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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 832

Monday 16th of September 2019 12:10:23 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: BlackWeb 1.2News: Fedora to use nftables with firewalld, Debian publishes updated media, DragonFly BSD makes resolving DNS more flexible, OpenBSD disables DoH in FirefoxQuestions and answers: Checking for Wayland and Wayland applicationsReleased last week: LXLE 18.04.3, OSGeoLive 13.0, Funtoo Linux 1.4Torrent corner:....

Distribution Release: Endless OS 3.6.3

Saturday 14th of September 2019 02:11:18 PM
The Endless OS team has published an update to their distribution's 3.6 series. The new update offers a few new key features to help the computer's owner lock down the system and also fixes some issues with booting and logging into the desktop. "Endless OS 3.6.3 was released....

Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 18.1.0

Thursday 12th of September 2019 09:25:24 PM
The Manjaro Linux team has announced the release of Manjaro Linux 18.1.0. The new version includes a graphical front-end for managing Snap and Flatpak packages through a tool called "buah". This version also presents an install-time option to include LibreOffice or FreeOffice. "After six months of development, version....

Distribution Release: Funtoo Linux 1.4

Thursday 12th of September 2019 06:07:28 AM
Daniel Robbins has announced the release of Funtoo Linux 1.4, a source-based distribution created by the original founder of Gentoo Linux in 2009. This version is probably the last one in the 1.x series as the author of the announcements suggests that work on Funtoo Linux 2.0 will....

Distribution Release: OSGeoLive 13.0

Wednesday 11th of September 2019 06:58:45 AM
Astrid Emde has announced the release of OSGeoLive 13.0, an important new release from the project that develops a specialist Lubuntu-based distribution featuring a large collection of open-source geospatial software and free world maps: "Version 13.0 of the ​OSGeoLive GIS software collection has been released at the International....

Distribution Release: LXLE 18.04.3

Monday 9th of September 2019 07:34:10 AM
Ronnie Whisler has announced the release of LXLE 18.04.3, a new version of the project's Lubuntu-based distribution targeting primarily older and low-specification desktop computers. This release brings various changes to the default application set, including a switch from LibreOffice to AbiWord/Gnumeric: "After many weeks of tweaks, adjustments and....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 831

Monday 9th of September 2019 12:16:59 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Adélie Linux 1.0 Beta News: Linux Mint team polishes system tray, PinePhone coming soon with Plasma Mobile and UBports, elementary OS gives a preview of desktop features, Manjaro takes "the next step" Tips and Tricks: Command line tips - using ffmpeg, awk....

Development Release: MX Linux 19 Beta 2.1

Sunday 8th of September 2019 01:00:27 PM
The development of MX Linux 19 continues at a rapid pace as the second public beta enters the testing phase. This build, labelled as "beta 2.1", imports security fixes from the just-released Debian 10.1 and includes various usability improvements: "We are pleased to offer MX Linux 19 beta....

Distribution Release: Archman GNU/Linux 2019-09

Thursday 5th of September 2019 11:36:52 AM
Archman GNU/Linux is an Arch Linux-based distribution featuring the Calamares system installer, Pamac package manager and a selection of pre-configured desktop environments. The just-released version 2019-09 comes with a customised Xfce 4.14: "In this release you will see a 70% centered panel at the bottom of the screen.....

Distribution Release: Tails 3.16

Wednesday 4th of September 2019 11:38:58 PM
The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The product ships with several Internet applications, including web browser, IRC client, mail client and instant messenger, all pre-configured with security in mind and with all....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.23 Core 135

Wednesday 4th of September 2019 09:15:20 PM
Michael Tremer has announced the available of a new release of IPFire, a Linux distribution often used on firewalls and routers. The distribution's latest release is IPFire 2.23 Core Update 135: "This is the official release announcement for IPFire 2.23 - Core Update 135, which is packed with....

Distribution Release: Kali Linux 2019.3

Monday 2nd of September 2019 10:25:33 PM
Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution with a collection of security and forensics tools. The project's latest snapshot is Kali Linux 2019.3 which includes updates kernel packages, improved ARM support and meta-packages for better control over which tools are installed in an environment. "We are pleased to announce....

Distribution Release: Condres OS 19.09

Monday 2nd of September 2019 04:50:18 PM
The project's latest snapshot is Condres OS 19.09 which introduces the Condres Control Center. An effort has been made to support Snap and AppImage portable applications out of the box. "Today we are proud to release Condres OS 2019.09 with the flavours KDE, GNOME, Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce, and....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 830

Monday 2nd of September 2019 12:11:17 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: deepin 15.11News: Endless partners with GNOME in coding competition, elementary OS gets a new greeter, exFAT support coming to LinuxQuestions and answers: Working with AppArmor to protect the operating systemReleased last week: Bedrock Linux 0.7.7, Proxmox 6.0 "Mail Gateway", BlackArch Linux 2019.09.1Torrent....

Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 9.0

Sunday 1st of September 2019 05:58:36 PM
The Linux From Scratch (LFS) project has announced the availability of a new stable release of LFS and Beyond Linux From Scratch (BLFS). LFS is a book that provides step-by-step instructions on how to build a base Linux system from scratch (using a standard Linux live system). BLFS....

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 30.0

Sunday 1st of September 2019 02:51:07 PM
4MLinux is a small Linux distribution focusing on four capabilities: maintenance (as a system rescue live CD), multimedia (for playing video DVDs and other multimedia files), mini-server (using the inetd daemon) and mystery (providing several small Linux games). The project's latest release, 4MLinux 30.0, provides OpenGL support and....

Distribution Release: Linux Lite 4.6

Saturday 31st of August 2019 02:25:56 PM
Jerry Bezencon has announced the release of Linux Lite 4.6. The project's new version is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and makes it easier to switch between light and dark themes, introduces new documentation, and adds a new CPU monitor widget. "Linux Lite 4.6 Final is now available....

Distribution Release: BlackArch Linux 2019.09.01

Wednesday 28th of August 2019 01:39:52 PM
BlackArch Linux is an Arch Linux-based distribution designed for penetration testers and security researchers. It is supplied as a live DVD image that comes with several lightweight window managers, including Fluxbox, Openbox, Awesome and spectrwm. It ships with over a thousand specialist tools for penetration testing and forensic....

Distribution Release: Proxmox 6.0 "Mail Gateway"

Tuesday 27th of August 2019 05:26:29 PM
Proxmox is a commercial company which offers specialized products based on Debian. The company recently launched Proxmox Mail Gateway version 6.0 which is based on Debian 10 "Buster". The release announcement covers the highlights of the new version: "Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH today has released Proxmox Mail Gateway....

Distribution Release: Bedrock Linux 0.7.7

Tuesday 27th of August 2019 02:37:17 PM
Bedrock Linux is a meta Linux distribution which allows users to utilize features from other, typically mutually exclusive distributions. Essentially, users can mix-and-match components and packages as desired from multiple Linux distributions and have them work seamlessly side-by-side. The project's latest release is Bedrock Linux 0.7.7 which adds....

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Linux commands to display your hardware information

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BlackWeb 1.2

BlackWeb is a penetration and security testing distribution based on Debian. The project's website presents the distribution's features as follows: BlackWeb is a Linux distribution aimed at advanced penetration testing and security auditing. BlackWeb contains several hundred tools which are geared towards various information security tasks, such as penetration testing, security research, computer forensics and reverse engineering. Starting from an appropriately configured LXDE desktop manager it offers stability and speed. BlackWeb has been designed with the aim of achieving the maximum performance and minimum consumption of resources. There are 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x86_64) builds of BlackWeb available on the distribution's website. I downloaded the 64-bit build which is 2.6GB in size. Booting from the media brings up a menu asking if we would like to try BlackWeb's live desktop, run the installer or run the graphical installer. Taking the live desktop options presents us with a graphical login screen where we can sign in with the username "root" and the password "blackweb". Read more

Feh is a light-weight command-line image viewer for Linux

The default image viewer in most Linux distros is a fine option for many users, but if you want a distraction free alternative, Feh is a good option. Feh's interface is as barebones as it gets as it does not have any toolbars or buttons but is a command line interface application; because of that, it is very light on resources and still easy enough to use even for users who shy away from using the command line whenever possible. Read more