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Distribution Release: Trisquel GNU/Linux 9.0

Monday 19th of October 2020 08:00:12 PM
Trisquel GNU/Linux is a fully free operating system from the Ubuntu family. The project has, after a long development cycle, released version 9.0 with long-term support (LTS). "They say that good things come to those who wait, and for this release there has been a lot of waiting....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 888

Monday 19th of October 2020 12:07:54 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Tails 4.11News: UBports improves installer, IPFire explains location lookupsQuestions and answers: Detecting and dealing with rootkitsReleased last week: Porteus Kiosk 5.1.0, Parted Magic 2020_10_12, OpenBSD 6.8Torrent corner: antiX, CloudReady, KDE neon, PCLinuxOS, Porteus Kiosk, Redo Rescue, Rescuezilla, Ultimate Edition, UntangleUpcoming releases: Ubuntu....

BSD Release: OpenBSD 6.8

Sunday 18th of October 2020 04:31:01 PM
The OpenBSD project produces a free, multi-platform UNIX-like operating system. Its efforts emphasize portability, standardisation, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography. The project's latest release, OpenBSD 6.8, introduces support for the powerpc64 CPU architecture, improves the speed of time-related operations, and offers several fixes. "New/extended platforms: New powerpc64....

Distribution Release: Linux Kodachi 7.3

Sunday 18th of October 2020 09:35:01 AM
Warith Al Maawali has announced the release of Linux Kodachi 7.3, the latest stable build of the project's privacy-focused Linux distribution (with VPN, Tor and DNSCrypt) based on Xubuntu and featuring a highly customised Xfce desktop. Besides fixing some reported bugs, this release also upgrades the Linux kernel....

Development Release: FreeBSD 12.2-RC3

Saturday 17th of October 2020 08:46:34 AM
The FreeBSD Release Engineering team is on target for the October 27 release of FreeBSD 12.2, with the third (and likely final) release candidate now ready for testing: "The third RC build of the 12.2-RELEASE release cycle is now available. A summary of changes since 12.2-RC2 includes: report....

Distribution Release: antiX 19.3

Saturday 17th of October 2020 12:36:36 AM
antiX, a lightweight, desktop Linux distribution featuring IceWM as the default window manager, has been upgraded to version 19.3. It comes in the usual range of variants (net, core, base and full), supporting both SysV and Runit init systems: "All new ISO images are bug-fix and upgrade improvements....

Development Release: NuTyX 12 Beta 4

Friday 16th of October 2020 01:21:21 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 distribution has published a development release, NuTyX 12 Beta 4, which includes support for multiple init implementations. "With the up and....

Distribution Release: Redo Rescue 3.0.0

Friday 16th of October 2020 06:43:02 AM
Zebradots Software has announced the release of Redo Rescue 3.0.0, a major new build of the project's specialist distribution designed for bare metal backups and system restoration tasks. This version upgrades the underlying operating system to Debian 10: "This release marks a major milestone as we upgrade to....

Distribution Release: Rescuezilla 2.0

Thursday 15th of October 2020 05:53:36 AM
Shasheen Ediriweera has announced the release of Rescuezilla 2.0, a major new version of the fork of the "Redo Backup & Restore" distribution. This is the first 64-bit only release: "Rescuezilla 2.0 is a major upgrade. Key changes: switched to creating backups in Clonezilla format for full interoperability....

Distribution Release: Untangle NG Firewall 16.0.1

Wednesday 14th of October 2020 12:32:17 AM
Untangle, Inc. has announced the release of Untangle NG Firewall 16.0.1, a major new update of the company's Debian-based firewall and network gateway designed for small to medium-sized enterprises. Besides an upgrade of the base system to Debian 10, the main new feature of the release is the....

Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2020_10_12

Monday 12th of October 2020 07:56:30 PM
Parted Magic, a live disc utility for managing disks and partitions as well as rescuing data has released a new version which introduces two major changes. The first is the graphical interface has migrated from Openbox to Xfce and the second is Parted Magic is now a 64-bit....

Distribution Release: Porteus Kiosk 5.1.0

Monday 12th of October 2020 10:17:41 AM
Tomasz Jokiel has announced the release of Porteus Kiosk 5.1.0, a single-purpose, Gentoo-based Linux distribution designed for web kiosks and limited to web browsing with Firefox or Google Chrome: "I am pleased to announce that Porteus Kiosk 5.1.0 is now available for download. Major software upgrades in this....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 887

Monday 12th of October 2020 12:08:50 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Nitrux 2020.09.05News: New features coming to elementary OS, Haiku improves performance and efficiency, tool for managing FreeBSD containersTips and tricks: Compressing memory with zRAMReleased last week: SparkyLinux 4.13, Oracle Linux 7.9, Garuda Linux 201007Torrent corner: APODIO, Endless OS, Garuda, IPFire, OviOS, Redo....

Development Release: FreeBSD 12.2-RC2

Saturday 10th of October 2020 07:32:39 AM
Approaching the final release, the regular snapshots of the FreeBSD 12.2's release cycle continue to arrive at weekly intervals. The second release candidate was announced by Glen Barber earlier today: "The second RC build of the 12.2-RELEASE release cycle is now available. Please note that the dvd1.iso images....

Distribution Release: Garuda Linux 201007

Saturday 10th of October 2020 02:21:49 AM
Garuda Linux is an Arch-based desktop Linux distribution available in a range of desktop environments and window managers, including KDE Plasma, GNOME, Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce, LXQt, Wayfire, bspwm, i3, Deepin, UKUI and Recbox (some of them in both "Ultimate" and "Lite" variants). An updated build, version 201007, is....

Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 7.9

Thursday 8th of October 2020 04:05:59 AM
Simon Coter has announced the release of Oracle Linux 7 Update 9, a new build of the company's enterprise-class Linux distribution's legacy branch, compiled from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.9: "Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 Update....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.13

Monday 5th of October 2020 11:22:58 AM
SparkyLinux provides a Debian-based, lightweight distribution. The project has published refreshed and updated installation media for its "oldstable" 4.x branch. The latest release is SparkyLinux 4.13. The release announcement offers the following list of changes: "There is an update of Sparky oldstable 4.13 code name 'Tyche' out there.....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 886

Monday 5th of October 2020 12:11:02 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: deepin 20News: Maintaining Cinnamon on Debian, NetBSD's Wayland progress, Fedora to compress firmware, SolydXK's leadership is changing, UBports installer to support third-party operating systems on Volla phones, Linux Mint to package Chromium browserQuestions and answers: Selecting an init implementationReleased last week: Enso....

Development Release: FreeBSD 12.2-RC1

Sunday 4th of October 2020 02:47:52 AM
Glen Barber has announced that the first release candidate for FreeBSD 12.2 is now ready for testing. This will be followed by two more release candidates before the expected final release on 27 October: "The first RC build of the 12.2-RELEASE release cycle is now available. Note regarding....

Development Release: Ubuntu 20.10 Beta

Friday 2nd of October 2020 01:47:17 PM
Canonical has published a new development snapshot of Ubuntu. This snapshot, Ubuntu 20.10 beta, is accompanied by beta of the distribution's official community editions. "20.10, codenamed §Groovy Gorilla§, continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. ....

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