Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Netrunner 12.12.1 has been released

Clemens Toennies has released an updated build of Netrunner, a Kubuntu-based distribution with KDE 4.9.4: "Netrunner 'Dryland' 12.12.1 has been released. KDE updated to 4.9.4 from Kubuntu backports; Firefox updated to 18; VLC updated to 2.0.5; Tomahawk new version 0.6; WINE updated to 1.5.22; Samba Mounter updated to 0.3.1; Webaccounts updated 0.3; Veromixer installed; Runners-ID upgraded from 1 to 5 GB free cloud space; many more fixed issues and improvements. The version is based on Kubuntu 12.10 and has the following features: GNU/Linux OS kernel 3.5; Firefox 18 with KDE integration; Thunderbird 17.0.1; LibreOffice 3.6.2; Skype 4.1; GIMP 2.8; Krita, Gwenview, Kdenlive, Telepathy Messenger, Samba Mounter (easy NAS setup), Webaccounts (social accounts integration), Runners-ID (free and libre cloud storage and music streaming), Muon Discover, VirtualBox."

Download : Netrunner Linux

Netrunner is a Kubuntu-based distribution featuring a highly customised KDE desktop with extra applications, multimedia codecs, Flash and Java plugins, and a unique look and feel. The modifications are designed to enhance the user-friendliness of the desktop environment while still preserving the freedom to tweak.

Download : Netrunner Linux

Monday, January 28, 2013

BackBox Linux 3.01 has been released

Raffaele Forte has announced the release of BackBox Linux 3.01, an updated version of the project's Ubuntu-based distribution and live DVD with a collection of penetration testing, incident response, computer forensics and intelligence gathering tools: "The BackBox team is pleased to announce an updated release of BackBox Linux, version 3.01. This release includes features such as Linux kernel 3.2 and Xfce 4.8. The ISO images (for 32-bit and 64-bit architectures) can be downloaded from the download page. What's new? System improvements; upstream components; bug corrections; performance boost; improved auditing menu; improved Wi-Fi drivers (compat-wireless Aircrack patched); new and updated hacking tools (e.g. backfuzz, Beef, Bluediving, cvechecker, HTExploit, Metasploit, set, sqlmap, WebSploit, Weevely, WPScan, zaproxy, etc.)"

Download : click here

BackBox Linux is an Ubuntu-based distribution developed to perform penetration tests and security assessments. It is designed to be fast and easy to use. It provides a minimal yet complete desktop environment, thanks to its own software repositories, which are always updated to the latest stable versions of the most often used and best-known ethical hacking tools.

Download : click here 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

OpenSUSE 12.3 beta 1 has been released

The first beta of the upcoming openSUSE Linux 12.3, scheduled for final release on 13 March, is out and ready for testing: "According to plan, today openSUSE 12.3 beta sees the light. The beta comes with mostly smallish changes as we're in serious testing waters now – we hope you're out there to help us clear the way to the final release. The beta comes with 4.10 RC2 of KDE's workspaces and applications. KDE has announced a third RC due to some late changes and this version is part of a testing sprint organized by the KDE Quality team. openSUSE KDE packagers have build a special live image to test this release but we urge you to get the beta packages from as they are of course newer.

The openSUSE project is a community program sponsored by Novell. Promoting the use of Linux everywhere, this program provides free, easy access to openSUSE, a complete Linux distribution. The openSUSE project has three main goals: make openSUSE the easiest Linux for anyone to obtain and the most widely used Linux distribution; leverage open source collaboration to make openSUSE the world's most usable Linux distribution and desktop environment for new and experienced Linux users; dramatically simplify and open the development and packaging processes to make openSUSE the platform of choice for Linux developers and software vendors.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Fedora 18 "Spherical Cow" has been released

Fedora 18, the latest stable version of the Red Hat-sponsored community distribution of Linux, has finally arrived: "The Fedora project is incredibly delighted to announce the release of Fedora 18. What's new? The user interface for Fedora's installation software, Anaconda, has been completely re-written from the ground up. Making its debut in Fedora 18, the new UI introduces major improvements to the installation experience. It uses a hub-and-spoke model that makes installation easier for new users, offering them concise explanations about their choices. Advanced users and system administrators are of course still able to take advantage of more complex options. The general look and feel of the installation experience has been vastly upgraded, providing modern, clean, and comprehensible visuals during the process."

Fedora project is a community based open source and free Linux operating system and considered to be third most popular distribution and continues to provide innovative features to users. This new release included several new features such Kernel 3.6, GNOME 3.6, KDE 4.9, Xfce 4.10, LXDE, Python 3.3, Ruby on Rails 3.0 and much more. The default desktop version of Fedora 18 is GNOME 3.6, but you can also download KDE, Xfce or LXDE desktop environments, even you can also download and install Cinnamon and MATE desktops too from the Fedora’s yum package manager tool.

Download : Fedora 18 DVD
Download : Fedora 18 GNOME LiveCD 
Download : Fedora 18 KDE LiveCD 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Ubuntu OS for Phone

Just few days ago canonical has launched the operating system for Smartphone along with some hardware details and a brief trailer on how the OS looks like. Ubuntu's take on the mobile OS borrows a fair bit from desktop Ubuntu, as well as other mobile OSes, but it brings some new ideas to the table too. If you've ever used Ubuntu's Unity interface, you'll recognize the icon bar that slides out from the side. If you've ever used a smartphone, you'll recognize the notification bar that slides down from the top. But Ubuntu mobile takes that concept further than any of the other OSes out there.