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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....