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Development Release: FreeBSD 11.3-BETA3

Saturday 8th of June 2019 01:26:26 AM
Glen Barber has announced the availability of the third, and final, beta build of FreeBSD 11.3: "The third BETA build of the 11.3-RELEASE release cycle is now available. A summary of changes since 11.3-BETA2 includes: support for the IPV6_NEXTHOP option has been restored; warnings for IPsec algorithms deprecated....

Distribution Release: Enso OS 0.3.1

Thursday 6th of June 2019 03:19:27 PM
Enso OS is a Linux distribution based on Xubuntu. Enso features the Xfce desktop with Gala, imported from elementary OS, as the default window manager. The project's latest release, Enso OS 0.3.1, is based on packages from Ubuntu 18.04 and features improvements to the software manager. "Built on....

Distribution Release: Zorin OS 15

Wednesday 5th of June 2019 08:42:45 PM
The Zorin team have announced a new version of Zorin OS, an Ubuntu-based distribution with a Windows-theme desktop environment. The project's new version, Zorin OS 15, ships with Zorin Connect (based on KDE Connect) for sharing information between devices, improved performance, and scheduled theme changes: "We've designed the....

BSD Release: NetBSD 8.1

Wednesday 5th of June 2019 05:50:22 PM
NetBSD is a free, secure, and highly portable UNIX-like open source operating system available for many CPU platforms. The project's latest release is NetBSD 8.1 which provides minor improvements and enhancements over NetBSD 8.0. The project's release announcement reports: "The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 8.1,....

Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 Beta

Wednesday 5th of June 2019 03:10:42 PM
Red Hat has published a development snapshot of the company's updated Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x series. The new beta, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.7 Beta, includes a number of bug fixes and performance improvements, along with fixes for the MDS/ZombieLoad vulnerabilities. "RHEL 7.7 Beta includes a....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 817

Monday 3rd of June 2019 12:19:34 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Manjaro Linux 18.0.4 News: Ubuntu presents Security Podcast, Dell and System76 unveil powerful Linux laptops, Condres OS introduces new control centre, SparkyLinux adds QtFM file manager Hardware review: Entroware Apollo Released last week: MX Linux 18.3, GParted Live 1.0.0-1, 4MLinux 29.0 Upcoming....

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 29.0

Sunday 2nd of June 2019 10:15:23 PM
Zbigniew Konojacki has announced the release of 4MLinux 29.0, a new stable version of the project's independently-developed distribution for desktops (32-bit with JWM) and servers (64-bit with a complete LAMP stack). The new version comes with updated Linux kernel version 4.19.41, updated desktop and server packages (LibreOffice 6.2.4,....

Development Release: Mageia 7 RC

Sunday 2nd of June 2019 11:58:14 AM
Donald Stewart has announced the availability of the release candidate for Mageia 7, the last test build before the upcoming final release: "The Mageia community is very happy to announce what will hopefully be the last release before Mageia 7 is final. We all hope that this release....

Development Release: FreeBSD 11.3-BETA2

Saturday 1st of June 2019 02:33:20 AM
Glen Barber has announced the availability of the second beta build of FreeBSD 11.3: "The second BETA build of the 11.3-RELEASE release cycle is now available. A summary of changes since 11.3-BETA1 includes: the fsck_readdir() and dircheck() functions have been rewritten for clarity and correctness; contrib/zlib has been....

Distribution Release: GParted Live 1.0.0-1

Friday 31st of May 2019 02:46:36 AM
Curtis Gedak has announced the release of GParted Live 1.0.0-1, a milestone release from the project that develops the GParted partition management tool as well as this bootable CD/USB image that also contains various disk management and data rescue utilities. From the release announcement: "The GParted team is....

Distribution Release: MX Linux 18.3

Tuesday 28th of May 2019 01:38:42 AM
An updated build of MX Linux, version 18.3, is out. MX Linux is desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Debian 9.9 and featuring a customised Xfce desktop. The new version is a minor release, bringing updated MX applications and an improved MX manual: "We are pleased to offer MX....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 816

Monday 27th of May 2019 12:09:51 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0News: Void discusses security, Guix publishes path fix, Antergos closes doors, Matthew Miller answers questions about FedoraQuestions and answers: Setting up a firewall and finding service portsReleased last week: openSUSE 15.1, Tails 3.14, Kali Linux 2019.2Torrent corner: ArchBang,....

Development Release: FreeBSD 11.3-BETA1

Saturday 25th of May 2019 02:16:40 PM
Glen Barber has announced the release of new testing media for FreeBSD. The new development snapshot, FreeBSD 11.3-BETA1, contains mostly minor fixes and improvements for the FreeBSD 11.x series and makes it easier to remotely access ARM-based systems. "The first BETA build of the 11.3-RELEASE release cycle is....

Distribution Release: BlackArch Linux 2019.06.01

Friday 24th of May 2019 09:59:01 AM
The developers of BlackArch Linux, an Arch Linux-based distribution designed for penetration testers and security researchers, and containing a large collection of penetration-testing and security utilities, have announced the release of version 2019.06.01. As usual, the new release updates the underlying Linux system and brings several new tools:....

Distribution Release: openSUSE 15.1

Wednesday 22nd of May 2019 02:33:26 PM
The openSUSE team have announced the release of openSUSE 15.1. The new version introduces updated graphics support, Network Manager will handle network connections on desktop computers by default and YaST now offers more options for handling services, taking advantage of systemd features. "An entirely new graphics stack update....

Distribution Release: Kali Linux 2019.2

Tuesday 21st of May 2019 07:46:16 PM
Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution with a collection of security and forensics tools. The distribution has published a new update, Kali Linux 2019.2, which includes updated tools and changes to the project's ARM builds: "Welcome to our second release of 2019, Kali Linux 2019.2, which is available....

Distribution Release: Tails 3.14

Tuesday 21st of May 2019 05:02:10 PM
The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based live DVD/USB image 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....

Development Release: NetBSD 8.1 RC1

Monday 20th of May 2019 03:20:04 PM
Martin Husemann has announced the availability of a new release candidate for NetBSD 8.1. The new release candidate ships with CPU vulnerability workarounds, a new wireless driver and several performance improvements. Husemann writes: "The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 8.1 RC1, the first (and hopefully final)....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 815

Monday 20th of May 2019 12:11:37 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Sabayon 19.03News: Clear Linux outlines features for developers, Red Hat explains MDS flaws, developers patch Linux networking vulnerabilityTips and tricks: Overview of options for running open Linux distros on mobile devices (2019 edition)Released last week: Emmabuntus DE2-1.04, ArcoLinux 19.05.2, Peppermint OS 10Torrent....

Distribution Release: Robolinux 10.5

Sunday 19th of May 2019 03:06:32 PM
Robolinux is a user-friendly and desktop operating system based on the latest long term support release of Ubuntu. The project's latest release of Robolinux 10.5 which includes many security fixes, including a patch for the Zombieland CPU vulnerability and an updated kernel. The project's release announcement reports: "The....

More in Tux Machines

Kata Containers Packages are Available officially in openSUSE Tumbleweed

Kata Containers is an open source container runtime that is crafted to seamlessly plug into the containers ecosystem. We are now excited to announce that the Kata Containers packages are finally available in the official openSUSE Tumbleweed repository. It is worthwhile to spend few words explaining why this is a great news, considering the role of Kata Containers (a.k.a. Kata) in fulfilling the need for security in the containers ecosystem, and given its importance for openSUSE and Kubic. Read more

[EndeavourOS] The August release is available.

This ISO contains: Calamares 3.2.11 (the latest version of our installer) Kernel 5.2.8 mesa 19.1.4-1 systemd 242.84-1 xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.16-1 XFCE 4.14 bash-completion broadcom-wl-dkms We also took care of some bug fixes: Autologin is working now (if chosen inside Calamares) Virtualbox detection is working Powersaving/screen-locking issues are resolved Added Leafpad as an option to use the editor as admin (not working with mousepad anymore) A general cleanup Removed light-locker (was causing issues) Read more

Emmabuntus DE2 1.05 Released, Which Reduces ISO Image Size

Emmabuntus Team is pleased to announce the release of the new Emmabuntüs Debian Edition 2 1.05 (32 and 64 bits) on 02nd Aug, 2019. It’s based on Debian 9.9 stretch distribution and featuring the XFCE desktop environment. This is a lightweight distribution, which was designed to run on older computers. This distribution was originally designed to facilitate the reconditioning of computers donated to humanitarian organizations, starting with the Emmaüs communities. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Writing Kubernetes controllers the wrong way is still useful

    When you try to shoehorn an idea, approach, or code into a situation that's not expecting it, you get surprising and fun results. In his Lightning Talk at the 17th annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE 17x), "Writing Kubernetes controllers 'the wrong way' is still useful," sysadmin Chris McEniry shares his experience with an out-of-cluster etcd-controller. Watch Chris' Lightning Talk to learn more about managing etcd controllers and living to tell the tale.

  • VMware's proposed Pivotal acquisition shows Cloud Foundry's strength

    Abby Kearns, executive director of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, reports that in the soon-to-be-released Cloud Foundry end-user survey, "In just two years, broad deployment of Cloud Foundry has nearly doubled. With 45% of our users describing their Cloud Foundry use as 'broad' (compared to 30% in 2018 and 23% in 2017)."

  • Magnetic Lasso for Krita is here

    I won’t say that I am done with Magnetic Lasso now, but the results are a lot better now to be honest. Take a look at one of the tests that I did,

  • [antiX] swapgs mitigations kernels available

    Latest secure kernels available in the repos for 32 and 64 bit architecture (stretch, buster, testing and sid). 5.2.8 (64bit and 32 bit pae and non-pae-486) 4.19.66 (64bit and 32 bit pae and non-pae-486) 4.9.189 (64 bit and 32 bit pae and non-pae-486) Users are strongly advised to upgrade.

  • M5Stack M5StickV is a Tiny AI Camera for Maker Projects