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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.

08/02/2017

NuTyX 8.2.94 is available for public

Few hours ago, NuTyX team announced release of new version named NuTyX 8.2.94. This Linux distribution is based on LFS project and it has a custom package management called Cards. New version on NuTyX comes with lots of updates and fixes.
According to official announcement, Cards are now updated to 2.1.106.  Cards configuration files are now corrected resulting in adaptation of new lists of collections. Linux kernel is updated to 4.9.8. glibc 2.22, gcc 6.3.0, binutils 2.27, python 3.6.0, xorg-server 1.19.1, qt 5.8.0are also updated. In case of looks, KDE plasma 5.9.0, kf5 5.30.0, gnome 3.22.2, mate 1.16.1, xfce4 4.12.3 are also updated to keep your desktop beautiful.All the available packages are recompiled for this new version due to split in qt5 and rename pf python3 in python. NuTyX is available for both 32 bit and 64 bit systems.

According to official source,
  • The base-extra collection is now integrated in the base collection.
  • The /usr/lib64 -> /usr/lib and /lib64 -> /lib links are removed.
The /usr/lib64 directory should not exist anymore. 

Main Updated Package List

  • cards 2.1.94 -> 2.1.106
  • kernel lts 4.4.21 -> 4.9.8
  • gcc 6.2.0 -> 6.3.0
  • python 3.5.1 -> python 3.6.0
  • alsa 1.1.2 -> 1.1.3
  • cups 2.1.4 -> 2.2.1
  • xorg-server 1.18.4 -> 1.19.1
  • qt5 5.7.0 -> qt 5.8.0
  • gtk3 3.20.9 -> 3.22.7
  • firefox 49.0.2 -> 51.0.1
  • thunderbird 45.3.0 -> 45.7.0
  • chromium 53.0.2785.116 -> 56.0.2924.76
  • libreoffice 5.2.1.1 -> 5.2.5.1
  • kf5 5.26.0 -> 5.30.0
  • plasma 5.7.95 -> 5.9.0

 To Download latest version CLICK HERE

07/02/2017

KDE Plasma 5.9.1 BugFix update released

KDE Plasma Desktop, a very feature rich Linux Desktop Environment(DE), I would say one of its kind. Recently, around 8 days before KDE team has announced the release of their new build KDE Plasma 5.9 and as said earlier features are always the main attractions, KDE Plasma 5.9 was focused on leveling up the productivity and they did so by allowing users to give interaction facility with the Notification flashes and more, they are called Interactive Notification Previews.
KDE Plasma 5.9
Well, Many new things came in and the comeback of Global Menus, but many users and developers came to see some minor and some markable fix-needy places, and here is the KDE team with the very first point release of KDE Plasma 5.9, i.e KDE Plasma Desktop 5.9.1.
What's Fixed in here?
Breeze, Plasma Addons, KScreen, Kwin, Plasma Desktop Audio Volume Control, KDE workspaces have found a line in fixed listing. You may check the full Changelog to get more information.
If you have upgraded to KDE Plasma 5.9 then you must update it to the latest version to get bug-fixes.

04/02/2017

Existance and influence of Linux in daily life

Hi guys, just when you think that you never used Linux in your life and are proud of it then I am sorry to disappoint you (psst I won't tell anybody). Everybody used Linux in day to day life, until and unless you are an Eskimo living in Tundra without any technology or Jarawa living in Andaman. Linux made it's impact almost everywhere. Many features you see in commercial OS are actually derived from Linux community. Linux distributions like Fedora is known for their bleeding edge nature and new inventions.

  • The Normal Level
Almost all of us uses mobile phones, many of us uses an Android phone. Well, Android OS is also based on Linux kernel. Why only phones? Many televisions, digital music players other application using machines also uses Linux core. You use internet? (ofcourse you do, how else you are supposed to read this article?) Many website we visit daily are backed by powerful Linux based servers.

  • The Professional Level
Many of your important works are done on Linux, some of them also includes financial works. Many banks or insurance companies uses Linux to power their systems. Many companies also use Linux as their primary OS for all works. Educational institutes uses Linux system to operate all PC in campus. Even Tianhe-2, the fastest super computer in world also uses Linux. Most of super computers uses Linux. Large databases are maintained on Linux based systems.

  • Conclusion
So why this happening? It is because the flexibility Linux offers. Level of customization and ease of development makes it a better choice which comes with epic security. We haven't mentioned all the uses of Linux but we covered some important and known factors we get to see in day to day life and on professional level.
  • The purpose of this post?
This post wasn't to brag about Linux, but this post sure can give you one more reason to use Linux. So guys explore the wonderful world of Linux. It sure can give lots of different things to try and feel. But what matters the most is you guys having fun with Linux.

03/02/2017

Calculate Linux 17 Cinnamon released

Calculate Linux Calculate Linux 17 was launched back at the very end of last year in KDE and MATE editions, You can check Calculate Linux 17 Released.Now it is time to taste the new flavour, Cinnamon.
Calculate Linux Team has announced the release of Calculate Linux 17 Cinnamon.
Well, Calculate Linux Desktop Cinnamon(CLDC) must be having key and basic features and packages just like other DE flavoured Calculate Linux variants.Apart from that CLDC is released with Cinnamon 3.2.7.Other than that Firefox, RythomBox, Gimp, Pidgin, Totem and many more packages are updated and pre-installed in CLDC.
This release is available for both i686 and x86_64 architectures.
In the terms of looks, Calculate Linux Team has tried to make users feel right at home, by rebranding Cinnamon and making the Graphics of real cinnamon desktop not to spoil the Calculate Linux feel.
Have a look at the screenshots that the team has posted in the announcement

Calculate Linux 17 cinnamon

31/01/2017

KDE Plasma 5.9 released

Today KDE team has announced the release of KDE plasma 5.9.And it's not like those conventional release, having few bug fixes and improvement here and there,KDE has some nice list of changes and features for their users.
Without wasting more time let's get the list of changes and what's new in here?So,
What's new in KDE Plasma 5.9?
Interactive Notification Previews:
To bring more productivity out of this Plasma version,Here is something real useful feature which allows us to do things with the notifications.Yup! Alike other Desktop Environments, which are now working on notifications of the actions but they are just few lines of information about the task/action taken, KDE Plasma's this feature gives a lift by giving real time interactions with notifications and one can do various actions with their notifications.
For instance, A notification of screenshot allows to drag and drop the taken screeshot directly in any mail(Even Webmail), chat window etc.

30/01/2017

GhostBSD 11.0 PREALPHA4 is out for testing

Hi guys, if you ever used FreeBSD, then you probably know about GhostBSD. Few ours ago the developer team released 4th preaplha of GhostBSD 11.0. It is based on FreeBSD and offers more user-friendly nature than the later. Earlier versions of this distribution used TGZ as package management, but now it uses PKG as package management. By default GhostBSD uses MATE and Xfce as desktop environment.

According to official announcement, prealpha4 will be available for both 32 bit and 64 bit architectures. It will now support VMWare X. You can manage network settings using Doas. New UFS full disk installation option including disk mirroring is also added in feature list. Live disk X configuration will done straight before getting to desktop. Lots of software updates are done and some older issues are solved. 

While there is not much announced yet, you can try out the new alpha and help developers to fix the bugs quickly. You can simply head to official website to download latest alpha or use below direct links to downloads.
 

GhostBSD 11.0 PREALPHA4 32 bit

GhostBSD 11.0 PREALPHA4 64 bit



29/01/2017

BlackArch 2017.01.28 released with new tools

If you are our daily reader then you must have seen, we are now covering BlackArch, a Arch Linux based distribution targeting a large number of professional Pen-Testers and Security Researchers.
BlackArch Linux
In the end of last year, BlackArch team is tremendously working to bring new tool set and updates to their distro.Like recently the release of BlackArch Linux 2016.12.29 and 2016.12.20 brought hundreds of new tools, new installer and updated list of packages and features.
Now BlackArch Linux version as 2017.01.28 is here.Let's see what's new in here.
What's New in BlackArch Linux 2017.01.28?
  • The first and very common thing with all new distro releases, it also got all the system packages updated and the tools underneath have been updated.
  • 20 new tools added.
  • In the last release of BlackArch Linux 2016.12.29, the installer was updated to 0.3.1, now in this release, the installer got a bug-fix update and got updated to 0.3.2 version.
  • Now on VMware support is provided, a big relief for many.
  • Now, this release is based on Linux 4.9.6.
  •  "fix f*cking ruby tools (wpscan, Metasploit, etc.)" as said in the announcement.I don't think necessity of any explanation.
Well, You can get this latest release and as it has Linux kernel-base on Linux 4.9.6, so benefits are a welcome addition to this release. 



27/01/2017

Linux Mint 18.1 KDE and xfce released

In the end of the last year, Linux Mint team released the first point release Linux Mint 18.1 in their Linux Mint 18.xx series.If you are already on that point release or if have read our coverage, then you must be knowing it was only available in Cinnamon and MATE editions.Now Today just a few hours ago, the Linux Mint team has proudly announced the KDE and Xfce editions of Linux Mint Serena(18.1).
Let me cover the new features in both releases briefly.
What's new in Linux Mint 18.1 KDE?
Linux Mint 18.1 KDE
First and the most importantly(even if we don't mention) The version of KDE might be the first thing jumping on your mind when you hear a new KDE release of Linux Mint.So here we are getting KDE Plasma 5.8(LTS).Well, without going deeper in the features section of this DE version, I would say it's a Charm.It has Linux 4.4 and Ubuntu 16.04 as the base.

26/01/2017

Linux 4.9.6 released

Just few moments back, Linux Kernel going well under 4.9.y stable versions got an update as Linux Kernel 4.9.6.Linux Kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the same with a list of changes been made in this particular release.

Of course as the other Linux versions go on the release tag, this one has also a good list of fixes and changes.There are 136 files changed,1030 files inserted and 814 deletions are made.
Users on the previous version of the release line of Linux 4.9.y, should must upgrade to the latest release for issue free operation on their Lnux System.
Well, You can always get the latest Kernel version Linux from the official website and soon we are to post a new topic on how to install new and latest kernel on different Linux Distros.

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
    Click to enlarge
    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.

20/01/2017

Vinux 5.1 released

Vinux is distribution which mainly focus on blind and partially sighted people. Vinux is based on Ubuntu. Latest version of Vinux is 5.1 and it is based on Ubuntu 14.05.5 which is Long Term Support. Vinux uses Unity, Gnome or MATE as desktop environment. New release includes lots of updated packages and other fixes.

According to official announcement, Liblouis 2.6.2, Brltty 5.4, Speech-dispatcher 0.8.5, Gnome-ORca 3.20 with updates available for 3.22, AT-SPI 2.20 with updates available for 2.22 are available in repositories.

Firefox 48 with updates available to 5.0.1, Thunderbird 45.2 with updates available to 45.5, Unity 7.2.4, Gnome-shell 3.10.4, Mate 1.8, LibreOffice 4.2.8, Espeak 1.48, Evince 3.12.2, Clam av 0.98.7 with updates available to 0.99 these updates are also available. Linux kernel 4.40 from Xenial is used in this release.

Vinux 5.1 is available for both newer and older hardware. With MATE desktop environment you can easily use it on older systems. Vinux provides high contrast display and braille display support. So if you have any partially sighted or blind person known encourage them to use Vinux.

To Download latest version of Vinux - CLICK HERE


17/01/2017

AntiX 16.1 is available for public

AntiX is Debian based Linux distribution. It uses lightweight desktop environments like Fluxbox, Icewm, Xfce, etc. This distribution is originated in Greece and is typically ideal for old systems. Few hours ago AntiX team released new version named AntiX 16.1. It is based on Debian Jessie.

According to official announcement,
Bug fix version including all updates from Debian Jessie and scurity patched kernels.
Existing users of antiX-16 do not need to download and install. Simply update via the repositories.
So what is new.
Not a lot! BUT we have included 2 excellent new applications: live-kernel-updater and live-usb-maker.
Debian 8.7 (jessie), but systemd-free! And it fits on a cd! Great LiveUSB features!
As usual antiX comes in 3 flavours for both 32 and 64 bit processors.
antiX-full (c695MB) -4 windows managers - IceWM(default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm
antiX-base (c510MB) -3 windows managers - fluxbox(default), jwm and herbstluftwm
antiX-core-libre (c190MB) - no X. Just enough to get you connected (wired) and ready to build. Uses a libre kernel.
  • Customised 4.4.10 LTS kernel with fbcondecor splash
antiX has been designed to be fast, light on resources and flexible.
Install it to hard drive, run it live from a stick or run as a frugal install on a partition

To Download Latest version of AntiX - Click Here.

 

15/01/2017

Importance of Linux as daily driver

Hi guys, its been quite a time we haven't talked about some random things related to Linux world. We have been constantly giving news and reviews on different distributions and applications. So today we will just sit back, relax and talk about how Linux can be our best friend and be useful to us in our day to day life.

  • Dont Want to leave Windows? 

    We know you love your Windows system so much, we also love ours. We never encourage anyone to leave their existing operating system and getting out of your comfort zone. There is a thing called virtualbox, where you can use different operating system without disturbing your existing system. You can always try Linux in VM and if you feel it comfortable, then you can just make it your primary OS or you can also make it secondary OS via dual boot. 
  • What is Linux useful for? 

    So what you can do with Linux? Pretty much everything you do with Windows. Now don't say 'can we play Overwatch in Linux?', that would be difficult for now. You can do all the important and non-important daily tasks with Linux. You can listen music , browse internet, fetch your mails, play games, perform more high level tasks, etc. 
  • What About Security?

    Don't worry, Linux is way more secure than you think it is. Unlike Windows, Linux provide much more secure and virus free environment to work on. Due to less users of Linux, may be virus creator don't think it is useful to create virus for Linux or they just can't. Apart from viruses, Linux takes security very seriously.
  • The Misconception.

    Many people think, a Linux user is like a god level hacker or a big geek. But seriously this is not true always. One of our team member uses Linux just to do daily stuff while other one is geek :P Linux is very user friendly nowadays, it offers most of the stuff need for daily things prebuilt in system. Many times a user don't even need to install external applications for their need. 
  • Is it even beautiful?

    Linux is beautiful. Don't think there is only letters and numbers. Linux distributions are much more developed now. They can offer you the beauty you always wished for. Distributions like Elementary OS, Linux Deepin, Manjaro Linux, Solus, etc can make you mesmerize in the beauty they offer. There is also an option of customization and different desktop environment to choose from.
  • I am the Office guy!

    Oh, you are a office guy and need to do all your office work on PC. Don't worry, Linux got you all covered. There are different choices of office suites to choose from. You can use most famous Libreoffice, Openoffice, King officesuite, etc to do all your office work. These suites also have Microsoft office compatibility so you can resume your work in office or in home. 
  • Now i am a Studio freak!

    You are interested in Multimedia stuff? Sure go on, you have lots of multimedia applications to use. There are many music and media players, There are various editors and pro level studio tools available like Gimp, Lightworks, Darktable, Inkscape, etc. All this stuff is free of cost. 
Now just don't keep reading this post, try Linux. There are many distributions that offers newbie friendly environment for those who are much familiar to Windows. First of all try it in VM so you don't have to worry about your existing system. After that just dual boot or replace or do whatever you want with the system. There are plenty of  'how to install' tutorials on this site to take reference from. There is a festival going on in our city so we are going to participate while you guys can have fun with Linux.

13/01/2017

AryaLinux 2017 is now available for public

AryaLinux is an Indian Linux distribution which is made using Linux From Scratch guide. This distribution uses alps as package management. Few hours ago Arya team released AryaLinux 2017 in Xfce and MATE editions. There are various changes made in this release and lots of new updates are included too.

According to official announcement, AryaLinux will be released in 64-bit only from now on. So guys if you want to test this distro then you better have newer hardware. Linux kernel is updated to 4.9. Mate is now updated to 1.17. LibroOffice is updates to 5.2.3. Simple screen recorder is returned with Qt5. Parole and Exaile are made default media and audio player respectively.

Moreover, AryaLinux also provide build scripts to create your own ISO from the source code. Build scripts can now build whole KDE and Gnome desktop environment from source code. There is also a separate builder disk released for custom build purpose. The builder script makes the process of build straight forward, only one script needs to be run and the whole system would be built without any hassle. Build scripts can create ISO files and make stage-wise backups when needed and specified. Configuring the kernel can be done while building.

The package management, alps brought new features in this release. It can now build packages from source tarball or source URL. Alps now make sure that you are installing latest packages by using updatescript. Complete list of available packages and installed package can now be seen using new command in alps. All the package updates can now be done via alps.

These are some of the changes that were highlighted. But you can find lots of other features and changes when you try out this distribution.

To download AryaLinux - CLICK HERE.

NuTyX 8.2.93 released

If you want to download a lightweight Linux and want to try something independent then NuTyX can be a good choice for you. Few hours ago NuTyX team released version 8.2.93. This version is available in both 32 and 64 bit architecture. NuTyX is a Linux From Scratch project and uses Cards as package management. It is available in various flavors like KDE5, MATE, Gnome, Xfce, Blackbox, Openbox, etc.

In this version there are various changes are made and lots of bugs fixed. According to official announcement, Cards are updated to 2.1.105. Cards now show more proper results on search and also detect which package is already installed. The wireless post-configuration is fixed in installer, also the ESSD bug is fixed. The initrd line is now commented in the grub.cfg file.

Python is upgraded to 3.6 and all the previous Python 2 and 3 packages are recompiled. Qt is updated to 5.8-rc and all the previous Qt based backages are recompiled. Other than this there are many packages updated as below :

Main Updated Package List

  • linux lts 4.4.38 -> 4.9.2
  • cards 2.1.94 -> 2.1.105
  • gcc 6.2.0 -> gcc 6.3.0
  • curl 7.50.1 -> 7.51.1
  • sqlite 3.11.1 -> 3.16.2
  • dhcpcd 6.11.2 -> 6.11.5
  • cups 2.1.4 -> 2.2.1
  • python3 3.5.1 -> python 3.6.0
  • python 2.7.13 -> python2 2.7.13
  • glib 2.48.2 -> 2.50.2
  • dbus 1.10.8 -> 1.10.14
  • xorg-mesa 12.0.1 -> mesa 13.0.3
  • xorg-server 1.18.4 -> xorg-server 1.19.0
  • lxdm 0.5.3
  • slim 1.3.6
  • gtk 3.20.9 -> 3.22.6
  • Qt5 5.7.0 -> Qt 5.8.0-rc
  • KDE Applications 16.08.1 -> 16.12.0
  • kf5 5.26 -> 5.29
  • plasma 5.7.95 -> 5.8.5
  • mate-desktop 1.14.1 -> 1.16.1
  • lxde-session 0.5.2 -> 0.5.3
  • avidemux 2.6.16
  • hexchat 2.12.4
  • firefox 49.0.2 -> 50.1.0
  • chromium 53.0.2785.116 -> 55.0.2883.87
  • libreoffice 5.2.1.1 -> 5.2.4.2
NuTyX can be a good distro for you if you want to use something different. So try it out and support the development as every Linux user should.

To download latest version CLICK HERE

11/01/2017

Manjaro 17.0 alpha 2 is now available for public

If you know Arch Linux, then you must have heard about Manjaro Linux too. A few hours ago Manjaro development team released Manjaro 17.0 alpha2. This release is made in two flavors, the main KDE flavor and Xfce flavor. Community releases are yet to get updated. The new version is named Gellivara. next releases will be codenamed differently rather than older month codenames.

According to the official announcement, Linux kernel 4.9 LTS is used in this release. Xorg-stack will be updated to 1.19.
So what will be the features of the new release series:
  • We updated the stock kernel to linux49 4.9 LTS
  • We will update the Xorg-Stack to v1.19 series
  • We will enhance and improve Luks and LVM support in CAL
  • We will enhance and improve our Manjaro Tools & Profiles
  • We will enhance and improve our MHWD and MSM
  • We will update our themes (work in progress)
There is not much to tell at this point time. However, you can get the latest alpha builds and help Manjaro team in development by suggesting bugs.  You can download latest test builds from here.

08/01/2017

Manjaro Linux receives update for new year.

Manajro Linux recently released a new version of operating system but they also keep their package updated. So some time ago Manjaro team updated some packages and introduced new features to main distribution. According to official announcement new feature called Brisk-menu is introduced in MATE edition of Manajro which is actually developed by Solus team. Thunderbird received some security update, linux48 will soon upgrade to linux49. Broadcom-wl, calamares, fightgear and few Ruby packages are updated.

OpenVPN is also updated to 2.4.0. There is a notice posted in official announcement for OpenVPN update.
OpenVPN 2.4.0 update may require administrative interaction
The upgrade to openvpn 2.4.0 makes changes that are incompatible with
previous configuration. Take special care if you depend on VPN
connectivity for remote access! Administrative interaction is required:

– Configuration is expected in sub directories now. Move your files
from /etc/openvpn/ to /etc/openvpn/server/ or /etc/openvpn/client/.
– The plugin lookup path has changed. Remove extra plugins/ from relative
paths.
– The systemd unit openvpn@.service was replaced with
openvpn-client@.service and openvpn-server@.service. Restart and
reenable accordingly.

This does not affect the functionality of networkmanager, connman
or qopenvpn.
So keep your Manajro Linux updated and have  fun with Linux.

06/01/2017

KaOS 2017.01 released as new year's gift

If you thinking of using a Independent Linux distribution but still want some familiarity with one of the popular distributions, then there is a good news for you. KaOS team released a new version named 2017.01 as new year's gift. KaOS is independent but inspired by Arch and uses Pacman as package management. This distribution uses rolling release pattern and it includes all the latest updates to KDE plasma desktop. This version has KDE frameworks  5.29.0, KDE Applications 16.12.0 & not yet released ports of KDE Applications. It also includes Qt 5.7.1.

KaOS 2017.01 includes it's own ISO to USB tool which gives the option to recover USB after using it for ISO. It is a unique feature which is not offered commonly. KaOS. This version runs on Linux kernel 4.8.15.

Base of the system

Most notable major updates to the base of the system are Boost 1.62.0, ICU 58.2, Ruby 2.4.0, Systemd 232, FFMPEG 3.2, Linux 4.8.15, Mesa 13.0.2, Hunspell 1.6.0, Gpgme 1.8.0, Gstreamer 1.10.2 and a move to Openjpeg 2 (2.1.2)
KaOS repositories no longer provide Qt 4. It is a good three years ago that development for Qt 4 stopped, late 2015 all support including security fixes ended. Any application that has not made the transition to Qt 5 in all this time can no longer be supported in KaOS. Either they actually are no longer maintained or their development is ignoring the implications of building on a possible insecure toolkit.
The Linux kernel has all the needed ucode build-in for a fully automated Early Microcode update.
It is possible for both the Live session and installed system to start a Plasma Wayland session right from the login manager. An X11 session is of course still default, but the drop-down menu has a Wayland entry too. With Plasma 5.8.5, the Wayland session is possible on more systems.
KaOS uses the Systemd provided Systemd-boot for UEFI installs.

Calamares

The used installer framework has moved to the 2.5 series. Highlights of the changes and additions:

  • Improved system requirements configuration checking
  • Fixed a path handling issue which could sometimes occur when reusing an existing EFI system partition
  • Fixed operating system detection for automatic dual boot setup in GRUB
  • Added support for NVME devices to set correct ESP flag with UEFI installs
  • Added Btrfs subvolumes setup for @ and @home in automated install modes (note: manual partitioning still doesn’t support Btrfs subvolumes, as this requires further work in both KPMcore and Calamares)

Known issues:

  • If you do not want to install a bootloader, do not use any of the automated partitioning options, select manual for this. See the bug report for the installer regarding this.
  • If you want to use a GPT partition table on a BIOS system, make sure to set it up following BIOS GPT, the installer’s partitioner can only handle GPT correctly for UEFI
  • Installing on RAID or LVM is currently not possible
  • Hibernate on LUKS enabled swap partitions needs manual intervention, the installer misses some settings to fully support this.
 KaOS does not support Rufus or Unetbootin to create bootable flash drive. You have to use SUSE Studio ImageWriter in Windows to create bootable flash drive of KaOS. To create bootable USB in Linux you probably have to use dd feature. To get more information on how to create bootable USB of KaOS refer to this page.

To Download latest version of KaOS - CLICK HERE.


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

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