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Distribution Release: NuTyX 21.10.12

Dom, 26/12/2021 - 20:45
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 project's latest release offers more advanced manual installation options and a more complete automatic install option. "GRUB Installation: GRUB is now....

Distribution Release: Rescuezilla 2.3

Ven, 24/12/2021 - 22:45
Rescuezilla is a specialist Ubuntu-based distribution designed for system rescue tasks. The project's latest release offers file image verification and an option to override filesystem errors. "The main additional feature for Rescuezilla v2.3 is basic image verification, as well as a new "rescue" option to force filesystem errors....

Distribution Release: siduction 2021.3.0

Ven, 24/12/2021 - 16:03
The siduction distribution is a desktop-oriented operating system and live medium based on the 'unstable' branch of Debian. The project's latest snapshot is version 2021.3.0 which introduces improvements for wireless network handling, includes OpenDoas as an alternative to sudo, and offers many package upgrades. "The flavours and versions....

Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 21.2.0

Gio, 23/12/2021 - 01:12
Philip Müller has announced the release of Manjaro Linux 21.2.0, an updated version of the project's rolling-release distribution featuring the continually-improved Calamares installer and the latest versions of Xfce, GNOME and KDE Plasma desktops: "Since we released Pahvo Mid-Season this year all our developer teams worked hard to....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.27 Core 162

Mar, 21/12/2021 - 16:13
IPFire is a lightweight Linux distribution for firewalls, routers, and other security-sensitive appliances. The developers have released a new version, IPFire 2.27 Core Update 162 which will be the last version to support 32-bit x86 machines. "Once a few releases after upgrading to Linux 5.10, we have now....

Distribution Release: elementary OS 6.1

Lun, 20/12/2021 - 21:51
The elementary tram have announced the release of elementary OS 6.1 which carries the codename "Jolnir". The new release features the same base operating system as 6.0, though with a number of evolutionary improvements. Some of these changes affect the distribution's software centre: "AppCenter continues to fill out....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 948

Lun, 20/12/2021 - 02:10
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: The PinePhone running Manjaro and Plasma MobileNews: How good is Wayland for gaming, running Linux on Apple M1 computers, finding and fixing bugs on Ubuntu, Debian updates Bullseye mediaQuestions and answers: Protecting our computers from childrenReleased last week: Univention Corporate Server 5.0-1,....

Development Release: ALT Linux 10.0 Beta

Dom, 19/12/2021 - 15:01
ALT Linux is a Russian distribution which is available in Workstation and Server editions. The distribution's latest version is a development snapshot for the upcoming 10.0 release. "Members of the ALT family can run on different hardware platforms. All of these versions are built on the same codebase....

OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.14

Sab, 18/12/2021 - 10:52
The ReactOS team has announced the release of ReactOS 0.4.14, the latest stable build of the project's open-source operating system whose goal is to be able to run Microsoft Windows programs and drivers. The new version is a "maintenance" release that fixes various regressions and does not introduce....

Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 5.0-1

Mer, 15/12/2021 - 16:42
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is an enterprise-class distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. It features an integrated management system for central administration of servers. The project's latest release is an update to the 5.x series which improves user account management. "Administrators can specify an activation date when creating a....

Distribution Release: Pop!_OS 21.10

Mar, 14/12/2021 - 20:59
Pop!_OS is a desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and developed by Sysetm76. The distribution's latest version is Pop!_OS 21.10 which includes initial support for Raspberry Pi computers. The release announcement shares other changes and features: "Previously when navigating to Applications, a full screen Application Wall would appear.....

Distribution Release: Kaisen Linux 2.0

Mar, 14/12/2021 - 17:56
Kaisen Linux is a rolling release, Debian-based desktop distribution. the project has published Kaisen Linux 2.0 which moves the base to Debian's Testing (Bookworm) branch. The project has also dropped the LXDE interface for LXQt. "Kaisen is now based on Debian Bookworm (Debian 12), also justifying the version....

Development Release: Linux Mint 20.3 Beta

Mar, 14/12/2021 - 16:41
The Linux Mint project has published a new development release. Linux Mint 20.3 Beta introduces dark theme support for the Hypnotix video streaming application and presents a new document manager called Thingy. "The Hypnotix IPTV player looks better than ever, thanks to Dark Mode support and a new....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 947

Lun, 13/12/2021 - 02:06
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: JuNestNews: Fedora to adopt Wayland as default display server for NVIDIA cards, Zorin OS releases Lite edition, Haiku improves filesystem driversQuestions and answers: When is the year of the Linux desktop?Released last week: Tails 4.25, FreeBSD 12.3, Calculate Linux 22Torrent corner: Calculate....

Distribution Release: Kali Linux 2021.4

Gio, 09/12/2021 - 18:11
Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution with a collection of security and forensics tools. The project has published a new release, Kali Linux 2021.4, which improves support for ARM-powered devices, including Apple M1 machines and the Raspberry Pi Zero 2. "With the end of 2021 just around the....

Distribution Release: Calculate Linux 22

Mer, 08/12/2021 - 15:15
Calculate Linux is a Gentoo-based distribution with several desktop editions, a cloud edition, and server edition. The project has published a new version, Calculate 22: "We are pleased to announce the release of Calculate Linux 22. With this new version, you will be able to smoothly update your....

BSD Release: FreeBSD 12.3

Mer, 08/12/2021 - 05:18
The FreeBSD team has announced the availability of the third update to the operating system's 12.x branch. FreeBSD 12.3 includes several bug fixes to the kernel, userland updates, and improvements to network drivers. The project's release announcement reports: "The FreeBSD Release Engineering team is pleased to announce the....

Distribution Release: Tails 4.25

Mer, 08/12/2021 - 02:52
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 release is Tails 4.25 introduces a number of package updates for key components. It also features a backup utility to copy important files....

Distribution Release: Freespire 8.0

Lun, 06/12/2021 - 06:21
Roberto Dohnert has announced the release of Freespire 8.0, the latest update of the project's Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the Xfce desktop. The new version continues to be based on Ubuntu's latest long-term support release, version 20.04: "Today, the PC/OpenSystems LLC FOSS development team has released Freespire 8.0, an....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 946

Lun, 06/12/2021 - 02:27
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: OpenSnitch - an application firewall for LinuxNews: UBports gains new apps, T2 SDE starts bug bounty program, Fedora 33 reaches its end of lifeBook review: Command Line Text Processing with GNU CoreutilsReleased last week: CentOS 9, NixOS 21.11, 4MLinux 38.0Torrent corner: EndeavourOS,....