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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....

Distribution Release: Super Grub2 Disk 2.04s1

Monday 26th of August 2019 08:56:16 PM
Super Grub2 Disk is a live CD that helps the user to boot into almost any operating system even if the system cannot boot into it by normal means. This allows a user to boot into an installed operating system if their GRUB installation has been overwritten, erased....

Development Release: MX Linux 19 Beta 1

Monday 26th of August 2019 12:17:30 PM
The first public development build of MX Linux 19 is ready for testing. The upcoming release of what is currently the "number one" distribution on DistroWatch is now based on Debian 10 and includes the recently-released Xfce 4.14 desktop: "We are pleased to offer MX Linux 19 beta....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 829

Monday 26th of August 2019 12:10:35 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Drauger OS 7.4.1, and EndeavourOS 2019.07.15News: NetBSD gets its first Wayland application, UBports publishes updates, Kali updates meta-packages, boot environments for DragonFly BSD, GhostBSD changes base repository, FreeBSD status updateTips and tricks: How to check the licenses of kernel modulesReleased last week:....

Distribution Release: EasyOS 2.1

Sunday 25th of August 2019 02:23:36 PM
Barry Kauler has announced the release of EasyOS 2.1. EasyOS is an experimental Linux distribution which uses many of the technologies and package formats pioneered by Puppy Linux. The distribution features custom container technology called Easy Containers which can run applications or the entire desktop environment in a....

Development Release: Simplicity 19.10 Alpha 1

Friday 23rd of August 2019 04:51:39 PM
Simplicity Linux is a Puppy Linux derivative with Xfce as the default desktop environment. It comes in three editions: Desktop, Mini and an experimental X flavour. The project's latest development snapshot is Simplicity Linux 19.10 Alpha1: "We're proud to announce the release of Simplicity Linux 19.10. It is....

Distribution Release: Netrunner 19.08

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 02:22:12 AM
The Netrunner development team has announced the availability of Netrunner 19.08 (code name "Indigo"), the project's first release based on Debian 10: "The Netrunner team is happy to announce the immediate availability of Netrunner 19.08 Indigo, a 64-bit ISO image. This version is based on Debian 10....

Distribution Release: Runtu 18.04.3

Monday 19th of August 2019 11:13:14 PM
Runtu is a Russian desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu's LTS (long-term support) releases. It features full support for Russian and a variety of extra applications, tools and media codecs. The project's latest release is an update to its 18.04 branch. An English translation of the project's release....

Development Release: LXLE 18.04.3 Beta

Monday 19th of August 2019 03:42:05 PM
LXLE is an easy-to-use lightweight desktop Linux distribution based on Lubuntu and featuring the LXDE desktop environment. The project has published a new development release, based on Lubuntu 18.04 LTS. "LXLE 18.04.3 Beta is now available in 64-bit or 32-bit versions. This one was a long time coming....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 828

Monday 19th of August 2019 12:05:58 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: AcademiX GNU/Linux 2.2News: UBports testing Unity8 desktop changes, Debian getting FreedomBox desktop spin, Slackware tries more direct method of fundraising, FreeBSD phasing out GCC, Fedora project presents new Enterprise Linux channelQuestions and answers: Concerns regarding non-free firmwareReleased last week: Emmabuntus DE2-1.05, Neptune....

Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1908

Sunday 18th of August 2019 05:56:40 PM
Redcore Linux is a Gentoo-based, rolling release distribution which ships with two editions featuring pre-configured desktop environments: KDE Plasma and LXQt. The project's latest release, Redcore Linux 1908, is based on Gentoo's Testing branch to provide more up to date packages: "Starting with this release, Redcore Linux is....

Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 8.6

Sunday 18th of August 2019 04:50:06 AM
Klaus Knopper has announced the release of KNOPPIX 8.6, a new stable version of the project's Debian-based live CD with a choice of LXDE (default desktop), KDE Plasma 5.14 and GNOME 3.30. Interestingly, the distribution comes with a custom init system called "knoppix-autoconfig" which replaces systemd present in....

Development Release: antiX 19 Beta 3

Sunday 18th of August 2019 01:26:11 AM
The third beta release of antiX 19, a lightweight, desktop-oriented Linux distribution featuring the IceWM window manager, is now available for testing. This major new version is based on Debian 10: "antiX 19 beta 3 'full' and 'base' editions (64-bit and 32-bit) are available. Our third beta build....

Distribution Release: Neptune 6.0

Saturday 17th of August 2019 01:24:25 PM
Leszek Lesner has announced the release of Neptune 6.0, the distribution's first stable release based on Debian 10, featuring the KDE Plasma desktop with assorted desktop improvements: "We are proud to announce the release of Neptune 6.0. This new version is based upon Debian 10 "Buster" and it....

Distribution Release: Emmabuntüs DE2-1.05

Monday 12th of August 2019 02:51:43 PM
Emmabuntüs is a lightweight, Debian-based distribution designed to run on older computers. The project has published a new update to its Debian 9 "Stretch" branch, Emmabuntüs DE2-1.05. The new release works to reduce install media size, makes it easier to work with light and dark themes, and fixes....

More in Tux Machines

Canonical Outs New Linux Kernel Security Update for Ubuntu 18.04 and 16.04 LTS

Affecting both the Linux 4.15 kernel used in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) and Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS (Xenial Xerus) systems, the new security patch fixed an improperly implemented Spectre mitigation in the ptrace susbsystem (CVE-2019-15902), which could allow a local attacker to expose sensitive information. It also addresses a buffer overread (CVE-2019-15918) discovered that the SMB networking file system implementation, which could allow an attacker to expose sensitive information (kernel memory), two flaws (CVE-2019-15117 and CVE-2019-15118) discovered in the USB audio driver that may allow a physically proximate attacker to crash the system, and a flaw (CVE-2019-14821) in the KVM hypervisor implementation that let a local attacker to crash the system. Read more

Leftovers: MX-19, Versalogic and Security

  • MX-19 “patito feo” released!

    We are pleased to offer MX-19 for your use. As usual, this iso includes the latest updates from debian 10.1 (buster), antiX and MX repos.

  • Compact Apollo Lake SBC aims sky high

    Versalogic’s Linux-ready, sandwich-style “Harrier” SBC has an Apollo Lake processor and a compact 95 x 55mm footprint, ECC RAM support, and ruggedization features designed for high altitude UAVs. Versalogic announced a Harrier SBC due in Q1 2020 that revises the compact, COM-and-carrier design of its three-year-old, Intel Bay Trail based Osprey, but advances to the newer Intel Apollo Lake. The Osprey is similarly bereft of real-world ports to enable easier real-world deployments in constrained environments.

  • Security updates for Tuesday

    Security updates have been issued by CentOS (jss and kernel), Debian (libpcap, openjdk-8, and tcpdump), Fedora (java-11-openjdk), openSUSE (libreoffice), Oracle (java-1.7.0-openjdk), Red Hat (java-1.7.0-openjdk, python, and wget), Scientific Linux (java-1.7.0-openjdk), SUSE (ceph, ceph-iscsi, ses-manual_en, dhcp, openconnect, and procps), and Ubuntu (exiv2, linux, linux-aws, linux-azure, linux-gcp, linux-kvm, linux-raspi2, linux, linux-aws, linux-kvm, linux-raspi2, linux-snapdragon, linux-hwe, linux-azure, linux-gcp, linux-gke-5.0, linux-snapdragon, and uw-imap).

  • Password lessons: Longer is better, so is salt

    Infosec pros who had no idea of how easily a stolen list of hashed passwords could be cracked got a sobering lesson at this month’s SecTor security conference in Toronto. There, Will Hunt, co-founder of the U.K. based In.security consulting firm, casually talked of systems that can be built around a common (about $1,500) Nvidea GTX 2080 graphics card that could make 100 billion guesses a second in a brute force attack.

Unix Celebrates 50 Years

Today and tomorrow Nokia Bell Labs is hosting a two-day event celebrating 50 years of the Unix operating system, reflecting on Unix’s past and exploring the future of computing. Speakers and panelists include many of the original team that built Unix and designed the C programming language. Read more

Red Hat Leftovers

  • How we brought JavaScript to life for Command Line Heroes

    Animators within Red Hat?s Open Studio help bring Command Line Heroes? artwork more to life. All throughout Season 3, they?ve added movement to our episode pages and created eye-catching trailers for social and Red Hat?s YouTube channel. This post highlights their important contributions to the Command Line Heroes? creative process by looking at their work for Episode 3 of Season 4: Creating JavaScript. Also, designer Karen Crowson talks about the easter eggs in that episode?s artwork.

  • Red Hat Ceph Storage RGW deployment strategies and sizing guidance

    Starting in Red Hat Ceph Storage 3.0, Red Hat added support for Containerized Storage Daemons (CSD) which allows the software-defined storage components (Ceph MON, OSD, MGR, RGW, etc) to run within containers. CSD avoids the need to have dedicated nodes for storage services thus reducing both CAPEX and OPEX by co-located storage containerized daemons. Ceph-Ansible provides the required mechanism to put resource fencing to each storage container which is useful for running multiple storage daemon containers on one physical node. In this blog post, we will cover strategies to deploy RGW containers and their resource sizing guidance. Before we dive into the performance, let's understand what are the different ways to deploy RGW.

  • OpenShift 4.2: New YAML Editor

    Through our built-in YAML editor, users can create and edit resources right in the Red Hat OpenShift Web Console UI. In the latest release, we’ve upgraded our editor to include language server support. What is language server support? The language server support feature uses the OpenAPI schema from Kubernetes to provide content assist inside the YAML editor based on the type of resource you are editing. More specifically, the language server support offers the following capabilities: Improved YAML validation: The new editor provides feedback in context, directing you to the exact line and position that requires attention. Document outlining: Document outlines offer a quick way to navigate your code. Auto completion: While in the editor, language server support will provide you with valid configuration information as you type, allowing you to edit faster. Hover support: Hovering over a property will show a description of the associated schema. Advanced formatting: Format your YAML.