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Development Release: NomadBSD 1.3 RC1

Lun, 18/11/2019 - 17:48
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

Lun, 18/11/2019 - 01:10
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

Dom, 17/11/2019 - 21:36
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

Dom, 17/11/2019 - 07:59
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:....

Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2019.11

Sab, 16/11/2019 - 05:04
The PCLinuxOS distribution has released updated install media which carries the version number 2019.11. The new media feature kernel and desktop environment updates for each edition. The project's release announcement offers further details: "The KDE versions both Full and the minimalistic Darkstar contain kernel 5.3.10 plus a fully....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.23 Core 137

Ven, 15/11/2019 - 17:03
IPFire is a Linux distribution that focuses on easy setup, good handling and high level of security. It is operated via a web-based interface which offers many configuration options for beginning and experienced system administrators. The project has released a new stable update, IPFire 2.23 Core Update 137,....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 840

Lun, 11/11/2019 - 01:09
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Fedora 31 WorkstationNews: Fedora working to improve Python performance, FreeBSD getting faster networking thanks to Netflix, elementary team plans new greeter and system installerTips and tricks: Monitoring and recording user activityReleased last week: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1, FreeBAS 12.1, NethServer 7.7Torrent....

Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Alpha 1

Dom, 10/11/2019 - 05:42
Cristina Sgubbi has announced the availability of the first alpha release OpenMandriva Lx 4.1, the upcoming new stable version of the project's desktop-oriented Linux distribution. An interesting new feature of this release is an experimental Linux kernel built with the Clang compiler: "The first OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 release....

BSD Release: XigmaNAS 12.1.0.4

Ven, 08/11/2019 - 07:30
Michael Zoon has announced the release of XigmaNAS 12.1.0.4, the latest stable version of the project's embedded, open-source NAS (Network-Attached Storage) distribution based on FreeBSD. This version upgrades the underlying FreeBSD base system to version 12.1: "We are pleased to announce the release of XigmaNAS version 12.1.0.4.7091 -....

Development Release: Project Trident Void Alpha

Ven, 08/11/2019 - 00:25
The Project Trident team has published their first development snapshot which uses Void as its base. Past versions of Project Trident have been based on TrueOS and this alpha snapshot demonstrates some of the features Trident can provide on its new base. "What does this image provide? A....

OS Release: OpenIndiana 2019.10

Gio, 07/11/2019 - 17:25
OpenIndiana is a continuation of the OpenSolaris operating system. OpenIndiana is part of the Illumos Foundation, and provides a true open-source community alternative to Solaris 11 and Solaris 11 Express, with an open development model and full community participation. The project's latest release, OpenIndiana Hipster 2019.10, migrates some....

Distribution Release: NethServer 7.7

Mer, 06/11/2019 - 19:48
NethServer is a CentOS-based Linux distribution for servers. The product's main feature is a modular design which makes it simple to turn the distribution into a mail server and filter, web server, groupware, firewall, web filter, IPS/IDS or VPN server. The project's latest release is NethServer 7.7 and....

Distribution Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1

Mar, 05/11/2019 - 16:18
Red Hat has announced the availability of the first update to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.x series. The new release, 8.1, introduces a new, predictable update cycle with minor releases every six months. It also provides better SELInux controls for dealing with containers. This release also focuses....

BSD Release: FreeBSD 12.1

Lun, 04/11/2019 - 20:50
Glen Barber has announced the release of FreeBSD 12.1. The new version includes BearSSL, the Clang compiler has been updated to version 8.0.1, and OpenSSL has also been updated. The 12.x series of FreeBSD is expected to receive support through to June 2024. The release announcement states:....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 839

Lun, 04/11/2019 - 01:35
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: MX Linux 19News: Ubuntu plans features for 20.04, Fedora developer explains benefits of Modularity, Fedora 29 nears its end of life, Netunner drops Manjaro-based editionTips and tricks: Manipulating PDFsReleased last week: Fedora 31, ALT 9.0, Zentyal 6.1Torrent corner: ALT, Android-x86, Arch, ArcoLinux,....

BSD Release: MidnightBSD 1.2

Ven, 01/11/2019 - 07:52
Lucas Holt has announced the release of MidnightBSD 1.2, the latest stable version of the project's FreeBSD-derived operating system with a goal to create an easy-to-use desktop with graphical ports management and system configuration. This version is mostly a security and bug-fix update: "I'm happy to announce the....

Distribution Release: KaOS 2019.10

Gio, 31/10/2019 - 21:16
The KaOS team has published a new snapshot of the distribution's rolling desktop operating system. The project is removing Python 2 packages and is publishing cutting edge packages for KDE Plasma 5.17. "Quite a few big changes for this release, probably the biggest news for this release is....

Distribution Release: Zentyal Server 6.1

Mer, 30/10/2019 - 15:32
Zentyal Server is a commercial unified network server that offers easy and efficient computer network administration for small and medium-size businesses. The project's latest release, Zentyal Server 6.1, is a minor update to the 6.0 release and is based on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS. "Important enhancements to Zentyal Server....

Distribution Release: Fedora 31

Mar, 29/10/2019 - 16:40
Matthew Miller has announced the release of Fedora 31. The new version includes a special isolated container feature called Fedora Toolbox. "If you haven't used the Fedora Toolbox, this is a great time to try it out. This is a simple tool for launching and managing personal workspace....

Distribution Release: ALT Linux 9.0

Lun, 28/10/2019 - 14:50
ALT Linux is an independently developed distribution which is available in Workstation, Server and Education editions. The distribution runs on several CPU architectures, making it run on a wide range of hardware. The project's latest release is ALT Linux 9.0. An English translation of the original Russian release....