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Distribution Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 3.0.0

Mer, 03/06/2020 - 01:26
Mark Hindley has announced the release of Devuan GNU+Linux 3.0.0, code name "Boewulf". Devuan is a Linux distribution originally forked from Debian in order to provide alternative init software to systemd (SysV, OpenRC or runit). This version of Devuan is based on Debian 10: "Devuan developers are delighted....

Distribution Release: Greenie Linux 20.04

Mar, 02/06/2020 - 22:25
Greenie Linux is a Slovak desktop distribution based on Ubuntu and optimised for users in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The project's latest release is based on Ubuntu 20.04 and ships with the KDE Plasma desktop, version 5.18. Previous versions of the distribution used the MATE desktop. An....

Distribution Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.8

Mar, 02/06/2020 - 18:57
Red Hat has announced a new update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7. The new release, 7.8, is the first version in the 7.x series to enter the product's maintenance phase. "Before we get started with the updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.8, we recommend taking....

Distribution Release: MX Linux 19.2

Mar, 02/06/2020 - 03:17
The MX Linux development team has announced the release of MX Linux 19.2, a new stable version of the project's desktop Linux distribution based on Debian (stable) and antiX. This release includes bug fixes and software updates: "We are pleased to offer MX 19.2 for your use. MX....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 868

Lun, 01/06/2020 - 02:11
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: AutoTux 2.0 and Kaisen Linux 20200307News: Snap gets progressive releases, UBports now shipping on the PinePhone, Fedora 30 reaches its EOL dateQuestions and answers: Moving the /home directory to another partitionReleased last week: Kodachi Linux 7.0, BlackArch Linux 2020.06.01, Alpine Linux 3.12.0Torrent....

Distribution Release: Linux Lite 5.0

Lun, 01/06/2020 - 00:20
Jerry Bezencon has announced the release of Linux Lite 5.0, a lightweight desktop distribution based on Ubuntu. The project's latest release features the Xfce desktop and is based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. The new version improves UEFI support and swaps out the old firewall utility for FireWallD. The....

Distribution Release: EasyOS 2.3

Sab, 30/05/2020 - 14:17
Barry Kauler has announced the release of EasyOS 2.3, the latest stable version of the project's experimental Linux distribution derived from Puppy Linux. The new release continues to draw packages from the Debian 10 "Buster" repositories, although it uses a newer kernel (version 5.4.40): "Version 2.3 is built....

Development Release: openSUSE 15.2 RC

Sab, 30/05/2020 - 06:18
Douglas DeMaio has announced that the most recent openSUSE development snapshot, build 665.2, has become the release candidate for the upcoming version 15.2 (scheduled for release on 2 July 2020): "The openSUSE community, contributors and release engineers for the project have entered into the release candidate phase today,....

Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.12.0

Sab, 30/05/2020 - 00:08
Alpine Linux is a community developed operating system designed for routers, firewalls, VPNs, VoIP boxes and servers. The project has published a new version of their lightweight distribution, launching Alpine Linux 3.12.0. The new version introduces initial support for the mips64 architecture and the D programming language. A....

Distribution Release: BlackArch Linux 2020.06.01

Ven, 29/05/2020 - 15:31
BlackArch Linux is an Arch Linux-based distribution designed for penetration testers and security researchers. The project's latest release, BlackArch Linux 2020.06.01, features many additional tools, disables the iptables and VirtualBox services, and introduces several package upgrades. The distribution's release announcement states: "Here's the ChangeLog: added more than 150....

Distribution Release: Linux Kodachi 7.0

Lun, 25/05/2020 - 06:00
Warith Al Maawali has announced the release of Linux Kodachi 7.0, an updated version of the project's privacy-focused Linux distribution that also includes a number of forensic tools. Despite a major change in version number, this release is still based on Xubuntu 18.04. From the changelog: "Linux kernel....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 867

Lun, 25/05/2020 - 02:23
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Pop!_OS 20.04News: Slackware merges PAM support, glimpses behind the scenes at the Finnix project, Haiku developing support for additional filesystemsTips and tricks: Creating, removing, modifying, and ignoring aliasesReleased last week: OpenBSD 6.7, NuTyX 11.5, GoboLinux 017, Redcore Linux 2004Torrent corner: Bicom Systems,....

Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 2004

Dom, 24/05/2020 - 22:19
Redcore Linux, a Gentoo-based distribution featuring the KDE Plasma desktop environment and pre-built binary packages, has published a new version. The latest release is Redcore Linux 2004 "Neptune" which features new kernel versions, rebuilt packages with an updated tool chain, and swaps out SysV init for OpenRC's init....

Distribution Release: GoboLinux 017

Dom, 24/05/2020 - 05:01
Lucas Villa Real has announced the release of GoboLinux 017, a new stable build of the project's independently-developed Linux distribution which departs from the standard UNIX filesystem hierarchy by replacing it with an database-like structure. The new GoboLinux also introduces a Homebrew-style package management and the latest version....

Distribution Release: NuTyX 11.5

Gio, 21/05/2020 - 15:52
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's latest release is version 11.5 which ships with a number of package updates. "I'm very pleased to announce the new....

BSD Release: OpenBSD 6.7

Mar, 19/05/2020 - 17:16
The OpenBSD project produces and operating system which places focus on portability, standardisation, code correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography. The project's latest release is OpenBSD 6.7 which introduces several new improvements to the cron scheduling daemon, improvements to the web server daemon, and the top command now....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 866

Lun, 18/05/2020 - 02:04
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Fedora 32 WorkstationNews: UBports status report, TrueOS shuts down, an overview of Fedora SilverblueQuestions and answers: Why distros offer custom builds of packagesReleased last week: Proxmox 6.2 "Virtual Environment", Q4OS 3.11, Kali Linux 2020.2Torrent corner: 4MLinux, Android-x86, ArcoLinux, BackBox, Bluestar, Finnix, Kali....

Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 7

Ven, 15/05/2020 - 15:03
BackBox Linux is an Ubuntu-based distribution developed to perform penetration tests and security assessments. The distribution's latest release is BackBox 7 which is based on Ubuntu's 20.04 long-term support release. The distribution now features version 5.4 of the Linux kernel and Xfce 4.14. "The BackBox Team, ten years....

Distribution Release: UBports 16.04 OTA-12

Gio, 14/05/2020 - 15:05
The UBports team has published an update to their mobile operating system. The new version, 16.04 OTA-12 introduces a new version of the Lomiri (formerly Unity8) user interface and Mir now supports working with Wayland clients. "The headline feature of this new release is our import of Canonical's....

Distribution Release: Finnix 120

Gio, 14/05/2020 - 09:11
After a 5-year hiatus, the Finnix distribution has come to life once more with a release of version 120. Finnix is a Debian-based live Linux CD made for system administrators and designed to manipulate hard drives and partitions, monitor networks, and rebuild boot records. The new version is....