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Development Release: Tails 3.0 Alpha 1

Friday 18th of November 2016 12:54:47 PM
The developers of Tails, a Debian-based live DVD designed for anonymous web browsing using the pre-configured Tor Browser, have announced the availability of the initial development build of Tails 3.0. Based on the upcoming Debian 9.0 "Stretch", the new version is only available for the x86_64 architecture while....

Development Release: NethServer 7.2 RC2

Thursday 17th of November 2016 02:24:33 PM
Alessio Fattorini has announced a new, and probably final, release candidate for NethServer 7.2. NethServer is a CentOS-based server distribution which is administered primarily through a web interface. The new development snapshot, NethServer 7.2 RC2, supports both long (with domain suffix) and short user names, blocks guest users....

OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.3

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 11:15:01 PM
ReactOS is an open source operating system which strives to provide an environment which is binary compatible with the Microsoft Windows operating system. The ReactOS project has published their fourth release of 2016 with ReactOS 0.4.3. The new version includes improvements to the winsock networking library and offers....

Distribution Release: openSUSE 42.2

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 01:22:52 PM
The openSUSE team has announced the availability of a new version of the distribution's Leap edition. openSUSE Leap provides a stable base, similar to SUSE Linux Enterprise, with the addition of community-provided software packages. The latest version, openSUSE 42.2, features KDE's Plasma 5.8 desktop, version 4.4 of the....

Distribution Release: Tails 2.7

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 08:30:23 PM
The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based, live distribution with the goal of providing Internet anonymity for its users. The distribution accomplishes this by directing Internet traffic through the Tor network and by providing built-in tools for protecting files and scrubbing away meta data. The project's....

Distribution Release: Salix 14.2 "Live Xfce"

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 02:36:42 AM
George Vlahavas has announced the release of Salix 14.2 "Live Xfce" edition, a live distribution based on Slackware Linux 14.2 and featuring the Xfce desktop environment: "After a long round of testing, Salix Live Xfce 14.2 is released. This is the first Live release for the 14.2 series....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 687

Monday 14th of November 2016 12:05:32 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Storing files with NAS4Free News: Managing Fedora repositories, Fedora to offer MP3 playback, budgie-remix becomes Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu flavours compared, ReactOS works on application compatibility Rolling release trial #2: Week threeReleased last week: KaOS 2016.11, Univention Corporate Server 4.1-4, SUSE Linux....

Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 7.3

Friday 11th of November 2016 02:03:25 PM
Oracle has announced the release of a new version of Oracle Linux. The new version, Oracle Linux 7.3, represents an incremental update to the company's 7.x series. The new version supports booting on UEFI-enabled computers and will run on machines with Secure Boot turned on. Oracle Linux provides....

Distribution Release: Black Lab Linux 8.0

Thursday 10th of November 2016 03:37:16 PM
Black Lab Linux is a desktop operating system based on software provided by Ubuntu packages. The Black Lab Linux project has announced the availability of a new version, Black Lab Linux 8.0. "Today our development team is pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux 8.0, the....

Distribution Release: Rockstor 3.8.15

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 10:12:38 AM
Suman Chakravartula has announced the release of Rockstor 3.8.15, the latest stable version of the project's CentOS-based specialist distribution for Network-Attached Storage (NAS) deployments: "I am thrilled to announce the release of Rockstor 3.8.15. It has been a long release cycle and it's our 30th release. We have....

Development Release: GoboLinux 016 Beta

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 05:46:34 AM
Lucas Villa Real has announced the availability of the beta release of GoboLinux 016, an independent distribution with a custom file system hierarchy. As was also the case with the earlier alpha release, GoboLinux provides a minimalist desktop based on the Awesome window manager. From the release announcement:....

Distribution Release: SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP2

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 05:56:42 PM
SUSE has announced the release of a new service pack for SUSE Linux Enterprise. The new software, SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 2, offers a number of performance improvements and bug fixes. However, the biggest news is SUSE's support for a wide range of hardware, such as....

Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.1-4

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 02:33:21 PM
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is a Debian-based distribution for use on servers. The Univention team has announced the availability of an update to the UCS 4.1 series: "We are pleased to announce the availability of UCS 4.1-4 for download, the forth point release of Univention Corporate Server (UCS)....

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today's leftovers

  • The future of xinput, xmodmap, setxkbmap, xsetwacom and other tools under Wayland
    This post applies to most tools that interface with the X server and change settings in the server, including xinput, xmodmap, setxkbmap, xkbcomp, xrandr, xsetwacom and other tools that start with x. The one word to sum up the future for these tools under Wayland is: "non-functional". An X window manager is little more than an innocent bystander when it comes to anything input-related. Short of handling global shortcuts and intercepting some mouse button presses (to bring the clicked window to the front) there is very little a window manager can do. It's a separate process to the X server and does not receive most input events and it cannot affect what events are being generated. When it comes to input device configuration, any X client can tell the server to change it - that's why general debugging tools like xinput work.
  • Please don't use pastebins in bugs
  • Linux Top 3: SparkyLinux 4.5, Mageia 5.1 and Peppermint 7
    SparkyLinux is (yet another) Debian based Linux distribution. The SparkyLinux 4.5 update codenamed "Tyche' was released on December 3, providing users with multiple desktop choice other than GNOME. SparkLinux 4.5 ships with KDE, LXDE, LXQt, MATE and Xfce.
  • Upcoming Linux Distributions Releasing In December 2016
    In December 2016, a big Linux distribution release is taking shape in the form of Linux Mint 18.1 Serena, flavored by Cinnamon 3.2. It’ll be accompanied by the release of security and privacy-focused Anonymous Live CD Tails 2.9.
  • AMD Extends Strategic Partnership with Mentor Graphics for Linux-based Embedded Solutions
  • Samsung Z2 gets Firmware Update to Tizen Z200FDDU0BPK3 in India
    Samsung’s latest Tizen-based smartphone, the Z2 model number SM-Z200F, has had a new software / firmware update land in India today. The update takes it to Tizen version, firmware Z200FDDU0BPK3. The update log mentions the following improvements: Improved send SOS message (panic mode) and also improvements to the security of the device. Additional bug fixes and performance improvements may have also been bundled in.

Leftovers: Software

  • choqok 1.6 Twitter Client was released and completely ported with KDE Frameworks 5
    Choqok is a fast, efficient and simple to use twitter client for Linux (especially built for the KDE desktop environment) that is installed by default to some of the Linux distribution which shipped with KDE Desktop Environment. The name comes from an ancient Persian word, means Sparrow!
  • 10 open source tools for your sysadmin toolbox [Ed: Terrible list which starts with two suggestions of Microsoft EEE]
    Sysadmins, no matter what platforms they work on, are awash in great open source software tools. In this article, we highlight well-known—and not-so-well-known—tools that have released new versions in 2016.
  • NetworkManager 1.2.6 Lets You Activate Multiple PPPoE Connections Simultaneously
    Beniamino Galvani was proud to announce the release and general availability of a new maintenance update to the stable NetworkManager 1.2 series of the open source network connection manager software for GNU/Linux distributions. NetworkManager is the most used network connection manager, adopted by almost all Linux-based operating systems on the market, and NetworkManager 1.2.6 is now the most advanced release of the 1.2 stable series, coming four months after the NetworkManager 1.2.4 update to fix a few bugs and regressions reported by users since then.
  • GNOME loves to cook
    With the upcoming 20th birthday of GNOME next year, some of us thought that we should make another attempt at this application, maybe as a birthday gift to all of GNOME. Shortly after GUADEC, I got my hands on some existing designs and started to toy around with implementing them over a few weekends and evenings. The screenshots in this post show how far I got since then.

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Linux Foundation: Blockchain and Automotive Grade Linux

  • Linux Foundation’s Blockchain Collective Hyperledger Hits 100 Members
    Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework and code base.
  • The Blockchain Milestone You May Have Missed
  • Sasken becomes member of Automotive Grade Linux
    Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd has announced its membership with Automotive Grade Linux as its bronze member. This will enable Sasken to provide solutions to customers on Automotive Grade Linux (AGL). Sasken will provide product development and system integration services for automotive customers spanning in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), instrument cluster, heads-up display and telematics.