Linux Distribution Releases (January 2017)

Bodhi Linux 4.1.0

Release Date: Jan 28, 2017

Bodhi Linux 4.1.0 is the first scheduled update release of Bodhi Linux 4 branch. This release comes with Linux kernel 4.8, EFL 1.18, and new Moksha Theme based on the Arc Dark theme. This release is shipping in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

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Scientific Linux 7.3

Release Date: Jan 26, 2017

Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Scientific Linux 7.3 was released. This release ditches the 4.7GB install disk of Scientific Linux 7 and retains the dual-layer install media. OpenAFS has been updated to version 1.6.20. There’s also a new Scientific Linux End User License Agreement (EULA).

Find more about Scientific Linux 7.3 here.

Tails 2.10

Release Date: Jan 24, 2017

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The new version of The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails), i.e., Tails 2.10, was released with Tor and Tor Browser 6.5. Tails 2.10 also comes with with OnionShare file sharing utility. The Linux kernel shipping with this release of privacy-focused Linux distribution is kernel 4.8.

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AryaLinux 2017

Release Date: Jan 13, 2017

AryaLinux 2017 was released only in 64-bit format and there’s no 32-bit ISO available for download. This release comes with Linux kernel 4.9 and MATE desktop environment 1.17. The other major applications and packages have also been updated.

Know more about AryaLinux 2017 here.

Ultimate Edition 5.1

Release Date: Jan 13, 2017

Ultimate Edition 5.1 is based on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus. It comes loaded with KDE Plasma desktop environment. It also features Tmosb is also included in this release. It’s an LTS release that’ll remain supported until 2019. The Linux Kernel is shipping with this release is 4.4.0-30-generic.

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Parted Magic 2017_01_08

Release Date: Jan 8, 2017

The new version of Parted Magic was released with Xorg Server 1.19.0 and updated drivers. This live CD/DVD Linux distro for working with disk partitions and getting back data now ships with ZFS on Linux kernel drivers. The Linux kernel has been updated to Linux 4.9.1

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KaOS 2017.01

Release Date: Jan 5, 2017kaos-2017-01

The KaOS development started the new year with the first KaOS ISO for 2017. KaOS 2017.01 is the latest stable release of this rolling release distro. It features KDE Plasma 5.8.5, Frameworks 5.29.0, and KDE Applications 16.12.0. It’s based on Linux kernel 4.8.15.

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Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce Beta

Release Date: Jan 5, 2017linux-mint-18-1-xfce-beta

The Mint Project has released Linux Mint 18.1 Serena Xfce Beta. Mint 18.1 is a long term release that’ll be supported until 2021. This release is shipped with the latest software, bug fixes, and refinements. It features Xfce 4.12, MDM 2.0, Linux kernel 4.4, and Ubuntu 16.04 base.

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Arch Linux 2017.01.01

Release Date: Jan 1, 2017

By working hard during the holidays, the developers of Arch Linux were able to ship the latest version of their popular operating system. Arch Linux 2017.01.01 was released with Linux kernel 4.8.13. While the new users can download the ISO file from the website, the existing users can simply update their systems.

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Solus 2017.01.01

Release Date: Jan 1, 2017solus-snapshot-budgie-main

On the first day of 2017, the first ISO snapshot of the Solus Linux distro was released. It came with the latest stable Linux kernel 4.8.15, better multilingual support, Brik Menu for MATE, and latest NVIDIA drivers. Also, all major packages have been updated and improved.

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