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OpenBSD 6.2 Released!

The project has released OpenBSD 6.2 which features many new drivers, particularly for the ARM architecture, and network packet handling performance improvements. Some key features have been added to the system installer too, including checking for security updates on the system’s first boot: “Installer improvements: The installer now uses the Allotment Routing Table (ART). A unique kernel is now created by the installer to boot from after install/upgrade. On release installs of architectures supported by syspatch, “syspatch -c” is now added to rc.firsttime. Backwards compatibility code to support the ‘rtsol’ keyword in hostname.if(5) has been removed. The install.site and upgrade.site scripts are now executed at the end of the install/upgrade process. More detailed information is shown to identify disks. The IPv6 default router selection has been fixed. On the amd64 platform, AES-NI is used if present.

Release announcement and quick installer information

Detailed log of changes

Errata page (CVS branch)

Song – Coming in December

Upgrade Guide: 6.1 to 6.2

OpenBSD/macppc 6.2Installation Notes

OpenBSD/x86_64 bit 6.2Installation Notes

OpenBSD/x86_32 bit 6.2Installation Notes

OpenBSD/alpha 6.2Installation Notes

OpenBSD/armv7 6.2Installation Notes

OpenBSD/landisk 6.2Installation Notes

OpenBSD/loongson 6.2Installation Notes

OpenBSD/hppa 6.2Installation Notes

OpenBSD/octeon 6.2Installation Notes

OpenBSD/sgi 6.2Installation Notes

OpenBSD/sparc64 6.2Installation Notes

OpenBSD/arm64 6.2Installation 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  😀

 

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openSUSE Leap 42.3 released

Based on the SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 12 Service Pack (SP) 3 enterprise-ready operating system. The openSUSE team has unveiled a new version of openSUSE’s Leap edition. The new version, openSUSE Leap 42.3, is a conservative update to the Leap series, introducing mostly minor fixed and package updates. “The release of Leap 42.3 provides adopters a reliable server operating system for deploying IT services in physical, virtual or cloud environments. Leap’s third edition of the 42 series has more than 10,000 packages and offers stability-minded users a refresh and hardware enablement release. The release is powered by the same Linux 4.4 Long-Term-Support (LTS) kernel found in the previous Leap edition. Leap 42.3 continues to use KDE’s Long-Term-Support release 5.8 as the default desktop selection while also offering GNOME 3.20, the same as used by SUSE Linux Enterprise. A variety of additional desktops is available in the installer through the newly designed desktop selection.

Release announcement

Release Notes

Mailing lists

Open Build Service’s Reference Guide

Open Bugs

Build your OS

YaST

Zypper

Installation

Snapper

ARM Portal

Packages

Download Leap 42.3 DVD/USB Stick

Download Leap 42.3 Network CD/USB Stick

 

SHA256:

195baca6c5f3b7f3ad4d7984a7f7bd5c4a37be2eb67e58b65d07ac3a2b599e83 openSUSE-Leap-42.3-DVD-x86_64.iso

d1a17116cf33a5582b83ef479d7b151b33938e60f07eebc544abf162e2aa5c12 openSUSE-Leap-42.3-NET-x86_64.iso

 

Happy GNU/Linux  😀

Mageia 6 LTM released

Following several delays during the development cycle, the Mageia project has announced the release of Mageia 6. The new version includes the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment, the DNF package manager is now available alongside urpmi and Mageia 6 includes live test media for the Xfce desktop environment: “The extra time that has gone into this release has allowed for many exciting additions, here are a few of the major additions and key features of Mageia 6: KDE Plasma 5 replaces the previous KDE SC 4 desktop environment. The new package manager DNF is provided as an alternative to urpmi, enabling a great packaging ecosystem: Support for AppStream and thus GNOME Software and Plasma Discover; support for Fedora COPR and openSUSE Build Service to provide third-party packages for Mageia 6 and later; dnfdragora, a new GUI tool for package management inspired from rpmdrake. Brand new icon theme for all Mageia tools, notably the Mageia Control Center. Successful integration of the ARM port (ARMv5 and ARMv7) in the build system, allowing to setup ARM chroots. Installation images are not available yet but will come in the future. GRUB2 as the default bootloader. New Xfce Live images to test Mageia with a lighter weight environment.

Release announcement

Release Notes

Errata

Support

Community

Documentation

Archive

Apps Database

Donate

Contact

Upgrade from Mageia 5

Download Mageia 6 ISO 32 bit

Download Mageia 6 ISO 64 bit

Download Mageia 6 KDE Live 64 bit

Download Mageia 6 GNOME Live 64 bit

Download Mageia 6 Xfce Live 32 bit

Download Mageia 6 Xfce Live 64 bit

Download Mageia 6 Network Install 32 bit (Only Free Software)
Download Mageia 6 Network Install 64 bit (Only Free Software)

Download Mageia 6 Network Install 32 bit (with nonfree)

Download Mageia 6 Network Install 64 bit (wih nonfree)

Wiki to Network Installation

 

Dump Mageia ISO on a USB flash drive

dd if=mageia-livecd-1-KDE4-europe1-americas-cdrom-i586.iso of=/dev/sd(x) bs=1M

LTM strategy

Mageia 6 ships with kernel 4.9, which is a “long-term maintenance” release, with a currently-projected end-of-life (EOL) in January, 2019.

 

Happy GNU/Linux  😀

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed for x86 32 bit

After the team’s decision does not want to support the x86 32 bit architecture for OpenSUSE Leap, many users today are at the mercy of the waves. The least painful solution concerns the unstable branch of the distribution.  Ladies and gentlemen, you have the possibility to use OpenSUSE tumbleweed even on computers that have the x86 32-bit processors.

Download DVD Installation – i586

Download Network Installation – i586

Download GNOME Live CD -i686

Download KDE Live CD – i686

Download Rescue CD – i686

As a starting base, Tumbleweed is not suitable for professional use, being a rolling release. With some passage we could choose the most coherent way to have a stability similar to leap, transforming the system into a rolling half-release. So to realize the transformation, I am happy to introduce you two really interesting steps to be able to configure the system in a more stable way.
Launching from the terminal under root the command:
# zypper al ´kernel-version´
You will have the possibility to block the specific package you want, in our example a specific version of the kernel, then instead of version we will write the correct version of the kernel.                                                                   From this moment on, any future updates will not change the current version of your kernel. Obviously never forgetting that using tumbleweed we would always have a system that requires so many upgrades.                    If we choose to block the kernel, we can proceed with the recommended package updates for packages already installed in the system by launching from the terminal under root the command:
# zypper inr
In this way we will always be able to update the system with an effective method, keeping the system lean, clean and very stable like a rock solid.
If not, we will not have to launch the two commands previously illustrated but it will be enough to launch the command under root:
# zypper dup
And we will perform the classic upgrade of the distribution, will update all the packages of the system, including the kernel, and in this way we the full potentials of the rolling release.

Happy GNU/Linux  😀

Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” LTS released

Clement Lefebvre has announced the availability of a new release of Linux Mint. The new version, Linux Mint 18.2, is the latest update in the 18.x series and is built upon a base of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. The new release will be supported until 2021 and is available in four editions (Cinnamon, KDE, MATE and Xfce). Linux Mint 18.2 features improvements to the X-Apps cross-desktop applications with improved short-cuts coming to the Xplayer video player and line sorting coming to the Xed text editor. The login screen is now powered by LightDM running the Slick greeter and includes support for HiDPI. The update manager has been tweaked to help users find their ideal balance between security updates and system stability: “The Update Manager received many improvements. It still has the same mission and tackles the same issues as before (keeping your computer safe, providing bug fixes and protecting you from regressions) but it presents things slightly differently. Policies and level definitions were refined to better filter updates depending on their level of impact on the operating system and without worrying about their origin. Most updates are now level 2. Application updates which do not impact the OS are level 1. Toolkits and desktop environments or libraries which affect multiple applications are level 3. Kernels and sensitive system updates are level 4. Level 5 is extremely rare and not used by default. This level is dedicated to flagging dangerous or broken updates.

Release Notes to:

Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon 3.4

Linux Mint 18.2 KDE Plasma 5.8

Linux Mint 18.2 MATE 1.18

Linux Mint 18.2 Xfce 4.12

Documentation

Project

FAQ

Download Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon 32 bit

Download Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon 64 bit

Download Linux Mint 18.2 MATE 32 bit

Download Linux Mint 18.2 MATE 64 bit

Download Linux Mint 18.2 Xfce 32 bit

Download Linux Mint 18.2 Xfce 64 bit

Download Linux Mint 18.2 KDE 32 bit

Download Linux Mint 18.2 KDE 64 bit

The SHA256 sums to check the integrity of the ISO images:

c8c92c131a8be74ae45bce61f002633cd2755ca7318a337dca8a14ff1c8e16a0 *linuxmint-18.2-cinnamon-32bit.iso
d50e69a3e6d6b9d4b9cbe56cd3736cef665b708a4a2e5d9024f8eef439a91bba *linuxmint-18.2-cinnamon-64bit.iso
6df26cf2e7dacfdcdc5ab2b776505d9999304748f48fa3a4e1ef3463fcf04631 *linuxmint-18.2-kde-32bit.iso
9173901fbead7d2ece2454f8f51dbb375e1dfdfc74cfaef450342a3144955fe1 *linuxmint-18.2-kde-64bit.iso
f706000aba58ed5ef890bdacb01943c107a290a50917c453d45e314a92b74dea *linuxmint-18.2-mate-32bit.iso
1e5110d58794634ba935678825ce0d5279daa03d41c81226a871e8497e3cc35a *linuxmint-18.2-mate-64bit.iso
c4514d8d97f0a54219c1f9ce2911f2544f6ae781aae6f49fdef904e7360ae46b *linuxmint-18.2-xfce-32bit.iso
2dcf4ccd76657d42c7e4f14e9e237da9ab0a07028b5ba63a95262a7052f96e9b *linuxmint-18.2-xfce-64bit.iso

Main components

Linux Mint 18.2 with Linux kernel 4.8 and an Ubuntu 16.04 package base.

LTS strategy

Linux Mint 18.2 will receive security updates until 2021.
Until 2018, future versions of Linux Mint will use the same package base as Linux Mint 18, making it trivial for people to upgrade.
Until 2018, the development team won’t start working on a new base and will be fully focused on this one.

 

Happy GNU/Linux  😀

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  😀