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Distribution Release: UBports 16.04 OTA-13

Monday 21st of September 2020 10:35:47 PM
The UBports team have announced the launch of Ubuntu Touch 16.04 OTA-13, the latest version of the project's mobile operating system. The new release includes support for six new devices, including the OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, and four editions of the Sony Xperia. QtWebEngine has been updated too....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 884

Monday 21st of September 2020 12:16:07 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Garuda Linux 200817News: DragonFly BSD offers first-boot tool, Project Trident makes it easier to access removable media, Gentoo rolls out new kernel portsQuestions and answers: Tips for setting up a Samba server in a virtual machineReleased last week: FuryBSD 20200907, IPFire 2.25....

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 34.0

Saturday 19th of September 2020 03:24:07 PM
4MLinux is a miniature Linux distribution focusing on four capabilities: maintenance (as a system rescue live CD), multimedia (for playing video DVDs and other multimedia files), miniserver (using the inetd daemon), and mystery (providing several small Linux games). The project's latest stable release is 4MLinux 34.0. "The status....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.25 Core 149

Thursday 17th of September 2020 06:58:20 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 149 which focuses on performance improvements. "IPFire is based on glibc 2.32, the standard library for all C programs, and GCC 10.2, the GNU Compiler Collection.....

BSD Release: FuryBSD 20200907

Monday 14th of September 2020 05:19:05 AM
Joe Maloney has announced the availability of a new set of releases by FuryBSD, a FreeBSD-based desktop-oriented operating system featuring the Xfce and KDE Plasma desktops. The images continue to be labelled as "12.1" (to indicate that they are based on FreeBSD 12.1), but they also include a....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 883

Monday 14th of September 2020 12:23:28 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: GhostBSD 20.08.04, Finnix 121News: Gentoo updates Portage, Fedora to enable Wayland for KDE, HAMMER2 can now grow to fit a partitionQuestions and answers: An overview of DockerReleased last week: Zorin OS 15.3, NuTyX 11.6, deepin 20Torrent corner: ArcoLinux, Bluestar, deepin, Manjaro, MidnightBSD,....

Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 20.1

Saturday 12th of September 2020 03:49:52 AM
Philip Müller has announced the release of Manjaro Linux 20.1, an updated build of the project's desktop-oriented Linux distribution featuring Xfce, KDE Plasma and GNOME desktops: "We are happy to publish another stable release of Manjaro Linux, named 'Mikah'. The Xfce edition remains our flagship offering and has....

Development Release: Elive 3.8.16 (Beta)

Friday 11th of September 2020 09:32:48 PM
Elive, or Enlightenment live CD, is a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution and live CD featuring the Enlightenment window manager. The distribution's latest development snapshot is Elive 3.8.16 Beta, which features several package updates and fixes the eltrans translation tool. The release announcement reads: "The Elive Team is proud....

Distribution Release: deepin 20

Friday 11th of September 2020 11:39:23 AM
The deepin team has published a new version of their Debian-based desktop distribution. The new release, deepin 20, features an updated Deepin Desktop Environment, upgrades the base packages to Debian 10.6, and provides newer kernels for better hardware support. "deepin 20 (1002) comes with a unified design style....

Distribution Release: NuTyX 11.6

Thursday 10th of September 2020 10:22:48 PM
NuTyX is a French Linux distribution (with multi-language support) built from Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch, with a custom package manager called "cards". The project's latest release is NuTyX 11.6 which features version 2.4.122 of the cards package manager, along with version 5.8.7 and 4.19.143....

Distribution Release: Zorin OS 15.3

Tuesday 8th of September 2020 07:10:06 PM
Zorin OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution which features themes which are designed to imitate other operating systems such as Microsoft Windows. The project's latest release is Zorin OS 15.3 which provides updated hardware compatibility, refreshed software for connecting with Android devices, and an updated version of LibreOffice. "Many....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 882

Monday 7th of September 2020 12:17:06 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: NixOS 20.03News: Manjaro running on a PinePhone, Fedora coming to Lenovo laptops, Mint publishes Warpinator as a FlatpakQuestions and answers: Distribution members, donations, and governance structureReleased last week: Q4OS 3.12, EasyOS 2.4.1, Garuda Linux 200831Torrent corner: Arch Linux, CloudReady, EasyOS, Endless OS,....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu DesktopPack 20.04

Friday 4th of September 2020 09:30:04 AM
Mark Bezrukov has announced the release of Ubuntu DesktopPack, a comprehensive set of Ubuntu remixes developed by Ukraine's UALinux. The project's latest version comes in 13 different flavours, including two new ones - one with the Deepin desktop and the other using GNOME with a Windows 10-like theme.....

Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 10.0

Wednesday 2nd of September 2020 11:32:28 AM
Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system. The project has announced a new version of its instructional handbook, Linux From Scratch 10.0, along with additional steps to create a more feature-rich distribution called Beyond....

Distribution Release: Garuda Linux 200831

Tuesday 1st of September 2020 04:00:32 AM
Version 200831 of Garuda Linux, an Arch-based desktop Linux distribution with a graphical installer and system management tools, and available in several popular desktop flavours, has been released: "Garuda Linux release 200831 - this is an ISO image refresh released today. Changelog: Garuda Welcome app - added a....

Distribution Release: EasyOS 2.4.1

Monday 31st of August 2020 02:27:19 PM
EasyOS is an experimental Linux distribution which uses many of the technologies and package formats pioneered by Puppy Linux. EasyOS continues to improve its container technology, security features, and update its Debian-based packages. The project's release announcement offers the highlights of EasyOS 2.4.1: "EasyOS 2.4.1 has significant and....

Distribution Release: Q4OS 3.12

Monday 31st of August 2020 11:09:05 AM
A new version of Q4OS, a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution offering a choice of a classic-style user interface (Trinity or TDE, a fork of KDE 4) or the modern KDE Plasma desktop, has been released: "An update to Q4OS 3 'Centaurus' LTS has been released. The new 3.12....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 881

Monday 31st of August 2020 12:14:56 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: BunsenLabs Linux LithiumNews: Fedora plans to make Btrfs the default filesystem, FreeBSD imports new OpenZFS code, DragonFly BSD publishes documentation in ePUB format, openSUSE presents Jump editionQuestions and answers: More information about dynamic versus static linkingReleased last week: Tails 4.10, Parted Magic....

Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2020_08_23

Tuesday 25th of August 2020 07:02:54 PM
Parted Magic is a small live CD/USB/PXE with its elemental purpose being to partition hard drives. The project has published an update which begins the distribution's migration to phase out 32-bit editions. "This version has some major changes that might be a big deal to some people, but....

Distribution Release: Tails 4.10

Tuesday 25th of August 2020 04:54:58 PM
Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) is a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The product ships with several Internet applications, including web browser, IRC client, mail client and instant messenger, all pre-configured with security in mind and with all....

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 Released With More Phones Supported, UI Improvements

The UBports community has announced the release of Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 as their newest over-the-air update to this Ubuntu mobile operating system. With Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 now supported are the Sony Xperia X/XZ/Performance and OnePlus 3/3T devices. This is on top of around one dozen other devices from the LG Nexus 4/5 to earlier OnePlus devices, FairPhone 2, Nexus 7, and different Meizu and BQ devices from the early days of the Ubuntu Touch effort at Canonical. Read more Direct: Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 release Also: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 649