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Distribution Release: Netrunner 2015.11 "Rolling"

Saturday 14th of November 2015 12:59:17 AM
Clemens Toennies has announced the availability of new installation media for the Netrunner project's rolling release edition. The new media, Netrunner 2015.11 "Rolling", is based on packages from the Manjaro distribution and is currently available for the 64-bit x86 architecture exclusively. "The Netrunner Team is happy to announce....

Distribution Release: Quirky 7.3

Wednesday 11th of November 2015 03:36:56 PM
Barry Kauler has announced the release of a new version of Quirky, a sister project to Puppy Linux. The new version, Quirky 7.3, marks the start of the project's Werewolf series, which is binary compatible with Ubuntu 15.10. "Quirky Werewolf 64-bit version 7.3 has been released. Here is....

Distribution Release: ClearOS 7.1.0

Wednesday 11th of November 2015 03:26:50 AM
Peter Baldwin has announced the release of ClearOS 7.1.0, the CentOS-based server distribution's first stable build in the 7.x series. This is also the first version that combines three products into one download: "ClearOS 7.1.0 final for all editions has arrived. ClearOS now comes in three different editions:....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 635

Monday 9th of November 2015 01:05:17 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: A tip of the hat to Fedora 23News: Cinnamon 2.8 comes to Linux Mint, a key Fedora KDE maintainer quits, Debian explores running X without root privileges and Red Hat signs deal with MicrosoftQuestions and answers: Balancing privacy with ease of useTorrent....

Distribution Release: Chakra GNU/Linux 2015.11

Monday 9th of November 2015 12:52:51 AM
The Chakra project has announced the availability of new installation media for Chakra GNU/Linux. The new version, Chakra GNU/Linux 2015.11 (code name "Fermi"), uses KDE's Plasma 5 as the default desktop environment. The Calamares system installer has replaced Chakra's Tribe installer and the SDDM display manager has been....

Development Release: antiX 15 Beta 1 "MX"

Sunday 8th of November 2015 10:02:50 PM
The antiX project has announced the availability of a new development release for the project's "MX" edition. The antiX MX edition is based on Debian's Stable branch, features software from the MEPIS community and ships with Xfce as the default desktop environment. The new beta release, antiX MX-15....

Development Release: Korora 23 Beta

Sunday 8th of November 2015 02:09:29 PM
The Korora development team has announced the availability of the beta release of Korora 23, a set of user-friendly, Fedora-based distributions available in Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE, MATE and Xfce flavours: "The Korora project is very pleased to announce that the beta release of version 23 (code name 'Coral')....

BSD Release: pfSense 2.2.5

Friday 6th of November 2015 05:44:38 PM
Chris Buechler has announced the release of a new version of pfSense, an operating system designed for use in firewalls. The new release, pfSense 2.2.5, arrives on the project's 11th birthday and contains mostly bug fixes for previous versions. "pfSense software version 2.2.5 is now available. This release....

Distribution Release: CAINE 7.0

Friday 6th of November 2015 05:50:55 AM
Nanni Bassetti has announced the release of CAINE 7.0, an updated build of the specialist distribution containing a large collection of tools designed for forensic analysis and penetration testing. This version is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: "CAINE 7.0 'DeepSpace' is out. Changelog: Linux kernel 3.13; based on....

Distribution Release: Vinux 5.0

Thursday 5th of November 2015 01:05:56 AM
Rob Whyte has announced the release of Vinux 5.0. Vinux is based on the Ubuntu distribution and is designed to be used by blind and partially sighted users. "This release features not just the Unity Desktop, but GNOME Shell and the ever popular GNOME 2 fork called MATE,....

Distribution Release: openSUSE 42.1

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 02:44:01 PM
The openSUSE project has announced the launch of a new edition and new release for the openSUSE distribution. The new edition is called Leap and the initial release carries the version number 42.1. openSUSE 42.1 is a community project which also pulls in packages from SUSE Linux Enterprise....

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