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Development Release: LibreELEC 8.1.2 Beta

8 hours 11 min ago
LibreELEC is a minimal operating system designed to simply run the Kodi media software on a range of popular hardware platforms. The LibreELEC project has released a new development snapshot, version 8.1.2 Beta. The new development release fixes the Blueborne vulnerability in Bluetooth and corrects some issues with....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 731

Monday 25th of September 2017 12:13:04 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: BackSlash Linux OlafNews: Mint makes reporting bugs easier, Canonical adds Wayland support to Mir, Debian experimenting with AppArmorOpinion: The W3C, encrypted media and software freedomReleased last week: Kali Linux 2017.2, Endian Firewall 3.2.4, Korora 26Torrent corner: ArchBang, Clonezilla, Kali, Korora, Manjaro, NuTyX,....

Distribution Release: NuTyX 9.1

Sunday 24th of September 2017 07:41:38 PM
NuTyX is a French Linux distribution (with multi-language supporti) built from Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch, with a custom package manager called "cards". The NuTyX project has released a maintenance update, version 9.1, for the distribution's 9.x series. "The NuTyX team is please to announce....

Development Release: Subgraph OS 2017-09-22 Alpha

Sunday 24th of September 2017 03:09:40 PM
Subgraph OS is a Debian-based Linux distribution which provides several security, anonymous web browsing and hardening features. The project has released a new development version, Subgraph OS 2017-09-22 Alpha. The alpha snapshot includes initial support for multiple named bridges which can be attached to application sandboxes. In addition,....

Distribution Release: Korora 26

Sunday 24th of September 2017 10:28:17 AM
Jim Dean has announced the release of Korora 26, a brand-new version of the project's desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Fedora, but with many user-friendly enhancements: "The Korora project is pleased to announce the release of version 26 (code name 'Bloat') which is now available for download. Korora....

Development Release: FreeBSD 10.4-RC2

Sunday 24th of September 2017 01:39:45 AM
Less than a week after the first release candidate (RC) was made available, the second RC build of FreeBSD 10.4 is now also ready for testing. Some of the recent noteworthy changes include: "Given that the amd64 disc1 image was overflowing, more of the base components installed into....

Distribution Release: Kali Linux 2017.2

Thursday 21st of September 2017 01:49:22 AM
Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution with a collection of security and forensics tools. The project's latest version, Kali Linux 2017.2, introduces a number of new security and penetration tools, as well as package updates from Debian's Testing branch. "In addition to all of the standard security and....

Distribution Release: Endian Firewall 3.2.4

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 11:54:05 PM
Endian has announced the release of Endian Firewall 3.2.4, an updated build in the 3.2 series of the project's CentOS-based Linux distribution for firewall and routers: "The Endian team is proud to announce an updated image for the 3.2 release. Check out the new release today by downloading....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 730

Monday 18th of September 2017 12:13:13 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Mageia 6News: Manjaro coming pre-installed on laptops, KDE's Plasma on Purism's phone, HAMMER2 coming to DragonFly BSD's installerQuestions and answers: Benefits and drawbacks of using completely free operating systemsReleased last week: CentOS 7-1708, Parrot Security OS 3.8, Univention Corporate Server 4.2-2Torrent corner:....

Distribution Release: ArchLabs 2017.09

Sunday 17th of September 2017 10:20:36 PM
ArchLabs is an Arch-based Linux distribution featuring the Openbox window manager. The project's latest snapshot, ArchLabs 2017.09, introduces several new changes, including a welcome script which runs when the user first logs in: "Mínimo has under-gone some fine tuning, mainly with the addition of a brilliant Hello/Welcome script....

Development Release: FreeBSD 10.4-RC1

Sunday 17th of September 2017 12:46:16 AM
Marius Strobl has announced the availability of the first release candidate for FreeBSD 10.4, an upcoming new stable release in the project's legacy 10.x branch: "The first RC build of the 10.4-RELEASE release cycle is now available. Noteworthy changes since 10.4-BETA4: an upstream fix for zlib compression has....

Distribution Release: CentOS 7-1708

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 09:44:54 PM
CentOS is a distribution built from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The CentOS project has announced the availability of a new update to the distribution, releasing CentOS 7-1708 which is derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4. The list of changes in this update to....

Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.8

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 12:14:34 AM
Parrot Security OS is a Debian-based, security-oriented distribution featuring a collection of utilities designed for penetration testing and computer forensics. The project's latest release, 3.8, is based on Debian's Testing branch ("Buster") and includes support for working with ZFS storage volumes. "I am proud to announce the official....

Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.2-2

Monday 11th of September 2017 01:44:25 PM
Nico Gulden has announced the release of Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.2-2, a new build of the Debian-based server distribution featuring a web-based management system for central administration of servers. "We are pleased to announce the availability of UCS 4.2-2 for download, the second point release of Univention....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 729

Monday 11th of September 2017 12:58:24 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Parabola GNU/Linux-libreNews: Tails publishes updated roadmap, DragonFly BSD previews new ports system, new features coming to MINIXTips and tricks: Running Plex Media Server on a Raspberry PiReleased last week: Tiny Core Linux 8.1, Porteus Kiosk 4.5.0, Zorin OS 12.2Torrent corner: Antergos, Bluestar,....

Development Release: Rocks Cluster Distribution 7.0 Beta

Sunday 10th of September 2017 02:06:57 AM
Philip Papadopoulos has announced the availability of the initial beta build of Rocks Cluster Distribution 7.0, the project's specialist CentOS-based operating system for deployments as computer clusters. This is the distribution's first release based on CentOS 7.x: "It has taken a while, but Rocks 7 is ready for....

Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 7.4

Saturday 9th of September 2017 04:00:54 AM
Scott Lynn has announced the release of Oracle Linux 7 Update 4, an updated build of the company's enterprise-class Linux distribution built from the source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 but featuring its own "unbreakable" kernel. This version was announced last month, but it was only....

Distribution Release: Zorin OS 12.2

Friday 8th of September 2017 05:33:49 PM
Zorin OS is a desktop Linux distribution which is designed to be user friendly and features a desktop environment familiar to people who are coming from the Microsoft Windows platform. Zorin OS features a Windows-like theme and the WINE compatibility software that allows users to run many Windows....

Distribution Release: SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP3

Thursday 7th of September 2017 10:13:08 PM
SUSE has announced the release of a new service pack for SUSE Linux Enterprise. The new update, SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 3, runs on x86, ARM, PowerPC and z Systems architectures. The release announcement states the new update includes a number of improvements to virtualization and....

Distribution Release: Untangle NG Firewall 13.1.0

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 05:06:22 PM
Untangle NG Firewall is a Debian-based distribution for network gateways with pluggable modules for blocking spam, filtering websites, and providing firewall and VPN services. Untangle inc has unveiled a new version of the lightweight distribution, Untangle NG Firewall 13.1.0. "The v13.1 release features a new app, Tunnel VPN,....

More in Tux Machines

AndEX Puts Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 64-Bit on Your PC with GAPPS and Netflix

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton has released a new build of his Android-x86 fork AndEX that leverages Google's Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 mobile operating system for 64-bit PCs with various updates and improvements. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Future Proof Your SysAdmin Career: Advancing with Open Source
    For today’s system administrators, the future holds tremendous promise. In this ebook, we have covered many technical skills that can be big differentiators for sysadmins looking to advance their careers. But, increasingly, open source skillsets can also open new doors. A decade ago, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst predicted that open source tools and platforms would become pervasive in IT. Today, that prediction has come true, with profound implications for the employment market. Participating in open source projects -- through developing code, submitting a bug report, or contributing to documentation -- is an important way to demonstrate open source skills to hiring managers.
  • FreeType Improvements For The Adobe Engine
    With FreeType 2.8.1 having been released last week, a lot of new code landed in the early hours of today to its Git repository. The code landed includes the work done this summer by Ewald Hew for Google Summer of Code (GSoC 17) adding support for Type 1 fonts to the Adobe CFF engine. Type 1 is an older, less maintained font format.
  • Are You Fond Of HDR Photography? Try Luminance HDR Application In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    Luminance HDR is an graphical user interface that is used for manipulation and creation of High Dynamic Range(HDR) images. It is based on Qt5 toolkit, it is cross-platform available for Linux, Windows and Mac, and released under the GNU GPL license. It provides a complete workflow for High Dynamic Range(HDR) as well as Low Dynamic Range (LDR) file formats. Prerequisite of HDR photography are several narrow-range digital images with different exposures. Luminance HDR combines these images and calculates a high-contrast image. In order to view this image on a regular computer monitor, Luminance HDR can convert it into a displayable LDR image format using a variety of methods, such as tone mapping.
  • Opera Web Browser Now Has Built-in WhatsApp and FB Messenger, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint
  • Enterprise open source comes of age
    In the age of digitalisation and data centre modernisation, open source has come of age. This is demonstrated by the growth that enterprise open source software provider SUSE has enjoyed over the last months. “SUSE is in good shape,” says Nils Brauckmann, CEO of SUSE. “In the last year, revenue grew at 21%, and it was profitable growth.” Business is positive going forward, he adds, with SUSE now part of the larger mothership Micro Focus group following the completion this month of the HPE Software spin merger. “Micro focus is now the seventh-largest pure-play software vendor in the world, with revenues approaching $4,5-billion,” Brauckmann points out.
  • Red Hat, Microsoft Extend Alliance to SQL Server
  • UbuCon Europe 2017
    I’ve been to many Ubuntu related events before, but what surprises me every time about UbuCons is the outstanding work by the community organising these events. Earlier this month, I was in Paris for UbuCon Europe 2017. I had quite high expectations about the event/location and the talks, especially because the French Ubuntu community is known for hosting awesome events several times a year like Ubuntu Party and Ubuntu install parties.

today's howtos

Korora 26

  • Korora 26 is Here!
  • Linux Releases: “Lightweight” Tiny Core 8.2 And “Heavyweight” Korora 26 Distros Are Here
    Korora Linux distro is a derivative of popular Fedora operating system. It ships with lots of additional packages that are provided by Fedora community and helps the users to get a complete out-of-the-box experience. The developers of Korora Linux distro have just shipped Korora 26 “Bloat.” Bloat codename has been derived from the characters of the movie “Finding Nemo.”
  • Based on Fedora 26, Korora 26 Linux Debuts with GNOME 3.24, Drops 32-Bit Support
    Korora developer Jim Dean announced the release and general availability of the Korora Linux 26 operating system for personal computers, a release based on the latest Fedora Linux version and packed full of goodies. Dubbed "Bloat," Korora Linux 26 comes more than nine months after the release of Korora 25, it's based on Red Hat's Fedora 26 Linux operating system and ships with the latest versions of popular desktop environments, including GNOME 3.24. Also included are the KDE Plasma 5.10, Xfce 4.12, Cinnamon 3.4, and MATE 1.18 desktop environments, all of them shipping pre-loaded with a brand-new backup tool designed to keep your most important files safe and secure from hackers or government agencies.