Distribution Release: Peppermint OS 9

Peppermint OS is a lightweight, Ubuntu-based distribution that features a desktop environment made up of Xfce and LXDE components. The project’s latest release, version 9, is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and features several small changes. “We have replaced lxrandr with xfce4-display-setttings for monitor settings…

Distribution Release: Q4OS 2.5

Q4OS is a lightweight, Debian-based distribution which features the Trinity desktop (a continuation of the KDE 3 desktop environment). The project’s latest release, Q4OS 2.5, introduces several package updates and also makes it possible to install the KDE Plasma 5 desktop alongside Trinity. “A significant…

Distribution Release: CRUX 3.4

Fredrik Rinnestam has announced the release of CRUX 3.4, a new stable version of the distribution’s lightweight, x86-64 optimised Linux distribution designed for experienced Linux users: “We are happy to finally announce the release of CRUX 3.4. The toolchain has been updated to include glibc…

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…

BSD Release: NetBSD 7.1.2

Soren Jacobsen has announced the release of NetBSD 7.1.2. NetBSD is a lightweight operating system specifically designed to run on a large range of hardware and processor platforms. Version 7.1.2 is a security and bug-fix upgrade: “The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 7.1.2,…

Distribution Release: antiX 17.1

antiX is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Debian. The antiX project has released an update to the distribution’s 17 series, antiX 17.1, which features fixes for the Spectre and Meltdown CPU bugs. “So what has changed since antiX-17 release? New 4.9.87 patched for Meltdown/Spectre…

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 24.0

4MLinux is a lightweight Linux distribution focusing on such capabilities as maintenance (as a system rescue live CD), multimedia (for playing video DVDs and other multimedia files), and miniserver (using the inetd daemon). The project’s latest release is 4MLinux 24.0 which is available in desktop…

Distribution Release: Quirky 8.4

Barry Kauler has announced the release of a new version of the Quirky distribution. Quirky is a lightweight distribution and a sister project to Puppy Linux. It is assembled using a custom tool called Woof. The new version, Quirky 8.4, is built using the latest…

Distribution Release: Peppermint OS 8-20180203

Peppermint OS is a lightweight distribution based on Lubuntu. The Peppermint team has released a new minor update to the project’s version 8 release. The new installation media features bug fixes and an updated version of the Linux kernel. “This is a security refresh of…