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Development release: FreeNAS 11.2 BETA1

4 hours 24 min ago
The FreeNAS project has published a new development snapshot, giving users a chance to test new features in the FreeBSD-based network attached storage system. The development snapshot, FreeNAS 11.2 BETA1, includes a new user interface style, the Jails framework has migrated from Warden to iocage, and the boot....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 772

Monday 16th of July 2018 12:16:53 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre 0.2.4News: UBports running desktop applications, Arch reacts to AUR malware, OpenBSD gaining ability to auto-join wireless networks, Debian publishes new install media, Tails makes it easier to work with encrypted volumesTips and tricks: Managing boot environments with zedenvReleased last week:....

Distribution Release: ArcoLinux 6.9.1

Sunday 15th of July 2018 01:16:49 AM
ArcoLinux (formerly known as ArchMerge), is an Arch-based project developing several ready-to-use distributions that feature a number of popular desktop environments. ArcoLinux 6.9.1 was pre-announced earlier this week, but the main Xfce edition was only made available yesterday. From the release announcement: "We decided to trim down our....

Distribution Release: Scientific Linux 6.10

Wednesday 11th of July 2018 02:08:17 AM
Pat Riehecky has announced the availability of Scientific Linux 6.10, the final build of the Red Hat-based distribution's legacy branch, supported until November 2020: "Scientific Linux 6.10 i386/x86_64. According to the upstream lifecycle guide, 6.10 is expected to be the final release of EL6, with only important security....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 771

Monday 9th of July 2018 02:13:28 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Linux Lite 4.0News: SUSE being acquired by EQT, upgrade instructions for Mint, Gentoo responds to mirror breach, Ubuntu 17.10 reaching end of lifeQuestions and answers: Checking for CPU bugs and configuring GRUBReleased last week: SolydXK 201807, Pinguy OS 18.04, CentOS 6.10Torrent corner:....

Distribution Release: Guix System Distribution 0.15.0

Friday 6th of July 2018 04:45:31 PM
Guix System Distribution (GuixSD) is a Linux-based, stateless operating system that is built around the GNU Guix package manager. The project's latest release, version 0.15.0, includes improvements to the Guix package manager and expands support for ARM-powered devices, though ARM ports will need to be built by the....

Distribution Release: AryaLinux 1.0

Thursday 5th of July 2018 03:35:25 AM
Chandrakant Singh has announced the release of AryaLinux 1.0, a source-based distribution built using the Linux From Scratch book, but with a Python-based package management utility, graphical installation tool and a customised GNOME 3.28 desktop: "We are proud to present AryaLinux 1.0 'Aranya'. This is the first release....

Development Release: elementary OS 5.0 Beta 1

Wednesday 4th of July 2018 03:22:06 AM
Daniel Foré has announced the availability of the initial public beta build of elementary OS 5.0, the upcoming major new update from the project that develops an Ubuntu-based distribution with a custom desktop environment (Pantheon) and a number of applications built in-house: "Developer preview 'Juno' beta 1 is....

Distribution Release: CentOS 6.10

Tuesday 3rd of July 2018 10:24:05 PM
CentOS is a Linux distribution based on the source code from Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The project's latest version, CentOS 6.10, offers an update to the project's 6.x series and includes mostly bug fixes along with a few minor upgrades. "We are pleased to announce the immediate availability....

Development Release: NetBSD 8.0 RC2

Tuesday 3rd of July 2018 01:01:14 AM
Martin Husemann has announced the availability of the second (and probably final) release candidate for NetBSD 8.0, a highly portable operating system available for dozens of processor architectures. The new release candidate fixes a number of issues that existed in the previous snapshot and includes kernel security fixes....

Distribution Release: Pinguy OS 18.04

Monday 2nd of July 2018 10:54:14 PM
Pinguy OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution which offers a customized GNOME desktop environment intended to be easy to use for new Linux users. The project's latest release, Pinguy OS is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and includes GNOME 3.28. Support for 32-bit computer has been dropped from this....

Distribution Release: Network Security Toolkit 28-10234

Monday 2nd of July 2018 08:06:17 PM
Network Security Toolkit (NST) is a bootable live disc based on the Fedora distribution. The toolkit was designed to provide easy access to best-of-breed open source network security applications. The project has released NST 28-10234 which is based on Fedora 28. The new version includes Bluetooth improvements and....

Distribution Release: SolydXK 201807

Monday 2nd of July 2018 05:02:29 PM
SolydXK is a Debian-based desktop distribution which is available in KDE Plasma and Xfce editions. The project's latest release, SolydXK 201807, features a number of security enhancements, including the activation of AppArmor in the default configuration. The distribution's release announcement reads: "The new 201807 ISO images have been....

Development Release: Bodhi Linux 5.0.0 RC

Monday 2nd of July 2018 04:00:12 AM
Jeff Hoogland has announced the availability of the release candidate for Bodhi Linux 5.0.0, an upcoming major new version of the Ubuntu-based distribution that features the Enlightenment-based Moksha desktop environment: "Today I am very pleased to share the hard work of the Bodhi team with our latest 5.0.0....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 770

Monday 2nd of July 2018 12:09:11 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Linux Mint 19News: SUSE's reproducible packages, Solus polishes the desktop experience, new Fedora changes, the new MintBox Mini 2 computerQuestions and answers: Rise of Manjaro and the future of PCLinuxOSReleased last week: Linux Mint 19, KaOS 2018.06, Tails 3.8Torrent corner: Alpine, AV....

Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1806

Sunday 1st of July 2018 07:17:38 PM
Redcore Linux is a Gentoo-based distribution designed to be easy to set up for desktop use. It ships with the LXQt desktop environment and provides a repository of pre-built binary packages. The project's latest snapshot, Redcore Linux 1806, includes many package upgrades from Gentoo along with improvements with....

Distribution Release: Linux Mint 19

Friday 29th of June 2018 02:45:43 PM
The Linux Mint team has released a new version of the project's Ubuntu-based editions. The new version, Linux Mint 19, is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and receives five years of security updates. New changes in version 19 include the Timeshift operating system snapshot tool, the update manager....

Distribution Release: Raspbian 2018-06-27

Friday 29th of June 2018 12:24:04 PM
Simon Long has announced the availability of a new build of Raspbian, a Debian-based distribution for the Raspberry Pi single-board computers. The 2018-06-27 version brings a brand-new setup wizard, a Recommended Software utility and a much improved PDF viewer called qpdfView: "It's time to release another update to....

BSD Release: FreeBSD 11.2

Wednesday 27th of June 2018 06:08:29 PM
The FreeBSD team has announced an update for the operating system's 11.x series. The new version, FreeBSD 11.2, introduces updates to OpenSSL and OpenSSH in the base system, includes version 6 of the Clang compiler and makes new versions of KDE4 and GNOME Shell available through the project's....

Distribution Release: Tails 3.8

Tuesday 26th of June 2018 07:47:26 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 project's latest release, Tails 3.8, introduces a number of minor fixes, including making it possible to import security keys from e-mail attachments, correcting web browser....

More in Tux Machines

Software: Latte Dock, Emacs, Ick, REAPER

  • Latte Dock 0.8 Released with Widget Separators, Setup Sharing, More
    A new version of Latte Dock, an icon-based task bar for the KDE desktop, is available to download. Latte Dock 0.8 is the first stable release of the app switching software in almost a year and is the third stable release overall.
  • 3 Emacs modes for taking notes
    No matter what line of work you're in, it's inevitable you have to take a few notes. Often, more than a few. If you're like many people in this day and age, you take your notes digitally. Open source enthusiasts have a variety of options for jotting down their ideas, thoughts, and research in electronic format. You might use a web-based tool. You might go for a desktop application. Or, you might turn to the command line. If you use Emacs, that wonderful operating system disguised as a text editor, there are modes that can help you take notes more efficiently. Let's look at three of them.
  • Ick version 0.53 released: CI engine
    I have just made a new release of ick, my CI system. The new version number is 0.53, and a summary of the changes is below. The source code is pushed to my git server (git.liw.fi), and Debian packages to my APT repository (code.liw.fi/debian). See https://ick.liw.fi/download/ for instructions.
  • REAPER 5.93 Brings New Linux-Native Builds
    Since 2016 we have been looking forward to the REAPER digital audio workstation software for Linux while with this week's v5.93 release, the experimental Linux-native builds are now officially available.
  • Digital Audio Workstation REAPER Adds Experimental Native Linux Builds
    REAPER, a popular music production tool, added experimental native Linux builds to its download page with the latest 5.93 release. Initially released in 2005, REAPER (Rapid Environment for Audio Production, Engineering, and Recording) is a powerful digital audio workstation (DAW) and MIDI sequencer, available for Windows, macOS and Linux. Cockos, the company that develops REAPER, was founded by Justin Frankel of Winamp and Gnutella peer-to-peer network fame. The application uses a proprietary license and you can evaluate it for free for 60 days without having to provide any personal details or register. After the free trial ends, you can continue to use it but a nag screen will show up for a few seconds when the application starts. A license costs $225 for commercial use, or $60 for a discounted license (details here).

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Red Hat News

At Rest Encryption

There are many steps you can take to harden a computer, and a common recommendation you'll see in hardening guides is to enable disk encryption. Disk encryption also often is referred to as "at rest encryption", especially in security compliance guides, and many compliance regimes, such as PCI, mandate the use of at rest encryption. This term refers to the fact that data is encrypted "at rest" or when the disk is unmounted and not in use. At rest encryption can be an important part of system-hardening, yet many administrators who enable it, whether on workstations or servers, may end up with a false sense of security if they don't understand not only what disk encryption protects you from, but also, and more important, what it doesn't. Read more