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OS Release: RISC OS 5.28

Saturday 24th of October 2020 04:57:33 PM
RISC OS is a computer operating system originally designed by Acorn Computers Ltd in Cambridge, England in 1987. It was specifically designed to run on the ARM chipset, which Acorn had designed concurrently for use in its new line of Archimedes personal computers. It takes its name from....

Distribution Release: Pop!_OS 20.10

Friday 23rd of October 2020 11:01:40 PM
System76, a US-based manufacturer of Linux desktops, laptops and servers, has announced the release of Pop!_OS 20.10, the latest version of the company's Ubuntu-based Linux distribution. It includes various usability improvements, such as stacking tiled windows, floating window exceptions, fractional scaling or external monitor support in hybrid graphics....

Distribution Release: Xubuntu 20.10

Friday 23rd of October 2020 03:01:16 PM
Xubuntu 20.10, the latest stable version of the project's official Ubuntu variant featuring the Xfce desktop, has been released: "Xubuntu 20.10 was released on Thursday, October 22, 2020 and will be supported for nine months until Thursday, July 22, 2021." The project has yet to publish an official....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu Kylin 20.10

Friday 23rd of October 2020 12:12:18 PM
Ubuntu Kylin, a Linux distribution built for China and an official member of the Ubuntu family, has arrived at the 20.10 release. The new version features the much improved UKUI 3.0 desktop environment (a fork of MATE), as well as an enhanced file manager called Peony: "The Ubuntu....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu Budgie 20.10

Friday 23rd of October 2020 09:00:15 AM
David Mohammed has announced the release of Ubuntu Budgie 20.10, the latest version of the project that integrates the Budgie desktop into the underlying Ubuntu system: "For 20.10 your Ubuntu Budgie team has concentrated on paper-cuts - tidying up the rough areas reported by you our community. Shuffler....

Distribution Release: Lubuntu 20.10

Friday 23rd of October 2020 06:00:13 AM
Dan Simmons has announced the release of Lubuntu 20.10, a new version of the Ubuntu's lightweight subproject that features the LXQt desktop: "Lubuntu 20.10 has been released. With the code name 'Groovy Gorilla', Lubuntu 20.10 is the 19th release of Lubuntu and the fifth release of Lubuntu with....

Distribution Release: Kubuntu 20.10

Friday 23rd of October 2020 03:01:13 AM
Jonathan Riddell has announced the release of Kubuntu 20.10, featuring the KDE Plasma 5.19.5 desktop, KDE Application 20.08, the brand-new digiKam 7.0.0, support for Cloud deployment, and various other improvements: "The Kubuntu community are delighted to announce the release of Kubuntu 20.10 'Groovy Gorilla'. For this release, Kubuntu....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu Studio 20.10

Thursday 22nd of October 2020 11:42:03 PM
The Ubuntu Studio team have announced the release of Ubuntu Studio 20.10, an interim release which received nine months of support. This version makes a shift in desktop environments, migrating from Xfce to using KDE Plasma as the default user interface. "The biggest new feature is the switch....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu MATE 20.10

Thursday 22nd of October 2020 09:00:41 PM
The Ubuntu MATE team has announced the release of Ubuntu MATE 20.10 which ships with the MATE 1.24.1 desktop. The new release offers nine months of support. "If you follow the Ubuntu MATE Twitter account you'll know that MATE Desktop 1.24.1 was recently released. Naturally Ubuntu MATE 20.10....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 20.10

Thursday 22nd of October 2020 06:47:39 PM
Brian Murray has announced the release of Ubuntu 20.10, codenamed "Groovy Gorilla". The new release ships with version 5.8 of the Linux kernel and defaults to running the GNOME 3.38 desktop environment. "Codenamed "Groovy Gorilla", 20.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source....

Distribution Release: SystemRescue 7.00

Wednesday 21st of October 2020 07:52:24 AM
François Dupoux has released SystemRescue 7.00, a new version of the project's useful system rescue toolkit for administrating or repairing a system and data after a crash. It is based on Arch Linux and features the Xfce desktop. The major version change is the result of the distribution's....

BSD Release: NetBSD 9.1

Tuesday 20th of October 2020 09:24:44 PM
NetBSD is a lightweight, highly portable operating system that can run on many CPU hardware architectures. The project's latest release, NetBSD 9.1, introduces a number of performance improvements, bug fixes, and improved stability for ZFS volumes. The default graphical user interface has been changed too: "The NetBSD Project....

Distribution Release: Tails 4.12

Tuesday 20th of October 2020 05:08:25 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's latest release, version 4.12, mostly introduces minor updates and security fixes. "Tails 4.12 is out. This release fixes many security vulnerabilities. You should upgrade....

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....

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