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Development Release: GoboLinux 017 Alpha

Friday 21st of February 2020 04:35:29 AM
Lucas Villa Real has announced the availability of the initial development build of GoboLinux 017, an independently-developed distribution which attempts to redefine the UNIX filesystem hierarchy and turn it into a database-like format. From the release announcement: "This is the first preview of GoboLinux 017. This alpha snapshot....

Distribution Release: Untangle NG Firewall 15.0

Wednesday 19th of February 2020 02:01:29 AM
Fabio Angelosanto has announced the release of Untangle NG Firewall 15.0, a new version of the project's Debian-based firewall and network gateway designed for small to medium-sized enterprises. Some of the new features of this release are a "Threat Prevention App" and "Kidzsearch": "New Threat Prevention App analyzes....

Development Release: Elive 3.8.4 (Beta)

Monday 17th of February 2020 06:04:51 PM
Elive, or Enlightenment live CD, is a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution and live CD featuring the Enlightenment window manager. The project has released a new development snapshot, Elive 3.8.4. The new snapshot is based on Debian 10 "Buster" and includes a number of updates to the kernel and....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 853

Monday 17th of February 2020 12:08:32 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Calculate Linux 20News: IPFire improves DNS lookups, Slackware introducing PAM support, SparkyLinux introduces MystiQTechnology review: An /e/ phone in 2020Released last week: Ubuntu 18.04.4, SparkyLinux 2020.02, Tails 4.3Torrent corner: ArcoLinux, AUSTRUMI, Container, Debian, EasyOS, Endless OS, Hyperbola, KDE neon, NetBSD, Obarun, Raspberry....

Distribution Release: MX Linux 19.1

Sunday 16th of February 2020 05:36:41 AM
MX Linux, an increasingly popular desktop Linux distribution based on Debian and antiX, has been updated to version 19.1. Besides standard bug fixes and package updates, this version features a special build designed for current hardware: "MX Linux 19.1 now available. MX Linux 19.1 is a refresh of....

Development Release: Q4OS 4.0 Testing

Saturday 15th of February 2020 09:41:06 PM
The Q4OS team have published a new development snapshot of their lightweight distribution. The new testing release is called 4.0 "Gemini" and is based on Debian Testing (aka Bullseye). "We are happy to kick off development cycle of the Q4OS 4, the brand new major version codenamed 'Gemini'.....

BSD Release: NetBSD 9.0

Saturday 15th of February 2020 03:16:01 PM
The developers of NetBSD, a highly portable operating system that runs across over two dozen CPU architectures, have published a new release. The new version, NetBSD 9.0, improves support for 64-bit ARM processors, introduces kernel ASLR, and improves ZFS support. "Sixth months after the start of the release....

Distribution Release: Project Trident 20.02

Friday 14th of February 2020 09:54:15 PM
Project Trident has completed its initial move from being based on TrueOS to adopting the Void Linux distribution as its foundation. The Project Trident team have published their first stable version, 20.02: "Project Trident is pleased to announce the first official release image based on Void Linux, available....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 18.04.4

Wednesday 12th of February 2020 10:05:42 PM
The Ubuntu team has published updated media for the distribution's 18.04 LTS series. Version 18.04.4 of the distribution, along with its Community Editions, provide optional updated hardware support and security updates for supported packages. "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS (Long-Term....

Distribution Release: Tails 4.3

Tuesday 11th of February 2020 05:17:37 PM
A new version of Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) has been released. This Debian-based distribution strives to help users communicate securely and browse the web anonymously. The project's latest release, Tails 4.3, includes several key package upgrades along with fixes to the upgrade process interface. "Tails 4.3....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 2020.02

Monday 10th of February 2020 07:05:59 PM
The SparkyLinux team has published a new snapshot of the distribution's rolling release platform. The new media is based on Debian's Testing branch and features several key package updates. "Sparky 2020.02 'Po Tolo' of the (semi-)rolling line is out. It is based on the testing branch of Debian....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 852

Monday 10th of February 2020 12:37:58 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: EasyOS 2.2News: Overview of new elementary OS features, Container Linux nears end of life, Unity8 gets packaged for DebianQuestions and answers: Cloning one disk to anotherReleased last week: elementary OS 5.1.2, Raspbian 2020-02-05, Simplicity Linux 20.1Torrent corner: 4MLinux, Archman, DeZeru, elementary OS,....

Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 11.0

Sunday 9th of February 2020 02:10:16 PM
Version 11.0 of Tiny Core Linux, an independently-developed, minimalist and modular distribution with community-built extensions, has been released. The new version features Linux kernel 5.4.3 and an updated toolchain: "Team Tiny Core is proud to announce the release of Tiny Core Linux 11.0. Changelog: Linux kernel updated to....

Distribution Release: Raspbian 2020-02-05

Friday 7th of February 2020 02:02:22 PM
Simon Long has announced the release of Raspbian 2020-02-05, an updated build of the specialist, Debian-based distribution designed for the Raspberry Pi single-board computers. The latest release delivers a number of interesting changes, including some modifications to the PCmanFM file manager: "We previously made some significant changes to....

Distribution Release: elementary OS 5.1.2

Friday 7th of February 2020 01:56:55 PM
The elementary OS team has published a new minor release to the project's 5.1 "Hera" series. The project's new release, elementary OS 5.1.2, introduces newer hardware support via an updated kernel and includes a fix for a significant sudo bug. "A few months ago, we shared how our....

Distribution Release: Simplicity Linux 20.1

Tuesday 4th of February 2020 11:20:28 PM
Simplicity Linux is a Devuan-based distribution which follows a similar design to Puppy Linux. The project's latest release, Simplicity Linux 20.1, is available in three editions: Desktop, Mini, and Gaming. It features PulseAudio and uses Cinnamon as the default graphical environment. "We are pleased to announce the release....

Development Release: NetBSD 9.0 RC2

Monday 3rd of February 2020 07:35:43 AM
Martin Husemann has announced the availability of the second (and possibly final) release candidate for NetBSD 9.0: "Sixth months after the start of the release engineering process for 9.0, the second (and most likely final) release candidate is now available. Shortly after the first release candidate had been....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 851

Monday 3rd of February 2020 12:07:40 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: KaOS 2020.01News: Development updates from the FreeBSD team, Linux Mint plans new features and LMDE4, Linux kernel to include WireGuardTips and tricks: Dealing with low-memory performanceReleased last week: Kali Linux 2020.1, FreeNAS 11.3, OLPC OS 13.2.11Torrent corner: Arch, DuZeru, ExTiX, FreeNAS, Kali....

Distribution Release: OpenMandriva Lx 4.1

Sunday 2nd of February 2020 06:08:49 AM
The final build of OpenMandriva Lx 4.1, a cutting-edge, desktop-oriented Linux distribution featuring KDE Plasma, is now available. The new release brings Linux kernel 5.5, Plasma 5.17.5 and LibreOffice 6.4.0, among many other updates and improvements: "OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 turned out to be a great one but... we....

BSD Release: OPNsense 20.1

Thursday 30th of January 2020 05:36:12 PM
Jos Schellevis has announced the release of OPNsense 20.1, which carries the code name "Keen Kingfisher". OPNsense is a HardenedBSD-based specialist operating system (and a fork of pfSense) designed for firewalls and routers. The project's latest introduces a number of security improvements and updates the default Python version....

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