Distribution Release: Absolute Linux 15.0 Distribution Release: Qubes OS 4.1.0 Distribution Release: Zenwalk GNU Linux 15.0-2202...
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Paul Sherman has announced the release of Absolute Linux 15.0, the new stable release of the project’s desktop-oriented distribution designed for home use and based on Slackware Linux, but with a number of interesting modifications. It features the lightweight IceWM window manager with a custom control centre, adds the latest LibreOffice, updates the Firefox browser to the latest stable version and includes other popular applications such as Google Chrome or Google Earth. Unlike Slackware, Absolute Linux is developed for 64-bit processors only. “Absolute Linux 15.0 released. Six years from 14.2, version 15 of Slackware arrived a couple days ago. Still rock-solid. Still without systemd. Still crazy after all these years. I’m giddy. I still love the approach Slackware takes toward a solid, bare-bones system. I like to dress it up just enough to make it quickly productive and up-to-date for myself. I will keep the ‘rolling update’ going with the roughly monthly snapshots; the next release of Slackware might be a while.” Visit the distribution’s home page to read the brief release announcement. Download (MD5) the installation DVD image from SourceForge: absolute-15.0.iso (2,436MB, pkglist).Andrew David Wong has announced the release of Qubes OS 4.1.0, a major new update from the project that focuses on Linux operating system security by isolating computing tasks into separate “qubes”. This version brings a variety of improvements, bug fixes and component updates: “At long last, the Qubes 4.1.0 stable release has arrived. The culmination of years of development, this release brings a host of new features, major improvements and numerous bug fixes. The GUI domain is a qube separate from dom0 that handles all display-related tasks and some system management. This separation allows us to more securely isolate dom0 while granting the user more flexibility with respect to graphical interfaces. Qrexec is is an RPC (remote procedure call) mechanism that allows one qube to do something inside another qube. The qrexec policy system enforces ‘who can do what and where.’ Qubes 4.1 brings a new qrexec policy format, significant performance improvements, support for socket services and policy notifications that make it easier to detect problems.” Read the rest of the release announcement for a complete list of new features. Download (mirrors Qubes-R4.1.0-x86_64.iso (5,679MB, SHA512, signature, torrent, pkglist).Jean-Philippe Guillemin has announced the release of Zenwalk GNU Linux 15.0-220204, a new stable build of the project’s Slackware-based distribution featuring a customised Xfce desktop, a simplified system installation, and support for Flatpak and AppImage applications. It is available for 64-bit systems only. “Zenwalk 15.0 ‘Skywalker’ milestone is ready. Following the release of the so-long-awaited Slackware 15.0, here we go for the Zenwalk 15.0 ‘Skywalker’, aka ‘It must be very stable after all this time’ milestone. As usual for a milestone release, most packages have been rebuilt down here or upstream. The desktop is the latest Xfce 4.16, with the special Zenwalk layout - this unusual NEXT/WindowMaker inspired dock system, with unique panel placement for ergonomic user access to the whole desktop area. This one-of-a-kind desktop is optimized for modern wide screens. What you get is a pure Slackware system with the following main changes: optimized for Xfce; Flatpak and AppImage ready (any existing app can be installed); simplified setup; focused on desktop usage; optimized for size and RAM footprint.” Here is the full release announcement. [FetchRSS](http://www.zenwalk.o…<br/><br/>(Feed generated with <a href=))