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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

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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

 

 

 

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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

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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  😀

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  😀

Slackware Linux 14.2 – It’s released without systemd ;)

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The complete multitasking UNIX-like system.

01/07/2016 – The Slackware project has announced a new stable release of the world’s oldest surviving Linux distribution. The new version, Slackware Linux 14.2, ships with Linux kernel version 4.4, KDE 4.14, Xfce 4.12 and the 64-bit build of Slackware supports booting on UEFI-enabled hardware. “Slackware 14.2 brings many updates and enhancements, among which you’ll find two of the most advanced desktop environments available today: Xfce 4.12.1, a fast and lightweight but visually appealing and easy to use desktop environment, and KDE 4.14.21 (KDE 4.14.3 with kdelibs 4.14.21) a stable release of the 4.14.x series of the award-winning KDE desktop environment. These desktops use eudev, udisks, and udisks2, and many of the specifications from freedesktop.org which allow the system administrator to grant use of various hardware devices according to users’ group membership so that they will be able to use items such as USB flash sticks, USB cameras that appear like USB storage, portable hard drives, CD and DVD media, MP3 players, and more, all without requiring sudo, the mount or umount command.

Additional information can be found in the project’s detailed release announcement.

Slackware HOW TO

Slackware Installation

Partitioning

FAQ

Installation FAQ

Packages

Upgrade

Package Management – pkgtool

System Initialization

User Administration

Root Directory

X Window System

Network Setup

Ports

General Info

Download Slackware Linux 14.2 Disc 1Contents.txt

Download Slackware Linux 14.2 Disc 2Contents.txt

Download Slackware Linux 14.2 Disc 3Contents.txt

Download Slackware Linux 14.2 Disc 4Contents.txt

Download Slackware Linux 14.2 Disc 5Contents.txt

Download Slackware Linux 14.2 Source Disc 6Contents.txt

Download Slackware Linux 14.2 Install DVDContents.txt

Download Slackware Linux 14.2 Source DVDContents.txt

Note: The DVD release and the 6 CD-ROM release have the 32-bit x86 Slackware 14.2 release on one side, and the 64-bit x86_64 Slackware 14.2 release on the other. Both sides are bootable for easy installation, and includes everything from both releases of Slackware 14.2, including the complete source code trees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy GNU/Linux  😀

CentOS 6.8 released! – GNU/Linux

CentOS

25/06/2016 – Johnny Hughes has announced the release of CentOS 6.8, a community distribution which is built using the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The new release features a number of important changes, including depreciated drivers and packages as well as new features. “CentOS Linux 6.8 is derived from source code released by Red Hat, Inc. for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8. 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. All of our testing is only done against this combined distribution. There are many fundamental changes in this release, compared with the past CentOS Linux 6 releases, and we highly recommend everyone study the upstream release notes as well as the upstream technical notes about the changes and how they might impact your installation.

Release Announcement

Release Notes

CentOS Linux 6.8 uses Linux kernel 2.6.32

Contribute

Forums

Mailing Lists

Documentation

Submit a Bug

Download CentOS 6.8 i386:

Download CentOS 6.8 x86_64:

Note:

CentOS-6.8-x86_64-LiveCD.iso – The disk can also be used to install CentOS 6.8 onto your computer but without offering any package selection options at install time.
CentOS-6.8-x86_64-LiveDVD.iso – The disk can also be used to install CentOS 6.8 onto your computer but without offering any package selection options at install time.
CentOS-6.8-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso and CentOS-6.8-x86_64-bin-DVD2.iso –  These two dvd images contain the entire base distribution. Please burn DVD1 onto a DVD and boot your computer off it. A basic install will not need DVD2. After the installation is complete, please run “yum update” in order to update your system.
CentOS-6.8-x86_64-minimal.iso – The aim of this image is to install a very basic CentOS 6.8 system, with the minimum of packages needed to have a functional system.
CentOS-6.8-x86_64-netinstall.iso –  This is the network install and rescue image.
One can do USB key installs by using dd to copy individual ISO files to a USB key using the device name (not the partition name). This will overwrite the entire USB key. Here is an example for the DVD1:
dd if=CentOS-6.8-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso of=/dev/sdb

 

 

Happy CentOS  😀

ReactOS 0.4.1 Released – The NT Kernel Family

Wine_on_ReactOS

Ziliang Guo has announced the availability of ReactOS 0.4.1, a minor release of the built-from-scratch operating system which tries to clone the design of the Microsoft Windows NT platform: “The ReactOS team is proud to announce the release of version 0.4.1 a mere three months after the release of 0.4.0. The team has long desired an increased release tempo and the hope is that this will be the first of many of faster iterations. Due to the brief period of time between the two releases, 0.4.1 is ultimately a refinement of what was in 0.4.0. That is not to say that there are no new features of course, and a few highlights of both categories are listed below: Activation Context – a fix that came in just a tad too late for 0.4.0, this resolved a problem in the loader that prevented applications depending on various versions of the MSVCRT library from working properly; BTRFS support – initial read and write support introduced via importing of the WinBtrfs driver; shell – general usability improvements such as properly rendering icons and improved folder views….

Continuing to read the 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  😀

OpenIndiana Hipster 2016.04 and illumos – OpenSolaris

OpenIndiana

22/04/2016 – The OpenIndiana project, which is a continuation of OpenSolaris, has released a new version of the community-maintained operating system. The new release offers a number of improvements to package management and includes several package updates to such desktop applications as Firefox, Thunderbird and VLC. “New nlipkg zone brand was introduced, which behaves like old ipkg brand (i.e. it doesn’t check child and parent images for consistency). It’s possible to convert ipkg zone to nlipkg one. To do so, install system/zones/brand/nlipkg, change zone’s brand to nlipkg and remove /var/pkg/linked inside zone. Closed sysidtool which could be used to set initial system parameters on first boot and initialize zone’s configuration was replaced with sysding. All other packages from closed admin incorporation were also removed…

 

ReleaseNotes

Packages

Hipster Branch

illumos project

Hardware Compatibility List:

Laptops and Netbooks

Servers

Components

How to Upgrade from OpenSolaris

How to Upgrade OpenIndiana

How to Install OpenIndiana

illumos HLb

Mailing Lists

Frequently Asked Questions

OpenIndiana Bug Tracker

OpenIndiana Wiki

How does OpenIndiana compare to BSD or GNU/Linux?

IPS Guide (Image Packaging System Guide)

illumos project the OpenIndiana’s source tree

illumos Developer’s Guide

Does OpenIndiana provide a SPARC release?

 

Download:

Getting illumos Distributions

OpenIndiana Hipster 2016.04 Live DVD 64bit/i386

OpenIndiana Hipster 2016.04 Live USB 64bit/i386

OpenIndiana Hipster 2016.04 Text install CD 64bit/i386

OpenIndiana Hipster 2016.04 Text Install USB 64bit/i386

OpenIndiana Legacy Build 151a8 Desktop DVD 64bit/i386

OpenIndiana Legacy Build 151a8 Desktop USB 64bit/i386

OpenIndiana Legacy Build 151a8 Server CD 64bit/i386

OpenIndiana Legacy Build 151a8 Server USB 64bit/i386

OpenSolaris Build 134 Text Install SPARC

OpenIndiana Legacy Build 151a8 unofficial Text Install SPARC

 

Note: Hipster Branch = unstable branch and Legacy = stable branch.

 

Happy OpenIndiana  😀

Guix System Distribution 0.10.0 – GNU/Linux

Guix-System-Distribution

Ludovic Courtès has announced the release of a new version of the Guix System Distribution (GuixSD).
GuixSD is a GNU/Linux distribution committed to respecting and enhancing the freedom of its users. As such, it adheres to the GNU Free System Distribution Guidelines.
GNU Guix is a functional package manager for the GNU system. In addition to standard package management features, Guix supports transactional upgrades and roll-backs, unprivileged package management, per-user profiles, and garbage collection. Guix uses low-level mechanisms from the Nix package manager, except that packages are defined as native Guile modules, using extensions to the Scheme language. GuixSD offers a declarative approach to operating system configuration management, and is highly customizable and hackable.
As of version 0.10.0, the Guix System Distribution can be installed on an i686 or x86_64 machine. It uses the Linux-Libre kernel and the GNU Shepherd init system. Alternately, its package manager, GNU Guix, can be installed as an additional package manager on top of an installed Linux-based system.
It is also possible to use Guix on top of an already installed GNU/Linux system, including on mips64el and armv7.
Ludovic Courtès has announced the release of a new version. It offers reproducible builds for several key packages, plus the GNOME desktop environment and over 600 new packages in the project’s repositories. “It’s been almost five months since the previous release, and many things happened! The highlights include: Our grafting mechanism for security updates has been fixed to be generally applicable. Read this post for more information on the challenges behind this. Substitutes are now fetched by default over HTTPS and from a faster mirror. A number of packages have been made bit-for-bit reproducible, including glibc, Perl, Emacs packages, and Python packages. This work was simplified by Guix challenge and by the new –check and –rounds build options, and also by the insight gathered from other reproducible builds efforts. GNOME is now available, via the gnome-desktop-service procedure. 639 new packages, about as many package updates, greatly simplified by the addition of new importers and auto-updaters. A wealth of bug fixes, documentation improvements, Emacs niceties, and more!

The release announcement

Official notes

Packages

Contact

Help

GuixSD Manual

GNU Guix Manual

Download

P.S.

Guix is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

 

Happy GuixSD  😀