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Distribution Release: MX Linux 17

6 hours 16 min ago
The MX team has announced the release of MX Linux 17, a lightweight distribution based on Debian and featuring the Xfce desktop environment. The new release is based on Debian 9.3 and ships with Xfce 4.12. "This release feature the following: 4.13.0-1 kernels for both 32-bit and 64-bit....

Distribution Release: Linux Mint 18.3 "KDE", "Xfce"

8 hours 26 min ago
The Linux Mint team has released two new editions of the project's Ubuntu-based series. The project's new offerings include editions for the KDE and Xfce desktop environments. Both new releases are part of the project's larger 18.3 release which already features Cinnamon and MATE editions. Along with support....

BSD Release: TrueOS 17.12

Thursday 14th of December 2017 04:48:58 PM
TrueOS is an open source operating system based on FreeBSD's development branch. TrueOS provides a rolling release platform featuring the Lumina desktop environment and the OpenRC service manager. The project's latest snapshot, version 17.12, includes LibreSSL in the base system (replacing OpenSSL), Bhyve virtual machine support, and the....

BSD Release: FreeNAS 11.1

Thursday 14th of December 2017 01:23:06 AM
Joon Lee has announced the release of FreeNAS 11.1, an updated release of the project's specialist FreeBSD-based operating system designed for computers providing Network-Attached Storage (NAS) services. This version updates the base system to FreeBSD 11.1: "The FreeNAS development team is excited and proud to present FreeNAS 11.1.....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 742

Monday 11th of December 2017 12:10:27 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: heads 0.3.1News: Improvements coming to Tails, Debian makes all package code available on the web, plans automatic updates and updates install media, Ubuntu phasing out Python 2, tips for using VoidTips and tricks: Working with images from the command lineReleased last week:....

Distribution Release: Bodhi Linux 4.4.0

Saturday 9th of December 2017 12:26:19 AM
Jeff Hoogland has announced the release of Bodhi Linux 4.4.0. Bodhi Linux is based on Ubuntu LTS and features the Moksha desktop environment, a fork of Enlightenment. The new version of Bodhi Linux features several package updates, including version 4.13 of the Linux kernel. The project's release announcement....

Distribution Release: Peppermint OS 8-20171130

Friday 8th of December 2017 04:56:20 AM
Mark Greaves has announced the release of an updated build of Peppermint OS 8, a lightweight distribution based on Lubuntu (the long-term support branch) and featuring the LXDE desktop: "Team Peppermint is pleased to announce the latest iteration of our operating system, Peppermint 8 Respin, which still comes....

Distribution Release: Peppermint OS 8-20171130

Friday 8th of December 2017 04:56:20 AM
Mark Greaves has announced the release of an updated build of Peppermint OS 8, a lightweight distribution based on Lubuntu (the long-term support branch) and featuring the LXDE desktop: "Team Peppermint is pleased to announce the latest iteration of our operating system, Peppermint 8 Respin, which still comes....

OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.7

Wednesday 6th of December 2017 03:03:27 PM
ReactOS is an open source operating system which strives to be binary compatible with Microsoft Windows and is capable of running many Windows applications. The project has released ReactOS 0.4.7 which introduces improvements to application skins, better disk usage reporting and a smoother experience when sending files to....

OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.7

Wednesday 6th of December 2017 03:03:27 PM
ReactOS is an open source operating system which strives to be binary compatible with Microsoft Windows and is capable of running many Windows applications. The project has released ReactOS 0.4.7 which introduces improvements to application skins, better disk usage reporting and a smoother experience when sending files to....

Distribution Release: ROSA R10

Wednesday 6th of December 2017 05:39:28 AM
Vladimir Potapov has announced the release of ROSA R10, the latest stable build of the desktop-focused distribution with support for KDE 4 and Plasma 5 desktop environments: "ROSA Desktop R10 is the second release based on the ROSA 2016.1 platform. The distribution is targeted mainly at the Linux....

Distribution Release: ROSA R10

Wednesday 6th of December 2017 05:39:28 AM
Vladimir Potapov has announced the release of ROSA R10, the latest stable build of the desktop-focused distribution with support for KDE 4 and Plasma 5 desktop environments: "ROSA Desktop R10 is the second release based on the ROSA 2016.1 platform. The distribution is targeted mainly at the Linux....

Distribution Release: Uruk GNU/Linux 2.0

Tuesday 5th of December 2017 09:01:29 PM
Uruk GNU/Linux is a completely free-software distribution based on Trisquel GNU/Linux and featuring the MATE desktop. The project's latest release, version 2.0, includes an updated Linux-libre kernel, version 7 of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), MATE 1.12 and a new welcome screen. "We grew up and the....

Distribution Release: Uruk GNU/Linux 2.0

Tuesday 5th of December 2017 09:01:29 PM
Uruk GNU/Linux is a completely free-software distribution based on Trisquel GNU/Linux and featuring the MATE desktop. The project's latest release, version 2.0, includes an updated Linux-libre kernel, version 7 of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), MATE 1.12 and a new welcome screen. "We grew up and the....

Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 7.5

Tuesday 5th of December 2017 07:51:17 PM
Philip Broughton has announced the release of a new version of Puppy Linux. The new version is Puppy Linux 7.5, code name "Xenialpup". The new version of the lightweight distribution is built using packages from Ubuntu's 16.04 "Xenial" release and Puppy maintains binary compatibility with Ubuntu packages. "Puppy....

Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 7.5

Tuesday 5th of December 2017 07:51:17 PM
Philip Broughton has announced the release of a new version of Puppy Linux. The new version is Puppy Linux 7.5, code name "Xenialpup". The new version of the lightweight distribution is built using packages from Ubuntu's 16.04 "Xenial" release and Puppy maintains binary compatibility with Ubuntu packages. "Puppy....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 741

Monday 4th of December 2017 12:08:44 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Pop!_OS 17.10News: openSUSE's Tumbleweed snapshots, Q4OS can be installed on a Windows partition, Fedora 25 reaching its end of lifeTips and tricks: Keep terminal programs running, using the at command, reverse OpenSSH connectionsReleased last week: Linux Mint 18.3, Black Lab 11.5, Lakka....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 741

Monday 4th of December 2017 12:08:44 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Pop!_OS 17.10News: openSUSE's Tumbleweed snapshots, Q4OS can be installed on a Windows partition, Fedora 25 reaching its end of lifeTips and tricks: Keep terminal programs running, using the at command, reverse OpenSSH connectionsReleased last week: Linux Mint 18.3, Black Lab 11.5, Lakka....

Distribution Release: Rocks Cluster Distribution 7.0

Sunday 3rd of December 2017 01:33:41 AM
Philip Papadopoulos has announced the release of Rocks Cluster Distribution 7.0, a major new update of the project's specialist operating system for easy deployments as computer clusters. Rocks Cluster 7.0 is based on CentOS 7.4: "The latest update of Rocks, code name 'Manzanita', is now released. Manzanita is....

Distribution Release: Rocks Cluster Distribution 7.0

Sunday 3rd of December 2017 01:33:41 AM
Philip Papadopoulos has announced the release of Rocks Cluster Distribution 7.0, a major new update of the project's specialist operating system for easy deployments as computer clusters. Rocks Cluster 7.0 is based on CentOS 7.4: "The latest update of Rocks, code name 'Manzanita', is now released. Manzanita is....