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Distribution Release: Tails 3.12

Mar, 29/01/2019 - 20:03
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 3.12 which introduces a new install method: "The biggest news for 3.12 is that we completely changed the installation methods....

Distribution Release: MakuluLinux 2019.01.25

Lun, 28/01/2019 - 16:13
MakuluLinux is a Debian-based desktop distribution which ships with many applications and media codecs installed out of the box. The project has published an update, MakuluLinux 2019.01.25, to its Core series which experiments with mouse gestures. This allows users to optionally use their computer almost entirely without the....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 799

Lun, 28/01/2019 - 01:03
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: KaOS 2018.12News: Debian 10 freezes while Debian 9 gets a media refresh, Ubuntu publishes IoT releaseBook review: Linux Basics For HackersReleased last week: Porteus Kiosk 4.8.0, Parrot 4.5Torrent corner: ArchLabs, Archman, AUSTRUMI, ClonOS, Debian, Live Raizo, Nitrux, Parrot, Porteus Kiosk, RobolinuxUpcoming releases:....

Distribution Release: Parrot 4.5

Mar, 22/01/2019 - 01:30
Lorenzo Faletra has announced the release of Parrot 4.5, the latest stable version of the project's specialist distribution designed for penetration testing, digital forensics and privacy protection, based on Debian's "Testing" branch: "Parrot 4.5 is officially released and there are some major changes under the hood. We are....

Distribution Release: Porteus Kiosk 4.8.0

Lun, 21/01/2019 - 10:53
Tomasz Jokiel has announced the release of Porteus Kiosk 4.8.0, an updated version of the project's specialist distribution designed for web kiosks - based on Gentoo Linux, with a choice of Firefox or Chrome browsers: "I am pleased to announce that Porteus Kiosk 4.8.0 is now available for....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 798

Lun, 21/01/2019 - 01:16
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Sculpt OS 18.09News: Solus team plans ahead, Fedora considering how best to count users, NetBSD reaches reproducible builds milestone, MX Linux opens a new bug trackerQuestions and answers: Picking a location for swap spaceReleased last week: Netrunner 19.01 ArcoLinux 19.01.4, deepin 15.9Torrent....

Development Release: NomadBSD 1.2 RC1

Ven, 18/01/2019 - 22:30
NomadBSD is a 64-bit live system for USB flash drives, based on FreeBSD. The project has published a release candidate for its upcoming 1.2 version, based on FreeBSD 12.0. "The first release candidate of NomadBSD-1.2 is available! If you notice any problems, please let us know. Changes since....

Distribution Release: Endless OS 3.5.4

Gio, 17/01/2019 - 08:17
Will Thompson has announced the release of Endless OS 3.5.4, the latest version of the project's Linux-based operating system with a simplified desktop (forked from GNOME 3) and without any package management system. The latest version introduces new parental controls for applications: "Administrator users may now control which....

Distribution Release: Zevenet 5.9

Mer, 16/01/2019 - 22:13
Zevenet is a load balancer and application delivery system based on Debian. The project's latest release, Zevenet 5.9 Community Edition, includes several package upgrades, moves its base to Debian "Buster" and makes a leap from the i686 architecture to 64-bit. " Good evening, we are proud to announce....

BSD Release: Project Trident 18.12

Mer, 16/01/2019 - 18:36
Project Trident is a new member to the DistroWatch database and a desktop operating system based on TrueOS (which is, in turn, based on FreeBSD's development branch). The first official stable release of Project Trident is based on technologies from FreeBSD 13.0-CURRENT and features the Lumina desktop environment.....

Distribution Release: deepin 15.9

Mer, 16/01/2019 - 16:30
deepin is a Debian-based desktop distribution which features the custom-made Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE). The project's latest version is deepin 15.9 which features improved touch screen support, better power management and several desktop performance enhancements. "New features: Multiple gestures, tap and see - for touchscreen devices, multiple gestures....

Distribution Release: ArcoLinux 19.01.4

Mer, 16/01/2019 - 13:33
Erik Dubois has announced the release of ArcoLinux 19.01.4, a new version of the project's Arch-based, desktop-oriented distribution. Some of the features include a new version of the Calamares installer, additional icons and themes, and some bug fixes: "ArcoLinux -D -B 19.1. Upgrading Calamares gives us a chance....

Distribution Release: Netrunner 19.01

Lun, 14/01/2019 - 23:21
The Netrunner development team has announced the release of Netrunner 19.01, a significant update of the project's desktop-oriented Linux distribution (with KDE Plasma) based on Debian's "Testing" branch. This release brings a new default desktop theme, additional web applications, and various Plasma add-ons and tweaks: "After a busy....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 797

Lun, 14/01/2019 - 01:07
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Reborn OS 2018.11.28 and TinyPaw-Linux 1.3News: Debian tests Secure Boot, Ubuntu shipping on Entroware AIO, most highly popular Steam games run on LinuxQuestions and answers: Dealing with an unresponsive desktopReleased last week: Funtoo 1.3, Qubes 4.0.1, Clonezilla 2.6.0-37Torrent corner: Bluestar, Clonezilla, Netrunner,....

Distribution Release: Clonezilla Live 2.6.0-37

Gio, 10/01/2019 - 18:04
Steven Shiau has announced the release of Clonezilla Live 2.6.0-37. Clonezilla Live provides tools for backing up, restoring and copying disk images and disk partitions either locally or across the network. The project's latest version includes several updates and fixes. "The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This....

Distribution Release: Qubes OS 4.0.1

Mer, 09/01/2019 - 06:27
Marek Marczykowski-Górecki has announced the release of Qubes OS 4.0.1, an updated version of the project's security-focused Linux distribution which allows users to "compartmentalise" computing tasks into isolated compartments called qubes. This new release is mostly a bug-fix and security update and is recommended for all new Qubes....

Distribution Release: Funtoo Linux 1.3

Mar, 08/01/2019 - 02:39
Daniel Robbins has announced the release of Funtoo Linux 1.3. Funtoo, a variant of Gentoo Linux, is an distribution that builds packages automatically from the source code. It was launched in 2009, shortly after Robbins left Gentoo Linux, a project he had founded in 2000. Version 1.3 brings....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 796

Lun, 07/01/2019 - 01:15
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: FreeBSD 12.0News: Peppermint releases ISO update, the best distro of 2018, roundtable interview with Debian, elementary OS and Fedora leadersOpinion: Musings on distros after prolonged use (2019)Released last week: antiX 17.3, KaOS 2018.12, Calculate 18.12Torrent corner: antiX, CAELinux, Calculate, Chakra, GhostBSD, Grml,....

Distribution Release: CAELinux 2018

Sab, 05/01/2019 - 00:29
Joël Cugnoni has announced the release of CAELinux 2018, a new version of the project's Xubuntu-based Linux distribution with a collection of tools designed for computer-aided engineering: "We are proud to announce the new release of CAELinux 2018, which is based on Xubuntu 16.04 and which contains a....

Distribution Release: Septor 2019

Mer, 02/01/2019 - 02:34
Happy New Year! The first announcement of the year 2019 comes curtesy of Septor, a new distribution in the DistroWatch database. It is part of the growing number of projects that focus on preserving the anonymity and privacy of the user while browsing the Internet. Septor is based....