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Development Release: Zenwalk Linux 5.4 Beta 1
Jean-Philippe Guillemin has announced the availability of the first beta release of Zenwalk Linux 5.4, a Slackware-based desktop distribution: "The first beta of Zenwalk Linux 5.4 is ready for testing. This beta version is a good preview of the upcoming Zenwalk 5.4, as we are mostly waiting for....

Development Release: Mandriva Linux 2009.1 Alpha 1
Adam Williamson has announced the availability of the first alpha release of Mandriva Linux 2009.1, now shipping with KDE 4.2 beta 2: "The first pre-release of Mandriva Linux 2009.1 is now available. This alpha concentrates on updating to the major desktop components of the distribution, including KDE 4.2....

Distribution Release: sidux 2008-04
Stefan Lippers-Hollmann has announced the release of sidux 2008-04, a desktop distribution with KDE 3.5 or Xfce based on Debian's unstable branch: "After fixing the problem with multiple optical disc drives, which occurred in our first preview, and quite some infrastructural changes, we now have the pleasure to....

Development Release: VectorLinux 6.0 RC1
Robert Lange has announced the availability of the first release candidate for VectorLinux 6.0: "The VectorLinux development team is proud to announce the first release candidate of VectorLinux 6.0. This release is the result of the excellent bug reporting feedback from members of our community. We have tried....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 283
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: First look at openSUSE 11.1 News: openSUSE gets new license, Debian votes on firmware in "Lenny", Mandriva sets up community steering committee, Gentoo begins weekly snapshots, interviews with openSUSE and Gentoo developers Released last week: openSUSE 11.1, Linux Mint 6 Upcoming releases:....

Development Release: CDlinux 0.9.0
Ben Zhao has announced the release of CDlinux 0.9.0, a compact live CD with Xfce as the desktop environment: "CDlinux 0.9.0 has been released. This is a development release, considered a major step towards CDlinux 1.0. There are many changes and enhancements over the last release, including: support....

Development Release: Nexenta Core Platform 2.0 Beta 1
Anil Gulecha has announced the availability of the first beta release of Nexenta Core Platform (NCP) 2.0, a free and open source distribution combining the OpenSolaris kernel with Ubuntu userland: "This is to announce availability of Nexenta Core 2.0 beta - an Ubuntu/OpenSolaris native environment (unstable 'Hardy' branch).....

Distribution Release: iMagic OS 2009
Carlos La Borde has announced the release of iMagic OS 2009, a commercial Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 7.10: "After months of development and design, iMagic OS 2009 is ready! Nine new features: new window design - a new refreshing theme washes away all traces of iMagic OS....

Development Release: Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 2
Steve Langasek has announced the availability of the second alpha release of Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope": "The Jaunty Jackalope Alpha 2 is the second alpha release of Ubuntu 9.04, bringing with it the earliest new features for the next version of Ubuntu. New features: packages -- applications and....

Distribution Release: ZevenOS 1.0
Leszek Lesner has announced the release of ZevenOS 1.0, an Ubuntu-based GNU/Linux distribution with a BeOS-like user interface, performance and support for older hardware: "We are proud to announce the release of ZevenOS 1.0." From the changelog: "Added a new dark theme; added a low-level desktop (uses PCManFM....


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