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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  😀

Ubuntu 16.10 “Yakkety Yak” Released

ubuntu-16-10yakketyyak

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

openbsd_puffy60

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  😀

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  😀

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  😀