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Distribution Release: NixOS 17.09

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017 02:02:41 PM
NixOS is a Linux distribution which is assembled using the Nix package manager. Nix features package snapshots, rollbacks and the ability to manage the configuration of the operating system and its services. The NixOS project has released a new update, NixOS 17.09. The new version offers updated desktop....

Distribution Release: Emmabuntüs 9-1.00

Monday 2nd of October 2017 08:40:24 PM
Emmabuntüs is a Debian-based desktop distribution which strives to offer a beginner-friendly desktop experiencing while requiring few resources. The distribution ships with the Xfce desktop environment. The project's latest release is the second version to be based on Debian and uses Debian 9 "Stretch" packages at its core.....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 732

Monday 2nd of October 2017 12:05:55 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Managing virtual environments with ClonOS 12News: Reducing Snap size, Ubuntu Desktop to drop 32-bit media, FreeBSD's Quarterly Status ReportQuestions and answers: Partitioning disks for ZFSReleased last week: SparkyLinux 5.1, KNOPPIX 8.1, Tails 3.2Torrent corner: 4MLinux, feren OS, KNOPPIX, Nitrux, SparkyLinux, SystemRescueCd, TailsUpcoming....

Development Release: Ubuntu 17.10 Beta 2

Friday 29th of September 2017 04:10:16 AM
Lukasz Zemczak has announced the availability of the final beta build of Ubuntu 17.10, code name "Artful Aardvark", together with the rest of the Ubuntu family of distributions - Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu. From the release announcement: "The Ubuntu team....

Distribution Release: Tails 3.2

Thursday 28th of September 2017 11:29:00 PM
Version 3.2 of Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System), a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user, has been released. This is mostly a security update, although it also comes with some component upgrades, including Linux kernel 4.12: "Tails 3.2 is....

Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 8.1

Thursday 28th of September 2017 08:27:48 AM
Klaus Knopper has announced the release of KNOPPIX 8.1, the latest stable version from he project that pioneered the concept of an easy-to-use Linux live CD with complete hardware support. This release comes with LXDE (default desktop), KDE Plasma 5.8 and GNOME 3.24: "Version 8.1 of KNOPPIX is....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 5.1

Wednesday 27th of September 2017 10:29:14 PM
SparkyLinux is a Debian-based lightweight and fast Linux distribution designed to run on both old and new computers. The project's latest release, SparkyLinux 5.1, is based on Debian's Testing branch, codename Buster and offers a rolling release upgrade path. "Changes between version 5.0 and 5.1: full system upgrade....

Development Release: NethServer 7.4 Beta 1

Wednesday 27th of September 2017 01:22:19 PM
NethServer is a CentOS-based Linux distribution for servers. The project provides many optional modules and a web-based administrator interface to make setting up services more convenient. The project has released a new development snapshot, NethServer 7.4 Beta 1. This update features mostly small changes and bug fixes from....

Development Release: LibreELEC 8.1.2 Beta

Monday 25th of September 2017 06:32:55 PM
LibreELEC is a minimal operating system designed to simply run the Kodi media software on a range of popular hardware platforms. The LibreELEC project has released a new development snapshot, version 8.1.2 Beta. The new development release fixes the Blueborne vulnerability in Bluetooth and corrects some issues with....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 731

Monday 25th of September 2017 12:13:04 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: BackSlash Linux OlafNews: Mint makes reporting bugs easier, Canonical adds Wayland support to Mir, Debian experimenting with AppArmorOpinion: The W3C, encrypted media and software freedomReleased last week: Kali Linux 2017.2, Endian Firewall 3.2.4, Korora 26Torrent corner: ArchBang, Clonezilla, Kali, Korora, Manjaro, NuTyX,....

Distribution Release: NuTyX 9.1

Sunday 24th of September 2017 07:41:38 PM
NuTyX is a French Linux distribution (with multi-language supporti) built from Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch, with a custom package manager called "cards". The NuTyX project has released a maintenance update, version 9.1, for the distribution's 9.x series. "The NuTyX team is please to announce....

Development Release: Subgraph OS 2017-09-22 Alpha

Sunday 24th of September 2017 03:09:40 PM
Subgraph OS is a Debian-based Linux distribution which provides several security, anonymous web browsing and hardening features. The project has released a new development version, Subgraph OS 2017-09-22 Alpha. The alpha snapshot includes initial support for multiple named bridges which can be attached to application sandboxes. In addition,....

Distribution Release: Korora 26

Sunday 24th of September 2017 10:28:17 AM
Jim Dean has announced the release of Korora 26, a brand-new version of the project's desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Fedora, but with many user-friendly enhancements: "The Korora project is pleased to announce the release of version 26 (code name 'Bloat') which is now available for download. Korora....

Development Release: FreeBSD 10.4-RC2

Sunday 24th of September 2017 01:39:45 AM
Less than a week after the first release candidate (RC) was made available, the second RC build of FreeBSD 10.4 is now also ready for testing. Some of the recent noteworthy changes include: "Given that the amd64 disc1 image was overflowing, more of the base components installed into....

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Mastodon 2.0

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Red Hat: Satellite, OpenShift, Government, SoftBank

  • A Red Hat Satellite tutorial to install an update server
    Is server patch management the best part of your job? Stop reading here. Many IT organizations struggle with OS patching processes. For Red Hat administrators who are willing to invest some initial energy to simplify later tasks, Satellite provides infrastructure lifecycle management, including capabilities for provisioning, reporting and configuration management. To this end, follow this Red Hat Satellite tutorial to set up a simple server for updates. Once we review how to install the basic update server, we'll create one example client.
  • Red Hat updates Gluster storage for OpenShift container apps
    Red Hat bolstered Gluster storage for its OpenShift Container Platform, adding iSCSI block and S3 object interfaces, as well as greater persistent volume density.
  • Red Hat to Cover Open Source Collaboration at Gov’t Symposium; Paul Smith Comments
    Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) is set to hold its annual symposium on federal information technology on Nov. 9 where the company will host discussions on open source collaboration and its potential benefits for government, GovCon Executive reported Oct. 11.
  • Red Hat’s Container Technologies and Knowledge Were Chosen by SoftBank to Embrace DevOps
    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that several of Red Hat’s open source technologies, including Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, as well as the knowledge of Red Hat Consulting, were chosen by SoftBank Corp (“SoftBank”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp., to implement DevOps methodology for its Service Platform Division, IT Service Development Division, Information Technology Unit, and Technology Unit, the company’s in-house IT organization. This large, varied organization develops, maintains and operates SoftBank’s IT systems for internal work and operations, supporting 600 diverse systems.
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Security: Google Play, WPA2, FERC, HackerOne

  • 8 'Minecraft' apps infected with Sockbot malware on Google Play found adding devices to botnet

    Security researchers have discovered that at least eight malware-laced apps on Google Play Store are ensnaring devices to a botnet to potentially carry out distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) and other malicious attacks. These apps claimed to provide skins to tweak the look of characters in the popular Minecraft: Pocket Edition game and have been downloaded as many as 2.6 million times.

  • KRACK Vulnerability: What You Need To Know
    This week security researchers announced a newly discovered vulnerability dubbed KRACK, which affects several common security protocols for Wi-Fi, including WPA (Wireless Protected Access) and WPA2. This is a bad vulnerability in that it likely affects billions of devices, many of which are hard to patch and will remain vulnerable for a long time. Yet in light of the sometimes overblown media coverage, it’s important to keep the impact of KRACK in perspective: KRACK does not affect HTTPS traffic, and KRACK’s discovery does not mean all Wi-Fi networks are under attack. For most people, the sanest thing to do is simply continue using wireless Internet access.
  • FERC sets rules to protect grid from malware spread through laptops
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday proposed new mandatory cybersecurity controls to protect the utility system from the threat posed by laptops and other mobile devices that could spread malicious software. The standards are meant to "further enhance the reliability and resilience of the nation's bulk electric system" by preventing malware from infecting utility networks and bringing down the power grid, according to the nation's grid regulator.
  • Hack These Apps And Earn $1,000 — Bug Bounty Program Launched By Google And HackerOne
  • Security Vulnerability Puts Linux Kernel at Risk

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