Linux

Ubuntu 17.10

Adam Conrad has announced the availability of a new version of the popular Ubuntu distribution. Ubuntu 17.10, which carries the codename “Artful Aardvark” switches the default desktop from Unity to GNOME. “Codenamed “Artful Aardvark”, Ubuntu…


Debian releases fresh install media

About a week after the Debian project released fresh installation media containing bug fixes since the launch of Debian 9, the project has provided a new set of install media. This rapid update fixes a…


OpenBSD 6.2

OpenBSD is a lightweight operating system designed with code correctness and security in mind. The project has released OpenBSD 6.2 which features many new drivers, particularly for the ARM architecture, and network packet handling performance…


Ubuntu Desktop to drop 32-bit media

With the release of Ubuntu 17.10 coming up in a few weeks it looks as though one significant change will be the removal of 32-bit installation media for Ubuntu’s Desktop edition. John Ledkov wrote on…


FreeBSD 10.4

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team has announced the availability of a new update to FreeBSD’s 10.x production series. The new version, FreeBSD 10.4, includes support for eMMC storage and expands Wake-On-LAN support for Intel networking…


Ubuntu 17.10 Beta 2

Lukasz Zemczak has announced the availability of the final beta build of Ubuntu 17.10, code name “Artful Aardvark”, together with the rest of the Ubuntu family of distributions – Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Kylin,…


Tails 3.2

Version 3.2 of Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System), a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user, has been released. This is mostly a security update, although it…


Kali Linux 2017.2

Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution with a collection of security and forensics tools. The project’s latest version, Kali Linux 2017.2, introduces a number of new security and penetration tools, as well as package updates…


FreeBSD 10.4-RC2

Less than a week after the first release candidate (RC) was made available, the second RC build of FreeBSD 10.4 is now also ready for testing. Some of the recent noteworthy changes include: “Given that…


KDE’s Plasma on Purism’s phone

Back in August we reported that the Purism organization is working to develop a mobile phone which features both open hardware and open source software. The phone is intended to run Linux distributions and, if…