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ReactOS 0.4.5 – NT Kernel 5.2

18 May 2017. ReactOS is an open source operating system which strives to be binary compatible with Microsoft Windows and features the ability to run many Windows applications.
The project has released ReactOS 0.4.5 which features several improvements to the system’s graphics, including better application and font rendering. The ReactOS team has also reported their operating system can run Microsoft Office 2010 and several stability improvements have been added to this release: “The ReactOS Project is pleased to release version 0.4.5 as a continuation of its three month cadence. Beyond the usual range of bug fixes and syncs with external dependencies, a fair amount of effort has gone into the graphical subsystem. Thanks to the work of Katayama Hirofumi and Mark Jansen, ReactOS now better serves requests for fonts and font metrics, leading to an improved rendering of applications and a more pleasant user experience.

Release announcement

ChangeLog-0.4.5

Building ReactOS

Daily Builds

Submitting Patches

Kernel

FAQs

Jobs

Forum

Donating

Download in two different flavors:

 

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).
The kernel design is based on that of Microsoft Windows 2003 Server. It implements kernel mode Asynchronous Procedure Calls (APCs), Deferred Procedure Calls (DPCs), processes, threading, mutexes, semaphores, spinlocks, timing code, and more.

 

Happy ReactOS  😀

Introduction to Linux: A Hands on Guide – Manual for FREE

This guide was created as an overview of the GNU/Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.

For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.

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Click the button “DOWNLOAD NOW”, complete the registration and receive the book. The time is limited, hurry up.
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Home Design 3D – STEAM Key for FREE

Home Design 3D is an interior design application that allows you to draw, create and visualize your floorplans and home ideas. Easy-to-use, design in 2D and/or 3D. Get a good idea of your future projects or just have fun!

Trailer and images

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Compatible with:

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Ubuntu 17.04 “Zesty Zapus” Released

Adam Conrad has announced the release of Ubuntu 17.04. The latest release of Ubuntu features nine months of support and security updates. The new release includes version 4.10 of the Linux kernel as well as driverless printing to supported devices. Support for 32-bit PowerPC computers has been dropped and new installations will, by default, be set up using a swap file instead of a swap partition for added flexibility. “Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including a new 4.10-based kernel, and much more. 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. Ubuntu Server 17.04 includes the Ocata release of OpenStack, alongside deployment and management tools that save DevOps teams time when deploying distributed applications – whether on private clouds, public clouds, x86, ARM, or POWER servers, zSystem mainframes, or on developer laptops.

The project’s release announcement

ReleaseNotes

Upgrading from Ubuntu 16.10

Linux Kernel 4.10

Desktop

Server

Official flavours

Ubuntu 17.04 Desktop 64

Ubuntu 17.04 Server 64

Ubuntu 17.04 Desktop i386

Ubuntu 17.04 Server i386

Ubuntu 17.04 Netboot 64

Ubuntu 17.04 Netboot i386

Ubuntu 17.04 Netboot ARM64/ARMv8

Ubuntu 17.04 Netboot ARMHF/ARMv7 1

Ubuntu 17.04 Netboot ARMHF/ARMv7 2

Ubuntu 17.04 Netboot PowerPC64EL/POWER8 Little-Endian

Ubuntu 17.04 Netboot PowerPC 64 bit Big-Endian

Ubuntu 17.04 Netboot PowerPC e500mc Big-Endian

Ubuntu 17.04 Netboot s390x IBM system z

Ubuntu 17.04 Server 64 bit ARM 64

Ubuntu 17.04 Server PowerPC64 Little-Endian

Ubuntu 17.04 Server IBM z series mainframes (LinuxONE)

Kubuntu 17.04 Desktop 64

Kubuntu 17.04 Desktop i386

Xubuntu 17.04 Desktop 64

Xubuntu 17.04 Desktop i386

Ubuntu MATE 17.04 Desktop 64

Ubuntu MATE 17.04 Desktop i386

Ubuntu Studio 17.04 64

Ubuntu Studio 17.04 i386

Ubuntu Kylin 17.04 64

Ubuntu Kylin 17.04 i386

Lubuntu 17.04 64

Lubuntu 17.04 i386

Lubuntu 17.04 Alternate 64 (for low ram)

Lubuntu 17.04 Alternate i386

Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 i386

Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 64

Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 64

Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 i386

Ubuntu Cloud Image

MinimalCD

Usb Image Writing Guide

-= Ubuntu 17.04 will be supported for 9 months until January 2018. If you need Long Term Support, it is recommended you use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS instead.

Happy GNU/Linux  😀

OpenBSD 6.1 Officially Released

The OpenBSD developers have announced the availability of a new stable release of their security-oriented operating system. The new release, OpenBSD 6.1, introduces bug fixes, several new or improved hardware drivers and security enhancements to the system installer. “Installer improvements: The installer now uses privilege separation for fetching and verifying the install sets. Install sets are now fetched over an HTTPS connection by default when using a mirror that supports it. The installer now considers all of the DHCP information in file name, boot file-name, server-name, tftp-server-name, and next-server when attempting to do automatic installs or upgrades. The installer no longer adds a route to an alias IP via 127.0.0.1, due to improvements in the kernel routing components.

Release announcement and quick installer information

Detailed log of changes

Errata page (CVS branch)

Song – Winter of 95

Upgrade Guide: 6.0 to 6.1

OpenBSD/macppc 6.1Installation Notes

OpenBSD/x86_64 bit 6.1Installation Notes

OpenBSD/x86_32 bit 6.1Installation Notes

OpenBSD/alpha 6.1Installation Notes

OpenBSD/armv7 6.1Installation Notes

OpenBSD/landisk 6.1Installation Notes

OpenBSD/loongson 6.1Installation Notes

OpenBSD/hppa 6.1Installation Notes

OpenBSD/octeon 6.1Installation Notes

OpenBSD/sgi 6.1Installation Notes

OpenBSD/sparc64 6.1Installation Notes

OpenBSD/arm64 6.1Installation Notes

Packages

Quick install instructions

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  😀

TrueOS 2017-02-22 Released – Rolling Release

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Feb 24, 2017. TrueOS is a rolling release operating system based on FreeBSD. The TrueOS team has released a new snapshot of the operating system’s Desktop and Server editions. The new snapshot includes several bug fixes, a few new services and package updates. TrueOS 2017-02-22 also includes support for automounting devices and a new jail management utility: “Automounting – This new feature allows auto-detection and mounting of inserted USB devices. It also automatically unmounts USB devices when the user ceases accessing the device. See the blog post on automounting for more details about this useful new feature. New jail utilities jbootstrap (requires being run once to fetch base packages), jinit, and jdestroy are available. These support OpenRC development and add other functionality. See the blog post on these new jail utilities for more details.

Release announcement

Features

New Jail management utilities

New Automounting

TrueOS Pico

Sources

Handbook

Community

Download TrueOS-Desktop-2017-02-22-x64-DVD.iso

Download TrueOS-Desktop-2017-02-22-x64-USB.img

Download TrueOS-Server-2017-02-22-x64-DVD.iso

Download TrueOS-Server-2017-02-22-x64-USB.img

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

    The command would likely be, under TrueOS/PCBSD:
        dd if=YourTrueOS.img of=/dev/da0 bs=1m 

where da0 is the device and number.  You can find the correct device number
    by checking dmesg(8) when inserting the media.

 

Happy TrueOS  😀

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

windscribe

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

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Merry Christmas 2016

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Mageia 5.1 released!

mageia5

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

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