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Distribution Release: Ubuntu 12.04.5

Friday 8th of August 2014 08:12:51 AM
Stéphane Graber has announced the release of Ubuntu 12.04.5, a new set of live and installation images that include all recent security and bug-fix updates for the project's older LTS (long-term support) release, supported until April 2017. From the release announcement: "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce....

Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 7.4.0

Thursday 7th of August 2014 09:13:53 AM
Klaus Knopper has released version 7.4.0 of KNOPPIX, a Debian-based live CD/DVD with a choice of LXDE (default), GNOME 3.12 and KDE 4.13.3 desktops: "Version 7.4.0 of KNOPPIX is based on the usual picks from Debian 'Stable' and newer desktop packages from Debian 'Testing' and 'Unstable'. It uses....

Development Release: GhostBSD 4.0-RC1

Thursday 7th of August 2014 07:13:16 AM
Eric Turgeon has announced that the first release candidate for the upcoming GhostBSD 4.0, a FreeBSD-based operating system for the desktop, is now ready for testing: "The GhostBSD team is pleased to announce the availability the fist RC build of the 4.0-RELEASE release cycle which is available on....

Development Release: Qubes OS 2 RC2

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 10:11:35 PM
Joanna Rutkowska has announced the availability of the second release candidate for Qubes OS 2, a Fedora-based desktop Linux distribution with integrated Xen virtualisation designed for improved security: "Today we release the second release candidate for Qubes OS R2. There are currently no more open tickets for the....

Distribution Release: Porteus 3.0.1

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 09:17:46 PM
Jay Flood has announced the release of Porteus 3.0.1, a set of lightweight Slackware-based distributions and live CDs in five editions (with KDE, LXDE, MATE, Razor-qt or Xfce): "The Porteus community is elated to announce the release of Porteus Desktop edition 3.0.1, as well as Porteus Kiosk edition....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 570

Monday 4th of August 2014 09:00:06 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: First impressions of Neptune 4 News: Kubuntu introduces KDE Plasma 5, openSUSE turns Factory into rolling release, Debian announces kernel roadmap for "Jessie", FreeBSD improves UEFI support, seL4 releases its microkernel as open-source software Questions and Answers: Getting started with Linux servers....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.15 Core 80

Sunday 3rd of August 2014 08:30:09 PM
Michael Tremer has announced the release of IPFire 2.15 Core 80, a new stable release of the project's specialist Linux distribution for firewalls: "This is the official release announcement for IPFire 2.15 Core Update 80. It comes with lots of new features, some bug fixes and some minor....

Development Release: Ubuntu 14.10 Alpha 2

Friday 1st of August 2014 11:36:42 AM
Iain Lane has announced the availability of the second alpha release of Ubuntu 14.10, code-named "Utopic Unicorn". As with the first alpha, only Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME and Ubuntu Kylin have opted to release CD/DVD images for testing. From the release announcement: "The second alpha of the Utopic....

Distribution Release: SolydXK 201407

Thursday 31st of July 2014 05:34:27 AM
Arjen Balfoort has announced the release of SolydXK 201407, an updated build of the project's Linux distributions with a choice of Xfce (SolydX) or KDE (SolydK) desktops, based on Debian's "Testing" branch: "The Home editions were upgraded to the latest upgrade pack and the Business editions were upgraded....

Distribution Release: Simplicity Linux 14.7

Thursday 31st of July 2014 01:29:41 AM
David Purse has announced the release of Simplicity Linux 14.7, a set of lightweight, Puppy-based Linux distributions in four editions: "Simplicity Linux 14.7 is now available for everyone to download for free. Obsidian is our cut-down edition, pretty much just Firefox 30, a network manager and not....

Distribution Release: Zorin OS 9 "Educational"

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 09:28:55 PM
Artyom Zorin has announced the release of Zorin OS 9 "Educational" edition, an Ubuntu-based distribution packed with specialist software suitable for use in educational environments: "We are pleased to release Zorin OS 9 Educational. Zorin OS 9 Educational brings the latest and greatest software into the hands of....

Distribution Release: Bio-Linux 8.0.2

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 03:29:49 PM
Tim Booth has announced the release of Bio-Linux 8.0.2, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with a collection of specialist software designed for use in bioinformatics: "Bio-Linux 8 is a powerful, free bioinformatics workstation platform that can be installed on anything from a laptop to a large server, or run....

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Alpine 3.0.4 released

The Alpine Linux project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 3.0.4 of its Alpine Linux operating system. This is a bugfix release of the v3.0 musl based branch. This release is based on the 3.14.17 kernel which has some critical security fixes. The alpine-xen image is fixed and should now have a working hvmloader again. Read more

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