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Distribution Release: CAINE 7.0

Friday 6th of November 2015 05:50:55 AM
Nanni Bassetti has announced the release of CAINE 7.0, an updated build of the specialist distribution containing a large collection of tools designed for forensic analysis and penetration testing. This version is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: "CAINE 7.0 'DeepSpace' is out. Changelog: Linux kernel 3.13; based on....

Distribution Release: Vinux 5.0

Thursday 5th of November 2015 01:05:56 AM
Rob Whyte has announced the release of Vinux 5.0. Vinux is based on the Ubuntu distribution and is designed to be used by blind and partially sighted users. "This release features not just the Unity Desktop, but GNOME Shell and the ever popular GNOME 2 fork called MATE,....

Distribution Release: openSUSE 42.1

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 02:44:01 PM
The openSUSE project has announced the launch of a new edition and new release for the openSUSE distribution. The new edition is called Leap and the initial release carries the version number 42.1. openSUSE 42.1 is a community project which also pulls in packages from SUSE Linux Enterprise....

Distribution Release: SME Server 8.2

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 11:25:25 PM
Terry Fage has announced the release of a new version of the SME Server distribution. SME Server is intended for use on servers in small and medium businesses and is based on CentOS. The latest release, SME Server 8.2, provides users with an update to the distribution's 8.x....

Distribution Release: Tails 1.7

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 08:11:27 PM
The developers of Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System), a Debian-based live operating system for communicating securely, have announced the release of Tails 1.7. The new release fixes a number of bugs and introduces "offline mode" which disables all network activity. This release fixes numerous security issues. All....

Distribution Release: Fedora 23

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 03:32:07 PM
The Fedora team has launched a new version of their Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution. The new release, Fedora 23, is available in multiple editions, including Workstation, Server and Cloud as well as multiple community spins. The latest version of Fedora ships with version 3.18 of the GNOME....

Distribution Release: OpenELEC 6.0

Monday 2nd of November 2015 08:00:08 AM
Stephan Raue has announced the release of OpenELEC 6.0, a major new version of the specialist Linux distribution designed for media centres and featuring the brand-new Kodi 15.2 media centre software: "The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 6.0 (6.0.0) The most visible change is Kodi 15.2....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 634

Monday 2nd of November 2015 01:10:28 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: The good, the bad and the Ubuntu 15.10 News: Chakra adopts Plasma 5, OpenMandriva introduces new editions and Tanenbaum plans MINIX conference Questions and answers: Display log files in reverse order Torrent corner: IPFire, Sabayon, Simplicity Released last week: Simplicity Linux 15.10,....

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 14.0

Sunday 1st of November 2015 03:07:36 PM
The 4MLinux project has released version 14.0 of the independent utility distribution. 4MLinux 14.0 ships with version 5.2.0 of the GNU Compiler Collection. Several additional multimedia applications are available as separate downloads. "The status of the 4MLinux 14.0 series has been changed to STABLE. Major change in the....

Distribution Release: Sabayon 15.11

Friday 30th of October 2015 01:50:50 PM
The developers of Sabayon, a Gentoo-based rolling release distribution, have announced the launch of Sabayon 15.11. The new version ships with a number of interesting new features, one of which is a server edition. "This release will introduce the Sabayon server edition, which is just perfect for those....

Development Release: Solus 1.0 RC1

Friday 30th of October 2015 12:34:47 AM
Ikey Doherty has announced the availability of the first release candidate for Solus 1.0, a Linux distribution featuring a custom desktop environment called "Budgie" and a package manager named "eopkg" (forked from Pardus Linux): "The Solus project is happy to announce the availability of the first release candidate....

Distribution Release: GParted Live 0.24.0-2

Thursday 29th of October 2015 06:18:03 PM
The developers of GParted Live, a Debian-based live distribution for managing disk partitions, have announced the launch of a new version of their distribution. The new version, GParted Live 0.24.0-2, is based on the latest Debian Unstable packages and includes the ability to detect ZFS storage pools. "The....

Distribution Release: Rockstor 3.8-9

Thursday 29th of October 2015 05:23:20 AM
Suman Chakravartula has announced the release of Rockstor 3.8-9, an updated build of the project's CentOS-based Linux distribution designed for Network Attached Storage (NAS) and private cloud storage solutions: "Rockstor 3.8-9 update is now available. This is our first update released under the stable update channel. Current users....

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Leftovers: Software

  • Kafka and syslog-ng
    First of all, let me introduce Kafka, a high-throughput distributed messaging system. It was originally developed by LinkedIn as a backbone of a website activity tracking infrastructure. Once open source, it was developed further under the umbrella of the Apache Foundation. In 2014 Confluent was founded to provide enterprise level support to Kafka users. Kafka is now used by major companies, including Netflix, Twitter and PayPal. There are now many more uses for Kafka: message queuing, log aggregation, stream processing or as a commit log.
  • Nmap 7.00 Has Been Released
    As you may know, Nmap is a command-line network exploration tool that supports ping scanning to determine the online hosts, port scanning techniques and TCP/IP fingerprinting for remote device identification.
  • Atom 1.2.4 Has Been Released
  • Vuze 5.7 (Open-Source BitTorrent Client) Has Been Released
  • Aptik 1.6.6 (Backup Software) Has Been Released
    As you may know, Aptik is an open-source application that enables the users to easily perform and restore backups of PPAs, aplications and packages in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and other Ubuntu derivates.
  • Linphone 3.9.1 Brings Only Bug-Fixes
    As you may know, Linphone is an open-source VoIP service that allows the users to perform voice calls, video calls and text conversations with friends and other Linphone users.
  • Install QGifer 0.2.3 RC2 on Ubuntu
    Up to date packages are available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and other Ubuntu derivative systems is easy.
  • Wireshark 2.0 Has Been Released
    As you already know, Wireshark is an open-source protocol analyzer software, very used for monitoring the network traffic.
  • Kodi 16.0 Beta 2 “Jarvis” Brings Changes

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