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Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2020_08_23

Tuesday 25th of August 2020 07:02:54 PM
Parted Magic is a small live CD/USB/PXE with its elemental purpose being to partition hard drives. The project has published an update which begins the distribution's migration to phase out 32-bit editions. "This version has some major changes that might be a big deal to some people, but....

Distribution Release: Tails 4.10

Tuesday 25th of August 2020 04:54:58 PM
Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) is a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The product ships with several Internet applications, including web browser, IRC client, mail client and instant messenger, all pre-configured with security in mind and with all....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 880

Monday 24th of August 2020 12:12:52 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: GeckoLinux 152 "KDE Plasma", MX Linux 19.2 "KDE"News: IPFire provides firewall tips, UBports plans to test Wayland and systemd packages, verifying the contents of a Snap packageQuestions and answers: The survival of small, community projectsReleased last week: Parrot 4.10, Kali Linux 2020.3,....

Distribution Release: Kali Linux 2020.3

Wednesday 19th of August 2020 01:59:22 AM
Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution that supplies a collection of security and forensics tools. The project's latest release swaps out the Bash shell for zsh, introduces new icons for installed tools and adds improved HiDPI support. "Its that time of year again, time for another Kali Linux....

Distribution Release: Parrot 4.10

Monday 17th of August 2020 11:59:49 AM
Lorenzo Faletra has announced the release of Parrot 4.10, an updated build of the project's distribution set based on Debian's "Testing" branch. The new version comes with AnonSurf 3.0 and it also updates the Linux kernel to version 5.7.10: "We are proud to announce the release of Parrot....

Distribution Release: Linuxfx 10.5

Monday 17th of August 2020 04:32:35 AM
Rafael Rachid has announced the release of Linuxfx 10.5, the latest stable version of the project's Ubuntu-based distribution with a look and feel that emulates Windows 10 and with useful tools designed to help users migrate from Windows to Linux. This version is based on Ubuntu 20.04 and....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 879

Monday 17th of August 2020 12:10:21 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Zenwalk Linux 15.0-200703aNews: Tails addresses welcome screen bugs, KDE neon upgrades its base, elementary OS prepares for version 6Questions and answers: The MINIX license and Intel's Management EngineReleased last week: Ubuntu 16.04.7, Ubuntu 18.04.5, GhostBSD 20.08.4, Finnix 121, CAELinux 2020Torrent corner: Archman,....

Distribution Release: MX Linux 19.2 "KDE"

Sunday 16th of August 2020 02:09:19 PM
The MX Linux project has announced the release of the distribution's first edition featuring the KDE Plasma desktop. The new version includes KDE Plasma 5.14.5 and ships with the familiar MX Tools collection of utilities: "MX-19.2 KDE is an Advanced Hardware Support (AHS) enabled 64-bit only version of....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 16.04.7, 18.04.5

Thursday 13th of August 2020 10:54:10 PM
The Ubuntu release team has announced the release of both Ubuntu 16.04.7 and 18.04.5. These releases offer up to date install media with package fixes rather than entirely new versions of the distribution. The new media includes fixes for the recent Boothole GRUB boot loader issue: "Similar to....

Distribution Release: CAELinux 2020

Wednesday 12th of August 2020 10:39:34 PM
Joël Cugnoni has announced the release of CAELinux 2020, a new version of the project's specialist distribution that features a collection of open-source tools designed for computer-aided engineering, based on Xubuntu 18.04: "I am happy to announce that a new CAELinux version is ready to download. CAELinux 2020....

Distribution Release: Finnix 121

Monday 10th of August 2020 06:34:27 PM
Finnix is a small, self-contained, bootable Linux CD distribution for system administrators, based on Debian. The latest release migrates from Debian's Stable branch to Debian Testing and adds several new packages. "Today marks the release of Finnix 121, the live CD for system administrators. This release expands upon....

BSD Release: GhostBSD 20.08.04

Monday 10th of August 2020 02:59:25 PM
GhostBSD, a desktop operating system based on the development branch of FreeBSD has published a new version. The project now includes the option to automatically take filesystem snapshots (called boot environments) prior to performing package updates. This allows the administrator to recover in situations where package upgrades break....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 878

Monday 10th of August 2020 12:12:40 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Zentyal Server 6.2News: CentOS shares survey results, Linux Mint gives version usage overview, IPFire shares DNS security tips, UBports updates list of working devicesQuestions and answers: Pros and cons of dynamic linking versus static linkingReleased last week: BSD Router Project 1.97, Ubuntu....

Development Release: Porteus 5.0 RC2

Sunday 9th of August 2020 01:56:46 PM
It took more than a year for Porteus to get from RC1 to RC2 for its upcoming 5.0 release, but the new version of the project's Slackware-based distribution is finally ready for testing: "After nearly 14 months and a lot of developments (circumstantial and technical), team Porteus is....

Development Release: Mageia 8 Beta 1

Saturday 8th of August 2020 12:52:20 AM
The Mageia team have published a new development snapshot of the upcoming Mageia 8 release. The first beta build includes a number of improvements to the installer, such as a new filesystem support, along with better support for the ARM architecture. "Some of the major improvements include improved....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 20.04.1

Thursday 6th of August 2020 07:20:15 PM
Łukasz Zemczak has announced the release of Ubuntu 20.04.1, along with the distribution's community editions. These new builds mostly contain bug fixes for packages, reducing the amount of time required to update new installations. "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS (Long-Term....

BSD Release: BSD Router Project 1.97

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 02:07:59 AM
Olivier Cochard-Labbé has announced the release of BSD Router Project (BSDRP) 1.97, the latest stable build of the project's free and open-source software router distribution based on embedded FreeBSD. This release is upgrades the underlying operating system to FreeBSD 12.1: "BSDRP 1.97 is online. Based on a FreeBSD....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 877

Monday 3rd of August 2020 03:37:55 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Haiku R1 beta 2 News: DragonFly BSD gets updated ext2 driver, GRUB security update renders Red Hat and CentOS systems unbootable Questions and answers: Evaluating available Linux mobile phones and checking system identification Released last week: OPNsense 20.1, GeckoLinux 999.200729.0, ALT Linux....

Distribution Release: BunsenLabs Linux Lithium

Sunday 2nd of August 2020 11:09:13 PM
The BunsenLabs development team has announced the release of BunsenLabs Linux Lithium, a major new version from the project that offers a lightweight and customisable Linux distribution based on Debian's "stable" branch and featuring the Openbox window manager: "BunsenLabs Linux is pleased to announce Lithium, the latest release....

Distribution Release: ALT Linux 9.1

Sunday 2nd of August 2020 01:37:16 PM
Michael Shigorin has announced the release of ALT Linux 9.1, an updated version of the project's independently developed distribution for workstations, servers and educational institutions: "BaseALT Ltd announces the availability of an update to its family of Linux distributions, ALT 9.1. The stable Platform 9 repository supports 8....

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