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BSD Release: FreeBSD 11.4

Mer, 17/06/2020 - 01:03
Glen Barber has announced the release of FreeBSD 11.4, the latest (and final) stable update in the product's legacy branch. It will continue receiving security support until September 2021. "The FreeBSD Release Engineering team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 11.4-RELEASE. This is the fifth and....

Distribution Release: CentOS 8.2.2004

Mar, 16/06/2020 - 07:44
Brian Stinson has announced the release of an updated build of CentOS, a Linux distribution build from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The new version, labelled as CentOS 8.2.2004, is available for the aarch64, ppc64le and x86_64 architectures. "We are pleased to announce the general....

Distribution Release: Emmabuntus DE3-1.02

Lun, 15/06/2020 - 22:09
Emmabuntüs is a lightweight, Debian-based distribution featuring the Xfce and LXQt desktop environments. the project's latest release is Emmabuntüs Debian Edition (DE) 3-1.02. The latest version is based on Debian 10.4 and swaps out the LXDE desktop for LXQt. "The LXQt environment which replaces LXDE, and is natively....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 870

Lun, 15/06/2020 - 02:10
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Regolith Linux 19.10.0-R1.3 and distriNews: UBports makes fixing apps easier and ships on the Pinetab, Tails shares known issues and workarounds, revisiting SLSQuestions and answers: Tagging files and searching for files using tagsReleased last week: SuperGamer 6, 4MLinux 33.0Torrent corner: 4MLinux, ArcoLinux,....

Development Release: 4MLinux 33.0

Dom, 14/06/2020 - 16:13
4MLinux is a miniature Linux distribution which includes tools for data rescue, multimedia, network services, and games. The distribution's latest version is 4MLinux 33.0, which now provides the TFTP daemon, improved font rendering, and the Palemoon web browser as an optional add-on. "As always, the new major release....

Development Release: Linux Mint 20 Beta

Dom, 14/06/2020 - 10:33
Clement Lefebvre has announced that the beta snapshot of the upcoming Linux Mint 20, code name "Ulyana", is now ready for testing. This major new release is based on Ubuntu 20.04 and, as usual, comes in three separate desktop editions with Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce. It will be....

Distribution Release: SuperGamer 6

Ven, 12/06/2020 - 16:05
SuperGamer is an Ubuntu-based distribution intended to showcase gaming capabilities and options on Linux. The distribution's latest release, version 6, is based on Ubuntu 20.04 and includes new NVIDIA vieo drivers. The release announcement on the project's forum reads: "I am proud to announce the release of the....

Development Release: Haiku R1 Beta 2

Mar, 09/06/2020 - 22:10
Haiku is an open-source operating system, currently in development, that specifically targets personal computing. It is inspired by the Be Operating System (BeOS). The project's latest release is Haiku R1 Beta 2 which introduces improvements to HiDPI support, introduces ports of several new open source programs, and input....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 869

Lun, 08/06/2020 - 02:10
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: KISS 1.9.11News: EasyOS publishes tool for writing disk images, Linux Mint plans to avoid Snap packages, elementary OS team streamlines updates, CentOS team answers questionsQuestions and answers: Importing features from one distribution into anotherReleased last week: Devuan GNU+Linux 3.0.0, MX Linux 19.2,....

Distribution Release: Network Security Toolkit 32-11992

Dom, 07/06/2020 - 23:12
Network Security Toolkit (NST) is a bootable live CD based on the Fedora distribution. The project's latest release is based on Fedora 32 and includes a number of new tools and features for analyzing network traffic. "We are pleased to announce the latest NST release: NST 32 SVN:11992.....

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....