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BSD Release: NomadBSD 1.3

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 06:10
Marcel Kaiser has announced the release of NomadBSD 1.3, a new stable version of the project's FreeBSD-based, desktop-oriented operating system featuring the Openbox window manager: "We are pleased to present the release of NomadBSD 1.3. Changes since 1.2: the base system has been changed to FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE-p1; due....
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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 844

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 21:39
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Project Trident Void Alpha News: Debian releases alpha installer for "Bullseye", SparkyLinux creates portable edition, Haiku improves hardware and filesystem support, OpenBSD publishes four new security errata, VPN hijacking vulnerability on Linux and BSD Questions and answers: Dealing with massive log files....
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Development Release: Elive 3.8.1 (Beta)

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 02:08
Samuel F. Baggen has announced the availability of Elive 3.8.1, a new development snapshot of the project's desktop-oriented distribution based on Debian 10 and featuring the Enlightenment 16 desktop. This is Elive's first release labelled as "beta": "The Elive team is proud to announce the release of the....
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Distribution Release: Proxmox 6.1 "Virtual Environment"

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 14:08
Proxmox is a commercial company which offers specialized products based on Debian. The company has launched Proxmox Virtual Environment version 6.1 which is based on Debian 10.2 "Buster". The release announcement covers the highlights of the new version: "It is built on Debian Buster 10.2 and a specially....
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Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.4-3

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 10:30
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is an enterprise-class distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. The project's latest release is an update to the distribution's 4.4 series: 4.4-3. "With this release, we have found a solution to three challenges: first, we fixed problems with upgrading Docker which occurred in older UCS....
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Development Release: Linux Mint 19.3 Beta

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 16:17
The Linux Mint team has published a new beta version of the project's upcoming 19.3 release. The beta offers a preview of some new features, including a more advanced System Reports tool which will try to proactively let the user know about potential problems: "You'll notice something new....
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Distribution Release: Tails 4.1

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 13:04
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 4.1 which switches the default key server, updates the Tor Browser application and Thunderbird mail client, and adds newer hardware....
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Development Release: elementary OS 5.1

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 11:21
elementary OS is an Ubuntu-based desktop distribution. Some of its more interesting features include a custom desktop environment called Pantheon and a custom software centre. The project's latest release is elementary OS 5.1 "Hera", which introduces many package updates, a refreshed login screen, and an onboarding application to....
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Development Release: NetBSD 9.0 RC1

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 13:00
Martin Husemann has announced the availability of the first release candidate for NetBSD 9.0. The new development snapshot features kernel address space layout randomization (ASLR), update ZFS support, and support for AArch64 processors. "Here are a few highlights of the new release: Support for Arm AArch64 (64-bit Armv8-A)....
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Distribution Release: CAINE 11.0

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 11:06
CAINE (Computer Aided INvestigative Environment) is an Ubuntu-based GNU/Linux live distribution created as a project of digital forensics. The project's latest release, CAINE 11.0, is based on Ubuntu 18.04 and reportedly supports booting on UEFI, Secure Boot, and Legacy BIOS devices. Version 11.0 includes a Btrfs forensic tool....
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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 843

Sun, 12/01/2019 - 18:15
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Obarun 2019.11.02 and Bluestar 5.3.6News: New Snapcraft extension for KDE, Fedora plans to disable empty passwords, FreeBSD's quarterly status report, Red Hat explains how to deal with bit rotQuestions and answers: Using special shell characters on the command lineReleased last week: KNOPPIX....
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Distribution Release: Proxmox 6.1 "Mail Gateway"

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 10:07
Proxmox is a commercial company which offers specialized products based on Debian. The company has launched Proxmox Mail Gateway version 6.1 which is based on Debian 10.2 "Buster". The release announcement covers the highlights of the new version: "We are excited to announce the availability of Proxmox Mail....
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Distribution Release: Kali Linux 2019.4

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 12:10
Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution that ships with a collection of security and forensics tools. The project's latest version is Kali Linux 2019.4. The new release features Btrfs support during setup, a new theme, and a "Kali Undercover" mode which makes the distribution's desktop resemble the Windows....
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Distribution Release: LibreELEC 9.2.0

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 22:10
LibreELEC is a minimal, Linux-based operating system which acts as a platform for the Kodi media centre. LibreELEC runs on multiple hardware architectures and is able to run on consumer desktop computers as well as single-board, ARM-powered machines. LibreELEC 9.2.0 improves driver support for web cameras, runs on....
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Distribution Release: Devuan 2.1

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 15:12
Devuan is a Linux distribution which forked from Debian in order to provide alternative init software to systemd, and alternative dependencies to functions and libraries systemd offers. The project's latest release is Devuan 2.1 which make it easier to choose between SysV init and OpenRC at install time.....
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Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 8.6.1

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 00:35
Klaus Knopper has announced the release of KNOPPIX 8.6.1, an updated build of the distribution's Debian-based live DVD image with a choice of LXDE (default desktop), KDE Plasma 5.14 and GNOME 3.30, and without the systemd software suite. It also includes the recent Linux 5.3.5 kernel. "KNOPPIX 8.6.1....
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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 842

Sun, 11/24/2019 - 18:10
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: SolydXK 10News: Debian continues init diversity discussion, Google works to upstream Android kernel patchesBook review: System Administration EthicsReleased last week: Pardus 19.1, Zorin OS 15 "Lite"Torrent corner: Bluestar, Clonezilla, Container, Endless OS, IPFire, KDE neon, OSMC, Pardus, SmartOS, Zorin OSOpinion poll: Teaching....
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Distribution Release: Zorin OS 15 "Lite"

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 20:02
Artyom Zorin has announced the release of Zorin OS 15 "Lite" edition, an Ubuntu-based, beginner-friendly desktop Linux distribution designed for older and low-specification computers. It features the Xfce 4.14 desktop. From the release announcement: "We're excited to announce the release of the Zorin OS 15 Lite, our lightweight....
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Distribution Release: Pardus 19.1

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 11:32
Pardus is a GNU/Linux distribution jointly developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and National Academic Network and Information Centre (ULAKBİM). The project's latest update is Pardus 19.1. An English translation of the project's Turkish release notes reads: "Version 19.1 of Pardus, which is....
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Development Release: NomadBSD 1.3 RC1

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 10:48
NomadBSD is a 64-bit live system for USB flash drives, based on FreeBSD. Together with automatic hardware detection and setup, it is configured to be used as a desktop system that works out of the box, but can also be used for data recovery. The project has published....
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