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Distribution Release: Proxmox 6.1 "Virtual Environment"

Wednesday 4th of December 2019 08:08:42 PM
Proxmox is a commercial company which offers specialized products based on Debian. The company has launched Proxmox Virtual Environment version 6.1 which is based on Debian 10.2 "Buster". The release announcement covers the highlights of the new version: "It is built on Debian Buster 10.2 and a specially....

Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.4-3

Wednesday 4th of December 2019 04:30:14 PM
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is an enterprise-class distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. The project's latest release is an update to the distribution's 4.4 series: 4.4-3. "With this release, we have found a solution to three challenges: first, we fixed problems with upgrading Docker which occurred in older UCS....

Development Release: Linux Mint 19.3 Beta

Tuesday 3rd of December 2019 10:17:29 PM
The Linux Mint team has published a new beta version of the project's upcoming 19.3 release. The beta offers a preview of some new features, including a more advanced System Reports tool which will try to proactively let the user know about potential problems: "You'll notice something new....

Distribution Release: Tails 4.1

Tuesday 3rd of December 2019 07:04:50 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 is Tails 4.1 which switches the default key server, updates the Tor Browser application and Thunderbird mail client, and adds newer hardware....

Distribution Release: elementary OS 5.1

Tuesday 3rd of December 2019 05:21:23 PM
elementary OS is an Ubuntu-based desktop distribution. Some of its more interesting features include a custom desktop environment called Pantheon and a custom software centre. The project's latest release is elementary OS 5.1 "Hera", which introduces many package updates, a refreshed login screen, and an onboarding application to....

Development Release: NetBSD 9.0 RC1

Monday 2nd of December 2019 07:00:23 PM
Martin Husemann has announced the availability of the first release candidate for NetBSD 9.0. The new development snapshot features kernel address space layout randomization (ASLR), update ZFS support, and support for AArch64 processors. "Here are a few highlights of the new release: Support for Arm AArch64 (64-bit Armv8-A)....

Distribution Release: CAINE 11.0

Monday 2nd of December 2019 05:06:01 PM
CAINE (Computer Aided INvestigative Environment) is an Ubuntu-based GNU/Linux live distribution created as a project of digital forensics. The project's latest release, CAINE 11.0, is based on Ubuntu 18.04 and reportedly supports booting on UEFI, Secure Boot, and Legacy BIOS devices. Version 11.0 includes a Btrfs forensic tool....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 843

Monday 2nd of December 2019 12:15:41 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Obarun 2019.11.02 and Bluestar Linux 5.3.6News: New Snapcraft extension for KDE, Fedora plans to disable empty passwords, FreeBSD's quarterly status report, Red Hat explains how to deal with bit rotQuestions and answers: Using special shell characters on the command lineReleased last week:....

Distribution Release: Proxmox 6.1 "Mail Gateway"

Wednesday 27th of November 2019 04:07:30 PM
Proxmox is a commercial company which offers specialized products based on Debian. The company has launched Proxmox Mail Gateway version 6.1 which is based on Debian 10.2 "Buster". The release announcement covers the highlights of the new version: "We are excited to announce the availability of Proxmox Mail....

Distribution Release: Kali Linux 2019.4

Tuesday 26th of November 2019 06:10:41 PM
Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution that ships with a collection of security and forensics tools. The project's latest version is Kali Linux 2019.4. The new release features Btrfs support during setup, a new theme, and a "Kali Undercover" mode which makes the distribution's desktop resemble the Windows....

Distribution Release: LibreELEC 9.2.0

Tuesday 26th of November 2019 04:10:17 AM
LibreELEC is a minimal, Linux-based operating system which acts as a platform for the Kodi media centre. LibreELEC runs on multiple hardware architectures and is able to run on consumer desktop computers as well as single-board, ARM-powered machines. LibreELEC 9.2.0 improves driver support for web cameras, runs on....

Distribution Release: Devuan 2.1

Monday 25th of November 2019 09:12:13 PM
Devuan is a Linux distribution which forked from Debian in order to provide alternative init software to systemd, and alternative dependencies to functions and libraries systemd offers. The project's latest release is Devuan 2.1 which make it easier to choose between SysV init and OpenRC at install time.....

Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 8.6.1

Monday 25th of November 2019 06:35:32 AM
Klaus Knopper has announced the release of KNOPPIX 8.6.1, an updated build of the distribution's Debian-based live DVD image with a choice of LXDE (default desktop), KDE Plasma 5.14 and GNOME 3.30, and without the systemd software suite. It also includes the recent Linux 5.3.5 kernel. "KNOPPIX 8.6.1....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 842

Monday 25th of November 2019 12:10:14 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: SolydXK 10News: Debian continues init diversity discussion, Google works to upstream Android kernel patchesBook review: System Administration EthicsReleased last week: Pardus 19.1, Zorin OS 15 "Lite"Torrent corner: Bluestar, Clonezilla, Container, Endless OS, IPFire, KDE neon, OSMC, Pardus, SmartOS, Zorin OSOpinion poll: Teaching....

Distribution Release: Zorin OS 15 "Lite"

Thursday 21st of November 2019 02:02:51 AM
Artyom Zorin has announced the release of Zorin OS 15 "Lite" edition, an Ubuntu-based, beginner-friendly desktop Linux distribution designed for older and low-specification computers. It features the Xfce 4.14 desktop. From the release announcement: "We're excited to announce the release of the Zorin OS 15 Lite, our lightweight....

Distribution Release: Pardus 19.1

Wednesday 20th of November 2019 05:32:23 PM
Pardus is a GNU/Linux distribution jointly developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and National Academic Network and Information Centre (ULAKBİM). The project's latest update is Pardus 19.1. An English translation of the project's Turkish release notes reads: "Version 19.1 of Pardus, which is....

Development Release: NomadBSD 1.3 RC1

Monday 18th of November 2019 04:48:30 PM
NomadBSD is a 64-bit live system for USB flash drives, based on FreeBSD. Together with automatic hardware detection and setup, it is configured to be used as a desktop system that works out of the box, but can also be used for data recovery. The project has published....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 841

Monday 18th of November 2019 12:10:12 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Emmabuntüs DE3-1.00News: Debian phasing out Python 2, Chrome OS updates Debian containers, Debian releases updated media and debates init software diversity, live spin of Slackware with updated packagesQuestions and answers: Swapping keys in a keyboard's layoutReleased last week: IPFire 2.23 Core 137,....

Development Release: Rescatux 0.72 Beta 4

Sunday 17th of November 2019 08:36:37 PM
Rescatux is a Debian-based GNU/Linux live distribution that includes a graphical wizard for rescuing broken GNU/Linux installations. The available rescue options include restoring the GRUB boot loader after a Windows installation, Linux and Windows password resets, and Linux file system checks. The project has published a new development....

Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 8.1

Sunday 17th of November 2019 06:59:01 AM
Simon Coter has announced the release of Oracle Linux 8.1, the first update in the new 8.0 series of the project's enterprise-class server distribution built from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1. This release deprecates the Virtual Machine Manager application (virt-manager), among many other changes:....

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