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Calculate Linux 17 Released!

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30 December 2016 – Alexander Tratsevskiy has announced the release of Calculate Linux 17, a major update of the project’s Gentoo-based set of distributions designed for desktops (with a choice of KDE Plasma, MATE or Xfce) as well as servers: “We are happy to announce the release of Calculate Linux 17. Main changes: Timeless, a new server flavour, designed for those eager to try the development version of Calculate Utilities; GUI manager – updated appearance, including new own icons; command-line manager – one session for cl-console and cl-console-gui, so that you can switch between them freely; live USB – system startup possible without PulseAudio; numerous revisions in templates – new functions added, support provided for ‘or’ expressions, service launching, package linking, package version downgrade, ldif format; beta versions of the brand new Calculate Linux Desktop Cinnamon and Calculate Linux Desktop LXQt available in ‘nightly’ stages; up to 5000 binary packages are available in the Calculate repository”. Calculate Linux Desktop, featuring either the KDE (CLD), the MATE (CLDM) or the Xfce (CLDX) environment, Calculate Linux Scratch (CLS), Calculate Directory Server (CDS), Calculate Scratch Server (CSS) and Timeless.

100% compatibility with Gentoo

 

Release Announcement

Documentation

Support Forums

Disk partitioning

Installation Guide

A Portage introduction

Portage features

man portage – /etc/portage

man make.conf

USE flags

Ebuild scripts

Frequently Asked Questions

Update

Browse Packages

New Packages

List of USE Flags

Gentoo Linux Security Advisories

Building your system

Network configuration

Workstation Setup

Server Configuration

Donations

Contact

Download Calculate Linux Desktop 17 KDE i686

Download Calculate Linux Desktop 17 KDE x86_64

Download Calculate Linux Desktop 17 MATE i686

Download Calculate Linux Desktop 17 MATE x86_64

Download Calculate Linux Desktop 17 Xfce i686

Download Calculate Linux Desktop 17 Xfce x86_64

Download Calculate Linux Scratch 17 i686

Download Calculate Linux Scratch 17 x86_64

Download Calculate Directory Server 17 i686

Download Calculate Directory Server 17 x86_64

Download Calculate Scratch Server 17 i686

Download Calculate Scratch Server 17 x86_64

Download Timeless 17 i686

Download Timeless 17 x86_64

**md5sum about the iso**

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Packages
  • CLD (KDE desktop):
    1. KDE Frameworks 5.29, KDE Plasma 5.8.5, KDE Applications 16.12, LibreOffice 5.2.3.3, Firefox 50.1.0, Gimp 2.8.16, Clementine 1.3.1
    2. i686 - 1.92 G, x86_64 - 2.08 G
  • CLDM (MATE desktop):
    1. MATE 1.16, LibreOffice 5.2.3.3, Firefox 50.1.0, Claws Mail 3.14.1, Gimp 2.8.16, Clementine 1.3.1
    2. i686 - 1.53 G, x86_64 - 1.69 G
  • CLDX (Xfce desktop):
    1. Xfce 4.12, LibreOffice 5.2.3.3, Firefox 50.1.0, Claws Mail 3.14.1, Gimp 2.8.16, Clementine 1.3.1
    2. i686 - 1.44 G, x86_64 - 1.61 G
  • CDS (Directory Server):
    1. OpenLDAP 2.4.43, Samba 4.2.14, Postfix 3.1.2, ProFTPD 1.3.5b, Bind 9.10.3
    2. i686 - 644 M, x86_64 - 669 M
  • CLS (Linux Scratch):
    1. Xorg-server 1.18.4, Kernel 4.4.9
    2. i686 - 724 M, x86_64 - 823 M
  • CSS (Scratch Server):
    1. Kernel 4.4.39, Calculate Utilities 3.5.0.10
    2. i686 - 445 M, x86_64 - 471 M
  • Timeless (New server):
    1. OpenLDAP 2.4.43, Calculate Utilities 3.5.0.10
    2. i686 - 467 M, x86_64 - 493 M

 

To update from Calculate Linux old versions, either:

  • execute cl-update or
  • put the new iso file in /var/calculate/linux, then run cl-install.

 

Happy GNU/Linux  😀

Windscribe VPN – 50GB per-month license for FREE

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Mask your physical location from 3rd parties with an encrypted tunnel, never see most ads again (Requires browser extension installation), access geo-blocked content, torrent securely and share files without worrying about your ISP snooping on you, use on all your devices simultaneously, best-in-industry firewall that protects you in case of connectivity loss, which is superior to a “killswitch”, take your privacy seriously: emails are optional and we have a strict zero logging policy and earn money sharing links with your friends.

DD-WRT Setup Guide

Tomato Setup Guide

Ubuntu Setup Guide

Download Windscribe for Windows

Download Windscribe for Mac OS

To grab the license for FREE:

1. Click here to go to the Windscribe signup page and click either the USE FOR FREE  to create a new Windscribe account.
2. Submit the form, click HAVE A VOUCHER and enter SOS50GBF in the voucher code box that appears.
3. Submit the form and confirm the email to active 50GB per-month license.
4. Done.
This is a 1-computer lifetime 50GB-per-month license, for commercial or noncommercial use. The time is limited, hurry up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compatible with:

mac_win

Happy Navigation  😀

Merry Christmas 2016

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Mageia 5.1 released!

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03 December 2016 – Donald Stewart has announced the release of Mageia 5.1, an updated build of the distribution current stable branch. This unscheduled version was put together due to delays delivering the upcoming Mageia 6 which is currently in development. From the release announcement: “We are very pleased to announce the release of Mageia 5.1. This release is a respin of the Mageia 5 installation and live ISO images, based on the Mageia 5 repository and incorporating all updates to allow for an up-to-date installation without the need to install almost a year-and-a-half worth of updates. It is therefore recommended for new installations and upgrades from Mageia 4. If you are currently running Mageia 5 then there is no need to install Mageia 5.1 as it is the same as your system, provided that updates have been installed. Mageia 5.1 ships with many updated packages, including LibreOffice 4.4.7, Linux kernel 4.4.32, KDE4 4.14.5, GNOME 3.14.3 and countless other updates.

Release announcement

Release Notes

Errata

Support

Community

Mageia Documentation

Mageia’s Archive

Contribute

Applications Database

Donate

Contact

Upgrade from Mageia 4

Download Classical ISO 32 bit (to install Mageia directly)

Download Classical ISO 64 bit (to install Mageia directly)

Download Live ISO’s KDE Desktop 32 bit (to try Mageia)

Download Live ISO’s KDE Desktop 64 bit (to try Mageia)

Download Live ISO’s GNOME Desktop 32 bit (to try Mageia)

Download Live ISO’s GNOME Desktop 64 bit (to try Mageia)

Download Network Install 32 bit with Only Free Software

Download Network Install 64 bit with Only Free Software

Download Network Install 32 bit with Nonfree Firmware

Download Network Install 64 bit with Nonfree Firmware

Wiki – NetInstall ISO with Boot

GET ISO on USB Flash Drive

star_mageia

 

Happy GNU/Linux  😀

4MLinux 20.0 STABLE released – RescueKit – Antivirus Live CD – BakAndImgCD – TheSSS

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1 November 2016. The 4MLinux project has announced the availability of a new release. The new version, 4MLinux 20.0, supports booting in a range of environments and the distribution now works with both legacy BIOS and modern UEFI-enabled computers. The new release also features several package upgrades: “The status of the 4MLinux 20.0 series has been changed to STABLE. Create your documents with LibreOffice 5.2.3.2 and GIMP 2.8.18, share them using Dropbox 12.4.22, surf the Internet with Firefox 49.0.2 and Chromium 53.0.2785.143, stay in touch with your friends via Skype 4.3.0.37 and Thunderbird 45.4.0, enjoy your music collection with Audacious 3.8 and aTunes 3.1.2, watch your favorite videos with MPlayer SVN-r37881 and VLC 2.2.4, play games with Mesa 12.0.1, WINE 1.9.20 support enabled. You can also setup the 4MLinux LAMP Server (Linux 4.4.27, Apache 2.4.23, MariaDB 10.1.18, and PHP 5.6.27). Perl 5.24.0 and Python 2.7.12 are also available. 4MLinux now supports all possible boot options: BIOS with 32-bit CPU, BIOS with 64-bit CPU, UEFI with 32-bit firmware, and UEFI with 64-bit firmware.

Further details can be found in the project’s release announcement.

About it

Blog

List of Packages

Installing 4MLinux

The 4MLinux Desktop

4MLinux’s license (GPL v.3)

Basic Help

FAQ

Official Support

Download 4MLinux 20.0

4MRescueKit 20.0

Download Antivirus Live CD 20.0 (including the ClamAV scanner)

Download BakAndImgCD 20.0 (for data backup and disk imaging)

Download TheSSS 20.0 (The Smallest Server Suite)

 

Note:
Fully compatible with UNetbootin from usb drive´s boot.

 

Happy 4MLinux  😀

Ubuntu 16.10 “Yakkety Yak” Released

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13 October 2016 – Canonical has announced the release of a new version of its popular Ubuntu operating system. The latest version, Ubuntu 16.10, offers users many updated packages, a preview session of the Unity 8 desktop environment and version 4.8 of the Linux kernel. The distribution also features LibreOffice 5.2 and the update manager application now shows changelogs from enabled personal package archives (PPAs). “Network performance is a primary focus of this release, with updated versions of Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), OpenVSwitch (OVS) and virtualization technologies, all able to handle critical application traffic for lower latency and greater throughput. Ubuntu 16.10 and the corresponding updates to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS further enhance Ubuntu’s position as the leading private cloud infrastructure operating system, with OpenStack Newton, DPDK, enhanced OpenVSwitch and LXD machine containers alongside regular KVM based VM guests. Ubuntu 16.10 previews Canonical’s device convergence vision.

ReleaseNotes

Upgrading from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Linux Kernel 4.8

Desktop

Server

Official flavours

Ubuntu 16.10 Desktop 64

Ubuntu 16.10 Server 64

Ubuntu 16.10 Desktop i386

Ubuntu 16.10 Server i386

Ubuntu 16.10 Netboot 64

Ubuntu 16.10 Netboot i386

Ubuntu 16.10 Netboot ARM64/ARMv8

Ubuntu 16.10 Netboot ARMHF/ARMv7 1

Ubuntu 16.10 Netboot ARMHF/ARMv7 2

Ubuntu 16.10 Netboot PowerPC64EL/POWER8 Little-Endian

Ubuntu 16.10 Netboot PowerPC 32 bit Big-Endian

Ubuntu 16.10 Netboot PowerPC 64 bit Big-Endian

Ubuntu 16.10 Netboot PowerPC e500mc Big-Endian

Ubuntu 16.10 Netboot s390x IBM system z

Ubuntu 16.10 Server 64 bit ARM (ARMv8/AArch64)

Ubuntu 16.10 Server Mac (PowerPC) and IBM-PPC (POWER5)

Ubuntu 16.10 Server PowerPC64 Little-Endian

Ubuntu 16.10 Server IBM z series mainframes (LinuxONE)

Usb Image Writing Guide

Kubuntu 16.10 Desktop 64

Kubuntu 16.10 Desktop i386

Xubuntu 16.10 Desktop 64

Xubuntu 16.10 Desktop i386

Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Desktop 64

Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Desktop i386

Ubuntu MATE PowerPC Macs and IBM

Ubuntu Studio 16.10 64

Ubuntu Studio 16.10 i386

Ubuntu Kylin 16.10 64

Ubuntu Kylin 16.10 i386

Lubuntu 16.10 64

Lubuntu 16.10 i386

Lubuntu 16.04 Alternate 64 (for low ram)

Lubuntu 16.10 Alternate i386

Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 i386

Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 64

MinimalCD

-= Ubuntu 16.10 will be supported for 9 months until July 2017. If you need Long Term Support, it is recommended you use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS instead.

yakketyyak

Happy GNU/Linux  😀

OpenBSD 6.0 Officially Released

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The OpenBSD project has announced the release of OpenBSD 6.0. The OpenBSD project focuses on providing code and documentation that are correct and of high quality. This has lead to OpenBSD being regarded as a highly secure and reliable operating system. The new release features New/extended platforms: for armv7 – EFI bootloader added, kernels are now loaded from FFS instead of FAT or EXT filesystems, without U-Boot headers, a single kernel and ramdisk are now used for all SoCs, Miniroot installer images include U-Boot 2016.07 with support for EFI payloads, vax removed. Many new and improved hardware drivers and support for hardware-reduced ACPI implementations, for ACPI 5.0 implementations, initial support for MSI-X has been added, the xhci(4) driver now performs handoff from an xHCI-capable BIOS correctly, W^X is now strictly enforced by default etc.. Updated versions of LibreSSL and OpenSSH are included as well and feature several security enhancements.

Release announcement and quick installer information

Detailed log of changes

Errata page (CVS branch)

Song – Another Smash of the Stack

Song – Black Hat

Song – Money

Song – Comfortably Dumb (the misc song)

Song – Mother

Song – Goodbye

Upgrade Guide: 5.9 to 6.0

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Download and install:

OpenBSD/macppc 6.0Installation Notes

OpenBSD/x86_64 bit 6.0Installation Notes

OpenBSD/x86_32 bit 6.0Installation Notes

OpenBSD/alpha 6.0Installation Notes

OpenBSD/armv7 6.0Installation Notes

OpenBSD/landisk 6.0Installation Notes

OpenBSD/loongson 6.0Installation Notes

OpenBSD/luna88k 6.0Installation Notes

OpenBSD/hppa 6.0Installation Notes

OpenBSD/octeon 6.0Installation Notes

OpenBSD/sgi 6.0Installation Notes

OpenBSD/sparc64 6.0Installation Notes

OpenBSD/zaurus 6.0Installation Notes

Quick install instructions

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Note: OpenBSD is a project released under the BSD 2-Clause license.
This license is recognized as free license, but is not copyleft.

P.S.

Creating a bootable USB key using a Un*x-like system:

    Some older systems may not be able to boot from USB keys or require
    changing boot priority.  Check your BIOS settings if you run into
    problems.

    First, you will need to obtain a local copy of the bootable filesystem
    image miniroot59.fs or install59.fs as described above.
    You should use the signify(1) and sha256(1) commands to verify
    the integrity of the images with the SHA256.sig file on the mirror site.

    Next, use the dd(1) utility to copy the file to the USB storage device.
    The command would likely be, under OpenBSD:
        dd if=miniroot59.fs of=/dev/rsdNc bs=1m

    where N is the device number.  You can find the correct device number
    by checking dmesg(8) when inserting the media.

    If you are using another operating system, you may have to adapt
    this to conform to local naming conventions for the USB key and
    options suitable for copying to a "raw" disk image.  The key
    issue is that the device name used for the USB key *must* be one
    that refers to the correct block device, not a partition or
    compatibility mode, and the copy command needs to be compatible
    with the requirement that writes to a raw device must be in
    multiples of 512-byte blocks.  The variations are endless and
    beyond the scope of this document.

    If you're doing this on the system you intend to boot the USB key on,
    copying the image back to a file and doing a compare or checksum
    is a good way to verify that the USB key is readable and free of
    read/write errors.

Happy OpenBSD  😀

ReactOS 0.4.2 Released – The NT Kernel Family

Wine_on_ReactOS

16 August 2016 – The ReactOS project is an open source operating system which attempts to be binary compatible with Microsoft Windows. The ReactOS project has released a new version, ReactOS 0.4.2. The new release improves compatibility with Windows applications via WINE and includes the ability to read and write with several Unix/Linux/BSD file systems, including ext, ReiserFS and UFS. “Beyond the usual updates to external dependencies such as Wine and UniATA, much work has gone into refining the experience of using ReactOS, especially with respect to the graphical shell and the file explorer. Perhaps the most user visible change however is the ability now to read from and write to several Unix file systems, namely ext family, ReiserFS, and UFS. Native built-in support for these file systems should make for considerably easier interoperability than the current out-of-box experience provided by Windows, and there is more to come in the future.

Release announcement

Building ReactOS

Daily Builds

Submitting Patches

Kernel

FAQs

Jobs

Forum

Donating

Download in two different flavors:

  • BootCD (to install ReactOS)

  • LiveCD (to test ReactOS without installing)

 

Product License:

Consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with the library. If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Lesser General Public License instead of this license.
ReactOS may be used, runtime linked, and distributed with non-free software (meaning that such software has no obbligations to open-source, or render free, their non-free code) such as commercial device drivers and commercial applications. This exception does not alter any other responsibilities of the license under the GPL (meaning that such software must still obey the GPL for the free (“open-sourced”) code that has been integrated into the said software).

 

Happy ReactOS  😀

Today STEAM Community started blocking Gleam.io

Steam Link Ban

Early today Steam Community started blocking Gleam.io links from appearing on their site. The reason for this is apparrently because some users had been spamming links on various groups and profiles.
This block has had unintended consequences, throwing errors when users now try to authenticate with Steam. We are aware of this issue and working with Valve to see if we can get the links unblocked.

Updates to TOS

As a result of these Steam issues we have updated our TOS. We will no longer allow users to:
  • Giveaway game keys purely for the purpose of farming followers for various groups or other social accounts.
Unfortunately this has gotten out of hand for a few reasons:
  • Some of these groups are actively blackmailing developers for keys
  • Users are required to jump through too many hoops for a simple key
  • Keys for the same games are getting recycled over and over
  • Some of these groups are actively breaking Valve TOS by asking users to vote on Greenlight games
  • Groups are giving away stolen keys that end up being deactivated
  • These campaigns end up eating up to 25% of our resources but drive less than 0.01% of our revenue
We will now actively start disabling Rewards that are used purely for this purpose. We will only allow developers themselves to giveaway their own keys, or approved marketing partners.
From Official Source: https://gleam.io/docs/updates
All rewards have been disabled, we will keep you updated.

Happy Gaming  😀

Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS Trusty Tahr released

Ubuntu-14-04-LTS

5 August 2016 – Adam Conrad has announced the release of Ubuntu 14.04.5, code-named “Trusty Tahr”, the fifth maintenance update of the distribution’s long-term support version originally released in April 2014 and supported with security updates until April 2019: “The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud and Core products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support. 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.

Release Schedule

ReleaseNotes

Upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or Ubuntu 13.10

Kernel 4.4 with Update Packages

Desktop

Server

Official flavours

Ubuntu 14.0.4.5 Desktop i386

Ubuntu 14.04.5 Desktop 64

Ubuntu 14.04.5 Server i386

Ubuntu 14.04.5 Server 64

Usb Image Writing Guide

Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.5 Desktop i386

Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.5 Desktop 64

Mythbuntu 14.0.4.5 Desktop i386

Mythbuntu 14.04.5 Desktop 64

Kubuntu 14.04.5 Desktop i386

Kubuntu 14.04.5 Desktop 64

Xubuntu 14.04.5 Desktop i386

Xbuntu 14.04.5 Desktop 64

Ubuntu Studio 14.04.5 Desktop i386

Ubuntu Studio 14.04.5 Desktop 64

Ubuntu Kylin 14.04.5 Desktop i386

Ubuntu Kylin 14.04.5 Desktop 64

Edubuntu 14.04.5 Desktop i386

Edubuntu 14.04.5 Desktop 64

Lubuntu 14.04.5 Desktop i386

Lubuntu 14.04.5 Desktop 64

Lubuntu 14.04.5 Desktop PowerPc and IBM PPC

Lubuntu 14.04.1 Alternate i386 (For low ram)

Lubuntu 14.04.1 Alternate 64

Lubuntu 14.04.1 Alternate Machintosh 64

-= Support guaranteed until April 2019

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Happy GNU/Linux  😀