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OS Release: OpenIndiana 2019.04

Dom, 12/05/2019 - 14:11
Alexander Pyhalov has announced the release of OpenIndiana 2019.04, the latest stable build of the project's open-source operating system, originally forked from the discontinued OpenSolaris project. This version integrates VirtualBox packages into the operating system and updates many packages, including the MATE desktop and the Firefox browser: "We....

Distribution Release: LibreELEC 9.0.2

Sab, 11/05/2019 - 17:10
LibreELEC is a minimal Linux distribution for running the Kodi media centre software. The LibreELEC team has published a new release, LibreELEC 9.0.2, which introduces new default firewall tools for protection on public networks, moves system updates to their own menu, and makes it possible to change secure....

Development Release: Rescatux 0.71 Beta 7

Gio, 09/05/2019 - 03:50
For those stressful moments when one desperately needs to recover a broken Linux installation, Rescatux, a Debian-based distribution (now with LXQt instead of LXDE desktop), is a handy live CD to keep around. A new development build, Rescatux 0.71 beta 7, was announced yesterday. Although the project's past....

BSD Release: Project Trident 19.04

Mer, 08/05/2019 - 23:58
Project Trident, a desktop operating system based on TrueOS (derived from FreeBSD's development tree), has been updated to version 19.04. This release continues to use the technologies from the FreeBSD 13.0-CURRENT branch and it comes with updated Lumina desktop environment, version 1.5.0: "Project Trident version 19.04 (based on....

Distribution Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0

Mar, 07/05/2019 - 16:55
Red Hat has announced the launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0, a brand new release which ships with GNOME 3.28 running on Wayland as the default desktop environment. The new version also includes an Image Builder utility for creating custom images of the distribution for deployment. "Based....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 813

Lun, 06/05/2019 - 02:20
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: ROSA Fresh R11News: Linux Mint 17 and Kubuntu 14.04 reach end of life, MX asks for help with systemd-shim, FreeBSD testing base updates through pkg, interview with Gaël DuvalQuestions and answers: Wiping web browser changes from the systemReleased last week: Fedora 30,....

Distribution Release: Fatdog64 Linux 801

Sab, 04/05/2019 - 17:20
Fatdog64 Linux is a small, desktop, 64-bit Linux distribution. Originally created as a derivative of Puppy Linux with additional applications. The project has published a new version, Fatdog64 Linux 801, which is mostly a bug-fix and maintenance release following version 800. However, the distribution also includes some new....

Distribution Release: GuixSD 1.0.0

Gio, 02/05/2019 - 17:08
The Guix System Distribution (GuixSD) is a Linux-based, stateless operating system that is built around the GNU Guix package manager. The operating system provides advanced package management features such as transactional upgrades and roll-backs, reproducible build environments. The project's new release is GuixSD 1.0.0 which introduces a new....

Development Release: Oracle Linux 8 Beta

Gio, 02/05/2019 - 02:18
Avi Miller has announced that the initial beta build of Oracle Linux 8, a distribution rebuilt from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (currently also in beta phase), is now available for download and testing: "We are pleased to announce the availability of the Oracle....

Distribution Release: SuperX 5.0

Mer, 01/05/2019 - 21:40
Wrishiraj Kaushik has announced the release of SuperX, a desktop distribution based on KDE neon. The new version, SuperX 5.0 "Lamarr", offers a number of visual changes and updates: "With this release, we highlight our approach to innovation, while maintaining our friendliness and focus on design and beauty.....

Distribution Release: ClearOS 7.6.0

Mer, 01/05/2019 - 09:10
ClearOS, a CentOS-based distributions designed for servers, has been updated to version 7.6.0: "ClearFoundation and ClearCenter are proud to announce the general release of ClearOS 7.6.0. This is a minor release of ClearOS; it focuses on important security updates as well as new applications in the ClearCenter Marketplace.....

Distribution Release: Fedora 30

Mar, 30/04/2019 - 16:24
Matthew Miller has announced the release of Fedora 30. The new version of the Red Hat-sponsored distribution ships with GNOME 3.32, PHP 7.3 and version 9 of the GNU Compiler Collection. There is also a new feature called Linux System Roles to help administrators set up modules through....

Distribution Release: KaOS 2019.04

Lun, 29/04/2019 - 14:11
KaOS 2019.04 has been released. KaOS is a highly KDE-centric, rolling-release distribution that uses Arch's Pacman for package management tasks. The new version brings an updated toolchain together with the usual round of package and library upgrades: "A nice way of celebrating the sixth anniversary of this distribution....

Distribution Release: Elive 3.0.4

Lun, 29/04/2019 - 08:19
Samuel F. Baggen has announced the availability of a new stable version of Elive, a desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Debian 7 "Wheezy", with a customised Enlightenment 17 desktop. This is likely the last update in the Elive 3 series as the focus of the developer has shifted....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 812

Lun, 29/04/2019 - 02:17
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Ubuntu MATE 19.04News: Scientific Linux discontinued, Red Hat takes over Java LTS support, Ubuntu 16.04 community editions reach end of life, Debian updates mediaTips and tricks: Creating a SOCKS proxy for web browsingReleased last week: OpenBSD 6.5, Voyager Live 19.04, Parrot 4.6Torrent....

Distribution Release: Clonezilla Live 2.6.1-25

Lun, 29/04/2019 - 00:07
Steven Shiau has announced a new release of Clonezilla Live. Clonezilla Live is a Debian-based distribution which can be used to create disk and partition images, transfer those images and clone them to a different device. The project's release announcement mentions the following improvements available in Clonezilla Live....

Distribution Release: deepin 15.10

Dom, 28/04/2019 - 08:42
A new stable version of deepin, a Debian-based desktop distribution featuring the Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE), is now ready for download. This release downgrades the system to Debian's stable branch, but users who are on deepin 15.9 (based on Debian "Testing") can continue using it as usual. However,....

Distribution Release: Parrot 4.6

Sab, 27/04/2019 - 07:49
Lorenzo Faletra has announced the release of Parrot 4.6, an updated version of the project's distribution set designed for penetration testing, digital forensics and privacy protection, all based on Debian's "Testing" branch. Besides the usual builds, this version ads a new ISO image - Parrot Security featuring the....

Distribution Release: Voyager Live 19.04

Mer, 24/04/2019 - 19:36
The developers of Voyager Live have published a new version of their Ubuntu-based distribution. The new version, Voyager Live 19.04, is based on Ubuntu 19.04 and features the GNOME 3.32 desktop environment. An English translation of the release announcement reads: "I introduce to you Voyager GE 19.04 that....

BSD Release: OpenBSD 6.5

Mer, 24/04/2019 - 16:52
OpenBSD is an open source operating system designed with the goals of being simple, secure and offering correct documentation. The project's latest release is OpenBSD 6.5 offers Clang on the mips64 architecture, improves wireless performance, and the unveil() function now handles protecting filesystem assets above the process's directory.....