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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

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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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Kali Linux Release 2016.1- Rolling Edition

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Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution that ships with a collection of security and forensics utilities. The distribution recently shifted from issuing fixed releases to a rolling release model. The project has announced the launch of Kali Linux 2016.1, the first version of the distribution’s new rolling release series. “Today marks an important milestone for us with the first public release of our Kali Linux rolling distribution. Kali switched to a rolling release model back when we hit version 2.0 (codename `sana’), however the rolling release was only available via an upgrade from 2.0 to kali-rolling for a select brave group. After five months of testing our rolling distribution (and its supporting infrastructure), we’re confident in its reliability – giving our users the best of all worlds – the stability of Debian, together with the latest versions of the many outstanding penetration testing tools created and shared by the information security community.

 

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Download Kali Linux 64 bit Light

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Download Kali Linux armel

Download Kali Linux armhf

Download Kali Linux NetHunter for Nexus and OnePlus

 

Upgrade From Kali 2.0 to Kali Rolling

Migrating from Kali sana (2.0) to Kali rolling is simple. As root, you can run the following commands and be on your way:
cat << EOF > /etc/apt/sources.list
 deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib
 EOF
 
 apt-get update
 apt-get dist-upgrade # get a coffee, or 10.
 reboot

 

 

 

Happy Kali Linux  😀

OpenBSD 5.8 released! Support for many architectures – The 20th anniversary of the source tree

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In the 20th anniversary of the OpenBSD source tree, Theo de Raadt has announced the release of OpenBSD 5.8. 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 several new or improved drivers, the sudo command has been replaced with doas and some of the system installer’s default settings have been changed. “We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 5.8. This is our 38th release on CD-ROM (and 39th via FTP/HTTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD’s record of twenty years with only two remote holes in the default install. As in our previous releases, 5.8 provides significant improvements, including new features, in nearly all areas of the system.

Detailed log of changes

Errata page (CVS branch)

Release announcement and quick installer information

Listen the new songs

 

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Download and install:

OpenBSD/macppc 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/x86_64 bit 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/x86_32 bit 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/armish 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/alpha 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/armv7 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/landisk 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/loongson 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/octeon 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/sgi 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/socppc 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/sparc 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/sparc64 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/vax 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/zaurusInstallation Notes

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.

Happy OpenBSD  😀

Kali Linux 2.0 Now is a Rolling Distribution

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The developers of Kali Linux, a forensics and security distribution based on Debian, have released Kali Linux 2.0. One of the big changes in the latest version of Kali is that the distribution has shifted to a rolling release model. “One of the biggest moves we’ve taken to keep Kali 2.0 up-to-date in a global, continuous manner, is transforming Kali into a rolling distribution. What this means is that we are pulling our packages continuously from Debian Testing (after making sure that all packages are installable) — essentially upgrading the Kali core system, while allowing us to take advantage of newer Debian packages as they roll out. This move is where our choice in Debian as a base system really pays off — we get to enjoy the stability of Debian, while still remaining on the cutting edge.” The new release of Kali Linux is available in 32-bit and 64-bit x86 builds as well ARM builds.

How Do I Upgrade to Kali 2.0?

Yes, you can upgrade Kali 1.x to Kali 2.0! To do this, you will need to edit your source.list entries, and run a dist-upgrade as shown below. If you have been using incorrect or extraneous Kali repositories or otherwise manually installed or overwritten Kali packages outside of apt, your upgrade to Kali 2.0 may fail. This includes scripts like lazykali.sh, PTF, manual git clones in incorrect directories, etc. – All of these will clobber existing files on the filesystem and result in a failed upgrade. If this is the case for you, you’re better off reinstalling your OS from scratch.
Otherwise, feel free to:
cat << EOF > /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://http.kali.org/kali sana main non-free contrib
deb http://security.kali.org/kali-security/ sana/updates main contrib non-free
EOF

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade # get a coffee, or 10.
reboot

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Download Kali Linux 32 bit mini iso

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Download Kali Linux armel

Download Kali Linux armhf

Download Kali Linux NetHunter for Nexus and OnePlus

 

Happy Kali Linux  😀

The new Release PC-BSD 10.2 – TrueOS Server 10.2

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Dru Lavigne has announced the launch of PC-BSD 10.2. The PC-BSD project is based on FreeBSD and offers users pre-configured desktop environments, ZFS on root and graphical system administration utilities. The new release includes several bug fixes and a number of new features, including a CD-sized network installation disc. “The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of 10.2-RELEASE! A very special thanks to all the developers, QA, and documentation teams for helping to make this release possible. PC-BSD 10.2 Notable Changes: FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE base system; Many bug fixes and enhancements to installer to dual-boot setups; New CD-sized network installation media, with wifi Configuration via GUI; Switched to `iocage’ for jail management backend; Disk Manager GUI now available via installer GUI; Bug-fixes and improvements to Life-Preserver replications; Improved localization options for login manager…

Announcement

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Community

Development

Support

Download PC-BSD 10.2 x86_64 DVD/USB

Download PC-BSD 10.2 x86_64 netinstall

Download TrueOS Server 10.2 x86_64 DVD/USB

Download TrueOS Server 10.2 x86_64 netinstall

Download PC-BSD 9.1 Rolling Release x86

Download PC-BSD 9.1 Rolling Release x86_64

Download PC-BSD 9.0 x86

Download PC-BSD 9.0 x86_64

 

Happy PC-BSD/TrueOS Server  😀

Manjaro 0.8.13 released – Enjoy the simplicity

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Philip Müller has announced the launch of Manjaro Linux 0.8.13. Manjaro is an Arch-based distribution with friendly text and graphical system installers and the project offers many desktop utilities out of the box. “After four months of development we are happy to present to you Manjaro 0.8.13. This time we ship Xfce 4.12 tweaked and patched to have the best Xfce experience possible, Plasma 5.3.1, KDE Frameworks 5.10.0 and latest KDE Apps 15.04.1!” The announcement goes on to list specific upgrades to the project’s Xfce and KDE editions. New improvements can also be found in the distribution’s system installer: “We worked also hard to improve our graphical installer Thus and our system tools to make the installation and usage of Manjaro as easy and smooth as possible. With this install media we now support Manjaro to be installed on MMC/SD-Cards as well. This will allow some of you to install our distribution to smaller devices without hard drives. Also this install media fixes the issue we had with RAID0 and ext4.” Further information on this release can be found in the project’s release announcement.
With XFCE:

32 bit – x86 version

–  64 bit – x86_64 version

With KDE:

32 bit – x86 version

64 bit – x86_64 version

Net-Edition
The NET edition of Manjaro provides a base installation without a pre-installed display manager, desktop environment, or any desktop software applications. It allows you to build your own version of Manjaro from the ground up.

32 bit – x86 version

64 bit – x86_64 version

Community Edition
Cinnamon, Enlightenment, Fluxbox, Gnome, i3, LXDE, LXQT, MATE, Netbook, Openbox and PekWM can be installed from our Community Editions released when ready.
Razor-QT and other window-managers are also available for installation from the Official Manjaro repositories.

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Happy GNU/Linux  😀

The PC-BSD and TrueOS Server 10.1.2 released!

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The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of the next PC-BSD / TrueOS quarterly release.

Information from Wikipedia

Notable Changes

PC-BSD Users Handbook

Documentation

Bug Tracker

 

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Happy PC-BSD/TrueOS 😀

 

Debian GNU/Hurd 2015 released

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The GNU H is what is commonly meant when people are talking about GNU/Hurd systems.
This system has mostly been designed and implemented It works and is usable. For example, these web pages have been rendered on a GNU/Hurd system.
You can try it out for yourself: for getting access, installing Debian GNU/Hurd will probably be the easiest and most feature-complete solution. If you don’t have spare hardware to use for doing so, you can also get a shell account on a public Hurd machine. Depending on the things you’re going to work on (and on your internet connection), this may be an easy way of getting used to Hurd systems. Installing in a virtual machine is another possibility, see the page about running a Hurd system for the full story. In particular, running a Debian GNU/Hurd QEMU image may be a viable alternative.
it is mostly based on the same sources. It is not an official Debian release, but it is an official Debian GNU/Hurd port release.

From Wikipedia

History

Announcement

Install Hurd

Download GNU/Hurd for i386

 

Happy GNU/Hurd  😀

Mageia 5 Release Schedule

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This is a Release Candidate. Release Candidate software is software that has graduated Beta testing, and should be a release-ready product suitable for advanced users and reviewers. However, beginning users and critical-applications users may wish to wait for the final release planned for May 2015.

Features Review

Accepted Features

Release Notes

Development Planning

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Release Candidate is intended to identify any remaining bugs or missing packages.

 

 

Note:

The Final Release will come out the first half of May.

Happy GNU/Linux  😀

OpenBSD 5.7 is out! Support for many architectures

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This is the 37th release on CD-ROM (and 38th via FTP/HTTP). It remains proud of OpenBSD’s record of more than ten years with only two remote holes in the default install. As in our previous releases, 5.7 provides significant improvements, including new features, in nearly all areas of the system. Improved hardware support includes: new xhci(4) driver for USB 3.0 host controllers; new umcs(4) driver for MosChip Semiconductor 78×0 USB multiport serial adapters; new skgpio(4) driver for Soekris net6501 GPIO and LEDs; new uslhcom(4) driver for Silicon Labs CP2110 USB HID based UART….” The latest release of the security oriented flavour of BSD includes many changes such as the removal of SSLv3 support from base utilities and more strict enforcement of write-exclusive-or-execute (W^X) in the kernel.

Detailed log of changes

Errata page (potential problems and fixes for the new release)

Release announcement

Listen the new song

 

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Download and install:

OpenBSD/macppc 5.7  — Installation Notes

OpenBSD/x86_64 bit 5.7  —  Installation Notes

OpenBSD/x86_32 bit 5.7  —  Installation Notes

OpenBSD/armish 5.7  —  Installation Notes

OpenBSD/alpha 5.7  —  Installation Notes

OpenBSD/armv7 5.7  —  Installation Notes

OpenBSD/landisk 5.7  —  Installation Notes

OpenBSD/loongson 5.7  —  Installation Notes

OpenBSD/octeon 5.7  — Installation Notes

OpenBSD/sgi 5.7  —  Installation Notes

OpenBSD/socppc 5.7  —  Installation Notes

OpenBSD/sparc 5.7  —  Installation Notes

OpenBSD/sparc64 5.7  —  Installation Notes

OpenBSD/vax 5.7  —  Installation Notes

OpenBSD/zaurus 5.7  —  Installation Notes

Quick install instructions

 

Note:
OpenBSD is a project released under the BSD 2-Clause License.
This license is recognized as free license, but it is not copyleft.

Happy OpenBSD  😀