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Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2019.11

Saturday 16th of November 2019 04:04:41 AM
The PCLinuxOS distribution has released updated install media which carries the version number 2019.11. The new media feature kernel and desktop environment updates for each edition. The project's release announcement offers further details: "The KDE versions both Full and the minimalistic Darkstar contain kernel 5.3.10 plus a fully....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.23 Core 137

Friday 15th of November 2019 04:03:59 PM
IPFire is a Linux distribution that focuses on easy setup, good handling and high level of security. It is operated via a web-based interface which offers many configuration options for beginning and experienced system administrators. The project has released a new stable update, IPFire 2.23 Core Update 137,....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 840

Monday 11th of November 2019 12:09:04 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Fedora 31 Workstation News: Fedora works to improve Python performance, FreeBSD gets faster networking thanks to Netflix, elementary team plans new greeter and system installer Tips and tricks: Monitoring and recording user activity Released last week: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1, NethServer....

Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Alpha 1

Sunday 10th of November 2019 04:42:06 AM
Cristina Sgubbi has announced the availability of the first alpha release OpenMandriva Lx 4.1, the upcoming new stable version of the project's desktop-oriented Linux distribution. An interesting new feature of this release is an experimental Linux kernel built with the Clang compiler: "The first OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 release....

BSD Release: XigmaNAS

Friday 8th of November 2019 06:30:32 AM
Michael Zoon has announced the release of XigmaNAS, the latest stable version of the project's embedded, open-source NAS (Network-Attached Storage) distribution based on FreeBSD. This version upgrades the underlying FreeBSD base system to version 12.1: "We are pleased to announce the release of XigmaNAS version -....

Development Release: Project Trident Void Alpha

Thursday 7th of November 2019 11:25:09 PM
The Project Trident team has published their first development snapshot which uses Void as its base. Past versions of Project Trident have been based on TrueOS and this alpha snapshot demonstrates some of the features Trident can provide on its new base. "What does this image provide? A....

OS Release: OpenIndiana 2019.10

Thursday 7th of November 2019 04:25:53 PM
OpenIndiana is a continuation of the OpenSolaris operating system. OpenIndiana is part of the Illumos Foundation, and provides a true open-source community alternative to Solaris 11 and Solaris 11 Express, with an open development model and full community participation. The project's latest release, OpenIndiana Hipster 2019.10, migrates some....

Distribution Release: NethServer 7.7

Wednesday 6th of November 2019 06:48:21 PM
NethServer is a CentOS-based Linux distribution for servers. The product's main feature is a modular design which makes it simple to turn the distribution into a mail server and filter, web server, groupware, firewall, web filter, IPS/IDS or VPN server. The project's latest release is NethServer 7.7 and....

Distribution Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1

Tuesday 5th of November 2019 03:18:48 PM
Red Hat has announced the availability of the first update to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.x series. The new release, 8.1, introduces a new, predictable update cycle with minor releases every six months. It also provides better SELInux controls for dealing with containers. This release also focuses....

BSD Release: FreeBSD 12.1

Monday 4th of November 2019 07:50:04 PM
Glen Barber has announced the release of FreeBSD 12.1. The new version includes BearSSL, the Clang compiler has been updated to version 8.0.1, and OpenSSL has also been updated. The 12.x series of FreeBSD is expected to receive support through to June 2024. The release announcement states:....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 839

Monday 4th of November 2019 12:35:48 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: MX Linux 19News: Ubuntu plans features for 20.04, Fedora developer explains benefits of Modularity, Fedora 29 nears its end of life, Netunner drops Manjaro-based editionTips and tricks: Manipulating PDFsReleased last week: Fedora 31, ALT 9.0, Zentyal 6.1Torrent corner: ALT, Android-x86, Arch, ArcoLinux,....

BSD Release: MidnightBSD 1.2

Friday 1st of November 2019 06:52:41 AM
Lucas Holt has announced the release of MidnightBSD 1.2, the latest stable version of the project's FreeBSD-derived operating system with a goal to create an easy-to-use desktop with graphical ports management and system configuration. This version is mostly a security and bug-fix update: "I'm happy to announce the....

Distribution Release: KaOS 2019.10

Thursday 31st of October 2019 08:16:10 PM
The KaOS team has published a new snapshot of the distribution's rolling desktop operating system. The project is removing Python 2 packages and is publishing cutting edge packages for KDE Plasma 5.17. "Quite a few big changes for this release, probably the biggest news for this release is....

Distribution Release: Zentyal Server 6.1

Wednesday 30th of October 2019 02:32:05 PM
Zentyal Server is a commercial unified network server that offers easy and efficient computer network administration for small and medium-size businesses. The project's latest release, Zentyal Server 6.1, is a minor update to the 6.0 release and is based on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS. "Zentyal development team today announced....

Distribution Release: Fedora 31

Tuesday 29th of October 2019 03:40:48 PM
Matthew Miller has announced the release of Fedora 31. The new version includes a special isolated container feature called Fedora Toolbox. "If you haven't used the Fedora Toolbox, this is a great time to try it out. This is a simple tool for launching and managing personal workspace....

Distribution Release: ALT Linux 9.0

Monday 28th of October 2019 01:50:07 PM
ALT Linux is an independently developed distribution which is available in Workstation, Server and Education editions. The distribution runs on several CPU architectures, making it run on a wide range of hardware. The project's latest release is ALT Linux 9.0. An English translation of the original Russian release....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 838

Monday 28th of October 2019 12:25:09 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Xubuntu 19.10News: UBports posts status on porting to new platforms, DragonFly BSD offers emergency mode for HAMMER, Xfce team plans 4.16Questions and answers: Clarifying how init and service managers work togetherTorrent corner: Alpine, ArchBang, Archman, BSDRP, Clonezilla, ExTiX, GhostBSD, KDE neon, MX,....

Development Release: LibreELEC 9.2 Beta 2

Sunday 27th of October 2019 11:05:00 PM
LibreELEC is a minimal operating system for running the Kodi media centre. The LibreELEC project has published a new beta development snapshot in the lead-up to LibreELEC 9.2. The new snapshot includes partial support for the Raspberry Pi 4. Earlier versions of the Raspberry Pi are still supported.....

BSD Release: GhostBSD 19.10

Sunday 27th of October 2019 01:11:59 AM
Eric Turgeon has announced the release of GhostBSD 19.10, the latest stable build of the project's desktop-oriented, rolling-release operating system based on TrueOS and featuring the MATE desktop environment: "I am happy to announce the availability of GhostBSD 19.10 with some improvement to the live ISO image and....

Distribution Release: Voyager 19.10

Friday 25th of October 2019 02:16:37 PM
The Voyager Live team has published a new version of the project's Ubuntu-based distribution. The new version, Voyager Live 19.10, ships with GNOME 3.34 and version 5.3 of the Linux kernel. The new release provides nine months of support. An English translation of the project's release announcement (in....

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