Distribution Release: Linux Lite 4.0

Jerry Bezencon has announced the release of Linux Lite, an Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the Xfce desktop environment. Some key changes in the newly launched Linux Lite 4.0 include a new backup utility, replacing home directory encryption with full disk encryption and dropping 32-bit support. “The…

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.8

SparkyLinux is a Debian-based distribution featuring three different development branches and multiple editions. The project has released a new update to its Stable branch, based on Debian 9 Stretch. “New live/install ISO images of SparkyLinux 4.8 ‘Tyche’ are out. Sparky 4 is based on Debian…

Distribution Release: ArchLabs 2018.05

ArchLabs is an Arch Linux-based distribution featuring the Openbox window manager as the default graphical user interface. The project’s latest release, ArchLabs 2018.05, removes LightDM and swaps out the deprecated gksu software in favour of pkexec. “LightDM has been completely removed, as a result you…

Development Release: Pinguy OS 18.04 Beta

Pinguy OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the GNOME desktop environment. The project has published a new testing release, Pinguy 18.04 Beta. The new development snapshot is based on Ubuntu 18.04 and features a smaller ISO (reduced by about 200MB) and reduced memory footprint. Details…

Development Release: Pinguy OS 18.04 Alpha

Pinguy OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the GNOME desktop environment. The project has published a new testing release, Pinguy 18.04 Alpha. The new development snapshot is based on Ubuntu 18.04 and features some changes to the default list of applications. Details and screen shots…

Distribution Release: Lubuntu 18.04

Simon Quigley has announced the release of Lubuntu 18.04, a desktop distribution featuring the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE). The release of the “Lubuntu Next” variant, with the Qt-based LXQt desktop instead of LXDE, was once again postponed. “Thanks to all the hard work from…

Distribution Release: Smoothwall Express 3.1 SP4

Smoothwall Express, is a specialist Linux distribution for firewalls and routers, featuring a custom web-based configuration interface. The project’s origins date back to the year 2000 and it still continues to evolve today – the developers have just announced an update to their 3.1 product…

Distribution Release: AV Linux 2018.4.12

A new version of AV Linux, a Debian-based distribution featuring a collection of audio and video applications, has been released. Version 2018.4.12 comes with various bug fixes, software updates and firmware additions: “AV Linux 2018.4.12 has been released. Bug fixes: updated 4.9.76 real-time kernel with…

Lighthill Artificial Intelligence Debate – John McCarthy & James Lighthill

The legendary 1973 Lighthill Artificial Intelligence Debate featuring James Lighthill, Donald Michie, Richard Gregory and John McCarthy. The Lighthill report is the name commonly used for the paper “Artificial Intelligence: A General Survey” by James Lighthill, published in Artificial Intelligence: a paper symposium in 1973….