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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 790

Monday 19th of November 2018 12:10:50 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: NetBSD 8.0News: Fedora networking benchmarked against FreeBSD, Ubuntu team makes plans for 19.04, Ubuntu 18.04 to get extended support, Endless OS offers improved desktop performanceTips and tricks: Bash command line short-cuts and tipsReleased last week: Void 20181111, deepin 15.8, Slax 9.6.0Torrent corner:....

Development Release: FreeBSD 12.0-RC1

Saturday 17th of November 2018 11:55:26 PM
The first release candidate for the upcoming FreeBSD 12.0 is now ready for download and testing: "The first RC build of the 12.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available. A summary of changes since 12.0-BET4 includes: NFSv4 ACL inheritance flags are no longer set on non-directories; new keywords, enable,....

Distribution Release: Voyager Live 18.10

Friday 16th of November 2018 08:19:17 PM
The Voyager Live team has announced a new version of the project's Ubuntu-based distribution. The new release, Voyager Live 18.10, switches from using the Xfce desktop to using GNOME Shell as the default interface. An English translation of the original French release announcement reads: "I present to you....

Distribution Release: Raspbian 2018-11-13

Friday 16th of November 2018 01:44:25 PM
Simon Long has announced the availability of a new release of Raspbian, a Debian-based distribution for the Raspberry Pi single-board computers. One major change in this release is the addition of the VLC media player: "When I first joined Raspberry Pi, back in the dim and distant past....

Distribution Release: Slax 9.6.0

Thursday 15th of November 2018 09:55:18 PM
Tomáš Matějíček has announced the availability of a new release of Slax, a distribution formerly based on Slackware Linux, but recently re-designed and built on top of Debian's stable branch. The new version, Slax 9.6.0, is the latest build; it brings the usual round of security and bug-fix....

Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 Beta

Thursday 15th of November 2018 03:52:07 PM
Red Hat has announced the availability of a beta release for the distribution's upcoming major release - Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8. The beta release focuses on security, Application Streams and Linux container technologies: "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 beta introduces the concept of Application Streams to....

Distribution Release: deepin 15.8

Thursday 15th of November 2018 06:33:43 AM
A new version of deepin, a Debian-based distribution featuring the Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE), has been released. Version 15.8 brings a re-designed control centre, a full disk encryption installation option and various other improvements and bug fixes: "Compared with deepin 15.7, the ISO image size of deepin 15.8....

Distribution Release: Void 20181111

Tuesday 13th of November 2018 08:16:37 AM
Void is an independently-developed, rolling-release Linux distribution with a number of interesting specifics, such as its own package management system (called XBPS), a native init system (runit), integration of LibreSSL instead of OpenSSL and support for several popular ARM-based devices. The latest release, version 20181111, provides a large....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 789

Monday 12th of November 2018 12:09:51 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Fedora 29 WorkstationNews: Fedora turns 15, Haiku experiences server outage, Debian releases updated media, FreeBSD 10.4 reaches its end of lifeTechnology review: Fedora 29 SilverblueReleased last week: Neptune 5.6, ReactOS 0.4.10, Oracle Linux 7.6Torrent corner: Antergos, Archman, AUSTRUMI, CAINE, Debian, HardenedBSD, Kodachi,....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.9

Saturday 10th of November 2018 11:58:35 PM
SparkyLinux is a Debian-based distribution featuring three different development branches and multiple editions. The project has released a new update, SparkyLinux 4.9, to its Stable branch, based on Debian 9 Stretch. "New ISO images feature security updates and small improvements, such as: full system upgrade from Debian stable....

Development Release: FreeBSD 12.0-BETA4

Saturday 10th of November 2018 09:17:27 PM
Glen Barber has announced the availability of the (originally unscheduled) fourth beta release of FreeBSD 12.0. This means that the stable 12.0 release gets another reschedule - to 11 December. From the release announcement: "The fourth beta build of the 12.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available. A summary....

Distribution Release: CAINE 10.0

Saturday 10th of November 2018 01:05:54 PM
Nanni Bassetti has announced the release of a new major version of CAINE (which stands for Computer Aided INvestigative Environment), an Ubuntu-based distribution with a collection of utilities for forensics and incident response. Version 10.0 is based on Ubuntu 18.04: "CAINE 10.0 "Infinity" is out. Linux kernel 4.15,....

Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 7.6

Wednesday 7th of November 2018 09:43:48 PM
Avi Miller has announced the release of Oracle Linux 7 Update 6, the latest version of the company's enterprise-class Linux distribution built from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.6: "Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 Update 6 for....

OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.10

Tuesday 6th of November 2018 10:13:04 AM
Colin Finck has announced the release of ReactOS 0.4.10, the latest version of the project's open-source operating system which is developed with the goal of running Windows applications and drivers in an open-source environment. The new release allows booting from a Btrfs file system and there are also....

Distribution Release: Neptune 5.6

Monday 5th of November 2018 06:15:49 AM
Leszek Lesner has announced the release of Neptune 5.6, the latest stable version of the project's Debian-based desktop Linux distribution featuring the KDE Plasma 5.12 desktop: "We are proud to announce version 5.6 of Neptune. This update represents the current state of Neptune 5 and renews the ISO....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 788

Monday 5th of November 2018 12:07:42 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Clu Linux Live 6.0News: Mint modernizes Cinnamon, Steam supports more Windows games running on Linux, Fedora & Korora 27 near end of life, Red Hat drops KDE support, update from the Solus teamQuestions and answers: Examining RAM consumption, support for older processorsReleased....

Distribution Release: Parrot 4.3

Sunday 4th of November 2018 12:08:26 PM
Lorenzo Faletra has announced the release of Parrot 4.3, a new stable build of the project's Debian-based distribution with a collection of utilities for penetration testing, digital forensics, programming and privacy protection: "Parrot 4.3 is now available for download. This release provides security and stability updates and is....

Development Release: FreeBSD 12.0-BETA3

Sunday 4th of November 2018 07:32:05 AM
Glen Barber has announced the availability of the third beta build of FreeBSD 12.0: "The third beta build of the 12.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available. A summary of changes since 12.0-BETA2 includes: SPE exception handling was implemented for the powerpcspe architecture (the powerpcspe build failed for BETA3....

Distribution Release: Pardus 17.4

Sunday 4th of November 2018 02:52:47 AM
Pardus has announced the release of Pardus 17.4, an updated build of the project's Debian-based distribution set for desktops and servers. Like the previous releases in the 17.x series, this one also comes in two desktop variants featuring either Xfce or the Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE). It offers....

BSD Release: GhostBSD 18.10

Thursday 1st of November 2018 06:40:42 PM
The GhostBSD team have announced a new release, GhostBSD 18.10, which is the first stable version from the project to use TrueOS instead of FreeBSD as the operating system's base. The new version also adopts LibreSSL over OpenSSL, removes the GRUB boot loader in favour of FreeBSD's loader....