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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 751

Monday 19th of February 2018 12:11:50 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: DietPi 6.1News: Nitrux packages AppImage, OpenIndiana upgrades compiler, Canonical explores collecting hardware data, Solus experiments with WaylandTechnology review: KDE's Plasma MobileReleased last week: Zevenet 5.0Torrent corner: Bluestar, Container, IPFire, Live Raizo, Manjaro, ZevenetOpinion poll: Getting software not in a distro's official repositoriesNew....

Development Release: Porteus 4.0 RC4

Thursday 15th of February 2018 05:36:57 AM
Jay Flood has announced the availability of a development build of the upcoming Porteus 4.0, a set of portable Linux distributions based on Slackware Linux, with a good choice of desktop environments. Although labelled as "release candidate 4", this is actually the first public development release of the....

Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0.0 Beta

Wednesday 14th of February 2018 12:48:08 AM
Devuan GNU+Linux is a fork of Debian which features the SysV init software instead of systemd. The Devuan team has announced the availability of a new development release which carries the codename ASCII: "The long-awaited release of Devuan 2.0 ASCII beta (minor planet number 3568) is here. What's....

Distribution Release: Zevenet 5.0 "Community"

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 05:34:37 PM
Zevenet is a load balancer and application delivery system based on Debian. The Zevenet team has announced the release of Zevenet 5.0 "Community" edition. The new version is based on Debian 9 Stretch and features the following changes: "A new web GUI frontend in Angular. New API JSON+REST....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 750

Monday 12th of February 2018 12:24:25 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Solus 3 and the Budgie desktopNews: NetBSD reports on security work, elementary OS exploring AppCentre changes, Ubuntu 18.04 to include Snap packages, run-time kernel protection for LinuxOpinion: Packages not flowing upstream into DebianReleased last week: Peppermint OS 8-20180203, Kali Linux 2018.1, Quirky....

Distribution Release: Endless OS 3.3.10

Saturday 10th of February 2018 08:55:27 PM
Endless OS is a Linux-based operating system which provides a simplified and streamlined user experience using a customized desktop environment forked from GNOME 3. The project has released a new version, Endless OS 3.3.10, which features automatic updates, improved launch speed for applications and some Flatpak programs will....

Distribution Release: Robolinux 9.1

Saturday 10th of February 2018 12:48:34 AM
Robolinux is a desktop operating system and one of the project's more interesting features is the availability of a pre-configured virtual machine support pack with Windows XP, 7 or 10. The project's latest release, Robolinux 9.1, is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and includes support for UEFI, Secure....

Distribution Release: Quirky 8.4

Friday 9th of February 2018 03:12:25 PM
Barry Kauler has announced the release of a new version of the Quirky distribution. Quirky is a lightweight distribution and a sister project to Puppy Linux. It is assembled using a custom tool called Woof. The new version, Quirky 8.4, is built using the latest available packages from....

Distribution Release: Kali Linux 2018.1

Tuesday 6th of February 2018 11:23:40 PM
Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution that includes a collection of security and forensics tools. The Kali developers have released a new version, Kali Linux 2018.1, which features an updated kernel and two new security features: "Kali Linux 2018.1 has a shiny new 4.14.12 kernel. New kernels always....

Distribution Release: Peppermint OS 8-20180203

Monday 5th of February 2018 07:01:09 PM
Peppermint OS is a lightweight distribution based on Lubuntu. The Peppermint team has released a new minor update to the project's version 8 release. The new installation media features bug fixes and an updated version of the Linux kernel. "This is a security refresh of the Peppermint 8....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 749

Monday 5th of February 2018 12:19:47 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Freespire 3 and Linspire 7.0News: Red Hat acquiring CoreOS, Korora slows release schedule, the OSI turns 20Myths and misunderstandings: Wayland, X.Org and MirReleased last week: Linux Lite 3.8, Emmabuntus 9-1.01, OPNsense 18.1Torrent corner: 4MLinux, Archman, Emmabuntus, KDE neon, Lite, Manjaro, OPNsense, Pardus....

Development Release: Qubes OS 4.0 RC4

Thursday 1st of February 2018 02:41:30 AM
Andrew David Wong has announced the availability of the fourth release candidate for Qubes OS 4.0, un upcoming new version of the project's Fedora-based, security-oriented desktop Linux distribution: "We're pleased to announce the fourth release candidate for Qubes 4.0. This release contains important safeguards against the Spectre and....

Distribution Release: Linux Lite 3.8

Wednesday 31st of January 2018 05:49:55 PM
Jerry Bezencon has announced the release of Linux Lite 3.8, an Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the lightweight Xfce desktop. "Linux Lite 3.8 Final is now available for download. There have been a number of changes since the 3.6 release. This is the last release for Series 3.x. Linux Lite....

Development Release: openSUSE 15.0 Beta (Build 109.3)

Wednesday 31st of January 2018 03:31:39 PM
Ludwig Nussel has announced the availability of a new testing snapshot for the Leap branch of the openSUSE distribution. The new snapshot, openSUSE 15.0 (Build 109.3), is part of a rolling release series of development snapshots and considered a beta release. "Leap 15 finally got a fresh look....

Distribution Release: Emmabuntüs 9-1.01

Monday 29th of January 2018 08:58:31 PM
Emmabuntüs is a desktop Linux distribution with editions based on based on Xubuntu and Debian's Stable branch. It strives to be beginner-friendly and reasonably light on resources so that it can be used on older computers. The project's latest release is based on Debian and includes several....

Development Release: Q4OS 3.1 Testing

Monday 29th of January 2018 06:20:31 PM
Q4OS, a Debian-based distribution featuring the Trinity desktop environment, has launched a new development branch. The project's new testing branch, Q4OS 3.1 Testing, carries the code name "Centaurus" and uses packages from Debian's Testing "Buster" branch. "We introduce the initial development build of the new major Q4OS version....

BSD Release: OPNsense 18.1

Monday 29th of January 2018 03:17:11 PM
OPNsense is a FreeBSD-based specialist operating system (and a fork of pfSense) designed for firewalls and routers. The latest release, OPNsense 18.1, is built on FreeBSD 11.1 and includes PHP version 7.1. The new release also features strict interface binding for OpenSSH connections and a new Realtek network....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 748

Monday 29th of January 2018 12:26:18 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: siduction 2018.1.0News: openSUSE 42.2 reaches EOL, SolydXK releases 32-bit community editions, building an Ubuntu robot, Ubuntu 18.04 to use Xorg by default, Mint improves testing processQuestions and answers: Desktop-friendly Debian and systemd boot timesReleased last week: Proxmox 5.0 "Mail Gateway", Netrunner 2018.01....

Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.11

Sunday 28th of January 2018 11:27:26 PM
Parrot Security OS is a Debian-based, security-oriented distribution featuring a collection of utilities designed for penetration testing and computer forensics. The project's latest release, Parrot Security OS 3.11, includes fixes for Metasploit and PostgreSQL as well as a new automobile hacking menu which includes tools for testing real....

Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1801

Sunday 28th of January 2018 08:53:42 PM
Redcore Linux is a Gentoo-based distribution designed to be run on desktop and laptop computers. The Redcore project has announced the release of Redcore Linux 1801 which reduces memory requirements for installation and includes fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre CPU bugs. "It is my pleasure to announce....

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KaOS 2017.11 feels like a very buggy product. While I do like the Nvidia setup right from the start, this little gem is offset by pretty much everything else. Most other recent distros rarely had any issues with the LG RD510 laptop - apart from the ATA link reset on wake after suspend, which affects all of them - but KaOS is an exception to that rule with a rather depressing hardware record - Bluetooth, Wireless no-reconnect, smartphone support. And let's not even talk about Samba. The responsiveness was quite bad, Kaptan did not work, and I wasn't enjoying the visual side of things one bit. In fact, I really do not understand the eye-killing choices that go with the default theme. All in all, there are very few redeeming factors to KaOS. If you're looking for something avant-garde, the Arch-based Antergos or Manjaro fit the bill rather well. If you want mainstream, Mint or Ubuntu or whatever. This falls somewhere in between, with nothing amazing in return. 2/10. Perhaps next time. Read more