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Development Release: NethServer 6.6 RC1

Alessio Fattorini has announced the availability of the first release candidate for NethServer 6.6, a CentOS-based distribution designed for servers: "NethServer 6.6 RC1 has been released and is publicly available. Highlights since 6.6 beta 1 release: root and admin users passwords are no longer synchronized; delta RPMs from....

Distribution Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1

Red Hat has announced the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1, the first point update in the distribution's latest stable branch: "Red Hat, Inc. today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1, the first minor release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, which....

Distribution Release: Porteus Kiosk 3.3.0

Tomasz Jokiel has announced the release of Porteus Kiosk 3.3.0, a lightweight Gentoo-based distribution designed for web kiosks: "I'm happy to announce Porteus Kiosk 3.3.0 which is now available for download. This is a major kiosk release which brings a number of new features, package upgrades and security....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 599

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: First look at Sabayon 15.02News: Debian works toward reproducible builds, Linux Mint tests its upcoming Debian Edition, new YaST modules coming to openSUSE and the Linux kernel gets a version bumpTips and Tricks: Choosing good passwordsTorrent Corner: ArchBang, Greenie, KaOS, Tails,....

Development Release: Simplicity Linux 15.4 Alpha

David Purse has announced the availability of the alpha release of Simplicity Linux 15.4, a lightweight Puppy-based distribution - now also available in a 64-bit flavour: "Simplicity Linux 15.4 alpha is now available for download. This release cycle marks the start of a new chapter for Simplicity: you....

Xfce 4.12 Released

motang writes: After two years of hard work (and much to the dismay of naysayers who worried the project has been abandoned), the Xfce team has announced the release of Xfce 4.12. Highlights include improvements to the window switcher dialog, intelligent hiding of the panel, new wallpaper settings, better multi-monitor support, improved power settings, additions to the file manager, and a revamped task manager. Here is a quick tour, the full changelog, and the download page. I have been running it since Xubuntu 15.04 beta 1 was released two days ago. It is much improved over 4.10, and the new additions are great." Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Development Release: Manjaro Linux 0.9.0 Pre 3

The third pre-release of Manjaro Linux 0.9.0 is now available for testing. This is a major upgrade, featuring a new system installer called Calamares, the brand-new Xfce 4.12, and a separate edition with KDE Plasma Desktop 5.2. From the release announcement "Almost one month passed since our last....

Development Release: Elive 2.5.8 (Beta)

The seemingly endless development of Elive, a Debian-based distribution with a customised Enlightenment desktop, continues with yet another beta release, version 2.5.8: "The Elive team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.5.8. This new version includes: kernel - much improved optimizations to be smaller,....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.17 Core 87

Michael Tremer has announced the release of IPFire 2.17 Core 87, a major new update of the project's specialist distribution for firewalls, featuring an updated kernel and GRUB 2 bootloader: "This is the official release announcement for IPFire 2.17 - Core Update 87, a new major version of....

Development Release: Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 1

The Ubuntu family of distribution is one step closer to version 15.04 as the first beta builds of Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE and now also Xubuntu get ready for testing: "The Xubuntu team is pleased to announce the immediate release of Xubuntu 15.04 Beta....

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