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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  😀

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  😀

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  😀

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

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  😀

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  😀

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  😀

PC-BSD 10.3 – TrueOS Server 10.3 – The new release from 10.x branch

 

Pc-bsd-logo

Kris Moore has announced the launch of a new stable PC-BSD release. The project’s latest version, PC-BSD 10.3, is intended to be the final release in the project’s 10.x branch and is based on FreeBSD 10.3. PC-BSD 10.3 uses the FreeBSD boot loader with GRUB offered as an optional alternative. UEFI support has been improved in the system installer and the operating system ships with Lumina 0.8.8 as one of the available desktop environments. “The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of 10.3-RELEASE! This is currently planned to be the last maintenance release in the 10.X series, and we are currently working hard on the upcoming 11.0. A very special thanks to all the developers, QA, translation and documentation teams for helping to make this release possible.” PC-BSD is available in two editions, the desktop edition and the TrueOS edition for servers.

Release Announcement

Documentation

Community

Development

Support

 

PCBSD_ORG_10_0_Banner

PC-BSD Desktop 10.3 DVD

PC-BSD Desktop 10.3 USB

PC-BSD Desktop 10.3 NetInstall

TrueOS Server 10.3 DVD

TrueOS Server 10.3 USB

TrueOS Server 10.3 NetInstall

 

Happy PC-BSD/TrueOS  😀

FreeBSD 10.3 – The third release of the stable/10 branch

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The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE. This is the third release of the stable/10 branch, which improves on the stability of FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE and introduces some new features. Some of the highlights: The UEFI boot loader received several improvements: It now follows /boot/config and /boot.config files, multi-device boot support works and command line arguments are parsed. Additionally, its framebuffer driver has been enhanced with GOP (Graphics Output Protocol) and UGA (Universal Graphics Adapter) handling, allowing to set the current graphics mode on systems using one of these methods. Moreover, ZFS boot capability has been added to the UEFI boot loader, including support for multiple ZFS Boot Environments (BEs), e. g. those provided by sysutils/beadm…

Release Announcement

Release Notes

Frequently Asked Questions

FreeBSD Handbook

Installation Instructions

Community

Hardware Notes

freebsd_doc

 

 

 

 

Download:

*The FreeBSD installer can be downloaded in a number of different formats including CD (disc1), DVD (dvd1), and Network Install (bootonly) sized ISO Disc Images, as well as regular and mini USB memory stick images. Later versions of FreeBSD are also offered as prebuilt expandable Virtual Machine images, and as SD Cards for embedded platforms.

FreeBSD/x86_64 bit 10.3

FreeBSD/x86 32 bit 10.3

FreeBSD/ia64 itanium 10.3

FreeBSD/powerpc 10.3

FreeBSD/powerpc64 10.3

FreeBSD/sparc64 10.3

FreeBSD/VMx86 32 bit 10.3

FreeBSD/VMx86 64 bit 10.3

FreeBSD/BeagleBone 10.3

FreeBSD/Cubox-HammingBoard 10.3

FreeBSD/Gumstix 10.3

FreeBSD/RaspberryPi-B 10.3

FreeBSD/PandaBoard 10.3

FreeBSD/WandBoard 10.3

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Happy FreeBSD  😀

OpenBSD 5.9 – The new stable release

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The OpenBSD project has announced the release of OpenBSD 5.9. 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 W^X (write or execute) security for 32-bit x86 processors, many new and improved hardware drivers and support for installing OpenBSD on GPT partitioned hard drives. This release features a forked version of the “less” command and network stack improvements. 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 – Doctor W^X

Song – Systemagic (Anniversary Edition)

Packages and Ports

 

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Download and install:

OpenBSD/macppc 5.9Installation Notes

OpenBSD/x86_64 bit 5.9 — Installation Notes

OpenBSD/x86_32 bit 5.9Installation Notes

OpenBSD/armish 5.9Installation Notes

OpenBSD/alpha 5.9 — Installation Notes

OpenBSD/armv7 5.9Installation Notes

OpenBSD/landisk 5.9Installation Notes

OpenBSD/loongson 5.9 — Installation Notes

OpenBSD/luna88k 5.9Installation Notes

OpenBSD/hppa 5.9Installation Notes

OpenBSD/octeon 5.9 — Installation Notes

OpenBSD/sgi 5.9Installation Notes

OpenBSD/sparc 5.9Installation Notes

OpenBSD/sparc64 5.9 — Installation Notes

OpenBSD/zaurus 5.9Installation Notes

Quick install instructions

systemmagic_right

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  😀