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Development Release: Porteus 5.0 RC2

Dom, 09/08/2020 - 15:56
It took more than a year for Porteus to get from RC1 to RC2 for its upcoming 5.0 release, but the new version of the project's Slackware-based distribution is finally ready for testing: "After nearly 14 months and a lot of developments (circumstantial and technical), team Porteus is....

Development Release: Mageia 8 Beta 1

Sab, 08/08/2020 - 02:52
The Mageia team have published a new development snapshot of the upcoming Mageia 8 release. The first beta build includes a number of improvements to the installer, such as a new filesystem support, along with better support for the ARM architecture. "Some of the major improvements include improved....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 20.04.1

Gio, 06/08/2020 - 21:20
Łukasz Zemczak has announced the release of Ubuntu 20.04.1, along with the distribution's community editions. These new builds mostly contain bug fixes for packages, reducing the amount of time required to update new installations. "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS (Long-Term....

BSD Release: BSD Router Project 1.97

Mer, 05/08/2020 - 04:07
Olivier Cochard-Labbé has announced the release of BSD Router Project (BSDRP) 1.97, the latest stable build of the project's free and open-source software router distribution based on embedded FreeBSD. This release is upgrades the underlying operating system to FreeBSD 12.1: "BSDRP 1.97 is online. Based on a FreeBSD....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 876

Lun, 03/08/2020 - 05:37
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Haiku R1 beta 2 News: DragonFly BSD gets updated ext2 driver, GRUB security update renders Red Hat and CentOS systems unbootable Questions and answers: Evaluating available Linux mobile phones and checking system identification Released last week: OPNsense 20.1, GeckoLinux 999.200729.0, ALT Linux....

Distribution Release: BunsenLabs Linux Lithium

Lun, 03/08/2020 - 01:09
The BunsenLabs development team has announced the release of BunsenLabs Linux Lithium, a major new version from the project that offers a lightweight and customisable Linux distribution based on Debian's "stable" branch and featuring the Openbox window manager: "BunsenLabs Linux is pleased to announce Lithium, the latest release....

Distribution Release: ALT Linux 9.1

Dom, 02/08/2020 - 15:37
Michael Shigorin has announced the release of ALT Linux 9.1, an updated version of the project's independently developed distribution for workstations, servers and educational institutions: "BaseALT Ltd announces the availability of an update to its family of Linux distributions, ALT 9.1. The stable Platform 9 repository supports 8....

Distribution Release: GeckoLinux 999.200729.0

Ven, 31/07/2020 - 05:39
The GeckoLinux "Rolling" edition, which is a desktop-oriented distribution based on openSUSE's "Tumbleweed" branch, has been updated to version 999.200729.0. It brings a new set of installable live images with a choice of Cinnamon, Xfce, GNOME, KDE Plasma, MATE, LXQt and IceWM desktop environments. From the release announcement:....

BSD Release: OPNsense 20.7

Gio, 30/07/2020 - 17:04
Jos Schellevis has announced the release of OPNsense 20.1, the latest stable version of the project's open-source, easy-to-use, HardenedBSD-based firewall and routing platform. This version is based on HardenedBSD 12.1 and it ads several interesting enhancements to its web-based user interface: "For five and a half years, OPNsense....

Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 Beta

Mar, 28/07/2020 - 16:44
Six months following the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2, Red Hat is publishing a beta for the upcoming release of version 8.3. The new beta offers updated development and hosting tools: "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 introduced Application Streams, where software components used for application development....

Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 Alpha 1

Mar, 28/07/2020 - 06:16
Cristina Sgubbi has announced the availability of the initial alpha build of OpenMandriva Lx 4.2, the forthcoming new release of the project's Linux distribution optimised for desktop use. The new release updates the Linux and all KDE/Qt applications to their latest versions. "Here we have the alpha milestone....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 876

Lun, 27/07/2020 - 03:00
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Artix Linux 20200125News: IPFire shares security tips, Fedora offers guide for switching from scp to rsync, Manjaro user tests kernel power consumptionQuestions and answers: Updating a rolling release versus a fixed release distributionReleased last week: SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP2, GeckoLinux 152,....

Distribution Release: REMnux 7

Gio, 23/07/2020 - 05:04
Lenny Zeltser has announced the release of REMnux 7, a major update of the project's Ubuntu-based distribution with a toolkit for reverse-engineering and analysing malicious software. The new version continues to be delivered as an OVA virtual appliance, but is now based on Ubuntu 18.04: "Ten years after....

Distribution Release: SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP2

Mar, 21/07/2020 - 16:34
The SUSE team has announced the release of a new service pack (SP) for SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE). The new update, SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP2, offers security improvements, techniques to reduce downtime, and improvements to ARM platforms. "Greater security for federal government and public sector organizations as....

Distribution Release: GeckoLinux 152

Lun, 20/07/2020 - 19:59
GeckoLinux is a desktop-oriented distribution based on openSUSE. The project's latest version includes updated desktop environments and enables several third-party software repositories. "GeckoLinux continues to be focused on eliminating pain points and polishing its unique out-of-the-box configuration on top of the stable and flexible openSUSE base. Proprietary media....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 875

Lun, 20/07/2020 - 02:42
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Linux Lite 5.0News: ReactOS hires storage developer, UBports fixes Wi-Fi issues on PinePhone, FreeBSD publishes status report, Debian updates install mediaQuestions and answers: Easy access to VeraCrypt packagesReleased last week: Univention Corporate Server 4.4-5, EndeavourOS 2020.07.15Torrent corner: Archman, Bluestar, EndeavourOS, KaOS, KDE....

Distribution Release: KaOS 2020.07

Dom, 19/07/2020 - 00:00
KaOS is a rolling release distribution that focuses on one desktop (KDE Plasma) and one toolkit (Qt). The distribution's latest snapshot provides a series of package updates, more configuration options, and additional firmware for wider hardware support. "You will find Plasma 5.19 on this ISO. Highlights of 5.19....

Distribution Release: EndeavourOS 2020.07.15

Gio, 16/07/2020 - 00:11
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 on an Arch base. The distribution's latest snapshot introduces some package updates along with some new tools for....

Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.4-5

Mar, 14/07/2020 - 19:17
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is an enterprise-class distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. The distribution's latest release introduces LDAP improvements and single sign-on features: "The release of version 4.4-5 of Univention Corporate Server (UCS) brings a series of technical innovations for the Single Sign-on of users to applications connected....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 874

Lun, 13/07/2020 - 02:16
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: openSUSE 15.2 LeapNews: CentOS to receive real-time packages, Ubuntu introduces Flutter toolkit, Mint provides upgrade guideQuestions and answers: Exploring alternatives to Flatpak and Snap packagesReleased last week: SparkyLinux 5.12, Clonezilla Live 2.6.7-28, NomadBSD 1.3.2Torrent corner: ArcoLinux, Clonezilla, Endless OS, GParted, KDE neon,....