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Q4OS 1.4.9 Orion Released
04/09/2016 09:42 PM

The Q4OS team announced release of Q4OS 1.4.9 Orion, latest update in Q4OS orion series. Q4OS is a Debian stable based GNU/Linux distribution with classical desktop experience. Q4OS 1.4.9 Orion is based on recently released Debian 8.4 'Jessy'. We introduce 'Bourbon' start menu, the brand new default start menu in Q4OS. The two panel 'Bourbon' menu is highly efficient and customizable and

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 redefines desktop linux experience : Review
04/09/2016 12:24 PM

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS is not officially released yet. However, there are a lot of discussions going on this official flavor of Ubuntu based on development releases made available till date. A review of Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS published by freedompenguin observes that this release is capable of refining Linux experience in desktop computers. Ubuntu MATE 16.04 is the first Long-Term Support

Calamares Installation Framework 2.2.1 Released
04/09/2016 12:14 PM

The Calamares team announced immediate availability of Calamares 2.2.1, latest maintenance release for Calamares 2.2 released last month. Calamares is a distribution-independent system installer, with an advanced partitioning feature for both manual and automated partitioning operation. Calamares 2 running in Netrunner Linux New release of Calamares brings fixes to several bugs reported

MATE Desktop 1.14 Released
04/08/2016 11:03 PM

The MATE Desktop project announced release of MATE Desktop 1.14, latest stable release of traditional looking, modern and full featured desktop environment. MATE was initially started by forking from GNOME 2.x and now it is constantly evolving behind the hood to meet requirements of modern computer users. MATE 1.14 is a result of 5 months of development efforts contributed by developers

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14316 comes with Ubuntu bash on Windows
04/08/2016 12:21 PM

The Microsoft Windows development team announced availability of windows 10 insider preview build 14316 which comes with support for Ubuntu bash on Windows. Ubuntu for Windows was announced by microsoft in it's recently held developer conference. Though the `Ubuntu on Windows project` or more formally Windows subsystem for Linux is not open source, developers can experiment it by downloading

OpenMandriva Lx3 Beta 1 released
04/08/2016 12:05 PM

The OpenMandriva project announced release of OpenMandriva Lx3 beta 1, first beta release of upcoming stable OpenMandriva distribution. OpenMandriva Lx is a community developed GNU/Linux distribution which was initially forked from ROSA linux. There core values of OpenMandriva community includes development, equality, co-operation, openness, freedom, group achievement, independence, and

Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 Review
04/06/2016 10:46 PM

Parsix is a Debian stable based GNU/Linux distribution with additional tweaks and customization to improve usability. The goal of Parsix project is to provide a ready to use, easy to install, desktop and laptop optimized operating system with latest stable release of GNOME Desktop. New issue of distrowatch weekly(03/04/2016) comes with a review of Parsix 8.5. In this review, reviewer is trying

Converting Q4OS into a Windows XP clone using XPQ4
04/06/2016 10:28 PM

Mr Gary Newell has written a tutorial that explains how to convert Q4OS into a windows xp like operating system using XPQ4 which is a theme changer application for Q4OS. Q4OS is a fast and powerful operating system that comes with highly productive Trinity Desktop. Source : Everyday Linux User's portal In essence XPQ4 provides a theme changer for Q4OS similar to the one used by Zorin. With

Manjaro LXQt 16.04 Screenshots
04/05/2016 10:53 PM

Screenshots of Manjaro LXQt 16.04 announced on 4th April 2016. Manjaro LXQt is a community edition of Manjaro Linux featuring lightweight LXQt as default desktop environment. Welcome Screen Initial configuration menu Boot screen Login Screen Manjaro 16.04 LXQt Desktop - Initial impression Main Menu PCManFM File manager <!-- Post body --> (adsbygoogle =

Why modularization matters to system admins?
04/05/2016 08:41 PM

System admins are generally concerned about two things. First one is security of the system that they dealing with. Second is regarding the applications used by system admins for achieving different works. An article written by langdon, examines relevance of modularization in achieving admins goals, based on experience with Fedora. What happens when you have software that is written by

PC-BSD 10.3-RELEASE announced
04/05/2016 08:27 PM

Soon after availability of Free-BSD 10.3-RELEASE, PC-BSD team also announced release of PC-BSD 10.3-RELEASE, latest stable update in PC-BSD 10.x series. PC-BSD is a FreeBSD based operating system specially targeting desktop users. In additional to traditional open source desktop environment, it also offers a in house build desktop environment known as Lumina Desktop. Following are major

Manjaro LXQt 16.04 Released
04/05/2016 07:46 PM

The Manjaro community announced launch of Manjaro LXQt 16.04, new community release of Manjaro with lightweight LXQt as default desktop environment. Manjaro LXQt edition is targeted to be a lightweight, fast, resource friendly, at the same time full featured GNU/Linux distribution capable of serving needs of a wide range of users. Manjaro LXQt comes with Clamarus - the advanced graphical

FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE announced
04/04/2016 08:34 PM

The FreeBSD release engineering team announced availability of FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE, third stable update to FreeBSD 10.x series. This stable release of FreeBSD comes after several development releases. In addition to stability improvement over FreeBSD 10.2, this release of FreeBSD also introduces some new features which includes: The UEFI boot loader received several improvements: It now

Manjaro JWM 16.04 Released
04/04/2016 08:19 PM

Mr Holmes, maintainer of Manjaro JWM community edition announced availability of Manjaro JWM 16.04, latest stable update of Manjaro community distribution featuring JWM(Joe's Window Manager). Joe's Window Manager(JWM) is a lightweight stacking window manager for X window system. Manjaro JWM 16.04 comes with Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS. It also includes command line installer and graphical installers '

Manjaro 16.06 'Daniella' Preview 2 Released
04/03/2016 12:03 PM

Mr Philip Müller representing Manjaro project announced availability of Manjaro 16.06 Preview 2 for testing. This is second development release of Manjaro 16.06 'Daniella' which is expected to arrive on June of this year. As any other official manjaro releases, this release also comes in both Xfce and KDE flavors. The Xfce edition remains our flagship offering and has received the

Debian 8.4 Released with updated packages
04/03/2016 11:41 AM

The Debian project announced release of Debian 8.4, fourth update to Debian 8.x 'jessy' series of Debian distributions. This release of Debian comes with several bug fixes and other corrections for problems reported in earlier releases. Debian 8.4 is not a completely new release, but it is an update release with certain updated packages. That means existing Debian 8.x users can update their

Debian 7.10 Released, comes with several security fixes
04/03/2016 11:34 AM

The Debian project announced release of Debian 7.10, latest stable update to Debian 7.x 'Wheezy' series of GNU/Linux distributions. This is not a completely new release. But an updated ISO with several updated packages. Debian 7.10 comes with several security fixes, and some corrections for problems discovered in base release, ie, Debian 7.0. Existing Debian 7.x users can directly upgrade their

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