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Development release: PrimTux 2 Beta 2

The PrimTux distribution is a French-language, Debian-based project designed for school teachers and other professionals working in an educational environment. The project has released a new development snapshot, Primtux 2-2016-09-23-beta-2, which is now available for testing. The beta is based on Debian's Stable branch and features mostly changes....

Distribution Release: Apricity OS 09.2016

Alex Gajewski has announced the availability of a new release of the Arch Linux-based Apricity OS. The new version, Apricity OS 09.2016, includes a few new features. This release includes builds for 64-bit and 32-bit computers. The new 32-bit builds use Firefox as the default web browser and....

Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.6

Robolinux is a Debian-based desktop distribution which features many security and entertainment packages. The Robolinux project has released an update to the distribution's 8.x series: Robolinux 8.6. The new version is available in four editions (Cinnamon, LXDE, MATE and Xfce) and can be run on 32-bit and 64bit....

Development Release: openSUSE 42.2 Beta 2

The openSUSE project has announced the availability of a new beta snapshot for the project's upcoming openSUSE 42.2 "Leap" release. The new beta provides a preview of the Plasma 5.8 desktop environment along with an update to GTK, bringing the toolkit to version 3.20.9. "The release of openSUSE....

Distribution Release: Tails 2.6

The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) project has released a new version of the Debian-based privacy oriented distribution. Tails allows the user to direct network traffic through the Tor anonymizing network and provides a number of privacy utilities. The latest release, Tails 2.6, includes such security features as....

Distribution Release: Absolute Linux 14.2

Paul Sherman has announced the release of Absolute Linux 14.2, a new version of the project's Slackware-based distribution featuring the lightweight IceWM window manager as the default desktop user interface: "Absolute Linux 14.2 released, based on Slackware 14.2. It comes in a 32-bit and a 64-bit variants. Same....

Development Release: Zorin OS 12 Beta

The Zorin OS project has announced the availability of a new beta snapshot. The new version, Zorin OS 12 Beta, is based on Ubuntu 16.04 and features version 4.4 of the Linux kernel. The beta offers users a preview of the project's many changes to the look and....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 679

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 News: openSUSE updates, KaOS adds first run wizard Questions and answers: 32-bit vs 64-bit performance Torrent corner: deepin, Linux Mint 18 "KDE" Released last week: deepin 15.3, Slackel 6.0.7, Androix-x86 6.0-r1 Opinion poll: What is in a name? Upcoming....

Development Release: Chapeau 24 Beta

Vince Pooley has announced the availability of the initial beta release of Chapeau 24, the upcoming new version of the project's Fedora-based distribution that includes some useful third-party software applications (e.g. PlayOnLinux, Steam, Flash) that are, by default, not available in Fedora due to licensing restrictions: "Today a....

Development Release: FreeBSD 11.0-RC3

Glen Barber has announced the availability of the third release candidate for FreeBSD, an unscheduled build of the upcoming (and delayed) 11.0-RELEASE: "The second RC build of the 11.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available. A summary of changes since RC2 includes: a boot issue affecting booting from large....
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