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Distribution Release: Superb Mini Server 2.0.9

Thursday 6th of October 2016 03:44:09 AM
A new build of Superb Mini Server (SMS), version 2.0.9, has been released. This new version of the Slackware-based distribution for servers, brings a new Linux kernel and upgrades to most server packages, while leaving the base system unchanged. "Superb Mini Server version 2.0.9 released (Linux kernel 4.4.22).....

Development Release: openSUSE 42.2 Beta 3

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 04:23:06 PM
The openSUSE project has announced the availability of a new beta release for the distribution's Leap edition. The new beta, openSUSE 42.2 Leap beta 3, offers upgrades to VirtualBox and features KDE's Plasma 5.8 desktop environment. Firefox 49 and Thunderbird 45.3.0 are available along with many updated translations.....

Development Release: Linux Lite 3.2 Beta

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 01:29:04 PM
Jerry Bezencon has announced the launch of a new development version of the lightweight, Ubuntu-based Linux Lite distribution. The new version, Linux Lite 3.2 beta, features a number of visual improvements to help users find boot menu entries, see process information and identify icons. Another significant change is....

Distribution Release: KDE neon 5.8

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 12:07:35 AM
Hot on the heals of KDE's Plasma Desktop 5.8, released yesterday, comes a new version of KDE neon, a fast-evolving Ubuntu-based distribution built by KDE and Kubuntu developer Jonathan Riddell: "The KDE neon builders have been firing away this afternoon and Plasma 5.8 LTS is now available in....

Distribution Release: NixOS 16.09

Monday 3rd of October 2016 08:04:11 PM
NixOS is an independent Linux distribution which features the Nix package manager. Nix provides many special package management features, including declarative statements, snapshots and package rollbacks. The latest version of the distribution, NixOS 16.09, offers many new security features and more efficient use of disk space. "In addition....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 681

Monday 3rd of October 2016 12:02:38 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: OpenBSD 6.0 - an exercise in precision News: DragonFly BSD builds dports with LibreSSL, systemd denial of service bug, Mintbox Mini, FreeBSD 11.0 delayed, Debian says good-bye to Kristoffer Rose Questions and answers: Was openSUSE just purchased? Torrent corner: Chapeau, Qubes OS....

Distribution Release: Qubes OS 3.2

Thursday 29th of September 2016 01:53:17 PM
Joanna Rutkowska has announced the release of Qubes OS 3.2, a new stable release of the Fedora-based desktop Linux distribution whose main concept is "security by isolation" by using domains implemented as lightweight Xen virtual machines. From the release announcement: "I'm happy to announce that today we're releasing....

Distribution Release: Chapeau 24

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 05:20:00 PM
The Chapeau project develops a Fedora-based distribution which includes software not permitted under Fedora's licensing policies. Chapeau also strives to present users with a more beginner-friendly desktop environment and applications. The Chapeau project has released a new version, Chapeau 24, which is derived from Fedora 24 "Workstation" and....

Development Release: Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 2

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 07:14:54 AM
Steve Langasek has announced the availability of the second (and final) beta build of Ubuntu 16.10: "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of Ubuntu 16.10 Desktop, Server and Cloud products." Here is the standard release announcement, with a useful list of new features....

Distribution Release: Proxmox 4.3 "Virtual Environment"

Tuesday 27th of September 2016 05:28:19 PM
Proxmox "Virtual Environment" (VE) is a Debian-based platform for running and managing virtual appliances, containers and virtual machines. The latest version of the distribution, Proxmox 4.3 "Virtual Environment", includes a number of upgrades to the project's documentation and improvements to the graphical interface. "The new reference documentation is....

Development Release: Black Lab Linux 8 Beta 3

Monday 26th of September 2016 01:42:23 PM
Black Lab Linux is a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu. The developers of the project have announced a new testing release, Black Lab Linux 8 beta 3. The new beta shifts the distribution's base from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 and features three desktop flavours: GNOME, LXDE and MATE.....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 680

Monday 26th of September 2016 12:02:55 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Uruk GNU/Linux 1.0 News: Snappy Ubuntu Core finds home on Nextcloud Box, Linux users have more video streaming options, Lenovo controversy Questions and answers: Blocking applications at the firewall Torrent corner: Apricity OS, SystemRescueCd, Tails Released last week: Absolute Linux 14.2, Tails....

Development release: PrimTux 2 Beta 2

Saturday 24th of September 2016 09:06:02 PM
The PrimTux distribution is a French-language, Debian-based project designed for school teachers and other professionals working in an educational environment. The project has released a new development snapshot, Primtux 2-2016-09-23-beta-2, which is now available for testing. The beta is based on Debian's Stable branch and features mostly changes....

Distribution Release: Apricity OS 09.2016

Friday 23rd of September 2016 11:58:56 PM
Alex Gajewski has announced the availability of a new release of the Arch Linux-based Apricity OS. The new version, Apricity OS 09.2016, includes a few new features. This release includes builds for 64-bit and 32-bit computers. The new 32-bit builds use Firefox as the default web browser and....

Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.6

Friday 23rd of September 2016 02:03:50 PM
Robolinux is a Debian-based desktop distribution which features many security and entertainment packages. The Robolinux project has released an update to the distribution's 8.x series: Robolinux 8.6. The new version is available in four editions (Cinnamon, LXDE, MATE and Xfce) and can be run on 32-bit and 64-bit....

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  • Google Pixel review: The best Android phone, even if it is a little pricey
    Welcome to the age of Google Hardware. Apparently tired of letting third-party Android OEMs serve as the stewards of Android handsets, Google has become a hardware company. (Again). Earlier this year Google, launched a hardware division with former Motorola President Rick Osterloh at the helm. With the high-ranking title of "Senior Vice President," Osterloh doesn't oversee a side project—his group is on even footing with Android, Search, YouTube, and Ads. The hardware group is so powerful inside Google that it was able to merge Nexus, Pixel, Chromecast, OnHub, ATAP, and Glass into a single business unit. The group's coming out party was October 4, 2016, where it announced Google Home, Google Wifi, a 4K Chromecast, the Daydream VR headset, and the pair of phones we're looking at today: the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. The arrival of the Pixel phones marks the apparent death of the Nexus line; Google says that it has "no plans" for future Nexus devices. With the new branding comes a change in strategy, too. The Pixel brand is about making devices that are 100 percent Google, so despite Google's position as the developer of Android, get ready for Google-designed hardware combined with exclusive Google software.
  • Hands-on with the LeEco Le Pro3: services first, Android second
    LeEco’s flagship Le Pro3 smartphone isn’t trying to compete with the Google Pixel, which puts modern Google services in front of a stock Android backdrop. After playing with the Le Pro3 at the company’s U.S. launch event in San Francisco today, I’m left feeling that it’s an easy, low-cost way to get the full experience of LeEco’s applications. There are proprietary LeEco utility tools like the browser, email, calendar, messages, notes, and phone apps, along with bloatware like Yahoo Weather, but mostly the Pro3 is a means of distribution for the LeEco apps, like Live, LeVidi, and Le. There is also a standard-issue My LeEco app for managing services like EcoPass membership. Under it all is the EUI custom user interface. If you swipe left from the home screen, you see videos that LeEco recommends you watch — not Google Now.
  • Report: Google reaches agreement with CBS for 'Unplugged' web TV service - Fox and Disney may follow