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Plasma 5 Release Candidate Announced

sfcrazy writes: The KDE Community has announced the first release of Plasma 5. It's a release candidate, so it's meant for testing and preview purposes, like the developer preview of Android L. The final release will be announced next week, so this is the last chance for testers and developers to find issues and get them fixed before the release. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Development Release: Mageia 5 Alpha 1

Anne Nicolas has announced the availability of the initial alpha release of Mageia 5, the project's upcoming version due for a final release in the second half of December: "Here is the first step towards Mageia 5. Most of your favorite software has been updated to their latest....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.15 Core 79

Michael Tremer has announced the release of IPFire 2.15 Core 79, the latest stable release of the project's specialist Linux distribution for firewalls: "IPFire 2.15 Core Update 79 is finally arriving with many bug fixes and enhancements. Among the big changes with this update are lots feature enhancements....

CentOS Linux Version 7 Released On x86_64

An anonymous reader writes "Today, CentOS project unveiled CentOS Linux 7 for 64 bit x86 compatible machines. CentOS conforms fully with Red Hat's redistribution policy and aims to have full functional compatibility with the upstream product released in last month. The new version includes systemd, firewalld, GRUB2, LXC, docker, xfs instead of ext4 filesystem by default. The Linux kernel updated to 3.10.0, support for Linux Containers, 3d graphics drivers out of the box, OpenJDK 7, support for 40G Ethernet cards, installations in UEFI secure Boot mode on compatible hardware and more. See the complete list of features here and here. You can grab this release by visiting the official mirror site or via torrents. On a related note there is also a CentOS Linux 7 installation screencast here." Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 3.4 "GameOver"

Paweł Pijanowski has announced the release of SparkyLinux 3.4 "GameOver" edition, a Debian-based distribution designed for gaming enthusiasts: "SparkyLinux 3.4 'GameOver' is out. It has been built on the top of SparkyLinux 3.4 'Annagerman' and it's fully compatible with Debian's 'testing' repository. 'GameOver' is a special edition of....

Distribution Release: CentOS 7.0-1406

The much-awaited initial release of CentOS 7, a distribution built by compiling the source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, is out: "We would like to announce the general availability of CentOS 7 for 64-bit x86 compatible machines. This is the first release for CentOS 7 and....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 566

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Playing with LXLE 14.04 News: A desktop designed for OpenBSD, openSUSE's artwork plans, Linux for your car, extra surveillance for Linux users Questions and answers: Home security basics Released last week: Ultimate Edition 4.2, Deepin 2014, Zentyal 3.5 Site news: DistroWatch.com domain....

Development Release: FreeBSD 9.3-RC3

Glen Barber has announced the availability of the third (and likely last) release candidate for FreeBSD 9.3: "The third RC build of the 9.3-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures. This is expected to be....

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 9.0

Zbigniew Konojacki has announced the release of 4MLinux 9.0, a minimalist and lightweight desktop Linux distribution with JWM as the preferred window manager: "The status of the 4MLinux 9.0 series has been changed to stable. The final release has all the features included in 4MLinux 9.0 Rescue edition,....

Distribution Release: Deepin 2014

Chen Xiang Bang has announced the release of Deepin 2014, a new stable version of the Ubuntu-based community distribution with a custom desktop environment that bears the same name: "Deepin 2014 release - hold your dream and move forward. Deepin is a Linux distribution that aims to provide....

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