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05/12 NST 40-13973

Updated Linux Distributions - Thu, 12/05/2024 - 00:00
Network Security Toolkit (NST) is a bootable live disc based on the Fedora distribution. The toolkit was designed to provide easy access to best-of-breed open source network security applications and should run on most x86 platforms. The main intent of developing this toolkit was to provide the network security administrator with a comprehensive set of open source network security tools. What we find rather fascinating with NST is that we can transform most x86_64 systems into a system designed for network traffic analysis, intrusion detection, network packet generation, wireless network monitoring, a virtual system service server, or a sophisticated network/host scanner.

05/12 CachyOS 240512

Updated Linux Distributions - Thu, 12/05/2024 - 00:00
CachyOS is a Linux distribution based on Arch Linux. It focuses on speed and security optimisations - the default Linux kernel is heavily optimised using the BORE (Burst-Oriented Response Enhancer) scheduler, while the desktop packages are compiled with LTO, x86-64-v3 and x86-64-v4 optimization, security flags and performance improvements. The available desktop environments and window managers include KDE, GNOME, Xfce, CuteFish, i3wm, Wayfire, LXQt, OpenBox, Cinnamon, UKUI, LXDE, MATE, Budgie, Qtile, Hyprland and Sway. CachyOS also ships with both graphical and command-line installers and provides a Firefox-based browser (called Cachy-Browser) with some security enhancements and performance optimisations.

05/10 EuroLinux 9.4

Updated Linux Distributions - Sat, 10/05/2024 - 00:00
EuroLinux is an enterprise-class Linux distribution made and supported by the EuroLinux company, built mostly from code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The origin of the system ensures compatibility with most popular enterprise Linux distributions including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle Linux, and CentOS. While primarily geared toward server workloads, EuroLinux can also be used for desktop computing or any environment where long-term stability and support are demanded.

05/09 Rocky 9.4

Updated Linux Distributions - Thu, 09/05/2024 - 00:00
Rocky Linux is a community enterprise operating system designed to be 100% bug-for-bug compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It is available for the x86_64 and AArch64 processor architectures.

05/09 Daphile 24.05

Updated Linux Distributions - Thu, 09/05/2024 - 00:00
Daphile is a minimal operating system for running a digital audio player on a headless computer. The operating system and media manager can be controlled remotely using a web-based interface.

05/08 Lite 7.0-rc1

Updated Linux Distributions - Mon, 08/05/2024 - 00:00
Linux Lite is a beginner-friendly Linux distribution based on Ubuntu's long-term support (LTS) release and featuring the Xfce desktop. Linux Lite primarily targets Windows users. It aims to provide a complete set of applications to assist users with their everyday computing needs, including a full office suite, media players and other essential daily software.

05/07 BlueOnyx 5211R-20240506

Updated Linux Distributions - Fri, 07/05/2024 - 00:00
BlueOnyx is a server distribution based on AlmaLinux OS, Rocky Linux and CentOS. It is the mission of BlueOnyx to provide a fully-integrated Internet hosting platform that includes web, e-mail, DNS and file transfer services from a simple, user-friendly web-based interface that is easily installed on commodity hardware or virtual private server.

05/06 SparkyLinux 2024.05

Updated Linux Distributions - Wed, 06/05/2024 - 00:00
SparkyLinux is a lightweight, fast and simple Linux distribution designed for both old and new computers featuring customised Enlightenment and LXDE desktops. It has been built on the "testing" branch of Debian GNU/Linux.

Wine 9.9 Introduces Wow64 Mode and Enhanced ARM Support

Linux Today - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 19:00

New in Wine 9.9: Wow64 ODBC mode, better ARM CPU detection, and removed obsolete features. Here’s more on that!

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Endless OS 6 Review: Best Distro for Learning, Schools

Linux Today - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 17:00

A new release of Endless OS 6 is here. We spin it for a quick review, and here’s what we found.

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[$] What's next for the SLUB allocator

Linux Weekly News - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 15:28
There are two fundamental levels of memory allocator in the Linux kernel: the page allocator, which allocates memory in units of pages, and the slab allocator, which allocates arbitrarily-sized chunks that are usually (but not necessarily) smaller than a page. The slab allocator is the one that stands behind commonly used kernel functions like kmalloc(). At the 2024 Linux Storage, Filesystem, Memory Management, and BPF Summit, slab maintainer Vlastimil Babka provided an update on recent changes at the slab level and discussed the changes that are yet to come.

Ventoy 1.0.98 Fixes Boot Issues

Linux Today - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 15:00

Ventoy 1.0.98, an open-source tool for creating a bootable USB drive to load multiple ISO files, brings a few important fixes. Here’s more on that!

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Grafana 11.0 Rolls Out with New Tools for Metrics and Logs Exploration

Linux Today - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 14:00

Grafana 11.0: Now with subfolders, better visualizations, simplified metrics exploration, advanced alerting features, and more.

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Plasma 6 Desktop Finally Landed in Void Linux

Linux Today - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 13:00

Void Linux users can now enjoy KDE Plasma 6 after the desktop environment is already available in the distribution’s repositories.

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[$] A plan to make BPF kfuncs polymorphic

Linux Weekly News - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 12:58

David Vernet kicked off the BPF track at 2024's BPF track at the Linux Storage, Filesystem, Memory Management, and BPF Summit with a talk about polymorphic kfuncs — or, with less jargon, kernel functions that can be called from BPF which use different implementations depending on context. He explained how this would be useful to the sched_ext BPF scheduling framework, but expected it to be helpful in other areas as well.

KDE Unveils Frameworks 5.116.0, Here’s What’s New

Linux Today - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 12:00

KDE Frameworks 5.116.0 ships with an updated icons set, TGA support, security updates, and more.

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[$] Better support for locally-attached-memory tiering

Linux Weekly News - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 11:21
The term "memory tiering" refers to the management of memory placement on systems with multiple types of memory, each of which has its own performance characteristics. On such systems, poor placement can lead to significantly worse performance. A memory-management-track discussion at the 2024 Linux Storage, Filesystem, Memory Management, and BPF Summit took yet another look at tiering challenges with a focus on upcoming technologies that may simplify (or complicate) the picture.

[$] Trinity keeps KDE 3 on life support

Linux Weekly News - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 11:14

As the shiny new KDE Plasma 6 desktop makes its way into distribution releases, a small group of developers is still trying to preserve the KDE experience circa 2008. The Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE), is a continuation of KDE 3 that has maintained the old-school desktop with semi-regular releases since 2010. The most recent release, R14.1.2, was announced on April 28. TDE does deliver a usable retro desktop, but with some limitations that hamper its usability on modern systems.

Axboe: What's new with io_uring in 6.10

Linux Weekly News - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 10:09
Jens Axboe describes the new io_uring features that will be a part of the 6.10 kernel release.

Bundles are multiple buffers used in a single operation. On the receive side, this means a single receive may utilize multiple buffers, reducing the roundtrip through the networking stack from N per N buffers to just a single one. On the send side, this also enables better handling of how an application deals with sends from a socket, eliminating the need to serialize sends on a single socket. Bundles work with provided buffers, hence this feature also adds support for provided buffers for send operations.

MX Linux 23.3 Brings Debian 12.5 Base and Enhanced Features

Linux Today - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 10:00

MX Linux 23.3 features updated Debian 12.5 base, PipeWire 1.0, OEM language options, and the latest kernel updates.

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