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Distribution Release: ExTiX 21.1

Monday 4th of January 2021 03:50:40 AM
Arne Exton has announced the release of ExTiX 21.1, the latest build of the project's desktop-oriented Linux distribution. This version is based on the deepin 20.1 distribution and it features a customised Deepin desktop environment: "ExTiX Deepin 21.1 live based on Deepin 20.1 (latest) with Skype, Spotify, Refracta....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 898

Monday 4th of January 2021 12:17:58 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: MocaccinoOSNews: Fedora using Btrfs to speed up package upgrades, Haiku improves text contrast, HAMMER2 gets multi-volume support, FreeNAS merges with TrueNASQuestions and answers: Longest supported distributionReleased in the past two weeks: 4MLinux 35.0, Parted Magic 2020_12_25, deepin 20.1Torrent corner: 4MLinux, Arch, ArchBang,....

Distribution Release: Septor 2021

Saturday 2nd of January 2021 03:21:38 AM
The Debian Srbija project has announced the release of Septor 2021, a brand-new version of its Debian-based distribution with a focus on preserving the anonymity and privacy of users. Unlike the versions of Septor released last year, which were all based on the stable Debian 10 "Buster" version,....

Distribution Release: deepin 20.1

Wednesday 30th of December 2020 10:52:50 PM
The deepin project has published a new update to the distribution's 20.x series. deepin 20.1 features a new kernel, Linux 5.8, along with bringing the rest of the operating system up to date with Debian 10.6. There have also been a number of performance improvements. "In deepin 20.1,....

Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2020_12_25

Friday 25th of December 2020 07:00:00 PM
Parted Magic is a small live CD/USB/PXE with its elemental purpose being to partition hard drives. Although GParted and Parted are the main programs, the CD/USB also offers other applications, such as Partition Image, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, and ddrescue. The project's latest release updates the desktop to....

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 35.0

Friday 25th of December 2020 07:45:31 AM
Zbigniew Konojacki has announced the release of 4MLinux 35.0, a quarterly update of the project's minimalist desktop and server distribution featuring "four Ms": maintenance (as a system rescue live CD), multimedia (for playing video DVDs and other multimedia files), mini-server (using the inetd daemon) and mystery (providing several....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 897

Monday 21st of December 2020 12:06:37 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Archman GNU/Linux 2020-11-12 "KDE"News: openSUSE and CloudLinux promote their CentOS alternatives, Tails talks about their adjusted release cycleQuestions and answers: What to do in the wake of Red Hat phasing out CentOSReleased last week: NuTyX 20.12.0, UBports 16.04 OTA-15, Q4OS 3.13Torrent corner:....

Distribution Release: Kwort Linux 4.3.5

Sunday 20th of December 2020 02:45:12 PM
Kwort Linux is a CRUX-based Linux distribution that uses the GTK+ toolkit and the Openbox window manager. Its most prominent feature is a package manager, called kpkg. The project's latest version, Kwort 4.3.5, introduces updated kernel, compiler, and package management packages. The distribution's news page lists the highlights....

Distribution Release: Q4OS 3.13

Friday 18th of December 2020 02:14:56 PM
The Q4OS team have published a new update to their distribution's Debian-based desktop operating system. The project's new release updates the Q4OS 3.x series, bringing it up to date with Debian's Stable branch. For this release Canonical's Snap framework has been removed, though it can be installed from....

Distribution Release: UBports 16.04 OTA-15

Wednesday 16th of December 2020 11:31:17 PM
The UBports team has announced a new update for UBports 16.04. The new update, OTA-15, introduces stable support for more devices and provides a number improvements to the camera app, web browser, and calls: "Ratchanan finally got fed up with the "Redial last called number" button not working....

Development Release: Linux Mint 20.1 Beta

Wednesday 16th of December 2020 08:38:12 PM
The Linux Mint developers have published a new testing release, Linux Mint 20.1 Beta, which introduces a number of new features. There is a new IPTV application, called Hypnotix, performance improvements for the Cinnamon desktop, and there is a web app manager which helps integrate web apps and....

Development Release: Univention Corporate Server 5.0-0 Beta

Wednesday 16th of December 2020 06:02:26 PM
Univention Corporate Server is an enterprise-class distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. It features an integrated management system for central administration of servers and Microsoft Active Directory-compatible domain services. The project's latest snapshot, Univention Corporate Server 5.0-0 Beta, introduces a number of changes to the user interface. "The most....

Development Release: openSUSE 15.3 Alpha

Wednesday 16th of December 2020 03:47:02 PM
The openSUSE team have published a new development snapshot of their upcoming openSUSE 15.3 release. The new Alpha snapshot introduces binary compatibility with SUSE Linux Enterprise and reorganizes the way installation media for different CPU architectures are made available. "You may notice that Installation images for all arches....

Distribution Release: NuTyX 20.12.0

Monday 14th of December 2020 02:54:13 PM
NuTyX is a French Linux distribution (with multi-language support) built from Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch, with a custom package manager called "cards". The project has published a new version with multiple supported desktop editions. "21 months after the release of the first version of....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 896

Monday 14th of December 2020 12:12:18 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: TTOS Linux 1.1.2News: CentOS Linux being phased out for CentOS Stream, openSUSE running on the PinePhone, Tails changing their ISO verification process, changes coming to UniventionQuestions and answers: Restoring the fstab fileReleased last week: CRUX 3.6, GeckoLinux 152.201210, Rescuezilla 2.1Torrent corner: Alpine,....

Development Release: Mageia 8 Beta 2

Sunday 13th of December 2020 12:14:41 PM
Yves Brungard has announced that the second beta build of the upcoming Mageia 8 release is ready for testing: "We are happy to announce the release of Mageia 8 beta 2. After a long time since beta 1, we look forward to hearing your feedback and thoughts so....

Distribution Release: Rescuezilla 2.1

Saturday 12th of December 2020 12:03:47 PM
Shasheen Ediriweera has announced the release of Rescuezilla 2.1, an updated version of the project's easy-to-use disk imaging application compatible with Clonezilla. The key new feature of this version is the ability to easily mount and explore Clonezilla images to extract files: "Rescuezilla 2.1 provides key bug fixes,....

Distribution Release: GeckoLinux 152.201210

Friday 11th of December 2020 05:11:05 PM
GeckoLinux is a Linux spin based on the openSUSE distribution, with a focus on polish and out-of-the-box usability on the desktop. The project has published updated media for both its Static and Rolling branches. "All editions in this update receive quality of life improvements for Bluetooth audio users.....

Distribution Release: CRUX 3.6

Wednesday 9th of December 2020 01:22:52 AM
Juergen Daubert has announced the release of CRUX 3.6, the latest stable build of the project's lightweight Linux distribution featuring a straightforward tar.xz-based package system, BSD-style init scripts, and a collection of trimmed packages: "The CRUX team is happy to announce the release of CRUX 3.6. CRUX 3.6....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 895

Monday 7th of December 2020 12:46:08 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Pop!_OS 20.10 and FuguIta 6.8News: Fedora considers separate Xwayland package, FreeBSD introduces WireGuard support, RancherOS purchased by SUSE, elementary OS to get multi-touch gestures and Raspberry Pi build, Debian publishes updated Buster mediaQuestions and answers: Using a Raspberry Pi to get started....

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