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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 902

Monday 1st of February 2021 03:15:37 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Kwort Linux 4.3.5, SulinOSNews: Serious sudo vulnerability patched, new Tails media published, Ubuntu tries Wayland as the default display manager, FreeBSD demotes i386Questions and answers: Qt licensing concernsReleased last week: Tails 4.15, Zentyal Server 7.0, Clonezilla Live 2.7.1-22Torrent corner: 4Mlinux, Alpine, Bluestar,....

Distribution Release: GParted Live 1.2.0-1

Thursday 28th of January 2021 08:01:16 PM
GParted Live is a business card-size live CD distribution with a single purpose - to provide tools for partitioning hard disks in an intuitive, graphical environment. The newest release from the project, GParted Live 1.2.0-1, features exFAT support, an updated kernel, and a systemd fix. The release announcement....

BSD Release: OPNsense 21.1

Thursday 28th of January 2021 05:26:53 PM
OPNsense is a HardenedBSD-based specialist operating system (and a fork of pfSense) designed for firewalls and routers. The project's latest version is OPNsense 21.1. This new release introduces a number of improvements to firewall configuration and monitoring. "21.1, nicknamed Marvelous Meerkat, is the relentless continuation of open source....

Distribution Release: Clonezilla Live 2.7.1-22

Thursday 28th of January 2021 02:59:32 PM
Clonezilla Live is a Debian-based live CD containing Clonezilla, a partition and disk cloning software. The project's latest release, Clonezilla Live 2.7.1-22, updates the kernel for better hardware support, includes new package updates from Debian's Unstable branch, and improves exFAT support. "Stable Clonezilla Live 2.7.1-22 released. This release....

Development Release: NomadBSD 1.4 RC1

Wednesday 27th of January 2021 01:22:50 AM
Marcel Kaiser has announced the availability of the first release candidate for NomadBSD 1.4, a FreeBSD-based live operating system for USB flash drives (with persistence), available for both x86_64 and i386 architectures. The new build upgrades the base system to FreeBSD 12.2 and also provides various improvements: "We....

Distribution Release: Zentyal Server 7.0

Tuesday 26th of January 2021 02:25:01 PM
Zentyal Server is an Ubuntu-based server distribution that aims at offering an easy-to-use Linux alternative to Windows Server. The project's latest release is Zentyal Server 7.0 which is based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. "Zentyal Development Team today announced the availability of Zentyal Server Development Edition 7.0. This is....

Distribution Release: Tails 4.15

Tuesday 26th of January 2021 07:20:55 AM
Version 4.15 of Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System), a Debian-based live image designed for anonymous browsing of internet websites, has been released. As usual, the new version fixes a handful of security issues: "Tails 4.15 is out. This release fixes known security vulnerabilities. You should upgrade as....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 901

Monday 25th of January 2021 12:13:30 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Mabox Linux 20.10News: GALPon MiniNo shuts down, Slackware tests new C library, Fedora to use GNOME 40, pfSense gets WireGuard, Red Hat offers free production subscriptions, Ubuntu booting on Apple ARMQuestions and answers: Deep diving into systemdReleased last week: XigmaNAS 12.2.0.4Torrent corner:....

BSD Release: XigmaNAS 12.2.0.4

Sunday 24th of January 2021 11:52:48 PM
Michael Zoon has announced the release of XigmaNAS 12.2.0.4, a new stable snapshot of the project's embedded, open-source NAS (Network-Attached Storage) distribution based on FreeBSD. This is major update and the first released built on top of FreeBSD 12.2: "We are pleased to announce the release of XigmaNAS....

Development Release: Qubes OS 4.0.4 RC2

Sunday 24th of January 2021 02:54:35 AM
Qubes OS is a security-oriented Linux distribution whose main concept is "security by isolation" by using domains implemented as lightweight Xen virtual machines. The project's latest development snapshot is Qubes OS 4.0.4-rc2 which updates its operating system tempates and packages. "We're pleased to announce the second release candidate....

Development Release: Redcore Linux 2101 Beta

Friday 22nd of January 2021 03:59:32 AM
Ghiunhan Mamut has announced the availability of a beta build of Redcore Linux 2101, the upcoming new release of the project's Gentoo-based distribution with a goal to provide a pure Gentoo system without the need to compile it from source code. "I'm happy to let you all know....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 900

Monday 18th of January 2021 02:05:16 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: CRUX 3.6.1, NuTyX 20.12.0News: Fedora doubles down on zRAM, Debian developers discuss bundling dependencies, openSUSE 15.1 nearing end of life, FreeBSD publishes status reportQuestions and answers: Alternatives to running commands as root userReleased last week: Alpine Linux 3.13.0, KaOS 2021.01, GhostBSD 21.01.15Torrent....

BSD Release: GhostBSD 21.01.15

Saturday 16th of January 2021 06:17:59 PM
GhostBSD is a desktop-oriented operating system based on FreeBSD. The project has released a new snapshot which reduces its memory footprint on live media. This release also removes the guided partitioning option which would take over an entire disk with a UFS partition. "I am happy to announce....

Distribution Release: KaOS 2021.01

Friday 15th of January 2021 03:16:12 PM
KaOS is a desktop Linux distribution that features the latest version of the KDE Plasma desktop environment. The distribution's latest snapshot ships with some components of Qt 6 in preparation for more applications and the Plasma desktop eventually migrating from Qt 5. "For the many changes in this....

Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.13.0

Thursday 14th of January 2021 05:59:58 PM
Alpine Linux is a community developed, lightweight operating system designed for routers, firewalls, VPNs, VoIP boxes and servers. The project's latest version, Alpine Linux 3.13.0, introduces official cloud images, the option of running PHP 8.0, and Node.js is compiled for better performance. "New features and noteworthy new packages:....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 899

Monday 11th of January 2021 12:07:27 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: PakOS 2020-08-24News: Arch improving reproducible build tools, Gentoo debates usefulness of LibreSSL, Tails outlines plans for 2021Questions and answers: Testing multiple hardware devices quicklyReleased last week: Linux Mint 20.1, Puppy Linux 7.0 "Slacko", ExTiX 21.1Torrent corner: ExTiX, GParted Live, Linux Mint, KDE....

Distribution Release: Linux Mint 20.1

Friday 8th of January 2021 02:15:15 PM
The Linux Mint team has announced the release of Linux Mint 20.1, a long-term support release which will continue to receive updates until 2025. The project's newest version features a new web apps manager which will assist users in setting up websites to act more like native applications.....

Development Release: Elive 3.8.18 (Beta)

Thursday 7th of January 2021 01:11:14 AM
Elive, or Enlightenment live CD, is a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution and live CD featuring the Enlightenment window manager. The distribution's latest development snapshot is Elive 3.8.18 Beta, features convenience functions for trackpad, a faster installer, and updates the base packages to those provided by Debian 10.7. The....

Development Release: Emmabuntüs DE4 Alpha 2

Monday 4th of January 2021 02:58:07 PM
Emmabuntüs is a lightweight desktop distribution based on Debian. The project's latest development release, Debian Edition 4 alpha 2, includes a few new utilities and a series of package upgrades. New utilities featured in the distribution include GtkHash, Warpinator, VeraCrypt, and zram-tools. "This Alpha 2 version includes the....

Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 7.0 "Slacko

Monday 4th of January 2021 09:08:56 AM
If you are a fan of Puppy Linux, a unique, minimalist Linux distribution designed for the desktop, here is an interesting piece of news for you - the based-on-Slackware "Slacko" variant of Puppy Linux has hit version 7.0. This version continues to be built on top of Slackware....