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Showing posts with label Debian Based. Show all posts
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09/03/2017

Parrot Security OS 3.5 is released

Parrot Security, the Debian-based distribution just got new release Parrot 3.5 available to download.The Parrot team proudly announced the release of this new release after a call for Beta-testers and final fixes(must be made) based on it. Just a few days back the team has come up with an announcement of a release date as 8th march and here they are.
This new release has dropped all those old packages which didn't comply with Debian's standard.The removal of gtkdialog lead to dropping some of the based built software as well.Linux kernel 4.9.3 is the new updated kernel and the team is looking forward to adding the latest Linux Kernel update 4.10 as soon as Debian team will complete their side work and add it in their latest release.
Most of the packages are updated as for most pointable update is not bringing the firefox 45 but the latest firefox 51 and not only that the security plug-ins have been updated and improved.
VirtualBox and VMware guest support is added by default, an onboard virtual keyboard has also been added.
 Download Latest release from your preferred location and architecture.

13/02/2017

Parsix 8.15r1 is out for public

Parsix is a Debian based Linux distribution. It is originated in Iran and focuses on being easy to use operating system. Few hours ago Parsix 8.15r1 is released which based on Debian Jesse stable branch. Parsix uses gnome 3.22 as desktop environment in the latest release. In this release Parsix team used lots of updated packages in the core part, as well as lots of bug fixes to make this version more better than previous.

Parsix 8.15r1 uses Linux kernel 4.4.48. It now fixed the regression between Intel HD graphics, skylake and newer chips. Parsix repositories are in sync with latest and updated Debian Jesse's repository. Xserver-X.Org is been updated to 1.16.4. New artwork is used in this release.

Updated Packages

Main changes are:
  • Linux 4.4.48
  • GNOME Shell 3.22.2
  • Xserver-X.Org 1.16.4
  • Firefox 51.0.1
  • Chromium Browser 56.0
  • LibreOffice 4.3.3
  • Glibc 2.19
  • GParted 0.19.0
  • Empathy 3.12.12
  • GIMP 2.8.14
  • Grisbi 1.0.1
  • VirtualBox 4.3.36
  • VLC 2.2.1 
  • Updated Adobe flash player to 24.0.0.194 (32 and 64 bit).
Precompiled display drivers for nVidia and AMD/ATI users are available in APT repository. nVidia-legacy 173xx and 96xx series cards are not supported anymore . If you are a user of one of those cards you have an alternative way to use Nouveau open source driver. UEFI boot is now supported in 64 bit version of this release. If you are an existing Parsix user then you can simply upgrade your system from 8.10 by using 'sudo apt-get dist-upgrade'. If not a Parsix user the you can simply download the latest version and install it using DVD or USB.

To download - Parsix 8.15r1

11/02/2017

AntiX 17 alpha2 is out for testing

AntiX is Debian based Linux distribution. It is originated in Greece and lightweight distribution. AntiX is especially designed for old systems to provide lightweight but fully functional environment to work on. Few hours ago developer team released AntiX 17 alpha2 for testing purpose. there are many changes made in this release.

According to official announcement, there is a custom AntiX kernel based on 4.9.6. The installation media is available for both 32 bit and 64 bit systems. Live kernel updater and live usb maker included. The installation will now be done by cli-installer. Currently only MBR scheme is supported for installation of grub.
What's on the iso?
  • New! 4.9.6 custom antiX kernel and headers (not libre)
  • cli-installer
  • antiX live system and persistence
  • cli remastering
  • live-kernel-updater
  • live-usb-maker
  • nano for editing
  • rsync
  • eudev - let me know how well this works
  • sysvinit as init default. No systemd or libsystemd0
  • gettext-base, lockfile-progs, xz-utils, (bugfix)
  • console-date and lsb-release will get installed during the installation stage (bugfix)
  • libudev1 and libudev-dev to avoid dependency issues after installation since we ship with eudev
Well, AntiX is not only a lightweight distro but it is also lightweight in size. It is only 150mb in size. So guys if you want to help the developers then try and test the latest alpha of AntiX.

To download click here.

23/01/2017

BlankOn Linux explained

Hi guys, welcome to the 15th segment of "Introduction with Linux Distro". We have made quite a few introductions from the start of this website, every segment has something unique to itself. So this time we will be having a Linux distribution which have pure philosophy and creativity, as our guest. Let's get to know more about BlankOn Linux.

BlankOn Linux is originated in Indonesia and typically made for native people to increase awareness of Linux and to encourage more people to use Linux. Initial release was based on Fedora core but now, BlankOn Linux is based on Debian. BlankOn Linux uses a custom desktop environment and a good base. Let's see the details of BlankOn.
  • Look and Feel : BlankOn uses a custom desktop environment called Manokwari. Manokwari is simply one of the most beautiful desktop environment ever created. From the top bar to the bottom dock Manokwari is nicely designed to look absolutely gorgeous. 
    BlankOn Linux 10 Tambora
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    Manokwari features two panels from both sides. Left panel acts as application launcher and other important things can be done from there. Where as right panel acts as shortcut screen to various ettings, music, notifications, etc. Right panel almost acts as a action hub.
    BlankOn Linux 10 TamboraBlankOn Linux 10 Tambora


    At the bottom of screen, there is a beautiful dock waiting for you. The Dock is also beautifully designed and id functional as it should be.
    BlankOn Linux 10 Tambora
    The icons in Manokwari is also very beautiful. Overall artwork is really pleasant to eyes. This is the reason it is so beautiful.
  •  The Performance : BlankOn not only looks good but it also performs on equal grounds. We used BlankOn X Tambora to test and after testing it for some days, we are completely satisfied with it's performance. It is stable and satisfactorily responsive. BlankOn can be used in a system with only 1 GB of RAM. BlankOn uses Linux kernel 4.6.0-1 and to give some hope to old hardware users, BlankOn X supports both 32 bit and 64 bit architecture. 
  • Use in Daily Life : A user can use BlankOn in any way he/she wants. BlankOn can be used to do office work, It can also be used to do multimedia related work. If you only need to browse internet and social media then it is not a problem either. As BlankOn is based on Debian it utilizes Debian's repositories and made it available for user's to install. You can easily find any application needed in software center (Yes, it has a software center too.) Otherwise there is always the mighty terminal to satisfy your hunger for more.
    BlankOn Linux 10 Tambora
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  • Support and Philosophy : BlankOn Linux is mainly made for native Indonesian people. But it also supports English language so anyone in world can use it. Unfortunately we couldn't find any forum for BlankOn. The philosophy of BlankOn team is to encourage users to use Linux and also develop it and learn it. We hope they succeed in increasing Linux awareness and encouraging more and more users to use and develop Linux.  
Overall BlankOn Linux is nicely made and maintained Linux distribution which can be useful to anyone. Why not give it a try? Give it a shot in VM and if you like it, then make it permanent. We will be back with another segment in this series shortly. So make sure to check out our website for updates. Keep visiting us and as always, Have fun with Linux.

05/01/2017

BlankOn 10.0 Tambora released

Some time ago developers behind BlankOn Linux team released a new version 10.0 codenamed Tambora. BlankOn is based on Debian and originated in Indonesia. This is the tenth release of BlankOn which includes lots of changes and improvements.

BlankOn uses custom desktop environment named Monokwari which is based on Gnome 3 shell. Monokwari now can be used on higher resolution like 4k dsplay. Monokwari uses GTK3 which will be legacy from this version and will be replaced completely by HTML5 in upcoming versions. It received updated search feature, weather widget, right-handed panel, cool new icons, etc. Moreover this release includes new set of icons called Tebu which replaced Komodo icon pack from previous releases.

Gnome 3.20 is used in BlankOn as base for Monokwari. It is been updated to support HiDPI resolution, MutiTouch input, gesture support. Geolocation and network management is also improved to work better. BankOn also includes various applications to make your daily life easier. Try the new BlankOn X Tambora and feel the changes and improvements.

To Download BlankOn X - CLICK HERE

23/12/2016

Devuan Linux explained

Hello guys, welcome to 13th segment of  "Introduction with Linux Distro". Today we have a Debian based distro as our guest. Devuan Linux is new to the Linux world. It can be a good lightweight option to your current system.
Devuan Linux made it's way into Linux world on November 2014. It is making nice and steady progress from that time. The distro entered beta stage in April 2016. It is based on Debian Jesse. Let's see something about this distro.
    • The Looks : Well, considered looks wise Devuan can be good. It uses Xfce as default desktop environment which gives an advantage to people with old system. Xfce can also be customized to look more interesting. However Devuan also offers KDE as alternate desktop environment.

      Devuan 1.0 Beta 2
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    • Compatibility : Devuan Linux is available to 64 bit systems as well as older 32 bit systems too. So people with older systems can be happy too.
    • Strong Base : Devuan is based on Debian 8 Jesse. Debian is veteran player in Linux game. This is an advantage to Devuan Linux to have such an strong base to build on and also utilize Debian's repositories for easier package access.
    • Performance : Even though it is still beta, Devuan 1.0 beta 2 is very stable. There is one interesting thing about Devuan that it is not using Systemd while many other distro using it. Having Xfce desktop environment gives it plenty of lightweight and speed skill boost. It is nicely made and maintained when it comes to performance. 
    • Packages & Repositories : Devuan has its exclusive repository which is different from Debian. There are many packages which are forked from Debian. There are development of packages which are exclusively made for Devuan. It also mirrors Debian's upstream repository. Devuan uses Synaptic Package Manager for package management.
    • Media & Work : Devuan comes with preinstalled softwares for work, day to day life, media, etc. Devuan includes Libreoffice with office related work. It provides VLC for media support, gimp for photo editing and various other tools for easier life.
      Devuan 1.0 Beta 2
      Quod Libet music player in Devuan
    So guys, why not give Devuan a try? Recently some distro are made which are using Devuan as base. Devuan is still in beta buy we can expect stable public production release in early 2017. Help them to grow try it in VM first and if you like it you can make it your first  choice. This concludes the 13th segment of  "Introduction with Linux Distro". We will be back with more interesting and also new distributions in next segments. Stay tuned with us and as always, have fun with Linux.
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