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Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 5.11

Friday 26th of September 2014 04:08:00 AM
Oracle has announced the release of Oracle Linux 5.11, a distribution rebuilt from source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11, but shipping with a custom "unbreakable" kernel: "We're happy to announce the availability of Oracle Linux 5.11, the eleventh and final update release for Oracle Linux 5.....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 3.5 "MATE", "Xfce", "Openbox", "JWM"

Friday 26th of September 2014 12:07:50 AM
Paweł Pijanowski has announced the availability of several new editions of SparkyLinux 3.5, a set of lightweight Debian-based distributions for the desktop: "SparkyLinux 3.5 'Annagerman' MATE, Xfce, Openbox and JWM is out. The new live/install ISO images provide package updates and a few changes. All packages have been....

Development Release: Elive 2.3.6 (Beta)

Wednesday 24th of September 2014 11:21:29 PM
Samuel Baggen has announced the release of Elive 2.3.6, the latest development build of the distribution featuring a customised Enlightenment desktop, based on Debian 7.0: "Elive 2.3.6 beta released. This new version includes: configured network connections are now persistent on reboot for USB images; improved USB bootable image....

Development Release: Liquid Lemur Linux 2.0 Alpha 1

Wednesday 24th of September 2014 01:06:48 AM
Edward Snyder has announced the availability of the initial alpha build of Liquid Lemur Linux 2.0. Recently revived after being dormant for 2.5 years, Liquid Lemur is no longer based on Arch Linux, but on Linux Mint. It provides a "hybrid" desktop experience, combining the Window Maker window....

Development Release: Fedora 21 Alpha

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 02:08:10 PM
Dennis Gilmore has announced the availability of the much-delayed alpha release of Fedora 21. This comes almost exactly one year since the project's last alpha release - that of Fedora 20, released on 24 September 2013. From the release announcement: "The Fedora 21 Alpha release has arrived, with....

Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 7.6

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 06:38:19 AM
Bruce Dubbs has announced the release of Linux From Scratch (LFS) 7.6, a book of step-by-step instructions on how to build a base Linux system from scratch. Beyond Linux From Scratch (BLFS) 7.6, a separate book that extends the base system with additional packages, was also released today.....

Distribution Release: Salix 14.1 "Fluxbox"

Monday 22nd of September 2014 11:59:38 PM
George Vlahavas has announced the release of Salix 14.1 "Fluxbox" edition, a lightweight distribution based on Slackware Linux: "Salix Fluxbox is back for 14.1! Our Fluxbox edition is designed to bring a minimalist environment to your desktop. The default desktop layout is comprised only of the Fluxbox panel....

Development Release: openSUSE 13.2 Beta 1

Monday 22nd of September 2014 05:16:25 PM
Jos Poortvliet has announced the availability of the first beta build of openSUSE 13.2, the distribution's upcoming stable release scheduled for arrival in early November: "Our brand new 'Rolling Factory' has already amassed over 6,000 installations and that's just kicking awesome. But we won't just roll: we will....

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Ubuntu Used by FIA Weatherman at Suzuka F1 Grand Prix

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[GNU IceCat] 31.1.1 released

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Still running 32 bit Ubuntu?

I’m considering a proposal to have 16.04 LTS be the last release of Ubuntu with 32 bit images to run on 32 bit only machines (on x86 aka Intel/AMD only – this has no bearing on ARM). You would still be able to run 32 bit applications on 64 bit Ubuntu. Read more