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Distribution Release: IPFire 2.17 Core 90

The IPFire team has announced the release of IPFire 2.17 Core Update 90. The new release offers a number of security enhancements, including the use of GeoIP filtering and the disabling of vulnerable security protocols. The project's kernel and system services have also been updated and patched against....

Development Release: Mangaka Nyu Alpha

After several dormant years, the developers of Mangaka Linux have released a new development version of their Ubuntu-based distribution. The new alpha release is based on Ubuntu 14.04 and strives to offer a responsive and customizable desktop environment. The distribution is designed with the manga and anime communities....

Distribution Release: ALT Linux 7.0.5

Andrey Cherepanov has announced the release of ALT Linux 7.0.5, a set of Linux distributions that include the "Centaurus", "KDesktop" and "Schools Suite" variants, as well as "Simply Linux" (for the home/office desktop). "Centaurus", shipping with the MATE 1.6.0 desktop environment, is the project's default edition. From the....

Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.2.0

Natanael Copa has announced the release of Alpine Linux 3.2.0, a security-oriented distribution built from scratch and designed primarily for server deployments (and with some desktop packages available from the project's online repositories): "We are pleased to announce Alpine Linux 3.2.0, the first release in the 3.2 stable....

Distribution Release: GParted Live 0.22.0-2

Curtis Gedak has announced the availability of GParted Live 0.22.0-2, a Debian-based live disc which provides a graphical environment that facilitates disk management. This release offers an updated Linux kernel (4.0.2), improved UEFI boot support and has been tested (and confirmed to work) on a range of Intel,....

Distribution Release: Fedora 22

The Fedora Project has launched a new version of the Fedora distribution. The new release, version 22, offers users three separate product lines, each tailored to a specific environment. These three product branches are called Workstation (for desktop use and developers), Server (for traditional server deployments) and Cloud....

Distribution Release: Webconverger 30.0

Kai Hendry has announced the availability of Webconverger 30.0, a major new update of the specialist Linux distribution made for web kiosks. This is the project's first release that is based on Debian GNU/Linux 8.0. From the release announcement: "Webconverger 30 release. As announced on Twitter earlier this....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 611

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Exploring Kubuntu 15.04News: openSUSE adopts Plasma 5, Neil McGovern discusses DPL tasks and recent Linux kernels hit with ext4 bugTips and tricks: Ubuntu's Snappy package managerTorrent corner: Handylinux, PC-BSD, Q4OSReleased last week: PC-BSD 10.1.2Upcoming releases: Fedora 22Opinion poll: Favourite desktopNew distributions: K-Mint....

Distribution Release: Q4OS 1.2.2

The development team behind the Debian-based Q4OS distribution have announced the availability of Q4OS 1.2.2. This new release presents a minor update to the Q4OS 1.2 series and introduces a new graphical package manager, called Software Centre. "We introduce the new 'Software Centre' in this version, now it....

BSD Release: PC-BSD 10.1.2

Ken Moore has announced the release of PC-BSD 10.1.2. The PC-BSD project offers users a desktop-oriented operating system based on FreeBSD. The project also provides a server edition, called TrueOS. The latest release of PC-BSD allows users to maintain their home directories on an encrypted external drive and....

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