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Development Release: Xubuntu 14.04 Beta 1

Distro Watch - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 15:02
The Xubuntu development team has announced that the first beta release of Xubuntu 14.04 is now ready for download and testing: "The Xubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Xubuntu 14.04 Beta 1. This is the first beta towards the final LTS release, and with it....
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Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 5.2 "piCore"

Distro Watch - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 09:15
Béla Markus has announced the release of "piCore", an edition of Tiny Core Linux designed specifically for the Raspberry Pi single-board computer: "Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce the availability of piCore 5.2, the Raspberry Pi port of Tiny Core Linux. It is an independent system architected....
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Distribution Release: AV Linux 6.0.3

Distro Watch - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 08:46
Glen MacArthur has announced the release of AV Linux 6.0.3, a new minor update of the Debian-based distribution featuring a good collection of audio and video production software: "An unscheduled surprise updated for the AV Linux 6.0 series has been released, addressing a few bugs in 6.0.2, some....
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Distribution Release: Emmabuntüs 12.04.4-1.07

Distro Watch - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 03:33
Patrick d'Emmabuntüs has announced the release of the latest update to Emmabuntüs, a Xubuntu-based distribution made specifically for refurbished computers destined for humanitarian organisations: "The Emmabuntüs team is pleased to announce the 6th maintenance release of Emmabuntüs 2 1.07 based on Xubuntu 12.04.4. This distribution was designed to....
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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 547

Distro Watch - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 03:00
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Chakra GNU/Linux 2014.02 Ubuntu improves privacy settings and announces mobile partners, Kubuntu clears up licensing concerns, OpenBSD raises funds Questions and answers: Preventing unwanted remote logins Released last week: Manjaro Linux 0.8.9, Bridge Linux 2014.02, Tanglu 1.0 Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 14.04 Beta....
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Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 0.8.9

Distro Watch - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 17:39
Phil Müller has announced the release of Manjaro Linux 0.8.9, a new version of the project's Arch Linux-based distribution offering a choice of KDE and Xfce desktops, as well as a separate edition featuring the lightweight Openbox window manager: "With this release we provide three unique graphical desktops,....
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Development Release: Parsix GNU/Linux 6.0 Test 2

Distro Watch - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 17:27
Alan Baghumian has announced the availability of the second test release of Parsix GNU/Linux 6.0, a desktop distribution based on Debian's current stable release, but featuring the very latest GNOME 3.10 desktop: "Our second official testing release for Parsix GNU/Linux 6.0, code name 'Trev', is available now. This....
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Distribution Release: Tanglu 1.0

Distro Watch - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 18:53
Matthias Klumpp announced the release of Tanglu 1.0. Tanglu is a new Linux distribution, based on Debian's "Testing" branch, which attempts to bring a modern and cutting-edge operating system to the desktop: "We are happy to announce the release of Tanglu 1.0 (Aequorea Victoria) today. It has....
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Distribution Release: GParted Live 0.18.0-1

Distro Watch - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:12
Curtis Gedak has announced the release of GParted Live 0.18.0-1, an updated version of the Debian-based live CD with utilities for disk management and data rescue tasks: "The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live. This live image contains GParted 0.18.0 which....
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Distribution Release: Network Security Toolkit 20-5663

Distro Watch - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 17:58
Ron Henderson has announced the availability of a major new release of Network Security Toolkit (NST), a Fedora-based live DVD with an extensive collection of open-source network security tools: "We are pleased to announce the latest NST release: NST 20 SVN:5650. This release is based on Fedora 20....
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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 540

Distro Watch - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 03:00
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Server showdown (part 1) News: Ubuntu GNOME's display server roadmap, new release of Hawaii desktop, interview with Gentoo developer Sergey Popov Statistics: Page Hit Ranking in 2012 and 2013 Questions and Answers: More multi-part archives and network shares Released last week: siduction....
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Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2014_01_04

Distro Watch - Sat, 01/04/2014 - 18:41
Patrick Verner has announced the release of Parted Magic 2014_01_04, a new version of the project's commercial distribution with specialist tools for disk management and data rescue tasks: "This version of Parted Magic updates many programs, introduces a few news one, and adds a new module system. The....
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Development Release: Zorin OS 8 RC

Distro Watch - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:41
Artyom Zorin has announced the availability of the release candidate for Zorin OS 8, a beginner-friendly desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu: "To start the new year off, we have unleashed the Zorin OS 8 Core release candidate. This is a pre-release version of the next-generation Zorin OS.....
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Development Release: FreeBSD 10.0-RC4

Distro Watch - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:39
The long and intensive development cycle of FreeBSD 10.0 continues today with the fourth (and probably last) release candidate: "The fourth RC build of the 10.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures. This is expected....
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Distribution Release: AV Linux 6.0.2

Distro Watch - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 03:02
Glen MacArthur has announced the release of AV Linux 6.0.2, a new build of the project's Debian-based distribution with a large collection of audio and video production software: "This new 6.0.2 version contains significant changes including a complete new customized Xfce 4.10 desktop environment, the 'pipelight' browser plugin....
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Distribution Release: Quirky 6.1

Distro Watch - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 23:23
Bonne Nouvelle Année 2014 ! The first release announcement of the new year has been published by Barry Kauler who presents the new Quirky 6.1. Quirky is a minimalist distribution (and a fork of Puppy Linux) that attempts to explore new avenues and implement unusual ideas. From the....
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Development Release: Point Linux 3.0 Beta 1

Distro Watch - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 14:27
Peter Ryzhenkov has announced that the first beta build of Point Linux 3.0, a Debian-based distribution featuring the MATE desktop, is ready for testing: "I announce the availability of the first beta release of Point Linux 3.0. The new version uses the latest Debian 'Jessie' packages along with....
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Distribution Release: siduction 13.2.0

Distro Watch - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 05:37
On the last day of 2013, Ferdinand Thommes announced the release of siduction 13.2.0, a Linux distribution based on Debian's "unstable" branch. This release has taken a step into the possible future of Debian and implemented systemd as the new init system. From the release announcement: "We are....
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Distribution Release: ROSA 2012 R2 "Desktop Fresh LXDE"

Distro Watch - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 12:44
Alexander Kazancev has announced the release of ROSA 2012 R2 "Desktop Fresh LXDE" edition, an updated build of the project's lightweight distribution for the desktop: "The ROSA company presents a new update pack in the 'R' lineup — the ROSA Desktop Fresh R2 LXDE. The ROSA Desktop Fresh....
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Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 3.2 "GameOver"

Distro Watch - Sat, 12/28/2013 - 01:46
Paweł Pijanowski has announced the release of SparkyLinux 3.2 "GameOver" edition, a Debian-based distributions for gamers: "SparkyLinux 3.2 'GameOver' is out. It has been built on top of SparkyLinux 3.2 'Annagerman' and it's fully compatible with Debian 'Jessie'. SparkyLinux 'GameOver' is a special edition of our distro targeted....
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