40 PM
Bruce Dubbs has announced the launch of Linux From Scratch (LFS) and Beyond Linux From Scratch (BLFS), version 7.7. The latest copies of the freely available books come with several updates and walk the reader through assembling a Linux distribution from individual packages. "The Linux From Scratch community....

Development Release: NethServer 6.6 RC1

Friday 6th of March 2015 12:44:48 PM
Alessio Fattorini has announced the availability of the first release candidate for NethServer 6.6, a CentOS-based distribution designed for servers: "NethServer 6.6 RC1 has been released and is publicly available. Highlights since 6.6 beta 1 release: root and admin users passwords are no longer synchronized; delta RPMs from....

Distribution Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1

Friday 6th of March 2015 01:21:41 AM
Red Hat has announced the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1, the first point update in the distribution's latest stable branch: "Red Hat, Inc. today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1, the first minor release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, which....

Distribution Release: Porteus Kiosk 3.3.0

Monday 2nd of March 2015 12:43:55 PM
Tomasz Jokiel has announced the release of Porteus Kiosk 3.3.0, a lightweight Gentoo-based distribution designed for web kiosks: "I'm happy to announce Porteus Kiosk 3.3.0 which is now available for download. This is a major kiosk release which brings a number of new features, package upgrades and security....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 599

Monday 2nd of March 2015 01:23:30 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: First look at Sabayon 15.02News: Debian works toward reproducible builds, Linux Mint tests its upcoming Debian Edition, new YaST modules coming to openSUSE and the Linux kernel gets a version bumpTips and tricks: Choosing good passwordsTorrent corner: ArchBang, Greenie, KaOS, Tails,....

Development Release: Simplicity Linux 15.4 Alpha

Sunday 1st of March 2015 02:42:28 PM
David Purse has announced the availability of the alpha release of Simplicity Linux 15.4, a lightweight Puppy-based distribution - now also available in a 64-bit flavour: "Simplicity Linux 15.4 alpha is now available for download. This release cycle marks the start of a new chapter for Simplicity: you....

Development Release: Manjaro Linux 0.9.0 Pre 3

Sunday 1st of March 2015 01:11:52 AM
The third pre-release of Manjaro Linux 0.9.0 is now available for testing. This is a major upgrade, featuring a new system installer called Calamares, the brand-new Xfce 4.12, and a separate edition with KDE Plasma Desktop 5.2. From the release announcement "Almost one month passed since our last....

Development Release: Elive 2.5.8 (Beta)

Saturday 28th of February 2015 12:51:36 AM
The seemingly endless development of Elive, a Debian-based distribution with a customised Enlightenment desktop, continues with yet another beta release, version 2.5.8: "The Elive team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.5.8. This new version includes: kernel - much improved optimizations to be smaller,....

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