Release Dates for Upcoming Linux Distros This September

Tails 2.6 : September 9, 2016

This security-conscious Debian-based Linux distro has been set to arrive on the 9th of September, 2016. Tails (also referred to as the Amnesic Incognito OS) is a live CD/USB whose aim is to provide full online anonymity to users. All outgoing connections are forced to pass through TOR, allowing for the ability to leave no digital footprint after the system has been turned off. To see the full calendar, look up the Tails Roadmap.



openSUSE 42.2 Beta 2 : September 21, 2016

openSUSE has a long line up ahead – its version 42.2 Beta 2 is slated to come through on the 22nd of September, 2016. The popular community-driven Linux distro will come in two versions: the first one, openSUSE Tumbleweed –is focused on constant updates and the other, openSUSE Leap, on stability.

According to the developers,

“this hybrid community-enterprise distribution is the safe choice because it has the stability of an enterprise distribution with community-built packages”.

openSUSE Leap will receive a minor release after every 12 months and a major release approximately 36-48 months. You can see the schedule in the picture below, and the openSUSE Roadmap here.


Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak Beta 2 : September 22, 2016

The first beta was released last month although it was for only opt-in flavors. The second (and final) beta is slated to be released on the 22nd of September. Unlike the Beta 1, Beta 2 is highly anticipated because the regular Ubuntu version (the one with Unity desktop) will be taking part in the release.

The final release is expected to come using GNOME 3.20 and Unity 8, which is to be available for testing. You can check out the Ubuntu release roadmap here and/or look at the image below.


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