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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 843

Monday 2nd of December 2019 12:15:41 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Obarun 2019.11.02 and Bluestar Linux 5.3.6News: New Snapcraft extension for KDE, Fedora plans to disable empty passwords, FreeBSD's quarterly status report, Red Hat explains how to deal with bit rotQuestions and answers: Using special shell characters on the command lineReleased last week:....

Distribution Release: Proxmox 6.1 "Mail Gateway"

Wednesday 27th of November 2019 04:07:30 PM
Proxmox is a commercial company which offers specialized products based on Debian. The company has launched Proxmox Mail Gateway version 6.1 which is based on Debian 10.2 "Buster". The release announcement covers the highlights of the new version: "We are excited to announce the availability of Proxmox Mail....

Distribution Release: Kali Linux 2019.4

Tuesday 26th of November 2019 06:10:41 PM
Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution that ships with a collection of security and forensics tools. The project's latest version is Kali Linux 2019.4. The new release features Btrfs support during setup, a new theme, and a "Kali Undercover" mode which makes the distribution's desktop resemble the Windows....

Distribution Release: LibreELEC 9.2.0

Tuesday 26th of November 2019 04:10:17 AM
LibreELEC is a minimal, Linux-based operating system which acts as a platform for the Kodi media centre. LibreELEC runs on multiple hardware architectures and is able to run on consumer desktop computers as well as single-board, ARM-powered machines. LibreELEC 9.2.0 improves driver support for web cameras, runs on....

Distribution Release: Devuan 2.1

Monday 25th of November 2019 09:12:13 PM
Devuan is a Linux distribution which forked from Debian in order to provide alternative init software to systemd, and alternative dependencies to functions and libraries systemd offers. The project's latest release is Devuan 2.1 which make it easier to choose between SysV init and OpenRC at install time.....

Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 8.6.1

Monday 25th of November 2019 06:35:32 AM
Klaus Knopper has announced the release of KNOPPIX 8.6.1, an updated build of the distribution's Debian-based live DVD image with a choice of LXDE (default desktop), KDE Plasma 5.14 and GNOME 3.30, and without the systemd software suite. It also includes the recent Linux 5.3.5 kernel. "KNOPPIX 8.6.1....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 842

Monday 25th of November 2019 12:10:14 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: SolydXK 10News: Debian continues init diversity discussion, Google works to upstream Android kernel patchesBook review: System Administration EthicsReleased last week: Pardus 19.1, Zorin OS 15 "Lite"Torrent corner: Bluestar, Clonezilla, Container, Endless OS, IPFire, KDE neon, OSMC, Pardus, SmartOS, Zorin OSOpinion poll: Teaching....

Distribution Release: Zorin OS 15 "Lite"

Thursday 21st of November 2019 02:02:51 AM
Artyom Zorin has announced the release of Zorin OS 15 "Lite" edition, an Ubuntu-based, beginner-friendly desktop Linux distribution designed for older and low-specification computers. It features the Xfce 4.14 desktop. From the release announcement: "We're excited to announce the release of the Zorin OS 15 Lite, our lightweight....

Distribution Release: Pardus 19.1

Wednesday 20th of November 2019 05:32:23 PM
Pardus is a GNU/Linux distribution jointly developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and National Academic Network and Information Centre (ULAKBİM). The project's latest update is Pardus 19.1. An English translation of the project's Turkish release notes reads: "Version 19.1 of Pardus, which is....

Development Release: NomadBSD 1.3 RC1

Monday 18th of November 2019 04:48:30 PM
NomadBSD is a 64-bit live system for USB flash drives, based on FreeBSD. Together with automatic hardware detection and setup, it is configured to be used as a desktop system that works out of the box, but can also be used for data recovery. The project has published....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 841

Monday 18th of November 2019 12:10:12 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Emmabuntüs DE3-1.00News: Debian phasing out Python 2, Chrome OS updates Debian containers, Debian releases updated media and debates init software diversity, live spin of Slackware with updated packagesQuestions and answers: Swapping keys in a keyboard's layoutReleased last week: IPFire 2.23 Core 137,....

Development Release: Rescatux 0.72 Beta 4

Sunday 17th of November 2019 08:36:37 PM
Rescatux is a Debian-based GNU/Linux live distribution that includes a graphical wizard for rescuing broken GNU/Linux installations. The available rescue options include restoring the GRUB boot loader after a Windows installation, Linux and Windows password resets, and Linux file system checks. The project has published a new development....

Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 8.1

Sunday 17th of November 2019 06:59:01 AM
Simon Coter has announced the release of Oracle Linux 8.1, the first update in the new 8.0 series of the project's enterprise-class server distribution built from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1. This release deprecates the Virtual Machine Manager application (virt-manager), among many other changes:....

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....

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