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Distribution Release: Xubuntu 17.10
The Xubuntu team has announced the release of Xubuntu 17.10. The new version includes significant improvements to accelerated video playback on Intel video cards. The distribution also includes support for driverless printing and includes the GNOME Font Viewer by default. "The GNOME Font Viewer is now included by....
Distribution Release: Ubuntu MATE 17.10
Martin Wimpress has announced the release of Ubuntu MATE 17.10. The new version features a number of desktop changes, including a global menu bar placed at the top of the screen. The 17.10 release also features an improved Heads-Up Display (HUD) which makes it possible to search through....
Distribution Release: Ubuntu 17.10
Adam Conrad has announced the availability of a new version of the popular Ubuntu distribution. Ubuntu 17.10, which carries the code name "Artful Aardvark" switches the default desktop from Unity to GNOME. "Code-named 'Artful Aardvark', Ubuntu 17.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open....
BSD Release: DragonFly BSD 5.0.0
The DragonFly BSD project has announced the release of a new version of their operating system. The new version, DragonFly BSD 5.0.0, introduces a number of new features and improvements. In particular, version 5.0.0 features the advanced HAMMER2 file system, updated video drivers and the IPFW firewall has....
DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 734
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Star 1.0.1 - lightweight desktops on a Devuan baseNews: Ubuntu MATE experiments with snaps, Revenge OS project seeking volunteers, Purism reaches funding goal, Debian releases fresh install mediaTips and tricks: Running the Linux-libre kernelReleased last week: OpenBSD 6.2, Q4OS 2.4, ExTiX 17.8Torrent....
BSD Release: pfSense 2.4.0
pfSense is a free, open source customised distribution of FreeBSD specifically tailored for use as a firewall and router that is entirely managed via web interface. Jim Pingle has announced the release of pfSense 2.4.0 which uses FreeBSD 11.1 as the base operating system and supports running on....
Distribution Release: ExTiX 17.8
ExTiX is an Ubuntu-basd distribution featuring up to date software and a modern, custom kernel. The project's latest release, ExTiX 17.8, features the LXQt desktop environment. "ExTiX 17.8 LXQt DVD 64-bit is based on Debian 9 Stretch and Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark, to be released 171019. The original....
Development Release: Lakka 2.1 RC5
Lakka is a lightweight Linux distribution that transforms a computer into a game console. The project has announced the availability of a release candidate, Lakka 2.1 RC5, which is now available for testing on a wide variety of platforms. "Lakka 2.1 RC5 released with improved Dolphin support and....
Distribution Release: Q4OS 2.4
Q4OS is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Debian and featuring the Trinity desktop environment. The distribution has released a new stable branch, Q4OS 2.4, based on Debian 9 Stretch. The release announcement states: "We are proud to announce the immediate availability of the brand new stable Q4OS....
BSD Release: OpenBSD 6.2
OpenBSD is a lightweight operating system designed with code correctness and security in mind. The project has released OpenBSD 6.2 which features many new drivers, particularly for the ARM architecture, and network packet handling performance improvements. Some key features have been added to the system installer too, including....

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