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Development Release: openSUSE 15.1 Beta

Thursday 21st of February 2019 12:49:18 AM
Ludwig Nussel has announced the availability of the initial beta of openSUSE 15.1 "Leap" (build 416.2). This is the first of the several planned testing snapshots that will conclude with the final release in the second half of May: "Leap 15.1 entered the beta phase with build 416.2....

Distribution Release: Kali Linux 2019.1

Monday 18th of February 2019 08:44:23 PM
Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution with a collection of security and forensics tools. The project's first release of 2019 offers wider support for ARM devices and an updated version of Metasploit: "Welcome to our first release of 2019, Kali Linux 2019.1, which is available for immediate download.....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 802

Monday 18th of February 2019 12:22:21 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Slontoo 18.07.1 "LXDE"News: NetBSD testing newer compiler, Void reminds users of its official domain, Fedora porting the Deepin desktop, Debian updates media, changes in Ubuntu StudioTips and tricks: What being free, stable and light-weight meanReleased last week: Ubuntu 18.04.2Torrent corner: Archman, ArcoLinux,....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 18.04.2

Friday 15th of February 2019 04:54:53 AM
Adam Conrad has announced the release of Ubuntu 18.04.2, a set of updated builds of the project's flagship Linux distribution with long-term support. Most of the official Ubuntu sub-projects, notably Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Kylin and Xubuntu, have also been updated to version 18.04.2: "The....

Development Release: Fatdog64 Linux 800 RC

Wednesday 13th of February 2019 04:08:45 PM
The Fatdog64 Linux team has announced a new development snapshot of the project's lightweight desktop distribution. The new release candidate previews features coming to Fatdog64 Linux 800, and offers fixes to the update utility and many package upgrades. "Fatdog64-800 RC was released 13 February 2019. The Fatdog64 team....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 801

Monday 11th of February 2019 12:10:48 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: First impressions of Project Trident 18.12News: FreeBSD Foundation overviews works in progress, Project Trident includes LXQt packages, Plasma Mobile developers answer questionsQuestions and answers: Reading status information from topReleased last week: MidnightBSD 1.1, IPFire 2.21 Core 127, Redcore 1812Torrent corner: Antergos, Archman,....

Distribution Release: MX Linux 18.1

Sunday 10th of February 2019 09:14:35 AM
Dolphin Oracle has announced the release of MX Linux 18.1, an updated build of the project's desktop Linux distribution (with Xfce, based on Debian's "stable" branch) built as a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS Linux communities. This version is an "ISO refresh" release, featuring bug....

Development Release: OpenMandriva 4.0 Beta

Saturday 9th of February 2019 07:49:19 PM
The OpenMandriva distribution is a full-featured Linux desktop and server, sponsored by the OpenMandriva Association. The project has published a new development snapshot, OpenMandriva 4.0 Beta, which offers several improvements and package upgrades. "Our first release in 2019 is OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 Beta, a close preview of the....

Distribution Release: Linux Kodachi 6.0

Saturday 9th of February 2019 01:35:52 PM
The rapid development of Linux Kodachi continues with the release of version 6.0. This is the latest stable build of the project's Xubuntu-based distribution and live DVD with focus on preserving the privacy and anonymity on the internet through various specialist tools, including integrated Tor and Virtual Private....

Distribution Release: Refracta 9.0

Friday 8th of February 2019 10:09:39 AM
Version 9.0 of Refracta, a desktop Linux distribution based on the systemd-free Devuan distribution and featuring an Xfce 4.12 desktop, has been released. The new version comes with several improvements, including the ability to create a live ISO image from an installed Refracta system: "Refracta GNU/Linux has a....

Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1812

Friday 8th of February 2019 02:59:57 AM
Redcore Linux is a desktop-oriented distribution based on Gentoo. Redcore's latest release, version 1812, ships with KDE Plasma and LXQt editions as well as many package updates and a few new features: "Changelog: resync with Gentoo portage tree (2019-01-31); new GRUB theme, new Plymouth theme; Firefox browser updated....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.21 Core 127

Wednesday 6th of February 2019 03:38:15 PM
The IPFire project creates a Linux distribution for firewalls which offers a range of security tools and is designed to be easy to set up. The project has published an update, IPFire 2.21 Core Update 127, which improves web proxy speed and removes some old features in order....

BSD Release: MidnightBSD 1.1

Monday 4th of February 2019 04:27:05 PM
MidnightBSD is a FreeBSD-derived operating system. A critical goal of the project is to create an easy-to-use desktop environment with graphical ports management, and system configuration using GNUstep. The project's latest release, MidnightBSD 1.1, mostly focuses on security updates and improving hardware support. "I'm happy to announce the....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 800

Monday 4th of February 2019 12:10:33 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: FreeNAS 11.2News: Using Ubuntu Studio as an add-on, Nitrux developing a tool to manage multiple distributions, Mint experimenting with new Cinnamon featuresQuestions and answers: Matching operating systems with file systemsReleased last week: OPNsense 19.1, Tails 3.12, Alpine 3.9.0Torrent corner: 4MLinux, Alpine, Container,....

Distribution Release: LibreELEC 9.0

Saturday 2nd of February 2019 07:26:34 PM
LibreELEC is "just enough OS" to run the Kodi media centre. LibreELEC is a Linux distribution built to run Kodi on current and popular hardware. The project's latest release, LibreELEC 9.0, includes a number of security improvements. "Changeable SSH passwords and a default firewall configuration have been added....

Distribution Release: SystemRescueCd 6.0.0

Saturday 2nd of February 2019 03:18:32 PM
SystemRescueCd is a Linux system on a bootable CD-ROM or USB drive, designed for repairing a system and data after a crash. The distribution's developers have published SystemRescueCd 6.0.0 which deviates from previous releases in two significant ways: 32-bit support has been dropped in favour of a 64-bit....

BSD Release: OPNsense 19.1

Thursday 31st of January 2019 07:30:32 PM
OPNsense is a specialist operating system (and a fork of pfSense) designed for firewalls and routers. The project's latest release, OPNsense 19.1, shifts the operating system's base from FreeBSD to HardenedBSD which includes a number of security enhancements. "The 19.1 release, nicknamed "Inspiring Iguana", consists of a total....

Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.9.0

Wednesday 30th of January 2019 02:41:46 PM
Alpine Linux is a lightweight distribution which features the BusyBox userland utilities and the musl C library. The project has published a new release, Alpine Linux 3.9.0, which expands hardware architecture support and switches its security library from LibreSSL to OpenSSL. "New features and noteworthy new packages: Support....

Distribution Release: Tails 3.12

Tuesday 29th of January 2019 07:03:48 PM
The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The project's latest release is Tails 3.12 which introduces a new install method: "The biggest news for 3.12 is that we completely changed the installation methods....

Distribution Release: MakuluLinux 2019.01.25

Monday 28th of January 2019 03:13:18 PM
MakuluLinux is a Debian-based desktop distribution which ships with many applications and media codecs installed out of the box. The project has published an update, MakuluLinux 2019.01.25, to its Core series which experiments with mouse gestures. This allows users to optionally use their computer almost entirely without the....

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Server: HTTP Clients, IIS DDoS and 'DevOps' Hype From Red Hat

  • What are good command line HTTP clients?
    The whole is greater than the sum of its parts is a very famous quote from Aristotle, a Greek philosopher and scientist. This quote is particularly pertinent to Linux. In my view, one of Linux’s biggest strengths is its synergy. The usefulness of Linux doesn’t derive only from the huge raft of open source (command line) utilities. Instead, it’s the synergy generated by using them together, sometimes in conjunction with larger applications. The Unix philosophy spawned a “software tools” movement which focused on developing concise, basic, clear, modular and extensible code that can be used for other projects. This philosophy remains an important element for many Linux projects. Good open source developers writing utilities seek to make sure the utility does its job as well as possible, and work well with other utilities. The goal is that users have a handful of tools, each of which seeks to excel at one thing. Some utilities work well independently. This article looks at 4 open source command line HTTP clients. These clients let you download files over the internet from the command line. But they can also be used for many more interesting purposes such as testing, debugging and interacting with HTTP servers and web applications. Working with HTTP from the command-line is a worthwhile skill for HTTP architects and API designers. If you need to play around with an API, HTTPie and curl will be invaluable.
  • Microsoft publishes security alert on IIS bug that causes 100% CPU usage spikes
    The Microsoft Security Response Center published yesterday a security advisory about a denial of service (DOS) issue impacting IIS (Internet Information Services), Microsoft's web server technology.
  • 5 things to master to be a DevOps engineer
    There's an increasing global demand for DevOps professionals, IT pros who are skilled in software development and operations. In fact, the Linux Foundation's Open Source Jobs Report ranked DevOps as the most in-demand skill, and DevOps career opportunities are thriving worldwide. The main focus of DevOps is bridging the gap between development and operations teams by reducing painful handoffs and increasing collaboration. This is not accomplished by making developers work on operations tasks nor by making system administrators work on development tasks. Instead, both of these roles are replaced by a single role, DevOps, that works on tasks within a cooperative team. As Dave Zwieback wrote in DevOps Hiring, "organizations that have embraced DevOps need people who would naturally resist organization silos."

Purism's Privacy and Security-Focused Librem 5 Linux Phone to Arrive in Q3 2019

Initially planned to ship in early 2019, the revolutionary Librem 5 mobile phone was delayed for April 2019, but now it suffered just one more delay due to the CPU choices the development team had to make to deliver a stable and reliable device that won't heat up or discharge too quickly. Purism had to choose between the i.MX8M Quad or the i.MX8M Mini processors for their Librem 5 Linux-powered smartphone, but after many trials and errors they decided to go with the i.MX8M Quad CPU as manufacturer NXP recently released a new software stack solving all previous power consumption and heating issues. Read more

Qt Creator 4.9 Beta released

We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 4.9 Beta! There are many improvements and fixes included in Qt Creator 4.9. I’ll just mention some highlights in this blog post. Please refer to our change log for a more thorough overview. Read more

Hack Week - Browsersync integration for Online

Recently my LibreOffice work is mostly focused on the Online. It's nice to see how it is growing with new features and has better UI. But when I was working on improving toolbars (eg. folding menubar or reorganization of items) I noticed one annoying thing from the developer perspective. After every small change, I had to restart the server to provide updated content for the browser. It takes few seconds for switching windows, killing old server then running new one which requires some tests to be passed. Last week during the Hack Week funded by Collabora Productivity I was able to work on my own projects. It was a good opportunity for me to try to improve the process mentioned above. I've heard previously about browsersync so I decided to try it out. It is a tool which can automatically reload used .css and .js files in all browser sessions after change detection. To make it work browsersync can start proxy server watching files on the original server and sending events to the browser clients if needed. Read more