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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 900

Monday 18th of January 2021 02:05:16 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: CRUX 3.6.1, NuTyX 20.12.0News: Fedora doubles down on zRAM, Debian developers discuss bundling dependencies, openSUSE 15.1 nearing end of life, FreeBSD publishes status reportQuestions and answers: Alternatives to running commands as root userReleased last week: Alpine Linux 3.13.0, KaOS 2021.01, GhostBSD 21.01.15Torrent....

BSD Release: GhostBSD 21.01.15

Saturday 16th of January 2021 06:17:59 PM
GhostBSD is a desktop-oriented operating system based on FreeBSD. The project has released a new snapshot which reduces its memory footprint on live media. This release also removes the guided partitioning option which would take over an entire disk with a UFS partition. "I am happy to announce....

Distribution Release: KaOS 2021.01

Friday 15th of January 2021 03:16:12 PM
KaOS is a desktop Linux distribution that features the latest version of the KDE Plasma desktop environment. The distribution's latest snapshot ships with some components of Qt 6 in preparation for more applications and the Plasma desktop eventually migrating from Qt 5. "For the many changes in this....

Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.13.0

Thursday 14th of January 2021 05:59:58 PM
Alpine Linux is a community developed, lightweight operating system designed for routers, firewalls, VPNs, VoIP boxes and servers. The project's latest version, Alpine Linux 3.13.0, introduces official cloud images, the option of running PHP 8.0, and Node.js is compiled for better performance. "New features and noteworthy new packages:....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 899

Monday 11th of January 2021 12:07:27 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: PakOS 2020-08-24News: Arch improving reproducible build tools, Gentoo debates usefulness of LibreSSL, Tails outlines plans for 2021Questions and answers: Testing multiple hardware devices quicklyReleased last week: Linux Mint 20.1, Puppy Linux 7.0 "Slacko", ExTiX 21.1Torrent corner: ExTiX, GParted Live, Linux Mint, KDE....

Distribution Release: Linux Mint 20.1

Friday 8th of January 2021 02:15:15 PM
The Linux Mint team has announced the release of Linux Mint 20.1, a long-term support release which will continue to receive updates until 2025. The project's newest version features a new web apps manager which will assist users in setting up websites to act more like native applications.....

Development Release: Elive 3.8.18 (Beta)

Thursday 7th of January 2021 01:11:14 AM
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 3.8.18 Beta, features convenience functions for trackpad, a faster installer, and updates the base packages to those provided by Debian 10.7. The....

Development Release: Emmabuntüs DE4 Alpha 2

Monday 4th of January 2021 02:58:07 PM
Emmabuntüs is a lightweight desktop distribution based on Debian. The project's latest development release, Debian Edition 4 alpha 2, includes a few new utilities and a series of package upgrades. New utilities featured in the distribution include GtkHash, Warpinator, VeraCrypt, and zram-tools. "This Alpha 2 version includes the....

Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 7.0 "Slacko

Monday 4th of January 2021 09:08:56 AM
If you are a fan of Puppy Linux, a unique, minimalist Linux distribution designed for the desktop, here is an interesting piece of news for you - the based-on-Slackware "Slacko" variant of Puppy Linux has hit version 7.0. This version continues to be built on top of Slackware....

Distribution Release: ExTiX 21.1

Monday 4th of January 2021 03:50:40 AM
Arne Exton has announced the release of ExTiX 21.1, the latest build of the project's desktop-oriented Linux distribution. This version is based on the deepin 20.1 distribution and it features a customised Deepin desktop environment: "ExTiX Deepin 21.1 live based on Deepin 20.1 (latest) with Skype, Spotify, Refracta....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 898

Monday 4th of January 2021 12:17:58 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: MocaccinoOSNews: Fedora using Btrfs to speed up package upgrades, Haiku improves text contrast, HAMMER2 gets multi-volume support, FreeNAS merges with TrueNASQuestions and answers: Longest supported distributionReleased in the past two weeks: 4MLinux 35.0, Parted Magic 2020_12_25, deepin 20.1Torrent corner: 4MLinux, Arch, ArchBang,....

Distribution Release: Septor 2021

Saturday 2nd of January 2021 03:21:38 AM
The Debian Srbija project has announced the release of Septor 2021, a brand-new version of its Debian-based distribution with a focus on preserving the anonymity and privacy of users. Unlike the versions of Septor released last year, which were all based on the stable Debian 10 "Buster" version,....

Distribution Release: deepin 20.1

Wednesday 30th of December 2020 10:52:50 PM
The deepin project has published a new update to the distribution's 20.x series. deepin 20.1 features a new kernel, Linux 5.8, along with bringing the rest of the operating system up to date with Debian 10.6. There have also been a number of performance improvements. "In deepin 20.1,....

Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2020_12_25

Friday 25th of December 2020 07:00:00 PM
Parted Magic is a small live CD/USB/PXE with its elemental purpose being to partition hard drives. Although GParted and Parted are the main programs, the CD/USB also offers other applications, such as Partition Image, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, and ddrescue. The project's latest release updates the desktop to....

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 35.0

Friday 25th of December 2020 07:45:31 AM
Zbigniew Konojacki has announced the release of 4MLinux 35.0, a quarterly update of the project's minimalist desktop and server distribution featuring "four Ms": maintenance (as a system rescue live CD), multimedia (for playing video DVDs and other multimedia files), mini-server (using the inetd daemon) and mystery (providing several....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 897

Monday 21st of December 2020 12:06:37 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Archman GNU/Linux 2020-11-12 "KDE"News: openSUSE and CloudLinux promote their CentOS alternatives, Tails talks about their adjusted release cycleQuestions and answers: What to do in the wake of Red Hat phasing out CentOSReleased last week: NuTyX 20.12.0, UBports 16.04 OTA-15, Q4OS 3.13Torrent corner:....

Distribution Release: Kwort Linux 4.3.5

Sunday 20th of December 2020 02:45:12 PM
Kwort Linux is a CRUX-based Linux distribution that uses the GTK+ toolkit and the Openbox window manager. Its most prominent feature is a package manager, called kpkg. The project's latest version, Kwort 4.3.5, introduces updated kernel, compiler, and package management packages. The distribution's news page lists the highlights....

Distribution Release: Q4OS 3.13

Friday 18th of December 2020 02:14:56 PM
The Q4OS team have published a new update to their distribution's Debian-based desktop operating system. The project's new release updates the Q4OS 3.x series, bringing it up to date with Debian's Stable branch. For this release Canonical's Snap framework has been removed, though it can be installed from....

Distribution Release: UBports 16.04 OTA-15

Wednesday 16th of December 2020 11:31:17 PM
The UBports team has announced a new update for UBports 16.04. The new update, OTA-15, introduces stable support for more devices and provides a number improvements to the camera app, web browser, and calls: "Ratchanan finally got fed up with the "Redial last called number" button not working....

Development Release: Linux Mint 20.1 Beta

Wednesday 16th of December 2020 08:38:12 PM
The Linux Mint developers have published a new testing release, Linux Mint 20.1 Beta, which introduces a number of new features. There is a new IPTV application, called Hypnotix, performance improvements for the Cinnamon desktop, and there is a web app manager which helps integrate web apps and....

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