OpenSourceFeed : Weekly News Feed 36

Manjaro Cinnamon Edition 15.12 Released
12/27/2015 01:46 AM

The Manjaro community announced availability of Manjaro Cinnamon Edition 15.12, latest stable community build of Manjaro featuring Cinnamon as default desktop environment. This release of Manjaro Cinnamon Editions comes with cinnamon 2.8 which has got a lot improvements, which are summarized in release announcement as follows. Better applets Visual improvements Better settings Better

Manjaro Mate Edition 15.12 Released
12/27/2015 01:39 AM

Mr Ringe De Kroon, maintainer of Manjaro Mate edition announced availability Manjaro Mate Edition 15.12, latest stable build of Manjaro community edition, built over Manjaro 15.12 featuring Mate as default desktop envrionment. According to release announcement, following are changes made in this release. Fixes and improvements for GTK3 support across the entire MATE Desktop including GTK

Linux Mint 17.3 - May Be the Best Linux Distro So far : Review
12/26/2015 02:31 PM

The arstechnica portal has published a review of recently released Linux Mint 17.3. This review remarks that Linux Mint, especially Linux Mint 17.3 is a good option for people who does not bother about underlying operating system but it's proper functioning. This review also observes that Mint team is able to concentrate more on user experience as they are building over a powerful base like

SolydX 201512 Released
12/25/2015 08:28 PM

The SolydX team announced release of SolydX 201512, latest stable build of Debian testing based rolling GNU/Linux distribution. As usual this release is also applicable for Xfce (SolydX) and KDE (SolydK) flavors. According to release announcement, following are some changes introduced in this release. The Live Installer can now encrypt your partitions. The USB Creator has been rebuilt and

OpenSUSE Li-f-E Also Switches to 'Leap'
12/25/2015 08:18 PM

The OpenSUSE community announced availability of OpenSUSE Li-f-E Leap 42.1, OpenSUSE distribution targeting educational initiatives. This is based on OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 and includes all new packages up to date. From official release announcement: As with previous releases we have bundled a ton of softwares on this live DVD/USB specially packaged for education, along with the Plasma, GNOME

Manjaro Deepin Edition 15.12 Released
12/25/2015 01:49 AM

Mr Bernhard Landauer, maintainer of Manjaro deepin edition announced availablity Manjaro Deepin Edition 15.12, community distribution of Manjaro, built over Manjaro 15.12 Capella featuring deepin as default desktop environment. This is first most Manjaro release featuring deepin. Deepin is an elegant desktop environment exclusively developed for Chinese GNU/Linux distribution deepin linux.

Manjaro 15.12 Capella Released
12/25/2015 01:38 AM

The Manjaro team announced release of Manjaro 15.12 Capella, latest stable image of Arch based rolling GNU/Linux distribution. This release is a result of three months of development effort after previous release, Manjaro 15.09. As usual, official Manjaro distribution is available in KDE and XFCE flavors. Though other variations are available as community distributions. This release

Manjaro JWM Edition 15.12 Released
12/25/2015 01:28 AM

The Manjaro community announced release of Manjaro JWM edition 15.12, a community edition of Manjaro Linux built over Manjaro 15.12 Capella featuring JWM (Joe's Window Manager) as default desktop environment. According to release announcemnet, following are highlights of this release. 32bit version RAM footprint is now just 157MiB RAM and 64bit 212MiB RAM 32bit version SIZE 848,3MiB and

deepin 15 RC is Available Now
12/23/2015 09:42 PM

The deepin team announced availability of deepin 15 RC, latest development release upcoming stable deepin release. deepin is an elegant GNU/Linux distribution from China, which features a well polished desktop environment combined good quality in house products such as deepin video, deepin music, deepin store, deepin games ..etc. New development release of deepin is a result of one of year

Tails Linux 2.0 Beta1 Released
12/23/2015 09:26 PM

The Tails team announced availability of Tails 2.0 Beta 1, first development release of upcoming Tails 2.0. Tails 2.0 will be first release of Tails based on Debian 8 Jessy. That means this release includes several update software packages. From release announcement: The most noticeable change is probably the move to GNOME Shell, configured in Classic mode. This desktop environment

pfSense 2.2.6 Released
12/23/2015 09:19 PM

The pfSense team announced availability of pfSense 2.2.6-RELEASE, latest stable release of free network firewall distribution based on FreeBSD operating system. This release is shipped with a number of bug fixes and security updates. According to official release announcement, following are some bug fixes made in this release. pfSense-SA-15_09.webgui: Local File Inclusion Vulnerability

13 Popular Open Source Desktop Envrionments
12/22/2015 09:31 PM

Open Source is all about choice. There are several open source desktop environment available in market. Some them are full featured desktop environments. Being full featured, they are resource consuming too. And these desktop environments won't be recommended for older computers and mini computers. An article published in tecmint portal lists and briefly explains 13 different open source

A Review of Arch Linux
12/21/2015 08:04 PM

The Arch Linux is not often considered as distribution appropriate for writing a review. This is because of it's rolling nature. Arch does not provide any point releases. Instead, they update their installation media in a regular time period with latest packages available from upstream. However, latest issue of distrowatch weekly news letter features a review of Arch Linux. This review

SparkyLinux 4.2 'Tyche' Released
12/21/2015 07:54 PM

The Sparky Linux team announced release of Sparky Linux 4.2, latest stable release of Debian testing based GNU/Linux distribution which offers an out of the box working operating system with slight modification in desktop environments. This release of Sparky Linux is based on Debian testing 'stretch'. According to official release announcement, following are some new packages included in

Fedora 23 Workstation - A decent GNU/Linux distribution : Review
12/20/2015 07:51 PM

The dedoimedo portal has published a review of Fedora 23 workstation. Reviewer finds this distribution as an impressive one. He observes that GNOME 3.x has reached in a level, where we don't have much to hate that. And also it is working very well in Fedora 23 workstation. Not so trivial, I'm afraid. Fedora simply refuses to boot on my G50 laptop. In fact, all RH-based distros have a

Alpine Linux 3.3.0 Released
12/20/2015 02:21 PM

The Alpine Linux team announced release of Alpine Linux 3.3.0, first stable release in 3.3.x series. Alpine Linux is an independently evolved general purpose GNU/Linux distribution targeting advanced users who prefer security, simplicity and resource efficiency. According to official release announcement, following are some updated packages included in this release. linux 4.1 kernel gcc

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