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Manjaro community edtions are ready for upcoming 16.06 release
06/04/2016 11:33 PM

While the time for release of Manjaro 16.06 Daniella, latest stable release of Arch based user friendly GNU/Linux distribution, is approaching Manjaro community edition maintainers are also working hard to make their distributions ready for release. In addition to updating software packages, a lot of effort is also spent on improving user experience and refining themes and icons. Currently, the

Debian Jessy 8.5 released
06/04/2016 11:16 PM

Time is not waiting for anyone. It always keep on running. Yes. Fifth update is released in Debian 8.x jessy stable series. This update, denoted by version 8.5 brings bug fixes for some serious issues reported in previous releases. Some significant security issues are also addressed. Debian 8.5, being an update in Debian stable series does not require a new installation for current Debian 8.x

Debian 7.11 released; Final release in 7.x series
06/04/2016 11:07 PM

The Debian project has announced release of Debian 7.11, the 11th and final update in Debian 7.x stable series. As usual updates in Debian stable series, this release also fixes some significant issues reported in previous releases, and also some serious security issues are addressed. Since Debian 7.11 is not a completely new release, but just an update in 7.x series, existing 7.x users don't

Manjaro 16.06 RC2 is an excellent distribution : Review
06/03/2016 09:38 PM

The zdnet portal has published a review Manjaro 16.06 RC2, latest and final development release of upcoming stable Manjaro release, Manjaro 16.06 Daniella. In this review, different Manjaro flavors are being considered and the reviewer concludes that Manjaro 16.06, say any flavor, is an excellent GNU/Linux distribution. The new installation images are available from Manjaro's

Voyager Live 16.04 offers a smooth linux adventure : Review
06/03/2016 08:47 PM

Voyager Live 16.06 is a Xubuntu 16.04 based GNU/Linux distribution and live media with Xfce Desktop environment. Voyager Live 16.06 comes with applications AWN(Avant Window Navigator) - a dock like application and conky - a program that displays useful information on background to improve user experience. The Linux Insider portal has published a review of Voyager Live 16.04. This review

Linux Lite 3.0 Final released with new appearance
06/03/2016 08:33 PM

The Linux Lite team has announced release of Linux Lite 3.0 Final, latest stable release of Ubuntu LTS  based, lightweight, user friendly GNU/Linux distribution featuring Xfce Desktop. In addition to typical Ubuntu packages, Linux Lite is shipped with some special packages to make things easier. Linux Lite 3.0 comes with a lot of changes since last stable series 2.x. These changes also includes

Slackel 6.0.6 Openbox released with UEFI support
06/02/2016 08:28 PM

The Slackel project announced release of Slackel 6.0.6 Openbox, latest stable release of Slackware/Salix based GNU/Linux distribution featuring Openbox window manager. Slackel 6.0.6 comes with several updated software packages and improvements. This release of Slackel provides live and installation images separately for 32 and 64 bit architectures. The 64 bit Slackel images can boot on UEFI

Krita 3.0 released with integrated animation support
06/01/2016 09:33 PM

The Krita project has announced release of Krita 3.0, latest stable release of full featured, digital painting application that make use of Qt framework. This release of Krita is a result of one complete year of development effort and so is a major release in it's history. Krita 3.0 comes with a lot of new features including integrated animation support. Most of these features were funded by

Alpine Linux 3.4.0 released, first release in 3.4 series
06/01/2016 08:25 PM

The Alpine Linux team announced release of Alpine Linux 3.4.0, latest stable release of small sized GNU/Linux distribution build around musl libc and busybox. Alpine Linux is a minimal GNU/Linux distribution with basic GUI and it provides users more freedom to decide what to install and what not install. Alpine Linux 3.4.0 is first release in v3.4 stable series. It comes with some new features

deepin 15.2 released, another step to project's dreams
05/31/2016 10:24 PM

The deepin project has announced release of deepin 15.2, latest stable release of Debian based, beautiful GNU/Linux distribution from China. deepin is well known for it's unique desktop environment named deepin desktop and other deepin specific applications like deepin movies, deepin music, deepin store ..etc. deepin 15.2 comes with a lot of new features such as new Launcher interface with

Mozilla Thunderbird 45.1.1 released
05/31/2016 10:11 PM

The Mozilla project has released Mozilla Thunderbird 45.1.1, latest stable update of full featured, modern, cross platform supported, email client application developed by Mozilla. Thunderbird 45.1.1 is a maintenance release and comes with a few bug fixes which includes following: When entering members into a mailing list, the enter key dismissed the panel instead of just moving onto the

Porteus Kiosk 4.0.0 released
05/31/2016 08:42 PM

Mr Tomasz Jokiel of Porteus project has announced release of Porteus Kiosk 4.0.0, latest stable release of special purpose GNU/Linux distribution for embedded systems like ATM machines, display boards, advertising boards ..etc. This release of Porteus Kiosk combines the effort spent by development team in past three months. Porteus Kiosk 4.0.0 comes with several bug fixes and security updates.

Manjaro bspwm 16.05 released with new appearance
05/31/2016 08:18 PM

The Manjaro community has announced availability of Manjaro bspwm 16.05, latest stable update of Manjaro community distribution featuring lightweight tiling window manager bspwm. The main motive behind this community distribution is to provide maximum performance with minimum memory and cpu consumption. Manjaro bspwm edition is mainly targeting developers who prefer to have a distraction free

GeckoLinux 421.160527.0 available now in different flavors
05/30/2016 08:39 PM

The GeckoLinux project has launched GeckoLinux 421.160527.0, latest stable release of OpenSUSE based GNU/Linux distribution that offers a well polished user experience with out of the box support for end user needs. GeckoLinux 421.160527.0 is available in 8 different flavors. Each of these flavors features different desktop environments including KDE Plasma, GNOME, MATE, LXQt, Xfce, Budgie,

Distrowatch turns 15 year old
05/30/2016 08:28 PM

Distrowatch - a popular web application showcasing different GNU/Linux and BSD distributions along with their release information, package list, reviews, screenshots, and other information - reaches one major mile stone in it's history. On 31st of May 2016 distrowatch will be 15 year old. 15 years back, distrowatch was started as a small website showcasing basic information of 5 GNU/Linux

How to enable global menu in Lubuntu?
05/29/2016 10:43 PM

Global Menu or application menu on top panel was a nice feature introduced by OS X operating system before one decade. Later Ubuntu adopted same feature in it's own desktop environment Unity shell. Now, Lubuntu, a lightweight flavor of Ubuntu featuring LXDE desktop, has got one applet to enable global application menu. Global Application menu applet works with Lubuntu 16.04 or later versions.

NetBSD 7.0.1 released; First maintenance release in 7.x series
05/29/2016 09:56 AM

The NetBSD project has announced immediate public availability of NetBSD 7.0.1, first maintenance/bug fix release in NetBSD 7.x series of BSD distributions. This release comes with fixes for some high priority bugs and so the team strongly recommends existing users to update their system. Some of the bug fixes in NetBSD 7.0.1 deals with vulnerabilities in ntp daemon, vulnerabilities in

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