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Distribution Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0

Thursday 25th of May 2017 07:47:20 PM
After approximately two years in development, the Devuan GNU+Linux project has announced the first stable release of the Devuan distribution. Devuan is a fork of Debian with the SysV init software used in place of Debian's systemd package. Services which rely on systemd to function have similarly been....

Development Release: Mageia 6 RC

Thursday 25th of May 2017 04:27:14 AM
Donald Stewart has announced that the long-awaited release candidate for Mageia 6 is finally ready for testing: "Everyone at Mageia is exceptionally happy and proud to announce the availability of the release candidate of Mageia 6. It has been a long road, but we are at the last....

Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.6.0

Thursday 25th of May 2017 12:43:15 AM
Natanael Copa has announced the release of Alpine Linux 3.6.0. Alpine Linux is an independent, minimal operating system that is well suited to running servers, routers and firewalls. Version 3.6.0 introduces support for 64-bit POWER machines, 64-bit IBM z Systems computers and features many up to date packages,....

Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Beta

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 02:20:35 PM
Red Hat has announced a new beta release of the company's Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x series. The new development release, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Beta, includes bug fixes and a few new features for the 7.x product line. "Year over year, security remains a top concern....

Distribution Release: BitKey 14.2.0

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 12:46:47 AM
With the current craze surrounding Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, here is a timely release of BitKey - a specialist, Debian-based distribution and a Swiss-army knife designed specifically for Bitcoin users and fans. The live CD image comes with a range of useful utilities to perform highly secure air-gapped....

Distribution Release: Guix System Distribution 0.13.0

Monday 22nd of May 2017 04:45:51 PM
The Guix System Distribution (GuixSD) is a GNU/Linux distribution which showcases the Guix advanced package manager. GuixSD runs on the Linux-Libre kernel and features the GNU Shepherd init software. The latest version of GuixSD, 0.13.0, supports booting on UEFI-enabled computers and can be installed on the Btrfs advanced....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 713

Monday 22nd of May 2017 12:06:00 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: ROSA Fresh R9News: Fedora plans new networking improvements, FreeBSD's Quarterly Report, UBports sets up its own app store, Parsix project to shut downQuestions and answers: How SELinux improves securityReleased last week: Untangle NG Firewall 13.0.0, elementary OS 0.4.1, Parrot Security OS 3.6Torrent....

Development Release: Tails 3.0 RC1

Sunday 21st of May 2017 02:14:19 PM
The first release candidate for Tails 3.0, a Debian-based live DVD specially designed for anonymous web browsing using the included Tor Browser, is now ready for testing. This major update of Tails is based on the soon-to-be-released Debian 9.0 "Stretch" and it features GNOME Shell 3.22 as the....

Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.6

Friday 19th of May 2017 05:54:38 AM
Lorenzo Faletra has announced the release of Parrot Security OS 3.6, an updated build of the project's Debian-based specialist distribution featuring useful tools for penetration testing, forensic analysis, hacking, privacy, anonymity and cryptography: "After some months of hard work we were finally able to release Parrot Security OS....

OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.5

Thursday 18th of May 2017 03:03:46 PM
ReactOS is an open source operating system which strives to be binary compatible with Microsoft Windows and features the ability to run many Windows applications. The project has released ReactOS 0.4.5 which features several improvements to the system's graphics, including better application and font rendering. The ReactOS team....

Distribution Release: elementary OS 0.4.1

Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:46:53 AM
Daniel Foré has announced the release of elementary OS 0.4.1, the first point update of the project's "Loki" series. The new version is based on Ubuntu 16.04.2: "We're proud to announce the release of a major update to elementary OS Loki - version 0.4.1. This release brings a....

Distribution Release: OBRevenge OS 2017.05

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 10:16:30 PM
OBRevenge OS is an Arch Linux-based desktop distribution featuring a custom desktop environment based on the Openbox window manager and an easy-to-use system installer (Calamares). A new version 2017.05 was announced earlier today: "New release, OBRevenge OS 2017.05. Changelog: updated to newest Calamares; fixed bug with hotkeys when....

Distribution Release: Untangle NG Firewall 13.0.0

Tuesday 16th of May 2017 08:28:05 PM
Untangle NG Firewall is a Debian-based network gateway with pluggable modules for network applications like spam blocking, web filtering and anti-virus. The company behind this distribution, Untangle Inc., has announced the release of Untangle 13.0.0. The new version introduces MAC-based device tracking, user tracking (via multiple methods) and....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 712

Monday 15th of May 2017 12:05:16 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: NixOS 17.03 "Gorilla"News: Canonical eyes going public, Haiku launches Summer of Code projects, Solus improves Bluetooth supportHardware review: The Alpha LitebookReleased last week: Black Lab Linux 11Torrent corner: 4MLinux, AUSTRUMI, Black Lab, Clonezilla, Debian, ExTiX, Neptune, Parrot Security, Q4OS, SmartOSOpinion poll: Future....

Development Release: Grml 2017.05 RC1

Tuesday 9th of May 2017 12:59:24 PM
Grml is a Debian-based live disc for 32-bit and 64-bit x86 computers. The Grml distribution's latest development snapshot, Grml 2017.05-rc1, is based on Debian's Testing branch (code name "Stretch"). This release offers a number of small changes along with a transition from using file-rc to systemd for the....

Distribution Release: Black Lab Linux 11

Monday 8th of May 2017 02:52:28 PM
Black Lab Linux is a commercial distribution based on Ubuntu. The Black Lab team has announced the availability of Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11. The new release features editions with the GNOME or Xfce desktop environments, version 4.8 of the Linux kernel, Skype and support for Flatpak packages.....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 711

Monday 8th of May 2017 12:14:40 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: 4MLinux 21.0News: Linux Mint 13 retired, Mint plans new features, Haiku improvements, pfSense lays out roadmap, OpenBSD offers first syspatch updates, Fedora to gain full support for MP3, Debian updates install mediaQuestions and answers: Checking file system fragmentationReleased last week: feren OS....

Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 RC2

Friday 5th of May 2017 12:09:21 PM
The second release candidate for Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 is now ready for final testing. Devuan is a Debian fork whose goal is to provide a Linux distribution without systemd, a controversial init system that some consider unnecessarily complex, thus violating the design principles of UNIX-like operating systems. "Just....

BSD Release: pfSense 2.3.4

Friday 5th of May 2017 08:00:41 AM
Version 2.3.4 of pfSense, a specialist FreeBSD-based operating system designed for firewalls and routers, has been released: "We are happy to announce the release of pfSense software version 2.3.4. This is a maintenance release in the 2.3.x series, bringing stability and bug fixes, fixes for a few security....

Development Release: FreeNAS 11.0-RC

Friday 5th of May 2017 04:00:14 AM
Kris Moore has announced the availability of the release candidate for FreeNAS 11.0, a specialist FreeBSD-based operating system for computers serving as Network-Attached Storage (NAS) devices. The arrival of this build follows an unexpected downgrade of FreeNAS Coral (a ground-up rewrite of FreeNAS released in March), from stable....

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  • UK cyber chief says directors are devolving responsibility for hacks {sic} [iophk: "a step towards banning Microsoft, yet the article closes with Microsoft talking points"]

    Ciaran Martin, the head of the agency's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), said it is unacceptable for boards to plead ignorance about the threat from cyber attacks.

  • Ransomware and the Internet of Things

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    Fast forward five to 10 years, and the world is going to be filled with literally tens of billions of devices that hackers can attack. We're going to see ransomware against our cars. Our digital video recorders and web cameras will be taken over by botnets. The data that these devices collect about us will be stolen and used to commit fraud. And we're not going to be able to secure these devices.

  • Kodi 17.3 Security Update Patches Infamous Subtitle Hack, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Crash
    The second stable point release of the major Kodi 17 "Krypton" open-source and cross-platform media center was launched the other day, on May 24, 2017, but it was missing some binary add-ons, so Martijn Kaijser announced today Kodi 17.3.
  • Samba vulnerability brings WannaCry fears to Linux/Unix