Birds Linux 8.0 Released — A Distro For Students, Comes With Kernel 4.5 And TOR
As a result of three months of hard work by Francesco Milesi, Birds Linux 8.0 is available for download. This open source Linux distro is focused on students by bringing along many educational tools to assist them in learning. Birds Linux 8.0 also marks a shift to GNOME 3 desktop environment.
Anonymous Live CD Tails to Use Tor Browser 6.0, Firewall and Kernel Hardening
The next major version of the Tails amnesic incognito live system, also known as the Anonymous Live CD used by ex-CIA employee Edward Snowden to stay hidden online using the latest Tor technologies, is now in the works.
Tails 2.4 development is open, and it looks like the first Release Candidate (RC) build has already landed for public beta testing, incorporating some major new features and changes, among which we can mention the upgrade to the latest Tor Browser 6.0 web browser based on Mozilla Firefox 45.2.
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Rust 1.9 brings controlled unwinding support, support for deprecation warnings, new targets (MIPS Linux Musl C library and i586 Windows MSVC), compile-time improvements, more library stabilization work, and new Cargo features.
Announcing the Open Source License API
Over the last 19 years, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) has been the steward of the Open Source Definition (or OSD), establishing a common language when discussing what it means to be an Open Source license, and a list of licenses which are known to be compatible with the OSD.
This is taken to its logic next step this year, with the OSI providing a machine readable publication of OSI approved licenses at api.opensource.org. This will allow third parties to become license-aware, and give organizations the ability to clearly determine if a license is, in fact, an Open Source license, from the authoritative source regarding Open Source licenses, the OSI.
CentOS Linux 6.8, based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8, is now available for download. This release comes with many important features and changes that include the support for up to 300TB data on XFS filesystems and lots of security fixes.
Red Hat Inc. has updated its recently acquired Ansible technology, launching a new version that comes with enhanced support for Docker containers and also Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform.
Ansible was only acquired by Red Hat in October of last year, and the new Ansible 2.1 update is actually the second new version of the DevOps IT automation technology since then. Ansible 2.0 was released last January, with a cleaner code architecture, but today’s release offers a lot more practical functionality.
The GNOME devs are working around the clock these days to release the second milestone towards the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment, which is expected to land for various GNU/Linux operating systems later this year.
Polari developer Florian Müllner informs the community about the general availability of the second snapshot towards the major 3.22 release of the open-source and straightforward IRC client designed for GNOME 3.