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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 758

Monday 9th of April 2018 12:12:20 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Sortix 1.0News: LibreELEC seeks image builders, SLE supports Raspberry Pi, openSUSE introduces atomic updates, Fedora phases out Python 2, SparkyLinux streamlines downloadsQuestions and answers: Locating portable packagesReleased last week: OpenBSD 6.3, NixOS 18.03Torrent corner: Antergos, feren OS, Live Rasizo, NixOS, OpenBSD, Raspberry....

Development Release: Ubuntu 18.04 Beta 2

Friday 6th of April 2018 06:29:10 AM
Steve Langasek has announced the availability of the second and final beta build of Ubuntu 18.04, including all official Ubuntu sub-projects. This is a long-term support (LTS) version the final release of which is scheduled for April 26: "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta....

Development Release: Ubuntu 18.04 Beta 2

Friday 6th of April 2018 06:29:10 AM
Steve Langasek has announced the availability of the second and final beta build of Ubuntu 18.04, including all official Ubuntu sub-projects. This is a long-term support (LTS) version the final release of which is scheduled for April 26: "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta....

Distribution Release: NixOS 18.03

Wednesday 4th of April 2018 03:03:53 PM
NixOS is an independently developed Linux distribution which is configured and managed using the Nix package manager. The NixOS project has released a new version, NixOS 18.03, which includes version 2.0 of the Nix package manager minor upgrades to the GNOME and KDE Plasma desktops along with several....

Distribution Release: NixOS 18.03

Wednesday 4th of April 2018 03:03:53 PM
NixOS is an independently developed Linux distribution which is configured and managed using the Nix package manager. The NixOS project has released a new version, NixOS 18.03, which includes version 2.0 of the Nix package manager minor upgrades to the GNOME and KDE Plasma desktops along with several....

Development Release: Fedora 28 Beta

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 02:53:15 PM
The Fedora team has launched a new testing version of their Red Hat sponsored project. The new development release, Fedora 28 Beta, features 64-bit ARM support and GNOME 3.28. VirtualBox guest additions are now included by default. The big new feature though across all Fedora editions is the....

Development Release: Fedora 28 Beta

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 02:53:15 PM
The Fedora team has launched a new testing version of their Red Hat sponsored project. The new development release, Fedora 28 Beta, features 64-bit ARM support and GNOME 3.28. VirtualBox guest additions are now included by default. The big new feature though across all Fedora editions is the....

BSD Release: OpenBSD 6.3

Monday 2nd of April 2018 03:57:45 PM
OpenBSD is a security-focused operating system with a focus on correct code and accurate documentation. The project has released OpenBSD 6.3 which introduces SMP support on the ARM64 architecture, includes ISO support in the virtual machine daemon (vmd) and makes memory allocation more efficient. There have also been....

BSD Release: OpenBSD 6.3

Monday 2nd of April 2018 03:57:45 PM
OpenBSD is a security-focused operating system with a focus on correct code and accurate documentation. The project has released OpenBSD 6.3 which introduces SMP support on the ARM64 architecture, includes ISO support in the virtual machine daemon (vmd) and makes memory allocation more efficient. There have also been....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 757

Monday 2nd of April 2018 12:13:37 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Gatter Linux 0.8News: Red Hat turns 25, Ubuntu's minimal desktop option, super long term support kernels, new shortcuts in elementary OS, FreeBSD 10.3 reaching EoLBook review: UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook (Fifth Edition)Released last week: Slax 9.4.0, heads 0.4, Qubes OS....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 757

Monday 2nd of April 2018 12:13:37 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Gatter Linux 0.8News: Red Hat turns 25, Ubuntu's minimal desktop option, super long term support kernels, new shortcuts in elementary OS, FreeBSD 10.3 reaching EoLBook review: UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook (Fifth Edition)Released last week: Slax 9.4.0, heads 0.4, Qubes OS....

Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1803

Sunday 1st of April 2018 02:33:39 PM
Redcore Linux is a Gentoo-based distribution which strives to be easy to install and features the LXQt desktop environment. The project's latest snapshot release includes several security improvements, such as running a hardened Linux kernel and compiling software with address space layout randomization (ASLR). "The Redcore Linux team....

Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1803

Sunday 1st of April 2018 02:33:39 PM
Redcore Linux is a Gentoo-based distribution which strives to be easy to install and features the LXQt desktop environment. The project's latest snapshot release includes several security improvements, such as running a hardened Linux kernel and compiling software with address space layout randomization (ASLR). "The Redcore Linux team....

BSD Release: TrueOS 18.03

Friday 30th of March 2018 02:38:00 PM
TrueOS is a FreeBSD-based operating system which features a graphical system installer and a rolling release platform. The TrueOS team has announced the availability of a new snapshot, TrueOS 18.03, which includes fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre classes of CPU bugs. "The TrueOS team is pleased to....

BSD Release: TrueOS 18.03

Friday 30th of March 2018 02:38:00 PM
TrueOS is a FreeBSD-based operating system which features a graphical system installer and a rolling release platform. The TrueOS team has announced the availability of a new snapshot, TrueOS 18.03, which includes fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre classes of CPU bugs. "The TrueOS team is pleased to....

BSD Release: pfSense 2.4.3

Friday 30th of March 2018 12:05:43 AM
Jim Pingle has announced the release of pfSense 2.4.3, the latest update of the specialist FreeBSD-based operating system for firewalls and routers: "We are excited to announce the release of pfSense software version 2.4.3, now available for new installations and upgrades. pfSense software version 2.4.3 brings security patches,....

BSD Release: pfSense 2.4.3

Friday 30th of March 2018 12:05:43 AM
Jim Pingle has announced the release of pfSense 2.4.3, the latest update of the specialist FreeBSD-based operating system for firewalls and routers: "We are excited to announce the release of pfSense software version 2.4.3, now available for new installations and upgrades. pfSense software version 2.4.3 brings security patches,....

Development Release: Pop!_OS 18.04 Testing

Thursday 29th of March 2018 01:58:12 PM
Pop!_OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution developed by System76 which features the GNOME desktop. The distribution's developers have published a testing snapshot for the upcoming version of Pop!_OS 18.04. This testing snapshot includes a new installer that offers full disk encryption. However, the new installer also has the limitation....

Development Release: Pop!_OS 18.04 Testing

Thursday 29th of March 2018 01:58:12 PM
Pop!_OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution developed by System76 which features the GNOME desktop. The distribution's developers have published a testing snapshot for the upcoming version of Pop!_OS 18.04. This testing snapshot includes a new installer that offers full disk encryption. However, the new installer also has the limitation....

Distribution Release: Qubes OS 4.0

Thursday 29th of March 2018 12:12:12 AM
Andrew David Wong has announced the release of Qubes OS 4.0, a major new update of the project's security-oriented desktop Linux distribution based on Fedora 25: "After nearly two years in development and countless hours of testing, we're pleased to announce the stable release of Qubes OS 4.0.....

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