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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  😀

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

trueos

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  😀

ReactOS 0.4.4 Released – The NT Kernel Family

Wine_on_ReactOS

16 February 2017: ReactOS is an open source operating system which seeks to be binary compatible with Microsoft Windows, capable of running Windows applications. The project’s latest release, ReactOS 0.4.4, introduces printing support and offers several visual improvements and graphical fixes. “Today marks the fifth release of the ReactOS 0.4.x series, as well as the fifth following the 4 month release cycle started by 0.4.0 itself. Progress has continued steadily, with a great deal of work going on in the background to improve ReactOS’ general usability and stability. Many of these improvements were on display at the FOSDEM convention in Brussels that took place on the 4th and 5th of this month. Certainly one of the more notable albeit less visible additions was the incorporation of basic printing support by Colin Finck. At present ReactOS is only capable of sending print commands to a parallel port printer, but this is the first step towards universal support and Colin should be applauded for his effort.

Release announcement

ChangeLog-0.4.4

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).

 

Happy ReactOS  😀

Oracle Linux 7.3 Released – OL 7 UPDATE 3

oracle-linux-7

11 November 2016 – Oracle has announced the release of a new version of Oracle Linux. The new version, Oracle Linux 7.3, represents an incremental update to the company’s 7.x series. The new version supports booting on UEFI-enabled computers and will run on machines with Secure Boot turned on. Oracle Linux provides two flavours of the Linux kernel: Oracle’s Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) and a Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK). “The Oracle Linux and Virtualization team is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 Update 3 for x86-64 servers. Users with a support subscription can download ISOs from My Oracle Support. ISO installation images can also be downloaded from Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. Individual RPM packages for Oracle Linux 7 Update 3 are available on the public yum server and the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN). This is the first Oracle Linux 7 ISO to include UEK Release 4 (UEK R4).
Further information can be found in the release announcement.

Documentation Oracle 7

Documentation Oracle 6

Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4

How to Certify your Hardware and Applications on Oracle Linux

Guide to Linux File Command Mastery

Installing Oracle Linux Manually

How to Use Signed Kernel Modules in Oracle Linux

Boot and Service Configuration (systemd and GRUB 2)

Installing Oracle Linux with Public Yum Repository Support

How to Create a Local Yum Repository for Oracle Linux

Installing the Oracle-Supported OFED Packages

Upgrading Your System

How to create a local Unbreakable Linux Network mirror

How to for Sysadmins and Developers

Specifications

Resources

Features

*Download Oracle Linux 7 ( only for x86 64 bit )

– Search Oracle Linux 7

*Download Oracle Linux 6.8 ( x86 32 bit and x86 64 bit )

– Search Oracle Linux 6.8

 

*registration required

 

 

 

Happy GNU/Linux  😀

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

star_mageia

 

Happy GNU/Linux  😀

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

4mlinux-20-0-gnu-linux-distribution

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

ubuntu-16-10yakketyyak

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

openbsd_puffy60

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

openbsd_banner

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

openbsd_blackhat

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  😀