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Distribution Release: GParted Live 1.1.0-3

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 23:16
Curtis Gedak has announced the release of GParted Live 1.1.0-3, an updated build of the project's specialist live CD/USB image that ships with an assortment of disk management and data rescue utilities, all compiled from software present in Debian's "unstable" branch: "The GParted team is pleased to announce....
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Distribution Release: Zenwalk 15.0-200701

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 10:43
Zenwalk Linux is a Slackware Linux-based, desktop-origented distribution. The project's latest release provides users with the Xfce 4.14 desktop and Flatpak support. PAM support, imported from Slackware's development branch, is available available. "Once a year, Zenwalk Current is considered stable enough for a "milestone" release, here's Zenwalk 15....
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Distribution Release: openSUSE 15.2

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 07:54
The openSUSE team have announced the release of openSUSE 15.2. Th new release updates desktop packages, improves detection of other operating systems at install time, and includes a number of new container and machine learning tools. "Several exciting Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning packages are added in....
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Development Release: Mageia 8 Alpha 1

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 19:24
The Mageia project has announced the availability of a new development release, Mageia 8 alpha 1. The new snapshot introduces a new version of the Linux kernel along with cutting-edge versions of desktop environments. New filesystem support has been added to the kernel and default packages no longer....
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Distribution Release: Tails 4.8

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 16:10
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 project's latest release, Tails 4.8, focuses on security updates. "This release fixes many security vulnerabilities. You should upgrade as soon as possible. New features: We....
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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 872

Sun, 06/28/2020 - 19:17
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: GoboLinux 017News: OpenBSD adopts WireGuard, UBports coming to more devices, Fedora plans to set default text editor, KISS gets new package managerQuestions and answers: Controlling access to the kernel and understanding software development licensesReleased last week: Linux Mint 20, Grml 2020.06Torrent corner:....
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Distribution Release: Linux Mint 20

Sat, 06/27/2020 - 09:47
The Linux Mint team have announced the release of Linux Mint 20. The new version is based on Ubuntu 20.04 and provides five years of support. The new release is available in three flavours: Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce. Linux Mint 20 offers support for different scaling on HiDPI....
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Distribution Release: Grml 2020.06

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 17:50
Michael Prokop has announced the release of Grml 2020.06, a new version of the project's Linux distribution designed for system administrators, based on Debian's "testing" branch: "Grml - new stable release 2020.06 available. This Grml release provides fresh software packages from Debian testing ('bullseye'). As usual it also....
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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 871

Sun, 06/21/2020 - 19:13
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Devuan GNU+Linux 3.0.0News: Fedora to make upgrades more secure, DragonFly BSD automates HAMMER2 snapshots, openSUSE warns of wireless issues in kernel updateQuestions and answers: BSD versus Linux distribution developmentReleased last week: CentOS 8.2.2004, FreeBSD 11.4, Emmabuntus DE3-1.02Torrent corner: Absolute, Calculate, CentOS, Emmabuntus,....
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Distribution Release: Calculate Linux 20.6

Sun, 06/21/2020 - 05:32
Alexander Tratsevskiy has announced the release of Calculate Linux 20.6, a new version of the project's Gentoo-based, rolling-release distribution set available in KDE Plasma, Cinnamon, LXQt, MATE and Xfce editions: "To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Calculate Ltd, we are pleased to unveil the new Calculate Linux 20.6....
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Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 8.2

Sat, 06/20/2020 - 22:09
Oracle Linux, an enterprise-class server distribution built from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, has been updated to version 8.2. The announcement was actually made on 6th May, but the product's installation ISO image only appeared on public download servers yesterday. This release is the first....
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Distribution Release: Robolinux 11.02

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 20:48
John Martinson has announced the release of Robolinux 11.02, an upgraded build of the project's Ubuntu-based distribution which integrates VirtualBox to run various guest operating systems within the main host. Despite the bump in the version number, the new release of Robolinux is still based on Ubuntu 18.04;....
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Distribution Release: Rescuezilla 1.0.6

Wed, 06/17/2020 - 21:13
Shasheen Ediriweera has announced the release of Rescuezilla 1.0.6, developed by a project which has given a new life to the abandoned "Redo Backup & Restore" distribution. The 64-bit edition of Rescuezilla 1.0.6 is based on Ubuntu 20.04, while the 32-bit variant is still derived from Ubuntu 18.04;....
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BSD Release: FreeBSD 11.4

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 18:03
Glen Barber has announced the release of FreeBSD 11.4, the latest (and final) stable update in the product's legacy branch. It will continue receiving security support until September 2021. "The FreeBSD Release Engineering team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 11.4-RELEASE. This is the fifth and....
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Distribution Release: CentOS 8.2.2004

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 00:44
Brian Stinson has announced the release of an updated build of CentOS, a Linux distribution build from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The new version, labelled as CentOS 8.2.2004, is available for the aarch64, ppc64le and x86_64 architectures. "We are pleased to announce the general....
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Distribution Release: Emmabuntus DE3-1.02

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 15:09
Emmabuntüs is a lightweight, Debian-based distribution featuring the Xfce and LXQt desktop environments. the project's latest release is Emmabuntüs Debian Edition (DE) 3-1.02. The latest version is based on Debian 10.4 and swaps out the LXDE desktop for LXQt. "The LXQt environment which replaces LXDE, and is natively....
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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 870

Sun, 06/14/2020 - 19:10
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Regolith Linux 19.10.0-R1.3 and distriNews: UBports makes fixing apps easier and ships on the Pinetab, Tails shares known issues and workarounds, revisiting SLSQuestions and answers: Tagging files and searching for files using tagsReleased last week: SuperGamer 6, 4MLinux 33.0Torrent corner: 4MLinux, ArcoLinux,....
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Development Release: 4MLinux 33.0

Sun, 06/14/2020 - 09:13
4MLinux is a miniature Linux distribution which includes tools for data rescue, multimedia, network services, and games. The distribution's latest version is 4MLinux 33.0, which now provides the TFTP daemon, improved font rendering, and the Palemoon web browser as an optional add-on. "As always, the new major release....
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Development Release: Linux Mint 20 Beta

Sun, 06/14/2020 - 03:33
Clement Lefebvre has announced that the beta snapshot of the upcoming Linux Mint 20, code name "Ulyana", is now ready for testing. This major new release is based on Ubuntu 20.04 and, as usual, comes in three separate desktop editions with Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce. It will be....
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Distribution Release: SuperGamer 6

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 09:05
SuperGamer is an Ubuntu-based distribution intended to showcase gaming capabilities and options on Linux. The distribution's latest release, version 6, is based on Ubuntu 20.04 and includes new NVIDIA vieo drivers. The release announcement on the project's forum reads: "I am proud to announce the release of the....
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