Linux Distribution Releases (April 2017)
Release Date: April 9, 2017
TinyCore 8.0, a minimalist distribution built from scratch, has been released. The changelog for Tiny Core 8.0 includes Linux kernel 4.8.17, glibc 2.24, GCC 6.2.0, etc. For this release, most of the extensions have been copied from 7.x repo and Xorg 7.7 extensions have been updated.
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Release Date: April 9, 2017
OpenELEC, an open source media and entertainment software built around Kodi, witnessed its new release in the form of OpenELEC 8.0.0. As it’s a feature release, it comes loaded with many changes like new platform, WeTek Play 2Play 2, supported with its own build. Raspberry Pi Zero W supported by Raspberry Pi (1) builds.
Read more about OpenELEC 8.0.0 here.
Based on Ubuntu 16.04.2, LXLE 16.04.2 lightweight Linux distro was released. Codenamed Eclectica, this release comes with changes to menu layout and control menu, theme tweaks, driver updates, etc. There are other extensive set of changes too, which can be accessed on the release page.
Read more about LXLE 16.04.2 here.
Release Date: April 5, 2017
CentOS 6.9, built from the source code for the recent RHEL 6.9, was released. It’s the project’s legacy branch which will be supported until November 2020.
You can read more about CentOS 6.9 and its features here.
Fedora 26 Alpha
Release Date: April 4, 2017
After multiple delays, The Fedora Project released Fedora 26 Alpha after a few delays. This release shipped with GNOME 3.24 and Python 3.6. As it was an early development snapshot, the users were expected to try out the upcoming release and submit bugs. The release covered Alpha versions of Fedora Desktop, Fedora Server, Fedora Spins, Fedora Laps, and Fedora for ARM
Find more information about his release here
Linux Distribution Releases (March 2017)
Linux Lite 3.4
Release Date: March 31, 2017
The final release of Linux Lite 3.4 was shipped by the Linux Lite developers. Apart from focus on updates and minor improvements, Linux Lite 3.4 also arrived with a new application Lite Updates Notify. The users can use this application for setting Update reminders as per their convenience.
Read more about Linux Lite 3.4 here.
Oracle Linux 6.9
Release Date: March 28, 2017
Oracle announced the release of Oracle Linux 6.9, which was also the final update release of Oracle Linux 6. It came with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and Red Hat Compatible Kernel. The other features of the release were TLS 1.2 support, cpuid utility, improved SSSD support for active directory, etc.
Read more about Oracle Linux 6.9 here.
Ubuntu 17.04 Beta 2
Canonical announced the final beta release of Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus. Apart from the flagship Unity edition, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu flavors. It comes with updated versions of most packages and Linux kernel 4.10.
Find more information on Ubuntu 17.04 Final Beta here.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9
Release Date: March 21, 2017
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.9 was released as the last point release of RHEL 6. RHEL 6.9 updates the TSL 1.2 protocol for strengthening communication security. It’s now compatible with modern apps designed for the cloud. The updated image also makes it easier for the users to shift their RHEL 6 workloads into container-based applications.
More information can be found here.
Chakra GNU/Linux 2017.03
Release Date: March 14, 2017
The first Chakra release of 2017 was codenamed Goedel after the mathematician and philosopher Kurt Goedel. Chakra GNU/Linux 2017.03 was released with two noteworthy changes. The installer, Calamares, was updated to version 188.8.131.52 and the homegrown Heritage theme for Plasma got a refreshing facelift.
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Parrot Security OS 3.5
The popular ethical hacking Linux distro and Kali Linux alternative Parrot Security witnessed a big release in the for of Parrot Security OS 3.5. This release was a result of hard work of 2 months. The developers tested many Debian packages, added new features, and dropped some obsolete packages. The Linux kernel was updated to the latest 4.9.13.
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Release Date: March 7, 2017
Tails 2.11 release came as the last version to included the alternative anonymizing network I2P. This step was taken due to the lack of developers who could maintain I2P. The latest release of this anonymity-focused Linux distro features the Tor Browser 6.5.1, number of bug fixes, and security fixes.
Read more about the release here.
Manjaro Linux 17.0
Manjaro Fringilla was followed by the release of Manjaro 17.0 Gellivara. Available in Xfce and KDE desktop environments, Manjaro 17.0 came with Linux kernel 4.9 LTS, Xorg v1.19, and various updates. The KDE edition featured Plasma 5.9 desktop with KDE Apps 16.12.3, and KDE Framework 5.31. The Manjaro 17.0 Xfce edition came with version 4.12. You can know more about Manjaro 17.0 release here.
The KDE Plasma 5 ISO images of popular Linux-based operating system PCLinuxOS were updated. In new images included all the recent updates and bug fixes. It came with Linux kernel 4.9.13, KDE Plasma 5.8.6 LTS, KDE Frameworks 5.31.0, and KDE Applications 16.12.2.
Read more about this latest release here.
BlackArch Linux 2017.03.01
Release Date: March 1, 2017
The popular ethical hacking operating system BlackArch Linux witnessed its latest release. BlackArch Linux 2017.03.01 came loaded with more than 1700 penetration testing and forensic analysis tools. This release added 50 new tools, updated BlackArch installer, several fixes, Linux kernel 4.9.11, etc.
You can download the latest release and know more about BlackArch Linux 2017.03.01 here.