Sunday, June 18, 2017

FreeNAS 11.0 is Available Now, based on FreeBSD 11-STABLE

Joon Lee has announced the final release of FreeNAS 11.0, a new version of the project's specialist FreeBSD-based operating system designed for computers serving as Network-Attached Storage (NAS) devices. This version replaces Coral (which suffered from serious bugs following its release) as the current stable FreeNAS

This version brings new virtualization and object storage features to the World’s Most Popular Open Source Storage Operating System. FreeNAS 11.0 adds bhyve virtual machines to its popular SAN/NAS, jails, and plugins, letting you use host web-scale VMs on your FreeNAS box. It also gives users S3-compatible object storage services, which turns your FreeNAS box into an S3-compatible server, letting you avoid reliance on the cloud. For a quick summary of what’s new in FreeNAS 11.0, watch the video below.

FreeNAS 11.0 is based on FreeBSD 11-STABLE, which adds the latest drivers and performance improvements. Users will benefit from the overall systematic, architectural, and performance improvements. Testing indicates that the kernel of FreeNAS 11.0 is 20% faster than the kernel of FreeNAS 9.10. FreeNAS 11.0 also introduces the beta version of a new administration GUI. The new GUI is based on the popular Angular framework and the FreeNAS team expects the GUI to be themeable and feature complete by 11.1. The new GUI follows the same flow as the existing GUI, but looks better. For now, the FreeNAS team has released it in beta form to get input from the FreeNAS community. The new GUI, as well as the classic GUI, are selectable from the login screen.

Read the rest of the release announcement for more information and screenshots. DownloadFreeNAS-11.0-RELEASE.iso (549MB, SHA256).
Debian 9 Stretch is Released, Avaialble For Download

Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" is a major release that includes better support for modern hardware components and architectures, up-to-date core components and applications, as well as dozens of other new features, stability and security improvements, and countless bug fixes.

The Debian project, which develops the world's largest Linux distribution, has announced the release of Debian 9, code name "Stretch". The usual long-development cycle and conservative, well-tested nature of the product is a consequence of the distribution's support for a number of processor architectures (i386, amd64, arm64, armel, armhf, mips, mipsel, mips64el, ppc64el, s390x) and a wide range of deployment scenarios, including desktops (GNOME 3.22 as default, with KDE Plasma 5.8, LXDE, LXQt 0.11, MATE 1.16 and Xfce 4.12 also provided) and servers. Debian 9 comes with over 51,000 binary packages, a new record for a stable Debian release.

Highlights of Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch"

Highlights of the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" release include support for the 64-bit little-endian MIPS (mips64el) hardware architecture, removal of support for the PowerPC (powerpc) architecture, new mirror, and support for the X.Org Server display server to run as a regular user rather than as root.

Major improvements were implemented to the APT and aptitude command-line package managers, as well as the archive layouts, since the Jessie series, there's now a new archive for debug symbols, called debian-debug, and it looks like a new standard naming scheme is now used for naming network interfaces. Debian Stretch is also shipping with the first release of the Debian Astro Pure Blend.

Updated components include Linux 4.9 LTS kernel, GCC 6.3 as default compiler, Glibc 2.24, GnuPG 2.1, MariaDB 10.1, PHP 7.0, Python 3.5, Samba 4.5, Vim 8, GNOME 3.22, KDE Plasma 5.8, LXQt 0.11, MATE 1.16, and Xfce 4.12 desktops, Evolution 3.22 groupware client, as well as LibreOffice 5.2 and Calligra 2.9 office suites.

Debian Stretch is officially supported on 32-bit (i386), 64-bit (amd64), 64-bit ARM (arm64), ARM EABI (armel), ARMv7 (EABI hard-float ABI, armhf), MIPS (mips (big-endian) and mipsel (little-endian)), 64-bit little-endian MIPS (mips64el), 64-bit little-endian PowerPC (ppc64el), and IBM System z (s390x) hardware architectures.

Those running the Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" release on their personal computers will be able to upgrade to Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" right now, and those wanting to reinstall or deploy the new OS on other computers can download the installation mediums right now from the website.

Read the release announcement and see the what's new section of the release notes for further information. Debian 9 is available in several variant, including a full DVD set and a separate set of live DVD images with popular desktop environments, among other options. Here is the download link to the amd64 installation DVD image: 
debian-9.0.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso (3,628MB, SHA512torrentpkglist). The live images are also ready (SHA512): 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Upgrade Kenre 4.11.4 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint

Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds (with help from various developers), Linux is a clone of the UNIX operating system. It is geared towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliances.

Includes powerful features

Linux provides users with powerful features, such as true multitasking, multistack networking, shared copy-on-write executables, shared libraries, demand loading, virtual memory, and proper memory management.

Initially designed only for 386/486-based computers, now Linux supports a wide range of architectures, including 64-bit (IA64, AMD64), ARM, ARM64, DEC Alpha, MIPS, SUN Sparc, PowerPC, as well as Amiga and Atari machines.


How to Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.11.4 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint / Elementary OS

To Install/Update and upgrade Linux Kernel 4.11.4 on Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zelus, Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.04, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Linux Lite 2.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems , open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

Ubuntu 32 bit :

Ubuntu 64 bit :

Lowlatency Kernel 32 bit :

Lowlatency Kernel 64 bit :

Update and upgrade Linux Kernel 4.11.4 :
# sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Atfer install complete, update grub and reboot your computer and choose new kernel in grub :
# sudo update-grub
# sudo reboot

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

WARNING: Installing a new kernel may render your system unusable or unstable. If you proceed with the installation using the instructions below, make sure you back up any important data you have to an external hard drive. 

Tanglu 4.0 Has Released, Called "Dasyatis"
Matthias Klumpp has announced the release of Tanglu 4.0 which carries the code name "Dasyatis". 

Tanglu KDE is an open source Linux operating system combines the stable base of Debian GNU/Linux with the complexity of the KDE Plasma Workspaces and Applications desktop environment.

Includes top notch and up-to-date applications

Including top notch and up-to-date applications, the Tanglu Linux operating system is a fast distro that tries to offer one of the best desktop experiences for both enthusiasts and regular users. Just like Ubuntu, Tanglu is designed by human beings, for human beings.

Supports 64-bit and 32-bit architectures

This edition is distributed as two Live DVD ISO-hybrid images that support both 64-bit and 32-bit (PAE) architectures and can be deployed on USB flash drives. The boot menu is identical with the one used on the GNOME flavor of Tanglu Linux

Tanglu 4 comes - due to being frozen for far too long - without the latest and greatest packages, but still with some notable changes. The KDE Plasma version is at 5.8, while the GNOME desktop is available in version 3.20 with some pieces from GNOME 3.22. The KDE Plasma design was updated with some suggestions from KDE designers at Akademy last year. Tanglu is a fully usrmerged system by default now, with no option to switch back to split-/usr or opt-in option (like in previous releases). Additionally, we support installing on UEFI systems without legacy mode now, which was a much requested feature and took quite a while to make it work reliably with the Calamares installer. We do not, however, support secure boot on EFI systems yet.

Here is the full release announcement as published on the project's News page.

Download (SHA256pkglist)):
tanglu-dasyatis-kde-live-amd64.hybrid.iso (1,356MB)
tanglu-dasyatis-gnome-live-amd64.hybrid.iso (1,289MB)
tanglu-dasyatis-core-live-amd64.hybrid.iso (462MB).

Sunday, June 11, 2017

KXStudio 14.04.5 Released, is Avaialable For Download

KXStudio is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with a collection of applications and plugins for professional audio production. Besides developing a complete operating system on a live DVD, the project also provides a custom set of audio applications and utilities (such as a full-featured audio plugin host and a JACK patch bay), a wide range of open-source audio plugins and Linux ports, and software repositories compatible with the Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu distributions.

Lots have changed in the applications and plugins for Linux Audio (even in KXStudio itself), so it was about time to see those ISO images updated.
Behind the scenes, from what the user can see, it might appear as nothing has truly changed. After all, this is an updated image still based on Ubuntu 14.04, like those from 2 years ago.
But we had a really big amount of releases for our beloved software, enough to deserve this small ISO update.
There is no list of changes this time, sorry. The main thing worth mentioning is that base system is exactly the same, with only applications and plugins updated.
You know the saying - if ain't broken, don't fix it!

Here is the full release announcement as published on the project's News page.


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Install Scribus 1.5.3 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint Derivatives

Scribus is an open source and cross-platform software project that has been designed from the ground up to act as a feature-rich desktop publishing application for creating professional-grade pages with minimum effort and in a shortest time as possbible.

Features at a glance

Key features include support for ICC color management, color separation, ability to create CMYK separations and interactive PDFs with form fields, a user-friendly and modern graphical user interface, as well as scripting and presentation effects.

The beautiful GUI will allow the user to open an existing or recent document, create a new document from an existing template or create a new document and set its size, orientation, width, height, number of pages, default unit, printer margins, layout and automatic text frames from the get-go.

The application also comes with a wide range of templates and a plethora of professional features, such as support for inserting text, image or render frames, tables, shapes, polygons, lines or bezier curves, and numerous scripts.

What's new in Scribus 1.5.3

  • The most important change isn't immediately visible, namely a completely rewritten text layout engine, which supports complex scripts like Arabic, Hindi or Thai, as well as providing access to advanced OpenType features, such as ligatures and alternate glyphs.
  • Altogether, about 500 languages and/or scripts are supported. Please note that as of version 1.5.3, Scribus is supposed to render these diverse writing systems, which still needs thorough testing by those who are familiar with them.
  • Typing on the canvas and text rendering in general has become a lot faster.
  • Previews for fonts are now available in font selectors.
  • The "Text" tab has been removed from the Properties Palette and is now a separate UI palette.
  • The performance of copying and pasting objects in/from/to files with huge color palettes has been vastly improved.
  • An import filter for Krita's KRA format has been added.
  • Scribus now follows the XDG standard for configuration files. Therefore, the Scribus preferences directory has moved from ~/.scribus/ to a new default location: ~/.config/scribus/
  • Color selectors display the color values as a tooltip.
  • A longstanding problem with the launch option for an external image editing program has been resolved. Until version 1.5.3 it was necessary to manually close the external program before it could be started again from within Scribus. This is no longer necessary.
  • The "Wikipedia RAL Classic" color palette has been updated, this time using Wikipedia's LAB color values.
  • A script called "Caption" has been included, which adds a text frame to an image frame, based on the latter's proportions.
  • The "Autoquote" scripts now supports inverted guillemets via the "de-g" parameter.
  • Code improvements have been made based on recommendations from using both the Coverity scan tool ( and the "clazy" tool ( These changes improved efficiency, removed bugs and improved security.
  • Countless bugs, mostly introduced with the new features in 1.5.x, have been fixed. For details see the 1.5.3svn changelog (
  • New Dependencies:
  • As of version 1.5.3, the minimum Qt version to compile the program is 5.5.
  • harfbuzz, harfbuzz-icu and libicu, as well as the related development packages are now required.
  • Caveats:
  • Some newly introduced features, like footnotes, may not function as desired, at least not yet.
  • The file format may undergo some changes between the current release and 1.6.0, so we advise caution when it comes to workflows that use automated document generation or parsing.
  • Vertical writing systems aren't supported for the time being, but support will be added in a later release.
  • The Online Help hasn't been completely updated, and it won't be until the final 1.6.0 release.

Install Scribus 1.5.3 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint Derivatives

To Install Scribus 1.5.3 on Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zelus, Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.04, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Linux Lite 2.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems , open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:scribus/ppa to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scribus/ppa
sudo apt-get update

Ente to continue adding PPA :

after update repository, install it :
sudo apt-get install scribus-trunk

and install completed, search scribus on ubuntu dashboard :

MX Linux 16.1 is Available, Updates to Jessie 8.8 base

The MX Linux team has announced the release of a new version of their Debian-based distribution. The new release, MX Linux 16.1, now supports home directory encryption, offers the Adobe Flash plug-in on the installation media and features LibreOffice 5.2.6

MX Linux, a desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Debian's "stable" branch, is a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS Linux communities. Using Xfce as the default desktop, it is a mid-weight operating system designed to combine an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability, solid performance and medium-sized footprint.

What's new in MX-16 :

1. Installer improvements:

  • The installer now supports home folder encryption. This is an experimental feature.
  • An issue with partition boot flags that affected certain makes of pc (Dell) has been corrected. 
  • Autoinstall now works for UEFI systems.

2. We now have new official Adobe Flash included on the iso, thanks to recently received permission from Adobe. MX-Flash is not on the iso and is now deprecated. Install/uninstall option via the regular package managers, including MX-Packageinstaller on the "Popular Apps" tab. Note our Adobe Flash package will work with BOTH Firefox AND Chromium (includes original classic NPAPI and the PPAPI plugins ie: pepperflash)
3. Tweaks to default user interface, including a new default theme and new MX-Linux wallpapers.
4. MX-Defaultlook and MX Panel Orientation have been merged, with MX-panel-orientation being deprecated. MX-Defaultlook now includes options for "top or bottom" placement of the horizontal bar, as well as improved panel backup and restore capabilities.
5. New MX-Packageinstaller, with improved handling of "popular apps", plus access to the MX-test repo, debian-backports, and the normal "stable" repos, from the new "Full Catalog" tab (no messing around with your apt sources is required!). Treat the "full catalog" as a supplement to synaptic. MX-debian-backports-installer and MX-install-from-test-repo are deprecated and no longer on the iso. (current MX-16 users have seen this update already)
7. Updated Manual in html and pdf formats. Full translations into Italian and Russian.
8. apt-notifier has many bug fixes, right-click menu improvements, and a choice of icon themes under preferences (classic vs. mx16).
9. Updated translations across most apps and in the Wiki (thanks translators!)
10. New MX-Linux sourceforge site for iso hosting.
11. Libreoffice 5.2.6
12.  Updates to Jessie 8.8 base.

Further details can be found in the project's release announcement.

Robolinux 8.8.1 Has Announce, Based on Debian 8 "Jessie" (MATE and Xfce desktop environments)

Robolinux is a Debian-based Linux distribution. The project has announced the release of a new version, Robolinux 8.8.1, which is built on Debian 8 "Jessie" and features up-to-date versions of Firefox and Thunderbird, along with improvements to the MATE and Xfce desktop environments

Robolinux is a user-friendly and intuitive operating system based on the latest stable release of Debian GNU/Linux. One of the project's more interesting features is the availability of a pre-configured virtual machine support pack with Windows XP or Windows 7 - a VirtualBox setup which allows the user to install and run the Windows operating system seamlessly alongside Robolinux. This is an optional add-on that must be purchased from the project's online store.

This is another major Robolinux upgrade entailing several months of hard work finding every way possible to improve the speed and functionality of our 8 Raptor versions.

All Robolinux Raptor 8.8.1 versions including our recent release of Mate 3D and Xfce 3D are based on 100% rock solid current Debian 8 stable source code running the newest Debian 3.16 Linux kernel plus over 200 important upstream security and Application updates, Firefox 53.0 and Thunderbird 45.6.0

As usual all four of the epic new 32 & 64 bit Robolinux Raptor Version 8.8.1 Operating Systems come with over 120 custom built wifi, video & Printer drivers and can run Windows XP, 7 & 10 virus free inside. Every version is loaded with many popular one click installer applications such as the Tor browser, i2P, several very popular multimedia apps, Google Chrome, Google Earth, Skype & VirtualBox plus 12 incredibly powerful Security and Privacy apps to keep our Users safe!

Current Robolinux 8 series users can upgrade in just one click by using the built in Robolinux Auto Upgrade button in the main menu.

Please Note: Some PC's & Laptops with video cards manufactured before 2008 are no longer supported in the Robolinux 8 Raptor series LTS 2020 (i.e. Debian 8). However the Robolinux series 7 Operating Systems LTS 2018 do still support these old video cards.

V8.8.1 One click Privacy, Multimedia & Game Apps installers

  • Invisible Internet Project (I2P)
  • Tor Anonymous Browser
  • Tor Anonymous Chat
  • BleachBit
  • PGP eMail Encryption for Thunderbird
  • Clam AV
  • Keepass2
  • Privoxy
  • JonDo
  • Google Earth
  • Steam
  • Spotify
  • Kdenlive Video Editor
  • Plex Media Center
  • Sub Title Editor
  • Photo Filmstrip:
  • Scribus
  • OpenShot
  • gThumb
  • Pinta
  • specto
  • Wireshark
  • Blender

Further details can be found in the project's release announcement.


robolinux64-xfce-v8.8.1.iso (2,049MB)
robolinux64-lxde-v8.8.1.iso (1,945MB)
robolinux64-mate-v8.8.1.iso (1,937MB)
robolinux64-cinnamon-v8.8.1.iso (2,057MB).
KaOS 2017.06 has Released, Bring Plasma Desktop 5.10.0 and Qt toolkit 5.9.0

KaOS 2017.06 has been released. This desktop distribution is one of the first that ship with the recently-released Plasma Desktop 5.10.0 and Qt toolkit 5.9.0

KaOS is a desktop Linux distribution that features the latest version of the KDE desktop environment, the Calligra office suite, and other popular software applications that use the Qt toolkit. It was inspired by Arch Linux, but the developers build their own packages which are available from in-house repositories. KaOS employs a rolling-release development model and is built exclusively for 64-bit computer systems.

Just days after Qt 5.9.0 and Plasma 5.10.0 were announced, can you already see both on this new release. Highlights of Plasma 5.10.0 include Task Manager gaining options for middle mouse click such as grouping and ungrouping applications, media controls and virtual keyboard on lock screen, revamped password dialogs for network authentication, performance optimizations in Pager and Task Manager, the security of the lock screen architecture was reworked and simplified and file copying notifications have a context menu on previews

Babe Music Player

Plasma developers are working on two new Music Players, now included in the KaOS repositories are both. Babe has become the default player on this ISO, Elisa is available as another option.
Other recent additions include a GUI for git QGit and QDirStat, a graphical application to show where your disk space has gone.

For those who do not want to build packages they miss from the repositories the option to use Flatpak has been added to KaOS. Discover is added as the GUI for Flatpak.

A new option is the addition to verify the authenticity of downloaded KaOS ISO files through GPG signature verification, see the Download page for further details and instructions.

Discover to handle Flatpaks

As always with this rolling distribution, you will find the very latest packages for the Plasma Desktop, this includes Frameworks 5.34.0, Plasma 5.10.0, KDE Applications 17.04.1 & not yet released ports of KDE Applications. All built on Qt 5.9.0.

Mesa includes experimental Nouveau patches so QtWebengine based applications and web browsers can again be used on systems running the Nouveau driver. This fixes a long standing bug going back to the middle of 2015.

Base of the system

Most notable major updates to the base of the system are Qt 5.9.0, Boost 1.63.0, Glib2 2.52.2, Kmod 24, Mesa 17.1.1, x265 2.4, FFMpeg 3.3, DBus 1.10.18, Ruby 2.4.1, Protobuf 3.3.1, PyQt 5.8.2 and a move to qtwebkit-tp replacing no longer maintained qt5-webkit

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 built-in for a fully automated Early Microcode update.

Read the rest of the release announcement for further information and screenshots.


Sunday, June 4, 2017

ownCloud Conference 2017 Will be held at TH Nürnberg from September, 20th – 23rd

ownCloud Conference 2017 is an event targeted at ownCloud developers and users alike, and it looks like the upcoming one is the fourth ever, opening its gates on Wednesday, September 20, until Saturday, September 23. Over 200 people from all the corners of the world are expected to attend the conference.

There, you will attend two days of conference and three days of hacking and hands-on, so no matter if you are an ownCloud developer, contributor, reseller, hoster, admin, user, translator, or even value-adder, you are encouraged to attend oCCon17 this September for another round of ownCloud hacking.

The ownCloud Conference aims to reach contributors, users, admins, developers, translators, resellers, hosters, value-adders,  … anyone who is interested, has worked with ownCloud or plans to do so.

To be as inclusive as possible we will still have no entry-fees for our participants. This effort can only be reached by having sponsors. If you would like to support our great open source community feel free, to ask for your sponsoring package.

Additional information can be found in the official announcement. 
TRUE OS 2017-06-01 Has Released, A new Stable Update Lumina desktop to version 1.2.2

TrueOS has as its goals to be an easy-to-install-and-use desktop and server operating system, based on FreeBSD. To accomplish this, it provides a graphical installation to enable even UNIX novices to easily install and get it running. It pre-configures desktop environments, video, sound, and networking so that the desktop can be used immediately. A graphical software installation program makes installing pre-built software as easy as other popular operating systems.

The TrueOS project creates a rolling release operating system that is based on FreeBSD's -CURRENT development branch. The TrueOS team has released a new snapshot, version 2017-06-01, of their operating system which now features two branches: STABLE for users who want a more consistent experience, and UNSTABLE for people who want to test the latest developments. The installation media now tries to stick with low level drivers (like vesa) to provide the widest range of compatibility, the OpenRC init software has been updated to version 0.26.2 and the Lumina desktop has been updated to version 1.2.2

A new STABLE update for TrueOS is available! Released on a six month schedule, STABLE updates represent a significant step forward for TrueOS (see our earlier post discussing this change). There is more extensive testing of new features and less experimental work in STABLE images, resulting in a more solid and usable experience.

Current TrueOS users can update using the built-in update manager. This STABLE update also has .iso and .img files available for download from the TrueOS website. These new files are TrueOS-2017-06-01-x64-DVD.iso, TrueOS-2017-06-01-x64-USB.img, and their related checksum files. The .iso works for DVD or VM installs, while the .img file is only for USB installations (see the TrueOS handbook’s Burning the Installation Media section).

What changes ?

  • Add branching to TrueOS project repositories: STABLE releases now have their own branches.
  • Fix VIM issue with AMD
  • The installer only loads the VESA (for MBR) and SCFB (for UEFI) graphics drivers initially to ensure maximum system compatibility.
  • HAL is unset and not installed by default. While not recommended for use, HAL is still available in the package repository.
  • Unset PGSQL to prevent conflicts with mysql and sqlite.
  • Unset CONSOLEKIT by default.
  • Cleaned up old virtualbox startup routine.
  • Improve installer functionality in 640×480.
  • Installer text has been reworked slightly.
  • First boot wizard is reworked a little.
  • The installer is updated with a new Optional Installation Packages screen. Users can choose an optional graphics driver from the included list. This allows you to choose from all versions of the available nVidia and virtual environment “guest” drivers.
  • OpenRC is updated to 0.26.2.
  • Make sure pc-checkxdisplay runs the xorg setup on firstboot.
  • Bugfix for the Network Manager: wireless signal strength should be detected better.
  • Added cut/copy/rename functionality to desktop icons with Lumina. The desktop also has paste/new file/new folder functionality added.
  • The TrueOS handbook has undergone numerous updates to remove/replace outdated text and screenshots.
  • Lumina is updated to version 1.2.2.
  • The Lumina port is now modular: the x11/lumina metapackage still installs all Lumina utilities (same functionality as is currently available). However, Lumina is now also broken down into a few standalone packages. Individual desktop utilities can be found under deskutils/lumina-*, the Lumina Desktop now exists in the x11/lumina-core package, and the core utilities are in x11/lumina-coreutils.
The project's release notes contain a detailed list of changes since the previous version.


Friday, June 2, 2017

Bodhi Linux 4.2.0 is Available For Download

Jeff Hoogland has announced the release of Bodhi Linux 4.2.0. Bodhi Linux is an Ubuntu-based distribution featuring a fork of the Enlightenment desktop called Moksha. The new version is a minor update to Bodhi Linux and existing users of 4.1.0 will not need to upgrade via new installation media. One of the important changes in 4.2.0 is the dropping of the 32-bit PAE-enabled installation media. Older, 32-bit computers are still supported through Bodhi's Legacy edition

Bodhi Linux is an elegant and lightweight Ubuntu-based distribution featuring Moksha, an Enlightenment-17-based desktop environment. The project takes a decidedly minimalist approach by offering modularity, high levels of customisation, and choice of themes. In addition to basic 32- and 64-bit systems, Bodhi maintains designated ISO images for Chromebooks and legacy machines. By default Bodhi has only five pre-installed applications: Midori, Terminology, PCManFM, ePhoto, and ePad. Additional software is available via AppCenter, a web-based software installation tool.

Bodhi 4.2.0 is released,  This is a normal update release and it comes four months after the release of Bodhi 4.1.0. Existing users do not need to reinstall as the primary goal of this update release is to simply keep the current ISO image up to date. That being said this release does bring a few changes with it. The 64bit releases utilize the 4.10 kernel by default and the Swami Control panel is now installed by default in all the releases.

This is the first release in which we are dropping our 32bit PAE discs. I would like to clarify that we are still supporting 32bit computers, but if you need to install the 32bit version of Bodhi Linux the only version we are preparing is our Legacy ISO image. The Legacy image will work on PAE and non-PAE 32bit hardware alike. If your computer needs a PAE kernel to utilize all of it’s memory it is likely better for you to be using a 64bit operating system anyways. If you do feel the need to use a PAE kernel on a 32bit operating system with Bodhi though, you can always install the Legacy release and then change kernels afterwards.

Existing Bodhi users will already have the updates Bodhi 4.2.0 brings with it assuming they have been running their system updater. Users who want to change kernels or install Swami can do so using their system’s package manager.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Elementary OS 0.4.1 Released, Based on Ubuntu 16.04.2
Daniel Foré has announced the release of elementary OS 0.4.1, the first point update of the project's "Loki" series. The new version is based on Ubuntu 16.04.2

Release of a major update to elementary OS Loki: version 0.4.1. This release brings a new hardware enablement stack, all of the updates to Loki thus far, plus a brand new AppCenter. Let’s dive into the details.

Hardware Enablement

Thanks to the wonderful work of the folks at Canonical and Ubuntu, Loki 0.4.1 ships with a newer kernel and X server as part of the Ubuntu 16.04.2 core. This means Linux 4.8 and better support for 7th generation Intel (Kaby Lake) chipsets, among other hardware compatibility and performance improvements.

Updates to Loki

If you’ve been following along on Medium, you’ll remember the updates posts from December, January, February, March, and April. The 0.4.1 release contains all of those updates as well as the latest Granite for developers. If you haven’t already read those posts, be sure to check them out for more details. Notable updates include a significant upgrade to Epiphany, several fixes in Files, a redesigned metadata sidebar for Photos, new Bluetooth settings, a microphone indicator and bluetooth device controls in the sound indicator, a brightness slider in the power indicator, the ability to start an AppCenter search from the applications menu, Look & Feel updates, better support for CJK input methods, better translations, and more. if you’ve kept up to date, there’s nothing exclusive to 0.4.1, but it does mean fewer updates to download on new installs and a better experience out of the box. 0.4.1 isn’t just a minor bug fix release with a few bumped packages; this release includes a ton of new features that represent 8 months of solid development work.

A brand new AppCenter, latest updates

As you might have already noticed, the folks over at elementary have been working hard in the past few months to revamp the AppCenter graphical package manager, which is included in today's elementary OS 0.4.1 "Loki" release. The new AppCenter comes with support for applications submitted to the AppCenter Dashboard, thus encouraging third-party developers to build apps for elementary OS.

"We’re excited for developers to get their apps directly in the hands of users. If you’re an interested developer, be sure to head over to the AppCenter Dashboard to sign up for the public beta and check out our publishing documentation," said Daniel Foré in the release announcement. "We’re also looking forward to pushing out continued updates to AppCenter with new features."

Apart from the user interface revamp, various stability, quality and performance improvements were also added to the AppCenter, among which we can mention that the Infobar is now displayed when users need to restart their computers after applying important updates, and the appearance of hardware drivers in the updates tab. Download elementary OS 0.4.1 "Loki" right now!


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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Calibre 2.85.1 is Available, Ebook Library Management For Linux

Calibre is an open source e-book library management application designed for the 21th century, for the digital world that were are living in right now. It lets users to manipulate digital books in any way possible. It helps users to easily read ebooks on their personal computer, convert ebooks from one format to another, create electronic books based on recipes of your very own ideas.

Features at a glance

The software can download news from a sleuth of various sources, and comes with a content server for online access. Syncing ebooks to a supported mobile reader device is also possible with Calibre. E-book library management is the the main component of the application, displayed every time you open the application. From here, you can convert and organize e-books in a simple manner. It imports and exports many ebook formats, including ePub, MOBI, AZW, DOC, XML, etc. Just like any other software that can be extended via plugins, Calibre features an internal collection of add-ons, which provide support for editing metadata of ebooks, or add support for various ebook readers.

What's new in Calibre 2.85.1

  • New Features:
  • Book details panel: Allow right click to search the internet for the current book
  • Book details panel: Allow right clicking on an author name to search the internet for works by that author
  • Book details panel: Clicking an author name now searches Goodreads by default instead of Wikipedia. Can be changed in Preferences->Look & feel->Book details
  • Kobo driver: Add support for the Kobo Auro H2O Edition 2
  • Bug Fixes:
  • PDF Output: Fix a regression in the previous release that broke conversion to PDF for some files.
  • DOCX Output: Fix lengths specified in percentage of page size not being converted correctly.
  • DOCX Output: Fix some hyperlinks not working in word because the bookmark name is longer than forty characters.
  • DOCX Output: Prevent images from being larger than the page size.
  • Comic Input: Fix the number of colors control not allowing values less than 8
  • Kobo driver: Fix main memory and Card A being swapped on some systems
  • Kobo driver: Fix the ignore collections option being accidentally case-insensitive
  • Preferences->Toolbars: Show an error message when the user tries to remove either the Preferences or Location Manager buttons instead of just silently adding them back.
  • version 2.85.1 contains a fix for a regression that cause the Open with action to go missing from the right click menu of the Book details panel
  • New news sources:
  • Balkanist by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • Private Eye

Installation instructions:

For Arch Linux, Manjaro, ArchBang, Antergos and other Arch Linux derivative systems, Calibre is available via AUR, so, in order to install it, do:
$ sudo pacman -Sy yaourt
$ sudo yaourt calibre

For other Linux systems, including Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Deepin, Peppermint, LXLE, Linux Lite, Debian, Robolinux, SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia or OpenMandriva (and others), the developers have created an installation script that can be triggered via the below oneliner:
$ sudo su
# sudo -v && wget --no-check-certificate -nv -O- | sudo python -c "import sys; main=lambda:sys.stderr.write('Download failed\n'); exec(; main()"

Installation progress :

Installation is finished and run 'calibre'

and click next :

and finish, start calibre ( open terminal and follow the command 'calibre')