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Distribution Release: IPFire 2.25 Core 149

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 13:58
IPFire is a Linux-based distribution for network appliances such as routers and firewalls. The project's latest release is IPFire 2.25 Core Update 149 which focuses on performance improvements. "IPFire is based on glibc 2.32, the standard library for all C programs, and GCC 10.2, the GNU Compiler Collection.....
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BSD Release: FuryBSD 20200907

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 00:19
Joe Maloney has announced the availability of a new set of releases by FuryBSD, a FreeBSD-based desktop-oriented operating system featuring the Xfce and KDE Plasma desktops. The images continue to be labelled as "12.1" (to indicate that they are based on FreeBSD 12.1), but they also include a....
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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 883

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 19:23
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: GhostBSD 20.08.04, Finnix 121News: Gentoo updates Portage, Fedora to enable Wayland for KDE, HAMMER2 can now grow to fit a partitionQuestions and answers: An overview of DockerReleased last week: Zorin OS 15.3, NuTyX 11.6, deepin 20Torrent corner: ArcoLinux, Bluestar, deepin, Manjaro, MidnightBSD,....
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Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 20.1

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 22:49
Philip Müller has announced the release of Manjaro Linux 20.1, an updated build of the project's desktop-oriented Linux distribution featuring Xfce, KDE Plasma and GNOME desktops: "We are happy to publish another stable release of Manjaro Linux, named 'Mikah'. The Xfce edition remains our flagship offering and has....
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Development Release: Elive 3.8.16 (Beta)

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 16:32
Elive, or Enlightenment live CD, is a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution and live CD featuring the Enlightenment window manager. The distribution's latest development snapshot is Elive 3.8.16 Beta, which features several package updates and fixes the eltrans translation tool. The release announcement reads: "The Elive Team is proud....
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Distribution Release: deepin 20

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 06:39
The deepin team has published a new version of their Debian-based desktop distribution. The new release, deepin 20, features an updated Deepin Desktop Environment, upgrades the base packages to Debian 10.6, and provides newer kernels for better hardware support. "deepin 20 (1002) comes with a unified design style....
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Distribution Release: NuTyX 11.6

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 17:22
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 is NuTyX 11.6 which features version 2.4.122 of the cards package manager, along with version 5.8.7 and 4.19.143....
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Distribution Release: Zorin OS 15.3

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 14:10
Zorin OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution which features themes which are designed to imitate other operating systems such as Microsoft Windows. The project's latest release is Zorin OS 15.3 which provides updated hardware compatibility, refreshed software for connecting with Android devices, and an updated version of LibreOffice. "Many....
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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 882

Sun, 09/06/2020 - 19:17
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: NixOS 20.03News: Manjaro running on a PinePhone, Fedora coming to Lenovo laptops, Mint publishes Warpinator as a FlatpakQuestions and answers: Distribution members, donations, and governance structureReleased last week: Q4OS 3.12, EasyOS 2.4.1, Garuda Linux 200831Torrent corner: Arch Linux, CloudReady, EasyOS, Endless OS,....
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Distribution Release: Ubuntu DesktopPack 20.04

Fri, 09/04/2020 - 04:30
Mark Bezrukov has announced the release of Ubuntu DesktopPack, a comprehensive set of Ubuntu remixes created by Ukraine's UALinux. The project's latest version comes in 13 different flavours, including two new ones - one with the Deepin desktop and the other using GNOME with a Windows 10-like theme.....
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Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 10.0

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 06:32
Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system. The project has announced a new version of its instructional handbook, Linux From Scratch 10.0, along with additional steps to create a more feature-rich distribution called Beyond....
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Distribution Release: Garuda Linux 200831

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 23:00
Version 200831 of Garuda Linux, an Arch-based desktop Linux distribution with a graphical installer and system management tools, and available in several popular desktop flavours, has been released: "Garuda Linux release 200831 - this is an ISO image refresh released today. Changelog: Garuda Welcome app - added a....
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Distribution Release: EasyOS 2.4.1

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 09:27
EasyOS is an experimental Linux distribution which uses many of the technologies and package formats pioneered by Puppy Linux. EasyOS continues to improve its container technology, security features, and update its Debian-based packages. The project's release announcement offers the highlights of EasyOS 2.4.1: "EasyOS 2.4.1 has significant and....
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Distribution Release: Q4OS 3.12

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 06:09
A new version of Q4OS, a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution offering a choice of a classic-style user interface (Trinity or TDE, a fork of KDE 4) or the modern KDE Plasma desktop, has been released: "An update to Q4OS 3 'Centaurus' LTS has been released. The new 3.12....
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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 881

Sun, 08/30/2020 - 19:14
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: BunsenLabs Linux LithiumNews: Fedora plans to make Btrfs the default filesystem, FreeBSD imports new OpenZFS code, DragonFly BSD publishes documentation in ePUB format, openSUSE presents Jump editionQuestions and answers: More information about dynamic versus static linkingReleased last week: Tails 4.10, Parted Magic....
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Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2020_08_23

Tue, 08/25/2020 - 14:02
Parted Magic is a small live CD/USB/PXE with its elemental purpose being to partition hard drives. The project has published an update which begins the distribution's migration to phase out 32-bit versions. "This version has some major changes that might be a big deal to some people, but....
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Distribution Release: Tails 4.10

Tue, 08/25/2020 - 11:54
Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) is a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The product ships with several Internet applications, including web browser, IRC client, mail client and instant messenger, all pre-configured with security in mind and with all....
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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 880

Sun, 08/23/2020 - 19:12
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: GeckoLinux 152 "KDE Plasma", MX Linux 19.2 "KDE"News: IPFire provides firewall tips, UBports plans to test Wayland and systemd packages, verifying the contents of a Snap packageQuestions and answers: The survival of small, community projectsReleased last week: Parrot 4.10, Kali Linux 2020.3,....
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Distribution Release: Kali Linux 2020.3

Tue, 08/18/2020 - 20:59
Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution that supplies a collection of security and forensics tools. The project's latest release swaps out the Bash shell for zsh, introduces new icons for installed tools and adds improved HiDPI support. "Its that time of year again, time for another Kali Linux....
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Distribution Release: Parrot 4.10

Mon, 08/17/2020 - 06:59
Lorenzo Faletra has announced the release of Parrot 4.10, an updated build of the project's distribution set based on Debian's "Testing" branch. The new version comes with AnonSurf 3.0 and it also updates the Linux kernel to version 5.7.10: "We are proud to announce the release of Parrot....
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