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2018-05-25 NEWDistribution Release: openSUSE 15
The openSUSE team has announced the release of openSUSE 15, a new major milestone for the distribution which allows for easier migration to SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE). The project's release announcement states: "openSUSE Leap 15 now allows migration to SLE, brings a new partitioner, integrates the Groupware Kopano, moves to Firewalld - and also comes distributed by Linode (for Cloud and infrastructure setups) and on high-end hardware like Tuxedo Laptops (other Cloud and hardware vendors will follow). On top of that, Leap 15 introduces a system role selection with classic 'server' or 'transactional server' role with transactional updates and a read-only root file system. This brings in all the benefits of atomic updates to the full scope of deployments, from the Internet of Things (IoT) and embedded devices to classical server and desktop roles. Apart from that, Leap 15 has been continually optimized for cloud usage scenarios as virtualization guest and at the same time offers a great variety of desktops, including KDE and GNOME and features the return of Live images for simple test-driving." The distribution's download page offers full DVD and net-install images. There are also live disc editions for KDE Plasma and GNOME. Download (pkglist): openSUSE-Leap-15.0-DVD-x86_64-Current.iso (3,736MB, SHA256, torrent), openSUSE-Leap-15.0-NET-x86_64-Current.iso (120MB, SHA256, torrent), openSUSE-Leap-15.0-GNOME-Live-x86_64-Current.iso (909MB, SHA256), openSUSE-Leap-15.0-KDE-Live-x86_64-Current.iso (859MB, SHA256).
2018-05-21 NEWDistribution Release: Emmabuntus 9-1.02
Emmabuntüs is a desktop Linux distribution designed to be run on older computers. The project has released a new version based on Debian 9 Stretch featuring the Xfce desktop environment. The LXDE desktop can easily be installed as an alternative interface. "This Debian Edition 2-1.02 version includes the following fixes and enhancements: Based on Debian 9.4 Stretch. Addition of utilities to automatically detect and configure the printer devices. Addition of Shutter. Addition of Darktable, but only for the 64-bits version. Addition of the LXDE installation icon within the Xfce menu. Modification of the script handling the screen saver images in order to be able to turn it off. Update of the Wiki. Updates of HPLip 3.18.4, TurboPrint 2.45, Skype 8.20 (64-bits version only), VirtualBox-guest-dkms 5.2.10, MultiSystem 1.0423." Additional information on the new version can be found in the project's release announcement. Download: emmabuntus-de2-amd64-stretch-1.02.iso (3,660MB, SHA256, pkglist).
2018-05-21 NEWDistribution Release: Bodhi Linux 5.0.0 Alpha1
Jeff Hoogland has announced an early development snapshot of Bodhi Linux 5.0.0. The new alpha release is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and runs the Moksha desktop environment, which is a fork of Enlightenment. "Some highlights about these 5.0.0 ISO images: Ubuntu 18.04 base; Moksha 0.3.0 testing release; 32-bit and non-PAE support with 4.9 kernel in Legacy ISO image. Please note the focus of these ISO images was simply getting Moksha up and running on the Ubuntu 18.04. I have yet to clean out the ISO images of excess clutter or ensure that everything we expect to deliver a full Bodhi experience is present. We hope these discs will help serve as a testing ground for some of the changes we have been back porting for Moksha before we tag a 0.3.0 release of the desktop." Additional information and a screen shot can be found in the project's release announcement. Download (MD5) (pkglist): bodhi-5.0.0-64-alpha.iso (719MB), bodhi-5.0.0-legacy-alpha.iso (766MB).
2018-05-21 NEWDistroWatch Weekly, Issue 764
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2018-05-17 NEWDistribution Release: NuTyX 10.2
NuTyX is a French Linux distribution (with multi-language support) built from Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch, with a custom package manager called "cards". The project has released NuTyX 10.2 which includes several key package updates and improved support for EFI-enabled computers. "A new bootplash is now included in each ISO and at boot time after install. The kernel blocking and verbose problem on EFI machines is now solved. Users should be able to use more recent EFI machines with this new version. Extra languages like Arabic, Hindi, Chinese and Japanese are now available. NuTyX 10.1 user's are invited to upgrade. It is possible to make an upgrade of your system without problems. It's no need to reinstall your NuTyX. If the automatic upgrade process is activate, it will be done at next shutdown." A list of popular package versions and upgrade instructions can be found on the project's news page. NuTyX is available in standard (minimal), Xorg and MATE editions. Download (pkglist): NuTyX_x86_64-10.2.iso (283MB, SHA256), NuTyX_x86_64-xorg-10.2.iso (635MB, SHA256), NuTyX_x86_64-mate-10.2.iso (1,665MB, SHA256).
2018-05-16 NEWDistribution Release: Proxmox 5.2 "Virtual Environment"
Proxmox Virtual Environment (VE) is an open-source virtualisation platform for running virtual appliances and virtual machines, based on Debian. The project's latest release is Proxmox VE 5.2 which features built-in support for Let's Encrypt free security certificates. "Proxmox VE 5.2 comes with new features like the Cloud-init package for automation of VM provisioning, a CIFS/SMB storage plug-in, and the Let's Encrypt certificate management via the graphical user interface. The Proxmox development team further expands the cluster functionality making the creation and configuration of Proxmox VE clusters possible via the web interface. The open-source virtualization management platform Proxmox VE 5.2 is based on Debian 9.4, and an updated and modified Linux Kernel 4.15. Proxmox VE 5.2 now supports Cloud-Init, a multi-distribution package that handles initial setup of a virtual machine as it boots for the first time, and allows provisioning of VMs that have been deployed based on a template. With the Cloud-Init package Proxmox users can easily configure host names, add SSH keys, set up mount points or run post-install scripts via the graphical user interface." Additional information can be found in the distribution's release announcement. Download: proxmox-ve_5.2-1.iso (611MB, SHA256, torrent, pkglist).
2018-05-16 NEWDistribution Release: Kwort 4.3.3
Kwort is a CRUX-based Linux distribution that uses the GTK+ toolkit and the Openbox window manager. Its most prominent feature is a package manager, called kpkg, for retrieving packages. The Kwort distribution has published a new release, Kwort 4.3.3, which incldues two compilers and several key package updates. "Well, this was supposed to happen, our system has highly increased its size. Not that too many dependencies were added, but LLVM, which [is] huge, is now part of the standard image. Hopefully we'll have again one compiler in the future, but for now we need two. Having said that the system keeps being simple and fast and with everything on the right spot. Most significant technical aspects are: Linux kernel 4.14.40. New toolchain with glibc 2.27, gcc 7.3.0 and binutils 2.29.1. New kpkg has some new features and new documented (in the man page) variables to make it less error prone and more automated. Official kdb file is now included in the kpkg package, so no need to download it and install it manually anymore. Chromium 65.0.3325.181. Brave 0.22.22 available in the mirror. Firefox has been left out." Further detaisl can be found on the project's home page. Download: kwort-4.3.3.iso (848MB, MD5, pkglist). Also available from OSDisc.
2018-05-15 NEWDistribution Release: Endless OS 3.4.0
Michael Hall has announced the release of Endless OS 3.4.0. Endless OS is a Linux-based operating system which provides a simplified and streamlined user experience using a customized desktop environment forked from GNOME 3. The new version includes better controls for scheduling updates and introduces a service which will allow Endless OS to share files with an Android device. "Endless OS 3.4 is our latest major release and is a huge step forward in our journey to help you take advantage of an Internet connection when you have it, and be respectful of your limited data plan if that's what you are using to connect. Version 3.4 brings exciting new features to help you manage your data consumption and get updates in smarter ways. We are also proud to announce the upcoming debut of a brand new addition to the Endless product line - the Endless Companion App for Android phones. You will soon be able to use your Android phone to view content from your computer so that more people can benefit from Endless OS' native apps at the same time. With Endless OS 3.4, your computer will now be ready to share content with the Endless Companion App as soon as it is publicly released." Further details and screen shots can be found in the project's release announcement. Download: eos-eos3.4-amd64-amd64.180515-041823.base.iso (1,792MB, signature, torrent).
2018-05-14 NEWDistroWatch Weekly, Issue 763
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2018-05-13 NEWDistribution Release: Greenie Linux 18.04
Greenie Linux is a Slovak desktop distribution based on Ubuntu MATE and optimised for users in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The project's latest version is Greenie Linux 18.04. "The new version of the Greenie operating system is here. Greenie 18.04 is based on Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS. Kernel 4.15, LibreOffice 6, GIMP 2.10, MATE 1.20 and much more packages are included. A good selection of programs will allow beginners to use this system immediately. It includes the OpenTTD game (including expansion packs), terminal tools and aliases, add-on fonts or pre-installed WINE. As opposed to Ubuntu MATE, the system is cleared from language packs, fonts, or documentation in languages that are useless for users in Slovakia, Czech Republic or Poland." Further details can be found in the rest of the release announcement, which is written in Slovak (an English translation is included at the bottom of the page). Download (MD5): greenie-18.04-desktop.iso (1,539MB, torrent, pkglist).
2018-05-13 NEWDistribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.8
SparkyLinux is a Debian-based distribution featuring three different development branches and multiple editions. The project has released a new update to its Stable branch, based on Debian 9 Stretch. "New live/install ISO images of SparkyLinux 4.8 'Tyche' are out. Sparky 4 is based on Debian stable line 'Stretch' and built around the Openbox window manager. Sparky 4.8 offers a fully featured operating system with a lightweight LXDE desktop environment; and minimal images of MinimalGUI (Openbox) and MinimalCLI (text mode) which lets you install the base system with a desktop of your choice with a minimal set of applications, via the Sparky Advanced Installer. Sparky 4.8 armhf offers a fully featured operating system for single board mini Raspberry Pi computers ; with the Openbox window manager as default; and a minimal, text mode CLI image to customize it as you like." A list of changes can be found in the project's release announcement. Download (pkglist): sparkylinux-4.8-x86_64-lxde.iso (1,339MB, SHA256, signature, torrent), sparkylinux-4.8-x86_64-minimalgui.iso (808MB, SHA256, signature, torrent), sparkylinux-4.8-x86_64-minimalcli.iso (472MB, SHA256, signature, torrent). Also available from OSDisc.
2018-05-13 NEWDistribution Release: CRUX 3.4
Fredrik Rinnestam has announced the release of CRUX 3.4, a new stable version of the distribution's lightweight, x86-64 optimised Linux distribution designed for experienced Linux users: "We are happy to finally announce the release of CRUX 3.4. The toolchain has been updated to include glibc 2.27, GCC 7.3.0 and Binutils 2.29.1. CRUX 3.4 ships with a 4.14.40 installation kernel and X.Org 7.7 with X.Org Server 1.20.0. The ISO image is processed with isohybrid and is suitable for burning on a CD and putting on a USB drive. UEFI support is available during installation with dosfstools, efibootmgr and grub2-efi added to the ISO image. Important libraries have been updated to new major versions which are not ABI compatible with the old versions. We strongly advise against manually updating to CRUX 3.4 via ports, since these changes will temporarily break the system. Please note that there may still be packages that need updating which are not included on the ISO imgage. These packages will need to be updated/rebuilt manually." See the release announcement and release notes for further information. Download: crux-3.4.iso (777MB, MD5, torrent, pkglist). Also available from OSDisc.
2018-05-12 NEWDistribution Release: Scientific Linux 7.5
Scientific Linux is a distribution built by re-compiling the source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and providing some additional packages and features. The project has announced an update to the distribution's 7.x series, Scientific Linux 7.5. The release announcement states: "Scientific Linux 7.5 x86_64. Please also review the upstream vendor's 7.5 release notes for major upstream changes. Scientific Linux 7 users should run 'yum clean all' at this time. Major differences from Scientific Linux 7.4: sl-release is updated to use the 7.5 repositories; OpenAFS is now version; the kmod was published with the 7.5 security kernel; Anaconda crashes no longer offer to open a Bugzilla with the upstream vendor; NetworkManager.i686 is no longer packaged for SL7. Known issues: if you have NetworkManager.i686 installed you must 'yum remove NetworkManager.i686' before upgrading. Applications which depend on exiv2-libs may need to be rebuilt. Users of ZFS On Linux should review." Download (SHA256, signature, pkglist): Scientific-7.5-Install-Dual-Layer-DVD-x86_64.iso (7,175MB), SL-7.5-x86_64-netinst.iso (529MB). Also available from OSDisc.

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