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Distribution Release: CentOS 8.1.1911

Thursday 16th of January 2020 12:13:39 AM
CentOS, which builds its distribution's packages from upstream sources provided by Red Hat Enterprise Linux, has published a new release, CentOS 8.1.1911. The new version is derived from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 source code. "Release for CentOS Linux 8 (1911): We are pleased to announce the....

Distribution Release: Raspberry Slideshow 13.0

Monday 13th of January 2020 03:59:41 PM
Raspberry Slideshow is focused on being a quick-to-set-up platform for displaying image and video files. The distribution is built for the Raspberry Pi exclusively. The distribution's latest release is Raspberry Slideshow 13.0 introduces some significant configuration changes, more logging options and the default media folder has been moved.....

Distribution Release: Linux Lite 4.8

Monday 13th of January 2020 10:46:32 AM
Jerry Bezencon has announced the release of Linux Lite 4.8, a new stable version of the project's beginner-friendly distribution based on Ubuntu 18.04 and featuring the Xfce desktop: "Linux Lite 4.8 final is now available for download and installation. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 848

Monday 13th of January 2020 12:09:56 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: elementary OS 5.1News: NetBSD expanding Wayland support, Fedora phasing out legacy Python packages, Ubuntu 19.04 nearing its end of lifeQuestions and answers: Accessing USB ports under WINEReleased in the past two weeks: Torrent corner: Archman, ArcoLinux, AryaLinux, Bluestar, EasyOS, Endless OS, IPFire,....

Distribution Release: SuperGamer 5

Saturday 11th of January 2020 07:55:34 AM
David Nickel has announced the release of SuperGamer 5, a brand-new version of the project's Ubuntu-based distribution designed for gamers. Although the live image does not come with any pre-installed games, it includes scripts for downloading and installing a number of popular gaming platforms, such as Steam, Lutris....

Development Release: OpenMandriva 4.1 Beta

Friday 10th of January 2020 06:41:30 PM
The OpenMandriva team has published a new development release, OpenMandriva 4.1 Beta. The new development snapshot offers an updated kernel, Clang as the default compiler, and a new version of the KDE Plasma desktop. "Major changes: The kernel has been updated to 5.4.7. Qt has been updated to....

Distribution Release: AryaLinux 2.1

Thursday 9th of January 2020 06:02:55 PM
AryaLinux is a source-based GNU/Linux distribution that has been put together using Linux From Scratch (LFS) as a guide. The AryaLinux distribution uses a source/ports style of package management and a custom package manager called 'alps'. The distribution's latest release, AryaLinux 2.1, is available in four desktop editions:....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.23 Core 139

Thursday 9th of January 2020 04:26:09 PM
IPFire is a lightweight Linux distribution for use on network devices such as firewalls. The distribution is managed through a web interface for easier access. The project's latest update is IPFire 2.23 Core Update 139 and the project's release announcement provides an overview of available improvements: "It is....

Distribution Release: Archman GNU/Linux 2020-01

Wednesday 8th of January 2020 09:16:24 AM
Demiray Muhterem has announced the release of Archman GNU/Linux 2020-01 "Xfce" edition, the latest stable build of the project's Arch-based distribution featuring the Xfce desktop. This release introduces an alternative package installation program called tkPacman: "Archman Xfce 2020-01, code name 'Lake Van' stable release is ready to use.....

Distribution Release: Tails 4.2

Tuesday 7th of January 2020 07:25:13 PM
The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The project has released a new version of the distribution, Tails 4.2, which makes several improvements to the upgrade process: "We worked on important improvements to....

Development Release: Project Trident Void Beta

Monday 6th of January 2020 04:33:12 PM
The Project Trident team have published their second development snapshot which uses Void as its base. Past versions of Project Trident have been based on TrueOS and this new beta snapshot expands the features Trident can provide on its new base. "What is new since the alpha image?....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 847

Monday 6th of January 2020 12:12:41 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Android-x86 9.0News: Hyperbola switching to OpenBSD base, Mint polishes user interface, Debian votes on init diversity, Fedora to address performance on memory-starved systemsQuestions and answers: Adopting Wayland and delta-Deb packagesReleased in the past two weeks: Calculate 20, antiX 19.1, EasyOS 2.2Torrent corner:....

Distribution Release: KaOS 2020.01

Saturday 4th of January 2020 01:06:14 AM
KaOS is a desktop Linux distribution that features the latest version of the KDE desktop environment, the Calligra office suite, and other popular software applications that use the Qt toolkit. The project's latest snapshot is KaOS 2020.01 which introduces signed kernel modules. "A nice way of starting 2020....

Distribution Release: Q4OS 3.10

Friday 3rd of January 2020 06:53:07 PM
Q4OS is a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution designed to offer classic-style user interface, provided by either KDE Plasma or the Trinity desktop. The project's latest release, Q4OS 3.10, is based on Debian 10.2 "Buster" and offers better screen scaling for Trinity users. "The new 3.10 series brings important....

Distribution Release: Qubes OS 4.0.2

Thursday 2nd of January 2020 02:51:29 AM
Happy New Year! We start the year with the announcement about the release of Qubes OS 4.0.2, the latest update of the project's security-focused Linux distribution which allows users to "compartmentalise" computing tasks into isolated compartments called qubes. The new release updates the Linux kernel to version 4.19.89:....

Distribution Release: ExTiX 20.1

Monday 30th of December 2019 07:47:53 PM
ExTiX is a desktop distribution normally based on Ubuntu. The project's latest release, ExTiX 20.1, is based instead on deepin and features the Deepin desktop environment. The project's release announcement states: "New functions:1.You can run ExTiX from RAM. Use boot alternative 3 (Load to RAM) or Advanced. A....

Distribution Release: BlackArch Linux 2020.01.01

Sunday 29th of December 2019 06:53:52 AM
Levon Kayan has announced the release of a new version of BlackArch Linux, an Arch-based distribution with a large collection of specialist tools designed for penetration testing, security research and forensic analysis: "Today we have released new BlackArch Linux ISO and OVA images. Many improvements and much QA....

Distribution Release: Calculate Linux 20

Friday 27th of December 2019 12:42:19 PM
Alexander Tratsevskiy has announced the release of Calculate Linux 20, a major update of the project's Gentoo-based, rolling-release distribution set available in KDE Plasma, Cinnamon, LXQt, MATE and Xfce flavours. This version upgrades many packages, but it also drops the i686 architecture: "For this new release, Gentoo 17.1....

Distribution Release: EasyOS 2.2

Friday 27th of December 2019 01:48:08 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. The project's latest release is EasyOS 2.2, which....

Distribution Release: Feren OS 2019.12

Thursday 26th of December 2019 06:02:24 AM
Feren OS, a desktop Linux distribution based on Linux Mint, has been updated to version 2019.12. This is the project's first release featuring KDE Plasma desktop by default, although a separate "Classic" edition with Cinnamon is also available. From the release announcement: "Today I am proud to announce....