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Debian Re-Releases All Live Images of Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” Due to Bugs



Debian developer and the team lead of “debian-cd” Steve McIntyre announced on the project’s mailing list that he and his team worked hard during the past 72 hours or so to rebuild all the live images of the new Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” release.

Launched this past weekend, Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” is now the most stable and advanced release of the acclaimed Linux-based operating system, shipping with tons of new features and updated technologies. The OS has been in development for the past two years.

Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” is distributed with the usual installation images for all supported architectures, as well as live ISOs pre-loaded with select desktop environments, such as GNOME, KDE, Cinnamon, Xfce, LXDE, and MATE, only for 64- and 32-bit computers, which weren’t bug-free as the developers would ha… (read more)



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Ubuntu 17.10 to Improve Secure Boot for Booting Windows from GRUB, Enable PIE



Canonical’s Steve Langasek presented the first edition of the Ubuntu Foundations Team weekly newsletter with some exciting information about the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system.

The first Alpha builds of Ubuntu 17.10 are almost here, due for release next week on June 29, 2017, for opt-in flavors, so the Ubuntu developers are working around the clock to add various new features, such as PIE (Position Independent Executables) support enabled by default for better security, as well as some other improvements in many areas of interest like Secure Boot.

“PIE is … (read more)



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Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” Operating System Officially Released, Download Now



More than two years after the release of the Debian GNU/Linux 8 “Jessie” series, which, as of today, is marked as “oldstable,” the Debian Project is pleased to announce today the availability of Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch”.

As of a few minutes ago, Debian Stretch or Debian 9 has been declared stable and ready for deployment in production environments. It’s one of the most anticipated GNU/Linux distributions of 2017, on which numerous upcoming Linux distros will be rebased in the months to come.

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.

“After 26 months of development the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 9 (code name “Stretch”), which will be supported for the next 5 years thanks to the combined work of the Deb… (read more)



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Tails 3.0 Anonymous Operating System Officially Released, Based on Debian 9



The developers of the Tails amnesic incognito live system, also known as the anonymous operating system, were proud to announce today the release and immediate availability of Tails 3.0.

Tails 3.0 is a major update that’s based entirely on the repositories of the soon-to-be-released Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” operating system. It’s also the first version of the operating system to be launched approximately at the same time as a new major release of Debian GNU/Linux.

“Debian 9 (Stretch) will be released on June 17. It is the first time that we are releasing a new version of Tails almost at the same time as the version of Debian it is based upon. This was an important objective for us as it is beneficial to both our users and users of Debian in general,” said the devs.

What’s new in Tails 3.0

Prominent new features of Tails 3.0 include an entirely new startup and shutdown experience, providing users with a revamped Tails Greeter dialog during fir… (read more)



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RaspAnd OS Brings Android 7.1.2 “Nougat” and Kodi 17.3 to Raspberry Pi 3 SBCs



Arne Exton is informing Softpedia about the availability of a new build of his commercial RaspAnd Android-based operating system for embedded devices, such as Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 2.

Still based on Google’s Android 7.1.2 “Nougat” mobile operating system, RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 Build 170605 is here to replace last month’s RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 Build 170519 release by upgrading Kodi Media Center to version 17.3, which is the latest in the series patching a nasty vulnerability known as the “subtitle hack.”

RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 Build 170605 also comes pre-installed with various updated apps, among which we can mention Spotify TV 1… (read more)



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Latest Black Lab Enterprise Linux ISO Snapshot Adds YUM and RPM Support, More



Black Lab Software’s Roberto J. Dohnert is today informing Softpedia about the immediate availability of yet another weekly ISO snapshot of the Black Lab Enterprise Linux operating system, version 261.

As you might have heard the big news earlier this month, the Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11 operating system was launched as the latest stable release of the Ubuntu-based GNU/Linux distribution, based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and its Linux 4.8 kernel.

The biggest change, however, was the use of GNOME desktop by default, but, at the request of many users, Black Lab Software also released Xfce and MATE flavors of the distro. Two weeks later, the team read more)



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Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” Distribution Slated for Release on June 17, 2017



The long-anticipated Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” operating system now has a release date, as one of the team members announced a few moments ago that the distribution is slated for release on June 17, 2017.

This is great news for fans of the Debian GNU/Linux operating system as they will finally be able to upgrade their Debian GNU/Linux 8 “Jessie” installations to the Stretch branch, which will be promoted to the stable channel on Saturday, June 17. That’s only three weeks from the moment of writing this article.

But, until then, the release team needs to patch the remaining bugs, various crashes and memory leaks, incorporate all the latest security fixes, and address the regressions from the Debian GNU/Linux 8 “Jessie” series. They also plan on making the upgrade path from Jessie to Stretch as smooth as possible.

“We plan to release on 2017-06-17. If you want to celebrate it, please consider attending a Debian release party, or hosting your own! See read more)



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OpenMandriva Lx 3.02 Distro Is Being Prepped with KDE Plasma 5.9.5 and Mesa 17.1



The OpenMandriva team announced earlier this week that the second important update to the OpenMandriva Lx 3 series of the Linux-based operating system is being prepped with many of the latest applications and technologies.

That’s right, we’re talking about OpenMandriva Lx 3.02, which should launch later this month with the last maintenance update of the KDE Plasma 5.9 desktop environment, as well as the KDE Applications 17.04.1 software suite and KDE Frameworks 5.33.0 collection of add-on libraries for Qt 5.8.0, which is also included.

“We are working hard on development of upcoming OpenMandriva Lx 3.02 release. KApps currently in 17.04.0 version will be updated so… (read more)



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Canonical Readies Mesa 17.1.0 for Ubuntu 16.04 and 17.04, Here's How to Install



Canonical’s Timo Aaltonen informs users of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating systems that they can now install the latest Mesa 17.1.0 3D Graphics Stack from the X-Updates PPA repository.

The Mesa 17.1.0 3D Graphics Library was officially released last week with OpenGL 4.2 support for Intel Ivy Bridge GPUs, bringing the Intel i965 OpenGL driver on par with its Android, macOS, and Windows counterparts, as well as shader on-disk cache, and Khronos Vulkan CTS compliance for the Radeon RADV Vulkan driver.

It usually takes a while until it lands in the stable software repositories of a supported Ubuntu release, as it is usually only implemented in the current development version, Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) in this case, but Canonical readied the Mesa 17.1.0 packages in the… (read more)



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Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11 Xfce and MATE Spins Now Available for Download



Black Lab Software’s Roberto J. Dohnert is informing us today about the availability for download of two new official spins of the recently released Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11 operating system, with the Xfce and MATE desktop environments.

Announced last week, Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11 has adopted GNOME 3 as default desktop environment for the main edition because it’s based on Ubuntu Linux, and because Canonical decided to no longer develop its Unity user interface and move to GNOME instead.

Previous releases of Black Lab Linux shipped with multiple desktop environments, and if you take a look in the past, we can’t help but notice that the GNU/Linux distribution offered a lot of editions with various popular desktop environments, including Xfce, GNOME, and KDE.

Introducing the Black Lab Enterprise … (read more)



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