Parrot Security 3.10 Ethical Hacking OS Adds Full Firejail/AppArmor Sandboxing

ParrotSec devs released today a new stable version of their Debian-based Parrot Security OS ethical hacking and penetration testing GNU/Linux distribution. There are many enhancements implemented in the Parrot Security OS 3.10 release, but the biggest new feature is the introduction of a full Firejail and AppArmor sandboxing system that should proactively protect the operating system from attacks by isolating its components with the combination of various security techniques. “The first experiments were already introduced in Parrot 3.9 with the inclusion of Firejail, but we took almost a month of... Read more

GNOME 3.28 Desktop Environment Gets Third Development Snapshot, More Meson Ports

GNOME leader Matthias Clasen announced a few moments ago the availability of the third development snapshot towards the GNOME 3.28 desktop environment for GNU/Linux distributions. The development cycle of the upcoming GNOME 3.28 desktop environment continues today with the GNOME 3.27.3 milestone, which ports more components to the Meson build system and adds various improvements to various apps and tools, including the Evolution email and calendar client, NetworkManager network connection manager, and dconf-editor. There are quite a lot of changes in this snapshot for numerous of GNOME’s core components and... Read more

NetworkManager 1.10.2 Released with Support for “onlink” IPv4 Routes Attribute

GNOME developer Beniamino Galvani announced the availability of the first point release of the NetworkManager 1.10 open-source network connection manager software. NetworkManager is the most popular network connection manager tool these days, coming pre-installed with numerous GNU/Linux distributions. The latest stable release, NetworkManager 1.10.2, is here about five weeks after the launch of NetworkManager 1.10.0 to add a handful of new features and improvements. Among the new features that were implemented in NetworkManager 1.10.2, we can mention support for the “onlink” attribute for IPv4 routes, initial support for tc queueing... Read more

Debian-Based Slax 9.3 Linux OS Enters Beta with Improved EXT4 and NTFS Booting

About a month after releasing the first Slax release in two years, developer Tomas Matejicek announced the availability of a beta version of the next major version of the GNU/Linux distribution, Slax 9.3.0. Slax 9.3.0 beta is now ready for public testing with persistent support when using Slax from a USB flash drive, allowing you to preserve settings and downloaded files or packages across reboots. It also improves booting from EXT4 and NTFS filesystems. Moreover, the default file manager, PCManFM, has been updated to display external drives in the left... Read more

IoT-oriented Linux ready SBC has an optional enclosure

Technologic’s TS-7553-V2 SBC runs Linux on an i.MX6UL and offers Ethernet, USB, GPIO, and serial I/O, plus WiFi/BT, XBee, cellular, and many other options. Technologic’s new “TS-7553-V2” single-board computer is a gen-2 re-spin of its 250MHz Cavium ARM9 SoC-based TS-7553 SBC. The new board upgrades the processor to the 698MHz-clocked NXP i.MX6UL, and then for […] Read more

Tiny quad-core Linux SBCs slim down and get an RPi-like carrier

FriendlyElec has unveiled COM-like variants of its tiny, low-cost quad-core, Allwinner H3- and H5-based NanoPi Neo and Neo2 SBCs, plus an RPi style carrier. FriendlyElec’s new $8 “NanoPi Neo Core” and $25 “NanoPi Neo Core2” boards are low-profile variants of the company’s earlier 40 x 40mm NanoPi Neo and NanoPi Neo 2 SBCs, but with […] Read more

antiX MX-17 Linux OS Brings Latest Debian GNU/Linux 9.3 “Stretch” Updates

The development team behind the Debian-based antiX MX operating system released the final images of antiX MX-17 for both 32-bit and 64-bit computers. Powered by Linux kernel 4.13 and using Xfce 4.12.3 as default desktop environment, antiX MX-17 comes six months after the antiX MX-16 release and promises to bring all the latest security patches and software update from the software repositories of the recently released Debian GNU/Linux 9.3 “Stretch” operating system. The MX variant ships with all the antiX live features, including persistence up to 20GB, and automatic selection... Read more

New Wine 3.0 Release Candidate Improves Fallout 4 & uTorrent, Adds Armel Support

The highly anticipated Wine 3.0 release of the open-source and cross-platform compatibility layer for running Windows apps and games on Linux and UNIX-like systems is almost here. A second Release Candidate (RC) has just been released, coming just one week after the first Release Candidate, and it brings a bunch of bug fixes and some new features like support for the Armel hardware architecture. A total of 17 regressions were addressed in Wine 3.0 RC2, improving support for various Windows games and applications. Among these, we can mention Civilization IV,... Read more

Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” KDE and Xfce Editions Officially Released, Download Now

The Linux Mint team released the final Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce and Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” KDE editions to download, as well as an upgrade for existing Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” users. Previously in beta, the Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” KDE and Xfce editions are now officially released and ready for production use. Just like the Cinnamon and MATE flavors, they are based on Canonical’s long-term supported Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system and use the Linux 4.10 kernel by default for new installations. “Linux Mint 18.3 is... Read more

Canonical Releases Small Kernel Patch for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Fix a Regression

Canonical has released new kernel updates for its long-term supported Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating systems series to fix a regression. Last week, Canonical released a kernel update for the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system patching a total of four security issues, including a use-after-free vulnerability in the Netlink subsystem (XFRM), an out-of-bounds read in the GTCO digitizer USB driver, a bug in the associative array implementation, and improper copy-on-write (COW) handling of transparent huge pages. However, it would appear that... Read more