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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  😀

Calculate Linux 17 Released!

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30 December 2016 – Alexander Tratsevskiy has announced the release of Calculate Linux 17, a major update of the project’s Gentoo-based set of distributions designed for desktops (with a choice of KDE Plasma, MATE or Xfce) as well as servers: “We are happy to announce the release of Calculate Linux 17. Main changes: Timeless, a new server flavour, designed for those eager to try the development version of Calculate Utilities; GUI manager – updated appearance, including new own icons; command-line manager – one session for cl-console and cl-console-gui, so that you can switch between them freely; live USB – system startup possible without PulseAudio; numerous revisions in templates – new functions added, support provided for ‘or’ expressions, service launching, package linking, package version downgrade, ldif format; beta versions of the brand new Calculate Linux Desktop Cinnamon and Calculate Linux Desktop LXQt available in ‘nightly’ stages; up to 5000 binary packages are available in the Calculate repository”. Calculate Linux Desktop, featuring either the KDE (CLD), the MATE (CLDM) or the Xfce (CLDX) environment, Calculate Linux Scratch (CLS), Calculate Directory Server (CDS), Calculate Scratch Server (CSS) and Timeless.

100% compatibility with Gentoo

 

Release Announcement

Documentation

Support Forums

Disk partitioning

Installation Guide

A Portage introduction

Portage features

man portage – /etc/portage

man make.conf

USE flags

Ebuild scripts

Frequently Asked Questions

Update

Browse Packages

New Packages

List of USE Flags

Gentoo Linux Security Advisories

Building your system

Network configuration

Workstation Setup

Server Configuration

Donations

Contact

Download Calculate Linux Desktop 17 KDE i686

Download Calculate Linux Desktop 17 KDE x86_64

Download Calculate Linux Desktop 17 MATE i686

Download Calculate Linux Desktop 17 MATE x86_64

Download Calculate Linux Desktop 17 Xfce i686

Download Calculate Linux Desktop 17 Xfce x86_64

Download Calculate Linux Scratch 17 i686

Download Calculate Linux Scratch 17 x86_64

Download Calculate Directory Server 17 i686

Download Calculate Directory Server 17 x86_64

Download Calculate Scratch Server 17 i686

Download Calculate Scratch Server 17 x86_64

Download Timeless 17 i686

Download Timeless 17 x86_64

**md5sum about the iso**

—-

Packages
  • CLD (KDE desktop):
    1. KDE Frameworks 5.29, KDE Plasma 5.8.5, KDE Applications 16.12, LibreOffice 5.2.3.3, Firefox 50.1.0, Gimp 2.8.16, Clementine 1.3.1
    2. i686 - 1.92 G, x86_64 - 2.08 G
  • CLDM (MATE desktop):
    1. MATE 1.16, LibreOffice 5.2.3.3, Firefox 50.1.0, Claws Mail 3.14.1, Gimp 2.8.16, Clementine 1.3.1
    2. i686 - 1.53 G, x86_64 - 1.69 G
  • CLDX (Xfce desktop):
    1. Xfce 4.12, LibreOffice 5.2.3.3, Firefox 50.1.0, Claws Mail 3.14.1, Gimp 2.8.16, Clementine 1.3.1
    2. i686 - 1.44 G, x86_64 - 1.61 G
  • CDS (Directory Server):
    1. OpenLDAP 2.4.43, Samba 4.2.14, Postfix 3.1.2, ProFTPD 1.3.5b, Bind 9.10.3
    2. i686 - 644 M, x86_64 - 669 M
  • CLS (Linux Scratch):
    1. Xorg-server 1.18.4, Kernel 4.4.9
    2. i686 - 724 M, x86_64 - 823 M
  • CSS (Scratch Server):
    1. Kernel 4.4.39, Calculate Utilities 3.5.0.10
    2. i686 - 445 M, x86_64 - 471 M
  • Timeless (New server):
    1. OpenLDAP 2.4.43, Calculate Utilities 3.5.0.10
    2. i686 - 467 M, x86_64 - 493 M

 

To update from Calculate Linux old versions, either:

  • execute cl-update or
  • put the new iso file in /var/calculate/linux, then run cl-install.

 

Happy GNU/Linux  😀

Ubuntu 16.10 “Yakkety Yak” Released

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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

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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

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  😀

Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS Trusty Tahr released

Ubuntu-14-04-LTS

5 August 2016 – Adam Conrad has announced the release of Ubuntu 14.04.5, code-named “Trusty Tahr”, the fifth maintenance update of the distribution’s long-term support version originally released in April 2014 and supported with security updates until April 2019: “The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud and Core products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support. As usual, this point release includes many updates, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation.

Release Schedule

ReleaseNotes

Upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or Ubuntu 13.10

Kernel 4.4 with Update Packages

Desktop

Server

Official flavours

Ubuntu 14.0.4.5 Desktop i386

Ubuntu 14.04.5 Desktop 64

Ubuntu 14.04.5 Server i386

Ubuntu 14.04.5 Server 64

Usb Image Writing Guide

Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.5 Desktop i386

Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.5 Desktop 64

Mythbuntu 14.0.4.5 Desktop i386

Mythbuntu 14.04.5 Desktop 64

Kubuntu 14.04.5 Desktop i386

Kubuntu 14.04.5 Desktop 64

Xubuntu 14.04.5 Desktop i386

Xbuntu 14.04.5 Desktop 64

Ubuntu Studio 14.04.5 Desktop i386

Ubuntu Studio 14.04.5 Desktop 64

Ubuntu Kylin 14.04.5 Desktop i386

Ubuntu Kylin 14.04.5 Desktop 64

Edubuntu 14.04.5 Desktop i386

Edubuntu 14.04.5 Desktop 64

Lubuntu 14.04.5 Desktop i386

Lubuntu 14.04.5 Desktop 64

Lubuntu 14.04.5 Desktop PowerPc and IBM PPC

Lubuntu 14.04.1 Alternate i386 (For low ram)

Lubuntu 14.04.1 Alternate 64

Lubuntu 14.04.1 Alternate Machintosh 64

-= Support guaranteed until April 2019

trusty_tahr

Happy GNU/Linux  😀

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  😀

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus – Finally is here!

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Canonical has announced the availability of Ubuntu 16.04. The new version of Ubuntu is a long term support release, meaning it will receive security updates for the next five years. Some of the big changes in this release include support for the “snap” package format; Snappy packages can be installed alongside traditional Deb packages. Python 2 is no longer installed by default, but can be found in the distribution’s software repositories. This release is the first to feature built-in ZFS support. “Ubuntu 16.04 LTS introduces a new application format, the ‘snap’, which can be installed alongside traditional Deb packages. These two packaging formats live quite comfortably next to one another and enable Ubuntu to maintain its existing processes for development and updates.

ReleaseNotes

Upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS or 15.10

Linux Kernel 4.4

Desktop

Server

Official flavours

Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop 64

Ubuntu 16.04 Server 64

Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop i386

Ubuntu 16.04 Server i386

Usb Image Writing Guide

Kubuntu 16.04 Desktop 64

Kubuntu 16.04 Desktop i386

Xubuntu 16.04 Desktop 64

Xubuntu 16.04 Desktop i386

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Desktop 64

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Desktop i386

Ubuntu MATE PowerPC Macs and IBM

Ubuntu Studio 16.04 64

Ubuntu Studio 16.04 i386

Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 64

Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 i386

Mythbuntu 16.04 64

Mythbuntu 16.04 i386

Lubuntu 16.04 64

Lubuntu 16.04 i386

Lubuntu 16.04 PowerPC

Lubuntu 16.04 Alternate 64 (for low ram)

Lubuntu 16.04 Alternate i386

Lubuntu 16.04 Alternate PowerPC

Lubuntu 16.04 Raspberry Pi 2

Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.1 i386

Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.1 64

-= Support guaranteed until April 2021

Canonical_Ubuntu_16.04_LTS_Xenial_Xerus

Happy GNU/Linux  😀

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  😀

NixOS 16.03 ‘Emu’ Stable Release with Nix package manager

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Domen Kozar has announced the launch of NixOS 16.03. In NixOS, the entire operating system, including the kernel, applications, system packages and configuration files, are built by the Nix package manager. Nix stores all packages in isolation from each other; as a result there are no /bin, /sbin, /lib or /usr directories and all packages are kept in /nix/store instead. NixOS 16.03 is a fairly minor upgrade for the project, featuring updates to the kernel and systemd along with improvements to the Nix package manager. “NixOS community is proud to announce the third NixOS stable release ‘Emu’ 16.03. This is a low profile release, but it contains many small improvements. We had 10,567 commits from 448 contributors in this release spanning over six months. The release brings many improvements including Nix 1.12.2, systemd 229, kernel 4.4 and many packages updates.

Release announcement

Contributing

Support

Packages

Manual to intall it

Options Booting

Download Graphical Installation CD 64 bit

Download Minimal Installation CD 32 bit

Download Minimal Installation CD 64 bit

License:
NixOS is free software, released under a permissive MIT/X11 license.

 

Happy GNU/Linux NixOS  😀