Operating Systems

Linux Operating System

Linux Operating System Linux operating system (Linux or GNU/Linux) is a free source Unix Type operating system that was initially created by Linus Torvalds and then it developed with the help of developers from all over the world. Its use is similar to that of Unix, but all of the source code has been written from scratch as free software under free license GNU General Public License. That means that it’s source code is accessible to anyone.

Linux Games – Is it time to try them out?

Linux games started as an extension of Unix games and later evolved to introduce its titles in various genres like racing games, sports games, trading card games, and much more. As the Linux operation system grew by each passing year, open source and free games increased in scalability and complexity. Linux gaming platform began in 1994 with the introduction of Doom by Dave D. Talyor and today there are high-end games like Dirt Rally, Rocket League, and much more.

How to Install Ubuntu Studio

How to Install Ubuntu Studio. Ubuntu Studio is Linux Community’s biggest addition to Linux Operating System and its multimedia applications. This software is dedicated to video and audio editing, along with thousands of other free applications that are available with its package. This multimedia app is used by millions around the globe for editing and publishing their audios and videos, with minimum hardware requirements and cost. It is available in four different languages: English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Linux Distros Part 2

This is the continuation of our previous article, where we list some of the most popular Linux Distros. You can read the first part here.     Linux Distros Part 2   1. Slackware For many people, Slackware is considered the… Hackers distribution. It is the oldest Linux Distro that managed to “survive” until today, and no, it’s not the first Linux Distro as many people believe. It’s very strong and stable since 1993.

How to install Arch Linux (on VirtualBox)

This guide shows how to install Arch Linux on virtual box. In our last guide, we showed just how to install arch Linux as a main OS. We will do this as a step-by-step guide. Once more we would like to say that the most detailed guide is always the official. The guide you’re about to read though, is considered as simplified. The Desktop Environment we use is Gnome, but since it’s the last step of this guide, you can choose your own.

How to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux Distros. It is one of the most user friendly distribution and it is also common for a newbie to start with Ubuntu his Linux experience. That doesn’t mean that Ubuntu isn’t good enough fro more advanced users though. In this article we’re going to share a step-by-step guide on how to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS by either using a DVD either a USB drive.

Fedora 25(Beta) resets Linux performance bar

Fedora 25 beta version released this month by Red Hat. This release gives more to cloud and developer features which makes this Linux distribution more attractive to enterprise users. Fedora Linux is the version of Enterprise Linux(RHEL), and it includes a set of base packages that form the basic foundation of: Cloud, Server and Workstation. Each one of those targets a different group of users.     Fedora 25 Targeted Users So Fedora 25 release is most likely for enterprise users.

Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak Final Beta released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of Ubuntu 16.10 Codenamed “Yakkety Yak”. This beta release includes images from not only the Ubuntu Desktop, Server, and Cloud products, but also the Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, and Ubuntu Studio flavours. The beta images are known to be reasonably free of showstopper CD build or installer bugs, while representing a very recent snapshot of 16.

Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak Beta 1 released, Download Now

The first beta release of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak was recently last week and its available for download. The following images are avialbel for download Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio. According to the annoucement, this beta release will ship with Kernel 4.4, LibreOffice 5.2, and a number of other software updates that are ready for wider testing. Ubuntu 16.10 Release Highlight Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 includes GNOME 3.

Tor released with major update

Tor has been released and it comes with a large number of improvements, changes and fixes. Tor is the first stable version of the Tor 0.2.8 series. The Tor 0.2.8 series improves client bootstrapping performance, completes the authority-side implementation of improved identity keys for relays, and includes numerous bugfixes and performance improvements throughout the program. This release continues to improve the coverage of Tor’s test suite. Tor Changelog New system requirements: Tor no longer attempts to support platforms where the “time_t” type is unsigned.

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) reaches End of Life on July 28 2016

The Ubuntu Release Team recently announced the End of Life of Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) which was released almost 9 months ago, on October 22, 2015. All security related updates wil no longer be made available after the scheduled date “July 28, 2016. According to the announcement posted by Adam Conrad (A member of the release team): As a non-LTS release, 15.10 has a 9-month month support cycle and, as such, the support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 15.

Slackware 14.2 Linux OS released

Slackware 14.2 recently released, is an open source independent Linux-based operating system with the main goals of being stable and easy-to-use by novice and experienced users alike. It is one of the oldest GNU/Linux distributions on the world. Slackware 14.2 changelog Runs the 4.4.14 version of the Linux kernel from ftp.kernel.org. The 4.4.x series is well-tested, offers good performance, and will be getting long term support from kernel.org. For people interested in running the latest Linux kernel, we’ve also put configuration files for Linux 4.

MAME 0.175 Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator OS released

MAME 0.175 (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) recently released, is a freely distributed and non-profit project that provides users with a sophisticated arcade machine emulator software designed for the GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems. MAME 0.175 changelog MAME now supports a number of previously unemulated prototypes, alternate versions of games, and unusual systems. Prototypes include the super-rare Konami Kyuukoukabakugekitai, Home Data’s Mahjong Joshi Pro-wres Give Up 5 Byou Mae, and an early Japanese version of E.

SteamOS 2.83 Beta released with NVidia driver update

SteamOS 2.83 Beta recently released, is a fork (derivative) of Debian GNU/Linux. The current version (SteamOS 2.x series) is called ‘brewmaster’ and it is based on the Debian ‘jessie’ (stable 8.x) distribution. Key major changes made in SteamOS are: Added various third-party drivers and updated graphics stack Updated kernel tracking the 4.1 longterm branch Custom graphics compositor designed to provide a seamless transition between Steam, its games and the SteamOS system overlay Configured to auto-update from the Valve SteamOS repositories SteamOS 2.

ReactOS 0.4.1 (Windows XP Alternative) released

The ReactOS team recently announced the release of ReactOS 0.4.1 just three months after the release of 0.4.0. ReactOS is the best known Windows XP alternative. Imagine running your favorite Windows applications and drivers in an open-source environment you can trust. That’s ReactOS. Not just an Open but also a Free operating system. ReactOS 0.4.1 Changelog Due to the brief period of time between the two releases, 0.4.1 is ultimately a refinement of what was in 0.

Fedora 24 default wallpaper announced

Sirko Kemter a member of the Fedora project design team yesterday announced the winners of the wallpapers community activity that is expected to be included in the upcoming Fedora 24 Linux operating system, which is due for release in June 7, 2016. Note that Fedora 24 Linux operating system is still currently in the development stage. “Each release, the Fedora Design team collaborates with the Fedora community to release a set of 16 additional backgrounds to install and use on Fedora.

Xubuntu 16.04 released, Ubuntu Software Centre replaced by GNOME Software

The Xubuntu team has just announced the immediate release of Xubuntu 16.04. Xubuntu 16.04 is an LTS (Long-Term Support) release and will be supported for 3 years. A notable change in this release is the replacement of Ubuntu Software Center with GNOME software. Highlights and Known Issues Highlights New community wallpapers Ubuntu Software Centre replaced by GNOME Software Known Issues Thunar is the subject of a few bugs, though they all appear to revolve around similar issues.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS unveiled today – featuring the new ‘snap’ package format

Canonical has unveiled today Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, featuring the new ‘snap’ package format and LXD pure-container hypervisor. This is the latest version of the world’s most widely used Linux platform across desktop, IoT and cloud computing. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Main highlights: Enable faster and simpler software delivery and operations Adds new “snap” application package format, enabling further convergence across IOT, mobile and desktop The introduction of LXD pure-container hypervisor with OpenStack Mitaka.

Snappy 2.0 released

Gustavo Niemeyer and the development team recently announced the release of Snappy 2.0 following a week long and intense focuse on observing and fine tuning the user experience. Ubuntu Core, also known as Snappy, is a stripped down version of Ubuntu, designed to run securely on autonomous machines, devices and other internet-connected digital things. From homes to drones, these devices are set to revolutionise many aspects of our lives, but they need an operating system that is different from that of traditional PCs.

Firefox OS 2.5 will Power New Panasonic UHD TVs

Panasonic recently announced that Firefox OS 2.5 will power the new Panasonic DX900 UHD TVs, the first LED LCD TVs in the world with Ultra HD Premium specification, unveiled today at CES 2016. Panasonic TVs powered by Firefox OS are already available globally, enabling consumers to find their favorite channels, apps, videos, websites and content quickly and pin content and apps to their TV’s home screen. Mozilla and Panasonic have been collaborating since 2014 to provide consumers with intuitive, optimized user experiences and allow them to enjoy the benefits of the open Web platform.

Manjaro Linux Deepin 15.12 released

Bernhard Landauer announced end of last year the first stable release of Manjaro Deepin. This Community Edition, based on Manjaro 15.12 ‘Capella’ features the latest updated Deepin Deskop Environment 2015 RC and will be maintained as a rolling release like all other Manjaro editions. Features: Kernel Linux 4.1 Manjaro-Welcome Installers Thus, Calamares and CLI optional Window managers Mutter/Gala or Metacity Chromium Evolution Libreoffice-still Nautilus Xarchiver Deepin-Terminal Deepin-Music Deepin-Movie Deepin-Game Gimp Gthumb Deepin-Screenshot Evince Galculator Xfburn Manjaro-Printer Xsane Pamac Manjaro-Settings-Manager Lightdm-Deepin-Greeter Pulseaudio Dconf-Editor Gparted Isousb Yaourt / Base-devel Downgrade Download Manjaro Linux

Tails 2.0 Beta 1 Linux OS released

Tails 2.0 Beta 1 Linux OS recently released, is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to Use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship; all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network; leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly; use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

Chakra GNU/Linux OS receives Plasma 5.5.1, Applications 15.12.0 and Frameworks 5.17.0

Chakra GNU/Linux OS receives new 5.5 series of Plasma releases, more specifically Plasma 5.5.1. This quick update that followed the first 5.5 release provides some bug fixes to Plasma users, in addition to the many changes that were introduced in 5.5.0 which aimed at enhancing users’ experience: Applications 15.12.0 also become available in the repositories Spectacle, a new screenshot application, replaces Ksnapshot adding new features and using a reworked interface Artikulate, Krfb, KSystemLog and many games have now been ported to Frameworks 5 Kdenlive and Ark have been further polished, Dolphin and Kate got significant bug fixes Kontact suite received many new features, whereas Amor, KTux, and SuperKaramba have been dropped.

Manjaro Linux 15.12-rc2 released with updates to Plasma 5.5 and dropping Plasma 4

Philip Müller, Manjaro Development Team recently announced the second release candidate of Manjaro Linux 15.12-rc2 (Capella). This is one of the biggest updates we did so far. Mostly due the C++ 11 ABI change within gcc. With this update, Plasma 4 is been dropped for good. All users of this desktop should either switch over to Plasma 5 or any other maintained desktop, like LXQt. Manjaro Linux 15.12-rc2 update: Now have Plasma 5.

Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) No Longer Has Online Search for Unity 7

Canonical is making good on its promises, and it has started to disable the online search functionality in Unity’s dash, for Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus). The Ubuntu community has received the news that searches in Unity’s dash will no longer trigger online searches. The possibility of turning off this feature has been around for a long time, and it has been done with a single switch from the settings. This didn’t really make Ubuntu users happy, but at least people were no longer upset about this feature.

Tails 1.8 Linux OS released

Tails 1.8 recently released, is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to Use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship; all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network; leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly; use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

CentOS 7-1511 Released

CentOS team has announced the general availability of CentOS Linux 7 -1511 for 64 bit x86 compatible machines. This is the third major release for CentOS Linux 7 and is tagged as 1511, derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2. Updates released since we froze the iso and install media content are posted in the updates repo along with the release. This will include content from late November 2015 and December 2015, therefore anyone running a new install is highly encouraged to run a ‘yum update’ operation immediate on install completion.

ClearOS 6.7.0 released with upgrade to latest Dropbox CLI

ClearOS 6.7.0 recently released for both Community and Professional Editions, is an operating system for your Server, Network, and Gateway systems. It is designed for homes, small to medium businesses, and distributed environments. ClearOS is commonly known as the Next Generation Small Business Server, while including indispensable Gateway and Networking functionality. It delivers a powerful IT solution with an elegant user interface that is completely web-based. Simply put.. ClearOS is the new way of delivering IT.

Manjaro Drops KDE 4 for good, Switches to Plasma 5.5

The developers of the Manjaro Linux operating system recently announced the general availability of Manjaro 15.12 (Capella) Update 2015-12-13, which is in testing phase. A notable update in this release is that Manjaro will drop support for KDE 4 for good and switch over to Plasma 5.5. According to Philip Müller: This is one of the biggest updates we did so far. Mostly due the C++ 11 ABI change within gcc.

GalliumOS an Xubuntu Based Linux OS for Chromebooks and Chromeboxes released

GalliumOS an Xubuntu Based Linux OS for Chromebooks and Chromeboxes has just been introduced. GalliumOS is a fast and lightweight Linux distro for ChromeOS devices. GalliumOS includes optimizations that eliminate system stalls and improve overall responsiveness. Alternative kernel schedulers to prevent system stalls BFS for process scheduling BFQ for I/O scheduling Removed some services to improve the boot time and reduce memory usage Zram for swap, which is a much faster swap than to disk Removed unnecessary kernel features/modules Compton as the compositor for tear free compositing Performs better than enabling Tear Free in the Intel graphics driver Improved Powersaving The kernel watchdog timer has been disabled.

Manjaro Linux 15.12-rc1 released with Steam-Native and running Kernel 4.4-rc4

Philip Müller, Manjaro Development Team recently announced the first release candidate of Manjaro Linux 15.12-rc1 (Capella). This release comes with reworked preview of all installation options, some UEFI issues got fixed, it is now possible to use the same password also for the root account, bootloaders can now be optionally installed (BIOS mode) Noteable changes in tools kcm module of Manjaro-Settings got reworked several enhancements to Pamac and Octopi optimizations and fixes to Manjaro-Tools a lvm issue was fixed within Thus Notable changes in packages Steam-Native is now running again, updated the kernel to 4.

Boot Linux In Just One Second

In this years Embedded Linux Conference Europe, one interesting presentation was how-to boot Linux in just one second. Jan Altenberg of Linutronix presented how to achieve this feat of booting Linux in under one second. Linux as we know, became one of the most popular Embedded Operating Systems. Its scalability, the real-time capabilities and the excellent energy saving functions are outstanding. But there are still a couple of use cases where the usual power saving functions are not good enough: Automotive components usually need to be switched of for standby, because even the lowest power states of an embedded device are still consuming to much energy.

Arch Linux 2015.12.01 released

Arch Linux 2015.12.01 recently released, is a lightweight and flexible Linux distribution OS that tries to Keep It Simple. This latest Arch Linux 2015.12.01 is now available for you download and install or upgrade your existing version. Arch Linux 2015.12.01 is still powered by Linux kernel 4.2.5, but it now includes the recently released X.Org Server 1.18.0 packages. The new Arch Linux ISO image has been released for those who want to install the GNU/Linux OS on their personal computers, as well as for existing Arch Linux users who want to make a fresh install.

Elive 2.6.12 Beta Debian-based Linux Desktop released

Elive 2.6.12 recently released, is a debia-based linux desktop. Elive provides a dynamic and clean interface without saturating the look. Nothing in the desktop is static. Simplicity and intuitive is one of its best points. The menu is reachable from any point of the desktop instead of being in a single place, icons grows when you pass over them, you have a pager where you can have your windows better organized than in the classic minimized way, you can customize it to look at any imaginable way.

MakuluLinux Aero Edition released with Popcorn-Time pre-installed

MakuluLinux Aero Edition has been released almost 12 months, with more than 500 builds, almost 40 Beta’s, more than 3300 hours of work. Makulu kicks off the 10 series with the release of the Aero Edition, built from the ground up it offers the end users everything they have asked for, a Linux Edition that has a similar look and feel to the familiar Windows Environment and is ready to use straight out of the box, not only does it make it comfortable and easy for Windows users to jump ship, but its Extremely Fast, Stable, and EXTENSIVELY tested for many months.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 released

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 recently released, boosts network performance and delivers additional enhancements to support the development and deployment of container-based applications. New features and capabilities focus on security, networking, and system administration, along with a continued emphasis on enterprise-ready tooling for the development and deployment of Linux container-based applications. In addition, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 includes compatibility with the new Red Hat Insights, an add-on operational analytics offering designed to increase IT efficiency and reduce downtime through the proactive identification of known risks and technical issues.

Bodhi Linux 3.1.1 released to address Wireless Password pormpts

Jeff Hoogland announced yesterday an unscheduled bug fix release for Bodhi Linux 3.1.1. The Bodhi Linux 3.1.0 release which was released back in August had an issue where users were not always prompted automatically for wireless passwords when connecting to encrypted networks. This lead to enough confusion / user frustration that we feel it warrants an updated install image now as opposed to waiting for our scheduled 3.2.0 release early 2016.

Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Cinnamon Beta features Cinnamon 2.8, MDM 2.0, Linux kernel 3.19 and Ubuntu 14.04 package base

Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Cinnamon Beta Edition had just been released and this release comes with Cinnamon 2.8. Linux Mint 17.3 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Cinnamon Update: New features: Software repositories are mirrored (i.e. duplicated on many servers) all over the world.

tvOS 9.1 beta 3 released

tvOS 9.1 Beta 3 provides support for developing tvOS apps. It’s packaged with a complete set of Xcode tools, compilers, and frameworks for creating apps for tvOS. These tools include the Xcode IDE and the Instruments analysis tool, among many others. tvOS SDK 9.1 Beta 3 hightlights: AVKit On tvOS, AVPlayerViewController automatically resumes playback when video playback stalls. This will prevent clients from programmatically pausing playback, as a programmatic pause will appear to be a stall and playback will immediately resume.

Netrunner Rolling 2015.11 Linux released with KDE Plasma update

The Netrunner Team recently announced the release of Netrunner Rolling 2015.11 Linux – 64bit version. (Note that the 32bit version currently remains at 2015.09). Netrunner Rolling 2015.11 has been updated with packages from KDE Plasma and KDE Applications. Other Updates: The desktop is at Plasma 5.4.2 together with KDE Applications 15.08.2 and many more applications and libraries updated to their latest versions. Firefox with built-in Plasma-support is at 42.

First Major Update for Windows 10 Threshold 2 released

Windows boss Terry Myerson posted in a blog post the release of the first major update for Windows 10 Threshold 2 which is now available for PCs and tablets. With this update, there are improvements in all aspects of the platform and experience, including thousands of partners updating their device drivers and applications for great Windows 10 compatibility. Windows 10 also starts rolling out to Xbox One today and select mobile phones soon.

Kubuntu 15.10 HD Screenshots

Kubuntu 15.10 which had been released a while now, is a linux distribution based on ubuntu 15.10 and it comes with the latest version of KDE Plasma 5.4.2 as default desktop environment. As ubuntu 15.10, Kubuntu 15.10 used linux kernel 4.2, it ships with KDE applications 15.04 that containing all your favorite apps based on KDE. Non-KDE application also included such as Firefox 41 and LibreOffice 5. Let’s take a quick tour at the amazing Plasma 5.

The New VeltOS Forks Budgie Desktop

The new VeltOS forks Budgie Desktop had been approved and available for download. VeltOS is based on Arch Linux, which provides a solid base for you to work with, while still allowing for expansion. Arch is fast, stable, and secure—allowing you to have a great experience even on older computers. According to Stefan – For a number of reasons, we here at Velt feel as if the Budgie desktop isn’t really what VeltOS should be using.

Manjaro 15.12 preview 2 released with XFCE 4.12, KDE Plasma 5.4.3, 4.3.0 kernel Support

Philip Müller, Manjaro Development Team recently announced the release of Manjaro 15.12 Preview 2. This release comes with XFCE 4.12, KDE Plasma 5.4.3, 4.3.0 kernel and all the usual Manjaro and upstream updates. We worked mostly on our tools and the graphical installers. Noteable Calamares changes are: we reworked our preview of all installation options some UEFI issues got fixed it is now possible to use the same password also for the root account bootloaders can now be optionally installed Noteable changes in our tools: kcm module of Manjaro-Settings got reworked several enhancements to Pamac and Octopi optimizations and fixes to Manjaro-Tools a lvm issue was fixed within Thus Download here

Cumulative update for Windows 10 released

Microsoft had just release Cumulative update for Windows 10. This update for Windows 10 includes functionality improvements and resolves the vulnerabilities in Windows that are described in the following Microsoft security bulletins and advisory: 3105256 MS15-122: Security update for Kerberos to address security feature bypass: November 10, 2015 3104521 MS15-119: Security update in TDX.sys to address elevation of privilege: November 10, 2015 3104507 MS15-118: Security updates in the .

AntiX MX 15 Linux Distro (codename ‘Fusion’) first Beta release is Based on Debian 8.2

antiX development team have just announced the first public beta of MX-15 (codename ‘Fusion’) based on the reliable and stable Debian Jessie (8.2) with extra enhancements from our packaging team. Just like MX-14, this release defaults to sysVinit (though systemd is available once installed for those that prefer to use it). Available in 32 and 64 bit. The 32 bit version (c1.1GB) ships with 2 stable 3.16 Debian kernels (pae and non-pae), while the 64 bit (c1GB) comes with the more recent kernel 4.

Chakra 2015.11-Fermi released with KDE Plasma 5, Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS

Chakra 2015.11-Fermi recently released, is a GNU/Linux distribution with an emphasis on KDE and Qt technologies that focuses on simplicity from a technical standpoint and free software. As always, this release is a snapshot of our stable repositories and includes all the updates and changes that have happened in Chakra since the last release. The Fermi series of ISO releases marks some very important changes for Chakra: Plasma 5 is the default desktop environment, replacing kde-workspace 4.

Microsoft has announced release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10586

Microsoft has just announced the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10586 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This build is mainly focused on bug fixes and general improvements. A notable change is pressing the power button on your Surface Pro 3 should put your Surface Pro 3 to sleep instead of shutting it down. Other changes are: The issue where any audio playing (like music from Groove, or videos from the Movies & TV app) gets reduced by 75% for a period of time after a notification pops up from Action Center is fixed.

Vinux 5.0 released and features both Unity Desktop, Gnome-shell and Mate

The Vinux team has announced the release of Vinux 5.0 desktop image. This release features not just the Unity Desktop, but Gnome-shell and the ever popular Gnome 2 fork called Mate. Vinux 5.0 is based upon Ubuntu Trusty Tahr LTS. Some of the highlights in Vinux 5.0 New re-designed Vinux boot logo. Up to date accessibility infrastructure. Current Gnome-Orca and accessibility framework.

Manjaro i3 15.11 released

The Manjaro community has recently announced the release of Manjaro i3 15.11. This latest edition features i3-wm 4.11 of the next-branch including sticky windows and i3-gaps. This was made possible by i3-developer Airblader on the implementation of the new functions. Manjaro i3 is now fully maintained by packages and aims to be pre-configured for all basic needs while remaining completely customizable. Dmenu-manjaro 4.5.1 offers recency-awareness and mouse-interaction and has a designated config-file for appearance and terminal preferences.

Manjaro Enlightenment 15.11 released

The Manjaro community recently announced the long awaited installation media for Manjaro Enlightenment 15.11 Edition. This release keeps to the style of the 15.11 release being that it is highly vanilla, but of course is up-to-date at the time of build and includes the latest Manjaro back-end infrastructure. Note, this means a very vanilla E19 configuration with minimal app set provided out-of-the-box so you can style Enlightenment on your own. Manjaro as we know is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system.

Fedora 23 official version released with newest GNOME desktop

The official version of Fedora 23 is now available for download and install. As earlier announced during the alpha release, Fedora 23 comes with a number of changes that will improve all of the editions. For example, Fedora 23 is making use of compiler flags to help improve security by “hardening” the binaries against memory corruption vulnerabilities, buffer overflows, and so on. This is a “behind the scenes” change that most users won’t notice through normal use of a Fedora edition, but should help provide additional system security.

Tails 1.7 Debian Distro released

Tails 1.7 recently released, is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to Use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship; all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network; leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly; use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

Microsoft imposes End Of Sales on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Operating System

Microsoft recently reviled via its Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet web page that PC manufacturers have until October 31 of next year to sell off all their stocks of computers running Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8.1. This I believe is an attempt by Microsoft to force all Windows users to embrace and switch over to Windows 10 which was made public in July 2015. As we all know, its Windows 8 did not have a good spell during its launch due to missing Start button UI which has always been part of Microsoft previous OSes, not until Windows 8.

KDE Plasma 5 will be openSUSE Leap 42.1 default desktop environment

The first release of openSUSE Leap 42.1, will ship with version 4.1 of the Linux Kernel which should provide very modern hardware support. It is understood that openSUSE Leap 42.1 will be available for download next week worldwide on Nov 4th in Amsterdam. It is expected that this release will bring power and stability to openSUSE. openSUSE Leap 42.1 Preview features: KDE Plasma 5 (version 5.4.2) is the default desktop environment.

OS X El Capitan released, upgrade for free

More than ever, Mac has always been the computer people love to use as a preferred OS machine. OS X El Capitan, named for the iconic landmark in Yosemite National Park, builds on the groundbreaking features and beautiful design introduced in OS X Yosemite, refining the experience and improving performance in lots of little ways that make a big difference. And it’s free to upgrade. What’s new in OS X El Capitan?

Calculate Linux 15 released

Calculate Linux 15 is a combination of three distinguished distributions. Calculate Directory Server (CDS) is a solution that supports Windows and Linux clients via LDAP + SAMBA, providing proxy, mail and Jabbers servers with streamlined user management. Calculate Linux Desktop (CLD) is a workstation and client distribution with KDE, GNOME or Xfce desktop that includes a wizard to configure a connection to Calculate Directory Server. Calculate Linux Desktop, featuring either the KDE (CLD), the MATE (CLDM) or the Xfce (CLDX) environment, Calculate Directory Server (CDS), Calculate Media Center (CMC), Calculate Linux Scratch (CLS), Calculate Scratch Server ( CSS).

Ultimate Edition 4.6 Gamers Published

Ultimate Edition 4.6 Gamers recently released by “TheeMahn”, the developer of the Ubuntu-based Ultimate Edition distribution, is the latest special “Gamers” edition of the product. This edition comes as 4GB live DVD with great collection of games, as well as the XBMC (now called Kodi) media centre software, PlayOnLinux and the Steam client. It is the ultimate entertainment system. It has a list of games that just scrolls by on the screen even on a 4K monitor, it does not stop there XBMC has been pre-injected & pre-setup into the system with over a million channels / streams to cut the cable TV bill on 69 networks, and the ability to add more.

Fedora 23 Alpha released

Fedora 23 Alpha has just been released and this release contains all the exciting features of Fedora 23’s editions. Fedora 23 includes a number of changes that will improve all of the editions. For example, Fedora 23 is making use of compiler flags to help improve security by “hardening” the binaries against memory corruption vulnerabilities, buffer overflows, and so on. This is a “behind the scenes” change that most users won’t notice through normal use of a Fedora edition, but should help provide additional system security.

Linux Lite 2.6 Beta released with Systemback

Linux Lite 2.6 Beta – Linux Lite Control Center which was recently released, aims to provide one central location for everything that you needed to configure your computer. This release also includes “Systemback”, a versatile tool that makes it easy to create backups of the system and the users configuration files. Linux Lite is now deployed across large networks and systems, Systemback allows the creation of a custom version of Linux Lite that can then be deployed to multiple machines in a given scenario.

Make Opera your default Windows 10 browser

Following the release of Windows 10, which comes with new features and an improved user interface looks and feel, Windows 10 also comes with some settings that can be a bit confusing and tricky to change, such as your default apps. When it comes to changing your default browser, there are several ways you can do this on Windows 10. How to set your default browser on Windows 10 from the Start menu: Click on the Start menu Settings  System At the bottom from the left-hand side of the screen Click Default apps Scroll down to Web browser click Microsoft Edge Click on Opera Internet Browser And that is it Video demonstration by Opera [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.

Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS released‏ with updated kernel and X stack

The Ubuntu team recently announced the release of Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support. This release contains an updated kernel and X stack for new installations to support a wider variety of new hardware across all supported architectures, not just x86. Package Updates: Linux kernel 3.19 By default, the 14.04.3 point release will ship with a newer 3.

Manjaro-i3 Arch Linux based distribution released

Manjaro-i3 recently released, is a user-friendly GNU/Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch Linux. Within the Linux community, Arch itself is renowned for being an exceptionally fast, powerful and lightweight distribution that provides access to the very latest cutting-edge software. Manjaro-i3 chnagelog New features and enhancements The new release has become even more resource friendly and boots up with available with both init systems Systemd or OpenRC, both 64bit and 32bit customization and config now mostly achieved with packages that can easily be updated in the future: i3status-manjaro, dmenu-manjaro (recency- and terminal aware and mouse-interactive) new fancy and lightweight Conky new i3exit-script and i3lock replacing light-locker, added switch-user function,blurlock and Xautolock added preconfigured Hexchat Dunst for notifications Alsa-audio with Volumeicon Xarchiver-gtk2 tweaked configuration for urxvt and Compton a bunch of console utilities and AUR-building-tools (base-devel) are included lots of other new little features, tweaks and enhancements in the i3 config As usual, this release comes with our advanced graphical installer Thus aswell as ourCLI-installer.

Oracle Linux 6.7 – Oracle Enterprise Linux distribution released

Oracle Linux 6.7 recently released, is the seventh update release for Oracle Linux 6. You can find the individual RPM packages on the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and our public yum repository and ISO installation images are available for download from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 ships with the following kernel packages: Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 3 (kernel-uek-3.8.13-68.3.4.el6uek) for x86-64 Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 2 (kernel-uek-2.

Webconverger 31.0 released

Webconverger 31.0 recently released, is a live, Debian-based web kiosk. It is designed for deployments in places like offices or Internet cafes where only web applications are used. Its simple and reliable, provides good performance, available API for fine tuning it for your deployment, currently supports the latest Web features, comes with built-in excellent security and supports i18n. Webconverger 31.0 changelog Fixed an issue with printing Pushed Firefox 39 Further locked down some new Mozilla anti-features like social services, pocket and hello URLs Received a fantastic endorsement from the (Internet) famous security pundit SwiftOnSecurity https://github.

Ubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2 released

Ubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2 – code named “Wily Werewolf” has just been released recently and its available for testing. The new release Ubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2, is still under development and currently only intended for testing purposes. As announced in release note:“The second alpha of the Wily Werewolf (to become 15.10) has now been released! This alpha features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Kylinand the Ubuntu Cloud images. As noted, Pre-releases of the Ubuntu 15.

Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 Free Upgrade

Windows 10 was unveiled in September 2014 and the plan was to have one platform, one store, and one experience that extends across the broadest range of devices from the smallest screens to the largest screens to no screens at all. Windows 10 has been unique product built based on feedback from million of Windows Insiders, delivered as a service with further improvements and security updates. Windows 10 is been offered as a free upgrade to genuine Windows 7, Windows 8.

Arch Linux 2015.08.01 released – Download and Upgrade

Arch Linux 2015.08.01 recently released, is a lightweight and flexible Linux distribution OS that tries to Keep It Simple. This latest Arch Linux 2015.08.01 is now available for you download and install or upgrade your existing version. This release is powered by the latest Linux 4.1.3 LTS kernel and brings with it updates to GNU/Linux technologies. Download latest Arch Linux OS Those who use Arch Linux, Manjaro or another derivative system can receive the upgrade by performing a regular system upgrade: sudo pacman -Syu

Ubuntu 14.10 Reached End Of Life

As of today (July 23, 2015), Ubuntu 14.10 has reached its End Of life and is no longer supported. No more package updates will be accepted to 14.10, and it will be archived to old-releases. The original End of Life warning follows, with upgrade instructions: Ubuntu announced its 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) release almost 9 months ago, on October 23, 2014. As a non-LTS release, 14.10 has a 9-month support cycle and, as such, the support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 14.

Sailfish OS 1.1.6 released with private browsing mode

Sailfish OS 1.1.6 has just been released and one notable new feature is the introduction of private browsing mode. In addition to this, the latest release comes with a host of other new features, bug fixes, and improvements. Please ensure that you have at least 1.5GB of free disk space and connect your Jolla to a charger before attempting to upgrade. If connected to the internet, and your account is subscribed for early access releases, your Jolla should receive an OS update notification shortly.

Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 now ship with XFCE 4.12

Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 recently released, is a user-friendly GNU/Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch Linux. This release ships with XFCE 4.12 tweaked and patched to have the best XFCE experience possible, Plasma 5.3.1, KDE Frameworks 5.10.0 and latest KDE Apps 15.04.1. Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 changelog New in XFCE Thunar file manager finally supports tabs and other cool features like inverting the selection, improves on location handling and the shortcuts side pane.

Porteus KIOSK 3.4.0 Linux OS released

Porteus Kiosk 3.4.0 Linux OS recently released, makes securing your public access computer easier than you think. You no longer have to be a technical guru to customize, lock down and install your own kiosk. No need to worry about viruses, malware or users installing unwanted software. Linux kernel has been updated to version 3.18.14 and supports much wider range of the hardware including x86 compatible tablets and embedded/industrial devices. Default ISO size has been reduced to 36 MB as the browser component is not present in it and must be not downloaded from the network during installation.

wattOS R9 released

The wattOS team has just announced the release of the newest version of wattOS R9. According to the announcement, they have made the switch back to Ubuntu as the upstream distro and built the latest version from 14.04 LTS for long term support and stability. We have simplified things this time around with wattOS and are only releasing two types of desktops. Previously having the extra desktop versions created additional work.

Cinnamon 2.6.3 released in Repository for Linux Mint

Cinnamon 2.6.3 is now available for install on Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca and LMDE 2. Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. This latest update comes with a number of fixes and changes: Cinnamon 2.6.3 changelog mint-x-icons: Updated pidgin tray icons cinnamon-desktop, cinnamon-session, cinnamon-settings-daemon, cinnamon-screensaver Split “use-systemd” configuration key into three different keys for cinnamon-settings-daemon, cinnamon-session and cinnamon-screensaver Note: In Betsy, you’ll want to set the session and settings-daemon keys to true, and the screensaver key to false.

Fedora 22 Officially Released – Now offers Vagrant Boxes

Fedora team have just announced the official release of Fedora 22, the community-driven and community-built operating system now available in Cloud, Server, and Workstation editions. Fedora 22 marks the second release and this comes with GCC 5.1 as the primary compiler suite. Fedora 22 Highlights: Fedora 22 Cloud: Updated Docker Images – The Fedora 22 release includes updated Docker images that you can use as the base of your containerized applications.

How to Install Ubuntu on your Dell PC

This is a quick tutorial on how to install Ubuntu OS on your Dell desktop machine. As we know, Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux operating system, with Unity as its default desktop environment. It is based on free software and named after the Southern African philosophy of ubuntu. 1. First check if your Dell model has been tested and supported by by Canonical 2. Insert the Ubuntu disk into your DVD drive or connect your Bootable USB into a port on the system.

CentOS 7 Linux now runs on ARM64 (AArch64) hardware

CentOS 7 Linux is now available for the 64bit AArch64 hardware architecture. This latest release will available to the community for testing and consumption sometime next week. According to Jim Perrin of Seven.Centos :- There are some differences with a traditional CentOS install that users wishing to experiment should keep in mind. Because AArch64 hardware is still very new, this build requires a newer kernel that we’ll be patching fairly regularly with help from the community as well as various vendors.

Solus Operating System Beta 2 released

The Solus Project team recently announced the immediate availability of Solus Operating System Beta 2. This release is available for 64-bit systems, and is now available for EFI machines. This release is the first new ISO since the project rebrand, and marks many technological changes. According to Solus Project team, they have switched to HTTPS-only software repositories and implemented delta updates with highly compressed packages for quick, safe and bandwidth-friendly software management.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Beta Released

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Beta recently released, includes a number of new and updated features to help organizations preserve investments in existing infrastructure, bolster security, stability, and systems management/monitoring capabilities, and embrace the latest Linux innovations. The enhanced functionality provided by Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 beta enables organizations to tailor their infrastructure for the business needs of today while remaining flexible enough to prepare for the IT challenges of tomorrow, starting with helping enterprises to preserve investments in existing infrastructure: Increased interoperability with Active Directory and Identity Management servers through the addition of new capabilities to the Identity Management client code (SSSD).

Ubuntu 15.04 “Vivid Vervet” released‏ with switch from upstart to systemd

Ubuntu 15.04 codenamed “Vivid Vervet”, had just been released today. One of the key changes in this latest version is the switch from upstart to systemd as the default for managing boot and system service startup. Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including a new 3.19-based kernel, a new glibc, and much more. Ubuntu 15.04 updates Ubuntu Desktop has seen incremental improvements, with newer versions of GTK and Qt, updates to major packages like Firefox and LibreOffice, and stability improvements to Unity.

Fedora 22 beta released

Fedora 22 beta recently released, comes with lots of changes, features and bugfixes. A notable change is Yum has been replaced with dnf as the default package manager. Dnf has very similar command line options and configuration files compared to yum but also has several major internal changes including using libsolv in coordination with friends from the openSUSE project for faster and better dependency management. Fedora 22 beta release notes Plasma 5, the successor to KDE Plasma 4, is now the default workspace in the Fedora KDE spin.

Elementary OS 0.3 Freya released

Elementary OS 0.3 Freya stable had been released. This comes after a year and a half of development, over a thousand bugfixes, and countless lines of code. Freya is the latest version of elementary OS, a design-oriented and open source Linux-based operating system for desktops and laptops. It succeeds Luna which was released in August of 2013. Elementary OS 0.3 changelog A more discoverable, redesigned, and app-focused multitasking view New interactive and dismissible notifications, plus a notifications settings pane including a system-wide “Do Not Disturb” mode A refined look and feel that includes a refreshed system-wide stylesheet, refreshed icons, space-saving Header Bars, a dark stylesheet for apps, rounded corners on menus and dialogs, improved animations, many new and refined “symbolic” icons, intelligent transparency for the panel, and more.

Evolve OS Beta 1.1 released

The Evolve OS team has just announced the release of Evolve OS Beta 1.1. This release is primarily focused on the stability of the OS and bringing the core systems up to date. Note that as this is an update to Evolve OS Beta 1 (Quality Cycle), changes that are intended for beta2 will not be present (such as UEFI support). Also note Evolve OS is only available as a 64-bit system.

LXLE 14.04.2 Beta Desktop released

LXLE 14.04.2 Beta recently released, is based on Lubuntu which is an Ubuntu OS using the LXDE desktop environment. It is designed to be a drop-in and go OS, primarily for aging computers. Its intention is to be able to install it on any computer and be relatively done after install. In short, LXLE is an eclectic respin of Lubuntu with its own user support. A special thanks to Jeff Hoogland of Bodhi Linux for his help enabling UEFI support in the 64bit edition of LXLE.

Early release: Sailfish OS update Yliaavanlampi

Sailfish OS software update have just been recently made available for download. This is the first update made available as an early release to more advanced users who have opted in to be among the first to try it. Sailfish operating system is built like a classic Linux distribution. The core of the OS is based on the Mer Project, an open, mobile-optimised, core distribution. Sailfish OS also includes the capability to run Android applications.

MakuluLinux 8.0 Cinnamon released with built-in Wine support

The MakuluLinux project has announced the release of MakuluLinux 8.0 Cinnamon edition. According to the release announcement, this is the first 64-bit edition of the OS. One notable feature in this release is Makulu now offers a Built in constructor tool, this tool lets you quickly and easily create a 100% snapshot of your LIVE system as it is, save it into a ISO that can be then re-installed on a new computer.

Tiny Core Linux 6.1 released

Tiny Core Linux 6.1 recently released, is a minimal Linux operating system focusing on providing a base system using BusyBox and FLTK, developed by Robert Shingledecker. The distribution is notable for its size (15 MB) and minimalism, with additional functionality provided by extensions. Tiny Core Linux is free and open source software. Tiny Core Linux 6.1 changelog tce-load: remove extraneous ls check tc-functions: getbasefile speedup tce-audit, tce-load: ignore spaces in dep files busybox-1.

CoreOS Alpha 612.1.0 & 612.0.0 released

CoreOS Alpha 612.1.0 & 612.0.0 where both released on the same day. CoreOS is a new Linux distribution that has been re-architectured to provide features needed to run modern infrastructure stacks. The strategies and architectures that influence CoreOS allow companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to run their services at scale with high resilience. CoreOS is Apache 2.0 licensed and runs on your existing hardware or cloud providers. CoreOS Alpha 612.

Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS released

The Ubuntu team has just announced the release of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support. The hardware enablement offering had been expanded since 12.04, and with 14.04.2, this point release contains an updated kernel and X stack for new installations to support new hardware across all our supported architectures, not just x86. As usual, this point release includes many updates, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation.

Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 released

JEFF HOOGLAND has just announced the first stable release for the third major update to the Bodhi Linux operating system (Bodhi Linux 3.0.0). Users who had installed a pre-release version of 3.0.0 can upgrade to the final release via their package manager. Users who are on a previous major release (such as 2.x.y) will need to reinstall their operating system to move to 3.0.0. Download links: 32bit: Direct Download – Torrent 64bit: Direct Download – Torrent Legacy: Direct Download – Torrent Chromebook: Direct Download – Torrent Notable features in the 3.

Korora 21 Darla Linux OS released

The Korora team has announced the final release of Korora 21 codenamed Darla. Korora is a Fedora Remix, meaning it ships packages from the default Fedora repositories but also a number of other packages (often ones that Fedora cannot ship directly). Korora 21 Features Cinnamon 2.4 – This new release of Cinnamon targets a smoother experience, improved settings and updates to the file manager, nemo. Refer to the Cinnamon Release Announcement for more details.

BackBox Linux 4.1 released

The BackBox Team recently announced the updated release of BackBox Linux 4.1. This release includes features such as Linux Kernel 3.13, EFI mode, Anonymous mode, LVM + Disk encryption installer, privacy additions and armhf Debian packages. What’s new Preinstalled Linux Kernel 3.13 New Ubuntu 14.04.1 base Installer with LVM and Full Disk Encryption options Handy Thunar custom actions RAM wipe at shutdown/reboot System improvements Upstream components Bug corrections Performance boost Improved Anonymous mode Predisposition to ARM architecture (armhf Debian packages) Predisposition to BackBox Cloud platform New and updated hacking tools Download BackBox ISO Images (32bit & 64bit) http://www.

XenServer 6.5 officially released

Citrix has announced the release of XenServer 6.5, a virtualization platform based on the open-source Xen Project hypervisor. With this latest update, XenServer now offers a full 64-bit kernel architecture, which allows customers to leverage the latest hardware and OS platforms, and supports enterprise-grade networking, storage and workload management. The new 64-bit kernel architecture features significant improvements in networking and storage performance, providing customers with a virtualization platform for running new and existing workloads in their workspace and datacenter environments.

SparkyLinux 3.6 GameOver released

SparkyLinux 3.6 GameOver is a special edition of Sparky targeted to gamers. It has been built on the top of the SparkyLinux 3.6 “Annagerman” and it’s fully compatible with Debian “testing” Jessie. SparkyLinux is a lightweight, fast and simple Linux distribution designed for both old and new computers featuring customized Enlightenment and LXDE desktops. SparkyLinux 3.6 GameOver update Linux kernel 3.16.0-4 (3.16.7-ckt2-1) all packages upgraded from Debian testing repositories as of 2014/12/31 lxde-common 0.

NixOS 14.12 released

NixOS is a Linux distribution with a unique approach to package and configuration management. Built on top of the Nix package manager, it is completely declarative, makes upgrading systems reliable, and has many other advantages. NixOS 14.12 aka “Caterpillar” which is the third stable release branch was released late in December last year. This release comes bundled with Linux 3.14, systemd 217, Glibc 2.20, KDE 4.14.1, and much more. See the release notes for details.

Deepin 2014.2 released

deepin 2014.2, the second update of the Ubuntu-based community distribution with a custom, HTML 5-based desktop environment, has been released. The “live mode” functionality has been removed in this version, so it is no longer possible to test the distribution before committing to a hard disk installation. deepin system uses Deepin Desktop Environment developed based on HTML5 technology, with Deepin Music, Deepin Movie, LibreOffice and other software in it. It can meet users’ daily needs on entertainment and office.

Fedora 21 beta released with Wayland Technology Preview

The Fedora 21 beta release has arrived, with a preview of the latest free and open source technology under development. The beta release contains all the exciting features of Fedora 21’s products in a form that anyone can help test. The final release of Fedora 21 is expected in December 2014. Since it’s a beta release, some problems may still be lurking. A list of problems that we already know about can be found at the Common F21 bugs page, found at http://fedoraproject.

CentOS 6.6 released

Johnny Hughes recently announced the release of CentOS 6.6 following earlier release of RHEL / CentOS 7. According to Johnny Hughes – CentOS-6.6 is based on source code released by Red Hat, Inc. for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. All upstream variants have been placed into one combined repository to make it easier for end users. Workstation, server, and minimal installs can all be done from our combined repository. See the release announcement.

Trisquel 7.0 – Beleno released

Trisquel 7.0 codenamed – Beleno recently released, is a fully free operating system based on GNU/Linux. Trisquel is derived from Ubuntu, but only includes free software. Users may run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve Trisquel (or any part of it). Trisquel comes ready for home and office use. It’s easy to find and install more specialized software. Trisquel Linux comes in following editions: Trisquel – for home and personal use; it comes with applications for productivity, entertainment, networking, and more.

Kubuntu 14.10 flavor released

Kubuntu 14.10 is available for upgrade or install. It comes in two flavours, the stable Plasma 4 running the desktop we know from previous releases, and a tech preview of the next generation Plasma 5 for early adopters. Plasma 4 is the recommended stable offering and what you get from the default download, but is now in maintenance mode. It runs the software you are familiar with and will be getting updates and bugfixes but not new features from now on.

HandyLinux 1.7 released with Iceweasel as default browser

HandyLinux 1.7 recently released, is a free Linux flavor that is based on Debian GNU/Linux with XFCE, a fast, light and stable desktop environment. HandyLinux 1.7 is designed to facilitate access to computers those who start, children, seniors and those who are looking for simplicity. HandyLinux features A simplified application package for common tasks : (surfing the net, email, office suite, software image/audio/video, skype) easily accessible from the HandyMenu The Debian software library with thousands of applications for raiders.

CentOS 5.11 released

CentOS 5.11 has just been released for i386 and x86_64 Architectures. This release is the eleventh update to the CentOS 5 distribution series. It contains a lot of bugfixes, updates and new functionality. CentOS as we already know is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by Red Hat. Known Issues The bash included on the ISOs contains the shellshock issue and needs to be updated after install.

Ubuntu Mate 14.10 Beta 2 released

Martin Wimpres has announced the release of Ubuntu Mate 14.10 Beta2 and its now available for download. This release id the second beta release that fixes a number of issues that were present in Beta1, and adds a few new features, including some more original artwork. Ubuntu Mate 14.10 Beta 2 Added gnome-system-tools due to community feedback requesting user and time management facilities Added indicators to Ubiquity that enable access to assistive features and basic system configuration Added assistive features to LightDM Added keybindings, compatible with Sonar, for toggling assistive features Added a MATE panel layout that is similar in appearance to Windows XP classic mode Updated the default Ubuntu MATE panel layout to better reflect how Ubuntu 10.

openSUSE 13.2 Beta 1 released

openSUSE 13.2 Beta 1 release, code name ‘Rolling Factory’ has over 6,000 installations and counting. As announced by Jos Poortvliet, based on the release plan and roadmap, the latest Geeko will be released in November, but help will be needed as it won’t be free. openSUSE 13.2 will have lots of new things and more expected: Linux kernel 3.16 (going for 3.17) GNOME 3.12 (planning for 3.

Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS released

The Ubuntu team has just announced the release of Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS (Long-Term Support) fifth LTS point release for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support. As with 12.04.4, 12.04.5 contains an updated kernel and X stack for new installations on x86 architectures. Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS now uses a derivative of Linux kernel 3.13, which is maintained by Canonical. As usual, this point release includes many updates, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation.

Evolve OS Alpha 3 Released

Following the successful release of Evolve OS Alpha 1 early this year, Ikey Doherty the developer has just announced the release of Evolve OS Alpha 3. According to Ikey, this release is the third and final alpha release of the Evolve OS images, as there is plan to move towards daily-builds and then to the beta stages. For now, the Alpha 3 image is only suitable for 64-bit machines, and is not yet EFI capable.

Tails 1.1 OS Out – Preserve your Privacy and Anonymity

Tails is a live operating system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity. It helps you to use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer but leaving no trace unless you ask it to explicitly. Tails comes with several built-in applications pre-configured with security in mind: web browser, instant messaging client, email client, office suite, image and sound editor, etc Tails relies on the Tor anonymity network to protect your privacy online: Use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship All connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network Leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly Use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging The latest release fixes numerous security issues, including minor improvements and new features, some noticeable once are: Make persistent file permissions safer UEFI boot support, which should make Tails boot on modern hardware and Mac computers.

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Update Now Available

The Ubuntu team has just announced the release of Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support. This is the first point release of Ubuntu 14.04 and it comes with many updates, which includes updated installation media, security updates, bug-fixes, providing stability, and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 14.

How to Install Ubuntu using Linux Live USB Creator 2.8.30

LinuxLive USB Creator is a powerful yet easy-to-use free, open-source software for Windows. LinuxLive USB Creator (LiLi) creates portable, bootable and virtualized USB stick running Linux. If you are a beginner, LiLi will let you try Linux for the first time, keeping Windows clean of any modifications. And if you are a geek, LiLi will allow you to test almost any Linux distributions directly from Windows, or just install them from a USB flash drive instead of CDs.

Install Evolve OS Alpha 1 with Budgie Desktop on VirtualBox

Ikey Doherty has just announced the release of Evolve OS Alpha 1 and it’s currently available in 64bit architecture. According to Ikey, this release is the first graphical and installable release of Evolve OS, marking it the start of the general availability. This image is targeted at the GNOME 3.10 stack,and will remain with GNOME 3.10 until the release and general availability of GNOME 3.14 around September. Evolve OS Alpha 1 comes bundled with Firefox 30.

CentOS 7 for 64bit Released

The CentOS Project Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS 7 for x86_64, including images for docker, and various cloud providers. This is the first release for CentOS-7 and is version marked as 7.0-1406. CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by Red Hat. For the first time, this release was built from sources hosted at git.centos.org, however srpms being a byproduct of the build and also considered critical in the code and buildsys process are being published to match every rpm we release.

Install Ubuntu MATE Remix with Ubuntu 14.10 in VirtualBox

In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to install Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic release with Ubuntu MATE Remix Desktop Environment 1.8. Ubuntu MATE Remix is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. Ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor. With modest hardware requirements it is suitable for modern workstations and older hardware alike. [box type=”info” icon=”info”]Ubuntu MATE Remix is not an official Canonical project, but a community-driven one and it is not yet an official Ubuntu flavor[/box] Step 1: Download Ubuntu MATE 14.

Install Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon on Virtualbox

Linux Mint 17 LTS Cinnamon Edition recently released as part of the Linux Mint 17 Editions codename “Qiana“, is a Linux desktop which comes with updated software and brings in refinements and many new features to make your desktop experience more comfortable to use. Linux Mint 17 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. [button link=”http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_qiana_cinnamon_whatsnew.php” color=”primary”]Tour of New Features[/button] I have put together a simple video tutorial on how to install Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon Edition on a Virtualbox.

Linux Mint 17 ‘Qiana’ Final Version Released

The LinuxMint team has announced the release of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Final version (Both Cinnamon & MATE Flavors). Linux Mint 17 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. Few New features at a glance with some screenshots: Update Manager Drivers Manager

Pinguy 14.04 OS Full final Released

Antoni Norman has announced the release of Pinguy OS 14.04, an Ubuntu-based desktop Linux distribution with a customised GNOME Shell desktop. Pinguy OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution targeted at beginning Linux users. It features numerous user-friendly enhancements, out-of-the-box support for multimedia codecs and browser plugins, a heavily tweaked GNOME user interface with enhanced menus, panels and dockbars, and a careful selection of popular desktop applications for many common computing tasks. Pinguy 14.

Install Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on VirtualBox 4.3.10

This is a quick step by step video tutorial on how to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) on Oracle VirtualBox Manager v4.3.10. This release came with a number of features and bug fixes between since release 12.04.3 Highlights of Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (Precise Pangolin): There is a new way to quickly search and access menu and indicator actions, called the “HUD” (Heads-Up Display) System Settings has several new “options” to customize Unity’s look and behavior Nautilus quicklist support has been added to Unity launcher Network Manager now uses dnsmasq for improved DNS reliability and support for split-DNS on VPN links The default music player has been switched to Rhythmbox, LibreOffice has been updated to 3.

Upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS

This article is a step by step tutorial on how to upgrade your Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin to Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. This upgrade is been carried out on a VirtualBox, I cannot guaranty if this would work in your case or not. Care needs to be taken if upgrading a LIVE system. Step 1: Backup your Data – I am afraid you would have to backup your files and documents.

Install ExTix 14.1 64bit on VirtualBox

ExTiX is a Linux distribution based on both Debian and Ubuntu operating system. It removes the Unity desktop environment and replaces it with the GNOME 3 and GNOME Classic desktop environments. The latest release v14.1 64bit which was released 2014-04-17 is based on Debian (Jessie0 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr). According to the developer (Exton), this current release is: Now stable and all packages have been upgraded to latest version.

Upgrade Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy to 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr

With the release of Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr on April 17th 2014, its now time for an upgrade. Upgrading from Ubuntu 13.10 saucy salamander to 14.04 trusty tahr is quite easy and simple to accomplish but would require a lot of patients. I have outlined below best and recommended approach to achieving this: Note: Before performing any upgrade, it is advisable to backup your documents as you may run into upgrade issues with problematic applications and previous updates which may cause cause issues.

4MLinux 8.1 Allinone Edition Final released

4MLinux is a mini Linux distribution focusing on the – Maintenance (system rescue Live CD), – Multimedia (e.g. playing video DVDs), – Miniserver (using the inetd daemon), – Mystery (meaning a collection of Linux games). The latest stable version of 4MLinux 8.1 Allinone edition release has all the features included in 4MLinux 8.1 Rescue Edition, 4MLinux 8.1 Media Edition, 4MLinux 8.1 Server Edition, and 4MLinux 8.1 Game Edition. Watch Demo VirtualBox in 4MLinux

Installing Kali Linux 1.0.6 in Virtualbox

Kali Linux is one of the most advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing Linux distribution, ever. Kali is a complete re-build, secure, and enterprise-ready version of BackTrack Linux, adhering completely to Debian development standards. For a complete tour of Kali Linux Features, visit http://docs.kali.org/introduction/what-is-kali-linux I have documented below steps to installing Kali Linux (64bit) on a VirtualBox for those that fancy a trial [box type=”info” style=”rounded” icon=”info”]During initial install, I ran into this error “An installation step failed… The failing step is: Install the system” After much troubleshooting, it apparently appears the install requires a minimum virtual disk size of about 12GB.

Ubuntu 14.04 borderless windows themes reintroduced

For all Ubuntu users, it appears the Borderless Ambiance and Radiance themes decorations previously removed back in Ubuntu 11.04 because of Unity 2d, will finally make it into Ubuntu 14.04 “Trusty Tahr” scheduled to be release next month. This change had been approved and implemented on Ubuntu 14.04 and so would be featured in next months release. Without borderless window decorations With borderless window decorations I am looking forward to this and many more improvements been implemented 🙂

Install Linux Mint 16 Petra Xfce on VirtualBox

Linux Mint 16 Xfce recently released as part of the Linux Mint 16 Editions codename “Petra” is a lightweight desktop environment which aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly. This edition features all the improvements from the latest Linux Mint release on top of an Xfce 4.10 desktop. For a complete tour of the new features in Xfce, visit http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_petra_xfce_whatsnew.php I have documented below steps to installing Xfce Edition (64bit) on a VirtualBox for those that fancy a trial Step 1: Download ISO file – Visit Linux Mint download page and download either 32bit or 64bit.

Install Linux Mint 16 Petra KDE on VirtualBox

Linux Mint 16 KDE Edition recently released as part of the Linux Mint 16 Editions codename “Petra” is a vibrant, innovative, advanced, modern looking and full-featured desktop environment. This edition features all the improvements from the latest Linux Mint release on top of KDE 4.11. For a complete tour of the new features in KDE 4.11, visit http://linuxmint.com/rel_petra_kde_whatsnew.php. I have documented below steps to installing KDE Edition (64bit) on a VirtualBox for those that fancy a trial Step 1: Download ISO file – Visit Linux Mint download page and download either 32bit or 64bit.

Install Linux Mint 16 Petra Cinnamon on VirtualBox

Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon Edition recently released as part of the Linux Mint 16 Editions codename “Petra” is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and a traditional user experience. The desktop layout is similar to GNOME Panel (GNOME 2); however, the underlying technology was forked from GNOME Shell (GNOME 3). The emphasis is put on making users feel at home and providing them with an easy to use and comfortable desktop experience.

Install Kubuntu 13.10 Desktop on VirtualBox

Kubuntu is an operating system built by a worldwide team of expert developers. It contains all the applications you need: a web browser, an office suite, media apps, an instant messaging client and many more. Kubuntu is simply the KDE version of Ubuntu and its code named Saucy Salamander. Follow the steps below to install Kubuntu on a VirtualBox Step 1: Download Kubuntu ISO – Click GetKubuntu and download either 32bit (recommended) or 64bit version Step 2: Create New Virtual Machine – Open Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager click on New Enter machine name; Type will be Linux; Version will be either Ubuntu or Ubuntu (64bit).

How to Clone Ubuntu/CentOS/RHEL VirtualBox VM

It just occurred to me that when running Ubuntu or any other virtual machine OS using Oracle VirtualBox in a lab scenario and you need to install multiple copies of the same OS, it would make sense to create cloned copies of the original VM. VirtualBox does come with a cloning feature to enable you clone the VM but an issue will always arise which is duplicate UUID of the hard disks.