Linux Distribution Releases (March 2017)

Ubuntu 17.04 Beta 2

Release Date: March 23, 2017Ubuntu 17.04

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 and the homegrown Heritage theme for Plasma got a refreshing facelift.

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Parrot Security OS 3.5

Release Date: March 8, 2017parrot 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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Tails 2.11

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

Release Date: March 7, 2017manjaro 17.0 Gellivara

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.

PCLinuxOS 2017.03

Release Date: March 2, 2017pclinuxos 2017.03 kde pictures 3

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.