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Distribution Release: Zentyal Server 5.1

Thursday 22nd of March 2018 01:26:49 PM
Zentyal Server is an Ubuntu-based distribution developed with the intention of making setting up a server and network services easy. The developers have published Zentyal Server 5.1 which is based on Ubuntu's 16.04 LTS release and offers improved hardware support. "Zentyal Server 5.1 is based on the latest....

Distribution Release: GParted Live 0.31.0-1

Wednesday 21st of March 2018 01:39:59 AM
Curtis Gedak has announced the release of GParted Live 0.31.0-1, a new stable version of the project's live disc with a collection of tools for managing disk partitions and rescuing files. This release comes with the brand-new GParted 0.31.0 utility which is developed by the same team: "The....

BSD Release: NetBSD 7.1.2

Monday 19th of March 2018 07:32:48 AM
Soren Jacobsen has announced the release of NetBSD 7.1.2. NetBSD is a lightweight operating system specifically designed to run on a large range of hardware and processor platforms. Version 7.1.2 is a security and bug-fix upgrade: "The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 7.1.2, the second security....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 755

Monday 19th of March 2018 12:09:01 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: ArchMerge 6.4.1News: Librem 5 runs the Plasma Mobile desktop, Ubuntu Budgie's new support forum, Cinnamon gets performance boostResource review: Learning at the Linux AcademyReleased last week: Tails 3.6, Univention Corporate Server 4.3-0, LibreELEC 8.2.4Torrent corner: antiX, IPFire, LibreELEC, Minino, MX, NetBSD, NuTyX,....

Distribution Release: antiX 17.1

Sunday 18th of March 2018 04:16:39 PM
antiX is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Debian. The antiX project has released an update to the distribution's 17 series, antiX 17.1, which features fixes for the Spectre and Meltdown CPU bugs. "antiX 17.1 (Heather Heyer) released. This is primarily an upgrade of antiX 17 with a....

Distribution Release: Zorin OS 12.3

Friday 16th of March 2018 06:37:12 AM
Artyom Zorin has announced the release of Zorin OS 12.3, an updated version of the project's beginner-friendly distribution based on Ubuntu. Among a plethora of other improvements, this release also comes with Wine 3.0, the latest stable version of the compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications under....

Distribution Release: Raspbian 2018-03-13

Thursday 15th of March 2018 11:52:04 PM
Simon Long has announced the release of an updated build of Raspbian, a Debian-based distribution for the Raspberry Pi single-board computers. This new version improves compatibility with large monitors and provides a way to set a default screen option depending on the size of the monitor: "You may....

Distribution Release: MX Linux 17.1

Thursday 15th of March 2018 01:23:20 AM
The MX Linux project has announced the release of MX Linux 17.1, a desktop distribution based on Debian and featuring the Xfce desktop environment. This version delivers a recent Linux kernel, new and improved "MX apps" and updated applications, including Firefox 58 and LibreOffice 6: "MX LInux 17.1....

Distribution Release: LibreELEC 8.2.4

Wednesday 14th of March 2018 05:15:46 PM
LibreELEC is a minimal operating system designed to run the Kodi media centre. LibreELEC runs on desktop computers, laptops and ARM-powered devices such as Raspberry Pi computers. "Team LibreELEC celebrates its second birthday (and international Pi-Day) with the release of LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.2.4 which brings minor bug-fixes and....

Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.3-0

Wednesday 14th of March 2018 02:13:20 PM
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is an enterprise-class distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. The developers have published a new release, version UCS 4.3-0. The latest version is based on Debian 9 and now uses an unmodified Debian kernel. The distribution also features new Samba packages and improved SAML authentication.....

Distribution Release: Tails 3.6

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 05:31:31 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 version, Tails 3.6, makes it easier to lock and unlock the desktop and improves persistently installed applications, allowing software to be set up....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 754

Monday 12th of March 2018 12:21:01 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Sabayon and AntergosNews: Kinvolk announces fork of Container, improvements to the Solus software manager, OpenBSD and Clang patch CPU bugs, Fedora's IoT edition, Manjaro builds for ARM devices, Debian updates install mediaQuestions and answers: The size of the Linux kernelReleased last week:....

Distribution Release: Netrunner 18.03

Sunday 11th of March 2018 01:38:27 PM
Netrunner is a Debian-based Linux distribution featuring the KDE Plasma desktop. The project has launched a new version, Netrunner 18.03, which builds on Debian's Testing branch and includes the Plasma 5.12 LTS desktop, version 4.14 of the Linux kernel, LibreOffice 6 and Firefox 58. "The Netrunner team is....

Distribution Release: Neptune 5.0

Saturday 10th of March 2018 07:04:50 PM
Neptune is a Linux distribution based on Debian's Stable branch. The project's latest release, Neptune 5.0 "Refresh", is based on Debian 9 Stretch and includes KDE's Plasma 5.12 LTS desktop. Version 4.14 of the Linux kernel has been backported to provide additional hardware support: "This version marks a....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 5.3

Saturday 10th of March 2018 04:59:27 PM
SparkyLinux is a Debian-based distribution featuring many editions and desktop flavours. The project's latest release is SparkyLinux 5.3, which is a rolling release platform based on Debian's Testing branch. "Changes: Full system upgrade from Debian Testing repositories as of March 7, 2018; Linux kernel 4.15.4 as default (4.15.8....

Development Release: Ubuntu 18.04 Beta 1

Friday 9th of March 2018 09:00:08 PM
Dustin Krysak has announced the availability of a beta snapshot for participating Ubuntu Community Editions. The beta includes several package updates and refreshed desktop packages. "The first beta of the Bionic Beaver (to become 18.04) has now been released, and is available for download! This milestone features....

Distribution Release: siduction 18.2.0

Friday 9th of March 2018 07:46:17 AM
Ferdinand Thommes has announced the release of siduction 18.2.0, a set of rolling-release distributions based on Debian's "unstable" branch and featuring the latest versions of a number of popular desktop environments: "Today we are proud to release siduction 2018.2.0 with the KDE, LXQt, GNOME, Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce, LXDE,....

Development Release: MX Linux 17.1 RC1

Tuesday 6th of March 2018 10:12:27 PM
MX Linux is a medium-weight Linux distribution based on antiX and Debian's Stable branch which features the Xfce desktop environment. The MX developers have published a release candidate for the upcoming launch of MX Linux 17.1. The release candidate features updated kernels, Firefox 58 and the option to....

Distribution Release: KaOS 2018.03

Tuesday 6th of March 2018 07:06:29 PM
KaOS is an independent, rolling release distribution which focuses on providing polished desktop experience using KDE and Qt-based software. The latest snapshot of the project's installation media includes many rebuilt packages, KDE Plasma 5.12 LTS and includes the Falkon web browser. "A GCC 7.3.0, Glibc 2.26 and....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 753

Monday 5th of March 2018 12:15:27 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Enso OS 0.2News: MX Linux works on ISO update, Ubuntu Budgie plans minimal install option, interview with MidnightBSD founderTechnology review: KDE Plasma 5.12 LTSReleased last week: Ubuntu 16.04.4, ArchLabs 2018.02 Pardus 17.2Torrent corner: 4MLinux, Antergos, ArchLabs, AUSTRUMI, Endian Firewall, Pardus, Sabayon, SwagArch,....

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