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Development Release: NuTyX 12 Beta 4

Ven, 16/10/2020 - 15:21
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 has published a development release, NuTyX 12 Beta 4, which includes support for multiple init implementations. "With the up and....

Distribution Release: Redo Rescue 3.0.0

Ven, 16/10/2020 - 08:43
Zebradots Software has announced the release of Redo Rescue 3.0.0, a major new build of the project's specialist distribution designed for bare metal backups and system restoration tasks. This version upgrades the underlying operating system to Debian 10: "This release marks a major milestone as we upgrade to....

Distribution Release: Rescuezilla 2.0

Gio, 15/10/2020 - 07:53
Shasheen Ediriweera has announced the release of Rescuezilla 2.0, a major new version of the fork of the "Redo Backup & Restore" distribution. This is the first 64-bit only release: "Rescuezilla 2.0 is a major upgrade. Key changes: switched to creating backups in Clonezilla format for full interoperability....

Distribution Release: Untangle NG Firewall 16.0.1

Mer, 14/10/2020 - 02:32
Untangle, Inc. has announced the release of Untangle NG Firewall 16.0.1, a major new update of the company's Debian-based firewall and network gateway designed for small to medium-sized enterprises. Besides an upgrade of the base system to Debian 10, the main new feature of the release is the....

Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2020_10_12

Lun, 12/10/2020 - 21:56
Parted Magic, a live disc utility for managing disks and partitions as well as rescuing data has released a new version which introduces two major changes. The first is the graphical interface has migrated from Openbox to Xfce and the second is Parted Magic is now a 64-bit....

Distribution Release: Porteus Kiosk 5.1.0

Lun, 12/10/2020 - 12:17
Tomasz Jokiel has announced the release of Porteus Kiosk 5.1.0, a single-purpose, Gentoo-based Linux distribution designed for web kiosks and limited to web browsing with Firefox or Google Chrome: "I am pleased to announce that Porteus Kiosk 5.1.0 is now available for download. Major software upgrades in this....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 887

Lun, 12/10/2020 - 02:08
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Nitrux 2020.09.05News: New features coming to elementary OS, Haiku improves performance and efficiency, tool for managing FreeBSD containersTips and tricks: Compressing memory with zRAMReleased last week: SparkyLinux 4.13, Oracle Linux 7.9, Garuda Linux 201007Torrent corner: APODIO, Endless OS, Garuda, IPFire, OviOS, Redo....

Development Release: FreeBSD 12.2-RC2

Sab, 10/10/2020 - 09:32
Approaching the final release, the regular snapshots of the FreeBSD 12.2's release cycle continue to arrive at weekly intervals. The second release candidate was announced by Glen Barber earlier today: "The second RC build of the 12.2-RELEASE release cycle is now available. Please note that the dvd1.iso images....

Distribution Release: Garuda Linux 201007

Sab, 10/10/2020 - 04:21
Garuda Linux is an Arch-based desktop Linux distribution available in a range of desktop environments and window managers, including KDE Plasma, GNOME, Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce, LXQt, Wayfire, bspwm, i3, Deepin, UKUI and Recbox (some of them in both "Ultimate" and "Lite" variants). An updated build, version 201007, is....

Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 7.9

Gio, 08/10/2020 - 06:05
Simon Coter has announced the release of Oracle Linux 7 Update 9, a new build of the company's enterprise-class Linux distribution's legacy branch, compiled from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.9: "Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 Update....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.13

Lun, 05/10/2020 - 13:22
SparkyLinux provides a Debian-based, lightweight distribution. The project has published refreshed and updated installation media for its "oldstable" 4.x branch. The latest release is SparkyLinux 4.13. The release announcement offers the following list of changes: "There is an update of Sparky oldstable 4.13 code name 'Tyche' out there.....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 886

Lun, 05/10/2020 - 02:11
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: deepin 20News: Maintaining Cinnamon on Debian, NetBSD's Wayland progress, Fedora to compress firmware, SolydXK's leadership is changing, UBports installer to support third-party operating systems on Volla phones, Linux Mint to package Chromium browserQuestions and answers: Selecting an init implementationReleased last week: Enso....

Development Release: FreeBSD 12.2-RC1

Dom, 04/10/2020 - 04:47
Glen Barber has announced that the first release candidate for FreeBSD 12.2 is now ready for testing. This will be followed by two more release candidates before the expected final release on 27 October: "The first RC build of the 12.2-RELEASE release cycle is now available. Note regarding....

Development Release: Ubuntu 20.10 Beta

Ven, 02/10/2020 - 15:47
Canonical has published a new development snapshot of Ubuntu. This snapshot, Ubuntu 20.10 Beta, is accomplanied by beta of the distribution's official community editions. "20.10, codenamed "Groovy Gorilla", continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. ....

Development Release: Fedora 33 Beta

Mar, 29/09/2020 - 18:08
The Fedora team have announced the availability of Fedora 33 Beta. The new development snapshot includes new features, such as using Btrfs as the default filesystem along with GNOME 3.38 as the Workstation edition's desktop. Some editions, apart from just Workstation, now enable the EarlyOOM process killer to....

Distribution Release: Enso OS 0.4

Lun, 28/09/2020 - 19:01
Enso OS is a Linux distribution based on Xubuntu. Enso features the Xfce desktop with Gala, imported from elementary OS, as the default window manager. The latest release features a new note-taking application called Pinny along with a dark theme. Several improvements have been made to the software....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 885

Lun, 28/09/2020 - 02:06
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Linuxfx 10.6News: Ubuntu ships on Lenovo PCs, openSUSE makes Jump more accessible to contributors, Haiku runs contest to gather new sounds, Debian updates install mediaQuestions and answers: Legal concerns over cloning visual elementsReleased last week: UBports 16.04 OTA-13, Puppy Linux 9.5, Univention....

Development Release: FreeBSD 12.2-BETA3

Dom, 27/09/2020 - 04:28
Glen Barber has announced the availability of the third beta build of FreeBSD 12.2, the upcoming new stable version scheduled for final release exactly one month from today, on 27 October. This should be the last beta before the start of a release candidate (RC) cycle. As usual,....

Distribution Release: KaOS 2020.09

Mer, 23/09/2020 - 17:23
KaOS is a rolling desktop distribution which focuses on providing a polished KDE Plasma desktop with Qt-based applications. The project has published a new snapshot, KaOS 2020.09, which provides many package updates. "With almost 60% of the packages updated since the last ISO and the last release being....

Distribution Release: EndeavourOS 2020.09.20

Mer, 23/09/2020 - 02:08
An updated build of EndeavourOS, a rolling-release distribution based on Arch Linux and featuring the Xfce desktop, is now ready for download. Besides updated kernel and packages, version 2020.09.20 also brings an improved Welcome app: "We’re proud to present to you our latest release. The ISO image contains....