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Development Release: Q4OS 4.2 Testing

Friday 27th of November 2020 08:00:36 PM
Q4OS is a Debian-based distribution featuring the KDE Plasma desktop with a classic layout. The project's latest development release is Q4OS 4.2 Testing which is based off Debian's Testing branch. The release announcement describes the 4.2 snapshot as follows: "An update to the Q4OS 4 Gemini testing branch....

Distribution Release: Proxmox 6.3 "Virtual Environment"

Thursday 26th of November 2020 03:47:38 PM
Proxmox is a commercial company offering specialised products based on Debian. The company's latest release is Proxmox 6.3 "Virtual Environment" which integrates with the distribution's Backup Server software. The release announcement reports: "We are really excited to announce the general availability of our virtualization management platform Proxmox VE....

Distribution Release: EuroLinux 7.9

Wednesday 25th of November 2020 12:15:13 PM
EuroLinux is an enterprise-class Linux distribution made and supported by the EuroLinux company, built mostly from code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The project's latest release is EuroLinux 7.9 which enters a new phase of support. "Because EuroLinux 7 is in the second phase of support, there are....

Distribution Release: AV Linux 2020.11.23

Wednesday 25th of November 2020 10:19:03 AM
Glen MacArthur has announced the release of AV Linux 2020.11.23, the latest version of the multimedia-oriented distribution with a collection of audio and video production software. This is the project's first build based on MX Linux and it also features separate editions for x86_64 (with Xfce) and i386....

Distribution Release: Guix System 1.2.0

Tuesday 24th of November 2020 01:09:48 PM
Guix System is a Linux-based, stateless operating system that is built around the GNU Guix package manager. The operating system provides advanced package management features such as transactional upgrades and roll-backs, reproducible build environments, unprivileged package management, and per-user profiles. The project's latest version, 1.2.0, focuses on improving....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 893

Monday 23rd of November 2020 12:14:13 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: ArchBang Linux 0111News: Plasma Mobile coming to PinePhones, Purism launches mass production units of Librem 5, Haiku improves filesystem support, Debian developer seeks guidance on init issue, Fedora 31 reaches the end of its life, Sabayon changes its base to FuntooQuestions and....

Distribution Release: EasyOS 2.5

Saturday 21st of November 2020 12:04:35 AM
EasyOS is an experimental Linux distribution which uses many of the technologies and package formats pioneered by Puppy Linux. The distribution features custom container technology called Easy Containers which can run applications or the entire desktop environment in a container. EasyOS 2.5 introduces a number of new changes....

Distribution Release: Kali Linux 2020.4

Wednesday 18th of November 2020 05:50:13 PM
Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution with a collection of security and forensics tools. The project's latest release, Kali Linux 2020.4, makes zsh the default command line shell, introduces new users to resources at login, and adjusts the bash shell to appear more like zsh. "In our previous....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.25 Core 152

Monday 16th of November 2020 08:04:00 PM
IPFire is a Linux-based distribution for network appliances such as routers and firewalls. The project's latest release is IPFire 2.25 Core Update 152. The project's new version includes a number of package updates and a big upgrade for Samba users. "Samba, has been updated to 4.13.0. Because of....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 892

Monday 16th of November 2020 12:11:02 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Enso OS 0.4News: Debian nears feature freeze for version 11, IPFire shares tips for intrusion prevention systems, UBports looks to improve Anbox supportQuestions and answers: Finding a good distro for common tasksReleased last week: MX Linux 19.3, Endless OS 3.9.0, Proxmox 1.0....

Distribution Release: PrimTux 6

Sunday 15th of November 2020 01:37:21 PM
PrimTux is a French Debian and Ubuntu-based distribution developed by a small team of school teachers and computer enthusiasts for educational environments. The project's latest release, PrimTux 6, is available in both Debian (32-bit) and Ubuntu (64-bit) editions. An English translation of the release announcement (in French) reads:....

BSD Release: MidnightBSD 2.0

Sunday 15th of November 2020 10:35:52 AM
Lucas Holt has announced the release of MidnightBSD 2.0, a major new version of the project's FreeBSD-derived operating system developed with desktop users in mind. Besides providing package upgrades, security updates and bug fixes, this release also imports features from FreeBSD 11: "I am happy to announce the....

Distribution Release: ArcoLinux 20.11.9

Saturday 14th of November 2020 01:15:18 PM
Erik Dubois has announced the release of ArcoLinux 20.11.9, a new stable version of the project's Arch-based distribution with Xfce as the default desktop. As always, the distribution is available in a vast range of other desktop environments through its community-built ArcoLinuxB editions. This version also delivers a....

Distribution Release: Archman GNU/Linux 2020-11-12

Saturday 14th of November 2020 02:02:57 AM
Kararlı Sürüm Hazır has announced the release of Archman GNU/Linux 2020-11-12, a new version of the project's Arch-based distribution with the latest version of KDE Plasma as the preferred desktop. The developers of the distribution rotate the default desktop environment depending on the release, using Deepin, GNOME, KDE....

Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 8.3

Friday 13th of November 2020 10:31:29 PM
Simon Coter has announced the release of Oracle Linux 8.3, a new update of the distribution designed for enterprise deployment and built from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: "Oracle is pleased to announce the availability of the Oracle Linux 8 Update 3 for the 64-bit....

Distribution Release: Endian Firewall 3.3.2

Friday 13th of November 2020 12:31:12 PM
Endian SRL has announced the release of Endian Firewall 3.3.2, the latest version of the project's Linux security distribution, based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and designed for home use, that can transform a hardware appliance into a full-featured Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution. The new version comes....

Distribution Release: CentOS 7.9.2009

Friday 13th of November 2020 01:46:02 AM
Johnny Hughes has announced the availability of CentOS 7.9.2009. This is the current release of the legacy branch of distribution which is built from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.9: "We are pleased to announce the general availability of CentOS Linux 7 (2009) for the....

Distribution Release: Proxmox 1.0 "Backup Server"

Thursday 12th of November 2020 12:39:31 AM
Proxmox is a commercial company offering specialised products based on Debian. The company has published their first stable release of Proxmox Backup Server, which carries the version number 1.0. "Proxmox Backup Server is an enterprise backup solution, for backing up and restoring virtual machines, containers, and physical hosts.....

Distribution Release: MX Linux 19.3

Wednesday 11th of November 2020 12:46:18 PM
MX Linux, a desktop-oriented Linux distribution with a choice of Xfce or KDE Plasma and based on Debian's latest stable release, has been updated to version 19.3: "We are pleased to offer MX Linux 19.3 for your use. MX Linux 19.3 is the third refresh of our MX....

Distribution Release: Clonezilla Live 2.7.0-10

Tuesday 10th of November 2020 03:19:30 PM
Clonezilla Live is a Debian-based live CD containing Clonezilla, a partition and disk cloning software. The project has published a new release, Clonezilla Live version 2.7.0-10. This version includes updated packages, a number of bug fixes, Korean language support, and some conveniences in dealing with device names: "This....

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Do You Know How To Secure The OpenSSH Server?

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