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Distribution Release: Endless OS 3.9.0

Mar, 10/11/2020 - 02:14
Andre Magalhaes has announced the release of Endless OS 3.9.0, the latest stable version of the project's family-oriented distribution, based on Debian, designed for work, study and gaming. This release updates the GNOME desktop to version 3.38: "Endless OS 3.9.0. This release of Endless OS has been updated....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 891

Lun, 09/11/2020 - 01:08
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Fedora 33 WorkstationNews: Arch install media gains accessibility options, FreeBSD can run Linux build of Chrome, CentOS warns version 6 nearing end of lifeQuestions and answers: Treating windows like tabsReleased last week: ArchBang Linux 0111, Emmabuntus DE3-1.03, UBports 16.04 OTA-14Torrent corner: Absolute,....

Distribution Release: UBports 16.04 OTA-14

Mer, 04/11/2020 - 21:53
The UBports team have announced the launch of Ubuntu Touch 16.04 OTA-14, the latest version of the project's mobile operating system. The new version introduces support for more devices, updates driver and hardware support, and a number of interface improvements were made: "At the beginning of each development....

Distribution Release: Emmabuntüs DE3-1.03

Mar, 03/11/2020 - 23:53
The Emmabuntüs project develops a lightweight distribution based on Debian for lower-end computers. The project's latest release is based on Debian 10.6 and features the Xfce and LXQt desktop environments. "The Emmabuntüs Collective is happy to announce the release of the Emmabuntüs Debian Edition update 3 1.0-3 (32-bit....

Distribution Release: ArchBang Linux 0111

Lun, 02/11/2020 - 05:20
ArchBang developer "mrgreen" has announced the release of ArchBang Linux 0111, the minimalist, Arch Linux-based distribution's first stable release after the recent switch from Openbox to i3 as the preferred window manager. From the release announcement: "November release, i3 tiling window manager based. Have just uploaded a....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 890

Lun, 02/11/2020 - 01:08
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Ubuntu 20.10News: ReactOS hires a kernel developer, Ubuntu speeding up Snap package load times, upgrading Fedora Silverblue, Linux Mint builds Chromium packageQuestions and answers: Considering a Microsoft Linux distroReleased last week: Fedora 33, FreeBSD 12.2, NixOS 20.09Torrent corner: Fedora, FreeBSD, FuguIta, GParted....

Distribution Release: Voyager Live 20.10

Dom, 01/11/2020 - 14:14
The Voyager Live project has published a new version of their desktop distribution. The new release, Voyager 20.10, is based on Ubuntu 20.10 and offers nine months of package updates and security fixes. "I introduce you to Voyager GE 20.10 which continues the adventure with the GNOME Shell....

OS Release: OpenIndiana 2020.10

Dom, 01/11/2020 - 11:21
Andreas Wacknitz has announced the release of OpenIndiana 2020.10, the latest version of the project's community effort to keep alive the OpenSolaris distribution and its many popular technologies, such as ZFS, DTrace or Zones. This version updates the MATE desktop environment to version 1.24: "After almost 6 months....

Distribution Release: Linux Lite 5.2

Sab, 31/10/2020 - 13:58
Jerry Bezencon has announced the release of Linux Lite 5.2. The project's latest release is based on Ubuntu 20.04.1 and introduces a number of small changes and improvements. The firewall can now be managed through a module in the settings panel, old GTK2 software and themes have been....

Distribution Release: GParted Live 1.1.0-6

Gio, 29/10/2020 - 00:34
Curtis Gedak has announced the release of GParted Live 1.1.0-6, the latest update of the project's Debian-based, specialist Linux distribution designed for performing disk management and data rescue tasks: "The GParted team is pleased to announce a new stable release of GParted Live. This release includes GParted 1.1.0,....

BSD Release: FreeBSD 12.2

Mer, 28/10/2020 - 00:50
The FreeBSD team has announced the availability of FreeBSD 12.2. This update to the 12.x series updates Intel networing support, makes it possible to run Linux inside Jail environments, and the Clang compiler has been updated to version 10. "The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce....

Distribution Release: NixOS 20.09

Mar, 27/10/2020 - 21:01
NixOS is an independent Linux distribution which showcases the Nix advanced package manager. The project's latest release is NixOS 20.09 which is supported through to April 2021 and places a focus on stabilizing the core system. "Stabilization of the NixOS happens a month before planned release. The goal....

Distribution Release: Fedora 33

Mar, 27/10/2020 - 15:25
The Fedora project has announced the release of Fedora 33. The project's latest version ships with Btrfs as the default filesystem (on the Workstation edition) and runs GNOME 3.38. Each edition now enables the EarlyOOM service to free up memory when heavy processes consume too much RAM and....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 889

Lun, 26/10/2020 - 01:09
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Peppermint OS 10News: Arch warns of NVIDIA driver issue, Debian donates to Peertube, openSUSE explains MicroOS, FreeBSD publishes status reportQuestions and answers: What to do when the disk acts fullReleased last week: Ubuntu 20.10, Tails 4.12, NetBSD 9.1Torrent corner: Alpine, ExTiX, KDE....

OS Release: RISC OS Open 5.28

Sab, 24/10/2020 - 18:57
RISC OS Open is a computer operating system originally designed by Acorn Computers Ltd in Cambridge, England in 1987. RISC OS was specifically designed to run on the ARM chipset, which Acorn had designed concurrently for use in its new line of Archimedes personal computers. It takes its....

Distribution Release: Pop!_OS 20.10

Sab, 24/10/2020 - 01:01
System76, a US-based manufacturer of Linux desktops, laptops and servers, has announced the release of Pop!_OS 20.10, the latest version of the company's Ubuntu-based Linux distribution. It includes various usability improvements, such as stacking tiled windows, floating window exceptions, fractional scaling or external monitor support in hybrid graphics....

Distribution Release: Xubuntu 20.10

Ven, 23/10/2020 - 17:01
Yousuf Philips has announced the release of Xubuntu 20.10, the latest stable version from the project that develops an official Ubuntu spin with Xfce as the preferred desktop: "The Xubuntu team is happy to announce the immediate release of Xubuntu 20.10. Xubuntu 20.10, code-named 'Focal Fossa', is a....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu Kylin 20.10

Ven, 23/10/2020 - 14:12
Ubuntu Kylin, a Linux distribution built for China and an official member of the Ubuntu family, has arrived at the 20.10 release. The new version features the much improved UKUI 3.0 desktop environment (a fork of MATE), as well as an enhanced file manager called Peony: "The Ubuntu....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu Budgie 20.10

Ven, 23/10/2020 - 11:00
David Mohammed has announced the release of Ubuntu Budgie 20.10, the latest version of the project that integrates the Budgie desktop into the underlying Ubuntu system: "For 20.10 your Ubuntu Budgie team has concentrated on paper-cuts - tidying up the rough areas reported by you our community. Shuffler....

Distribution Release: Lubuntu 20.10

Ven, 23/10/2020 - 08:00
Dan Simmons has announced the release of Lubuntu 20.04, a new version of the Ubuntu's lightweight subproject that features the LXQt desktop: "Lubuntu 20.10 has been released. With the code name 'Groovy Gorilla', Lubuntu 20.10 is the 19th release of Lubuntu and the fifth release of Lubuntu with....