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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 905

Monday 22nd of February 2021 12:12:26 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Septor 2021News: Manjaro to be PinePhone's default operating system, Slackware prepares for a new release, UBports unveils new Devices page, Mint urges users apply security updatesQuestions and answers: Using older kernels on Ubuntu LTS releasesReleased last week: siduction 21.1.0, Devuan 3.1.0, Q4OS....

Development Release: FreeBSD 13.0-BETA3

Sunday 21st of February 2021 05:08:25 AM
Glen Barber has announced that the third BETA build of the upcoming FreeBSD 13.0 (scheduled for final release on 23 March) is now ready for testing: "The third BETA build of the 13.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available. A summary of changes since 13.0-BETA2 includes: a fix to....

Distribution Release: Netrunner 21.01

Saturday 20th of February 2021 11:14:13 PM
Netrunner 21.01, an updated version of the project's desktop Linux distribution based on Debian's "stable" branch, but featuring the latest LTS (long-term support) kernel, has been released: "The Netrunner team is happy to announce the release of Netrunner 21.01 'XOXO'. This version is based on the current Debian....

Distribution Release: Mabox Linux 21.02

Thursday 18th of February 2021 03:48:09 PM
Mabox Linux is a Manjaro-based rolling release distribution. Mabox Linux features the Openbox window manager as its default interface and provides a welcome screen with access to utilities which add additional software to the operating system. The project's latest snashot, Mabox Linux 21.02, updates the default kernel to....

BSD Release: pfSense 2.5.0

Wednesday 17th of February 2021 04:49:02 PM
pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD specifically tailored for use as a firewall and router that is entirely managed via web interface. The project's latest release, pfSense 2.5.0, is based on FreeBSD 12.2. The release announcement highlights changes in the new version: "Base OS....

Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 12.0

Wednesday 17th of February 2021 02:04:02 PM
Tiny Core Linux is one of the world's smallest Linux distributions which uses the BusyBox userland utilities. The project's latest release, Tiny Core Linux 12.0, introduces a number of new fixes, package updates, and updated hardware support. "Changelog for 12.0: kernel updated to 5.10.3, glibc updated to 2.32....

Distribution Release: Q4OS 3.14

Tuesday 16th of February 2021 10:40:23 PM
The Q4OS team have announced a new version of their lightweight, Debian-based distribution. The Q4OS distribution is available in two editions, featuring the KDE Plasma and Trinity desktop environments. The Q4OS developers have introduced an automatic guide for VirtualBox guest additions along with a tool for selecting the....

Development Release: Slackware Linux 15.0 Alpha 1

Tuesday 16th of February 2021 05:43:12 AM
We haven't had any Slackware news since the release of Slackware Linux 14.2 in July 2016. Today we are happy to report about an approaching release of version 15.0 of the world's oldest surviving Linux distribution as its "Current" development branch has now been declared "alpha 1": "Here....

Distribution Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 3.1.0

Monday 15th of February 2021 02:33:04 PM
The Devuan GNU+Linux team have announced the availability of a new point release of their distribution. The new point release, Devuan GNU+Linux 3.1.0, now supports three init options at install time: OpenRC, SysV init, and runit. The installer now also allows users to install an alternative bootloader (lilo)....

Distribution Release: siduction 21.1.0

Monday 15th of February 2021 10:50:44 AM
Ferdinand Thommes has announced the release of siduction 21.1.0, a brand-new version of the project's set of rolling-release distributions based on Debian's "unstable" branch with a choice of Cinnamon, KDE Plasma, LXDE, LXQt and Xfce desktops: "The siduction team is proud to present siduction 2021.1. After a long....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 904

Monday 15th of February 2021 12:09:34 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Laxer OS 1.2 and new Linux Mint featuresNews: Tails project improves onion-grater, openSUSE announces Step, Ubuntu publishes hot fix and new mediaQuestions and answers: Implementing KDE Connect functionality for PCsReleased last week: Finnix 122, OpenMandriva 4.2Torrent corner: Finnix, Kubuntu, Septor, Ubuntu, Ubuntu....

Development Release: FreeBSD 13.0-BETA2

Saturday 13th of February 2021 07:30:43 AM
Glen Barber has announced the availability of the second beta snapshot of FreeBSD 13.0, the upcoming new stable version scheduled for final release on 23 March (after one more BETA and three RC builds): "The second BETA build of the 13.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available. A summary....

Distribution Release: OpenMandriva Lx 4.2

Saturday 13th of February 2021 02:48:42 AM
Cristina Sgubbi has announced the release of OpenMandriva Lx 4.2, an updated build of the project's desktop-oriented Linux distribution originally forked from the defunct Mandriva Linux. This is the project's first release supporting the Aarch64 architecture: "The OpenMandriva team is pleased to announce the general availability of the....

Distribution Release: Finnix 122

Tuesday 9th of February 2021 07:11:23 PM
Finnix is a self-contained, bootable Linux CD distribution for system administrators, based on Debian. The project tries to remain lightweight and provides a command line interface only. The distribution's latest release is Finnix 122 which reduces ISO image size, improves boot times, and adds a number of new....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 903

Monday 8th of February 2021 12:10:50 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Split LinuxNews: Ubuntu to get new system installer, IPFire phasing out 32-bit support, UBports explains app confinement, Raspberry Pi OS users discuss new package repository, Debian updates install mediaQuestions and answers: Keeping files in RAMReleased last week: Ubuntu 20.04.2, Solus 4.2, EndeavourOS....

Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2021.02

Sunday 7th of February 2021 10:31:08 PM
PCLinuxOS, an independently-developed desktop Linux distribution which continues to use SysV as its init system, has been updated to version 2021.02. The new release features updated kernel and applications, as well as improved compatibility with VirtualBox: "PCLinuxOS installation media has been updated so new installations do not require....

Development Release: Mageia 8 RC

Saturday 6th of February 2021 07:06:51 PM
The Mageia team have announced a release candidate for Mageia 8. The development snapshot includes several package upgrades, including a move to the latest version of PHP and the latest long-term support release of the kernel. There have also been a number of video driver updates. "PHP was....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 20.04.2

Thursday 4th of February 2021 11:26:41 PM
The Ubuntu team has announced a new update to the distribution's install media and community editions. The new version is 20.04.2 and it includes bug fixes that have become available since 20.04 was launched along with support for additional hardware. The release announcement states: "The Ubuntu team is....

Distribution Release: EndeavourOS 2021.02.03

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021 06:27:16 PM
EndeavourOS is a rolling release Linux distribution based on Arch Linux. The project aims to be a spiritual successor to Antergos - providing an easy setup and pre-configured desktop environment. The project's latest snapshot is EndeavourOS 2021.02.03 and it includes a large collection of updated packages. A number....

Distribution Release: Solus 4.2

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021 03:46:34 PM
Solus is a Linux distribution built from scratch. It uses a forked version of the PiSi package manager, maintained as "eopkg" within Solus, and a custom desktop environment called "Budgie", developed in-house. The project's latest version is 4.2 which includes package updates across key components. The Budgie desktop....

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