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  1. protonvpn

    Proton VPN 1.0.3 Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail earlier announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 14 countries Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Singapore - New Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Standard Servers All of our servers are dedicated to ProtonVPN and feature high bandwidth connections Secure Core Servers Secure Core Servers add an additional layer of protection against VPN endpoint compromise. Learn More More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup Login: https://account.protonvpn.com/login/ Pricing: https://protonvpn.com/pricing VPN Servers: https://protonvpn.com/vpn-servers Security: https://protonvpn.com/secure-vpn VPN Threat Model: https://protonvpn.com/blog/threat-model/ Transparency Report: https://protonvpn.com/blog/transparency-report/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ We are open for registration. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN/ We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to [email protected] If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.3.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/ More Info - Articles & Reviews: Three years ago we launched ProtonMail. Today, we’re launching ProtonVPN. Encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches free VPN service to counter increasing online censorship ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches
  2. ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches ProtonVPN, a VPN service by the makers of the privacy focused ProtonMail email service, is out of beta testing and now available to the public. The creators of the Swiss-based VPN service promise the same level of trust, transparency, and communication that has been fundamental to the success of ProtonMail. ProtonVPN ships with four subscription plans, of which the first is entirely free. It is limited in regards to speed, devices that you may run it on simultaneously, and the number of countries you can connect to. It is not limited in terms of bandwidth however. The first paid plan, ProtonVPN Basic, is available for 4€ per month. It lets you connect to all servers, supports connections on two devices at the same time, and offers high speed. ProtonVPN has three speed tiers right now. Low for free accounts, high for basic accounts, and highest for the Plus and Visionary subscription. The two remaining plans, ProtonVPN Plus and Visionary, for €8 and €24 offer the highest speed, five or ten devices that you may connect from simultaneously, as well as extra features such as Plus servers reserved to these plans, Secure Core which adds extra protection against VPN compromise by routing through the Secure Core Network of ProtonVPN, and Tor Server support to send all traffic through Tor with a single click. The Visionary plan on top of that includes a ProtonMail email account on top of all that. Free users get an option to join a 7 day free trial of ProtonVPN Plus. Secure Core is an interesting option, as it routes traffic through multiple servers before it leaves the ProtonVPN network. This means that anyone monitoring the exit server won't be able to detect the IP address of ProtonVNP users, nor match browser activity to that IP address. Secure servers are located in Switzerland, Iceland and Sweden only. ProtonVPN encrypts all traffic with AES-256, uses 2048-bit RSA key exchange, and HMAC with SHA256 for message authentication. Other security related features that are supported include Forward Secrecy, use of OpenVPN and IKEv2 protocols only, a strict no logging policy, DNS leak prevention, and Kill switch support. ProtonVPN supports P2P traffic on top of that. ProtonVPN comes with clients for Android and iOS, Windows, Linux and Mac. Users of the service may also configure OpenVPN by downloading OpenVPN configuration files. ProtonVPN Windows client The ProtonVPN Windows client installs without issues. You need to supply your account credentials to start using it. It displays the current connection status, and the available locations you can connect to. Once you have established a connection with a click on a country, or one of the available servers, you see additional information in the interface. This includes the connected server, IP address, up and download speed, server load, a world map with information on the server location, and session information. As far as options are concerned: you can enable the VPN Kill Switch in the options, change the default protocol from UDP to TCP, and configure auto connect options. Another interesting feature of the ProtonVNP client for Windows is support for profiles. You can create profiles, and use these profiles to connect to specific servers quickly. This includes, connecting to the fastest available server of a country. Verdict ProtonVPN is one of the best, if not the best free VPN options right now, hands down. Since you are not limited in terms of bandwidth, you can use the free account all day and night long. That's good enough for all web browsing and low speed activities that you can run on your system. You should not expect to get enough bandwidth out of the free plan to stream in 4K or download very large files quickly, but that is to be expected of a free service. It remains to be seen how well the network will handle the onrush of new users who will certainly flock to the service now that it is out of beta and available to the public. ProtonVPN Plus and Visionary seem pricey, especially when compared to services that charge less for a lifetime subscription than ProtonVPN does for six months. Still, the extra privacy and security options are one of the best options that you have when it comes to maximum privacy on the Internet. Now You: Have you tried ProtonVPN? What's your take on the service? Source
  3. i love linux you know that guys!? haha specially xubuntu! lite and secure . plus gaming so if anyone here also love linux just reply
  4. Proton VPN 1.0.1 + 1.0.2 Final Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail earlier announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 14 countries Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Singapore - New Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Standard Servers All of our servers are dedicated to ProtonVPN and feature high bandwidth connections Secure Core Servers Secure Core Servers add an additional layer of protection against VPN endpoint compromise. Learn More More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup Login: https://account.protonvpn.com/login/ Pricing: https://protonvpn.com/pricing VPN Servers: https://protonvpn.com/vpn-servers Security: https://protonvpn.com/secure-vpn VPN Threat Model: https://protonvpn.com/blog/threat-model/ Transparency Report: https://protonvpn.com/blog/transparency-report/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ We are open for registration. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN/ We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to [email protected] If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.1.exe Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.2.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/ More Info - Articles & Reviews: Three years ago we launched ProtonMail. Today, we’re launching ProtonVPN. Encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches free VPN service to counter increasing online censorship ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches
  5. Windows has been my all time favourite operating system for years. No doubt Windows is the most popular operating system available. For all those who want to use their computer systems for basic jobs simply go for Windows. But the developer and geeks who have customised requirements from their operating system try different other operating systems. Another operating system which is also quite popular is Linux. Linux is an open-source and free operating system. People love to work on Linux for many reasons. If we talk about Linux vs Windows, then telling the best one in not that easy as it depends on the need of the user. ve Both Linux and Windows have a lot to offer to their users. So, which operating system you should opt? Difference between Linux and Windows? Are you planning to make a switch between Linux and Windows? In the war, “Linux vs Windows“, here are a few things you need to know. Difference between Linux and Windows You Need to Know Let’s get to know that which operating system is better for you is by comparing Linux and Windows in terms of user interface, security, graphics, gaming and other features. 1. Accessibility of source code: Linux vs Windows This is the first biggest difference between Windows and Linux. Linux provides full access to its source code to the users. Which means you can access the code and even make unlimited changes to it. Each Linux distributions has its not features and working and you can change any of it according to your need. On the other hands, you can never get access to the source code of Windows. So, Windows doesn’t allow its users to look up into its source code. You only get the executable file of the Windows operating system. Well, accessibility to source code has both good and bad points. First of all, if the source code of an operating system is all open to the people out there then those malicious developers or hackers can misuse it or take advantage of weak points of the source code. Also, it is good for those people who want to understand the software completely and want to modify it. Hence, it depends on you which Operating system you like on the basis of accessibility of source code. If you want to have full access to the source code then Linux is for you otherwise Windows is great. Winner: Linux 2. File Structure: Linux vs Windows Another crucial difference between Linux and Windows. The file structure of Linux is far different from that of the Windows. In Windows, you get separate drives like C drive, D drive, the desktop files, the document directory all are the separate ones. Files are displayed in a hierarchical tree structure. But in Linux it is like a single file tree where all the drive and directories are part of the single file. It doesn’t provide you MyDocument or program files, unlike Windows where all such things can be clearly seen and easily understandable. But in Linux, you will need to study all the file structure separately in order to understand it. Winner: Windows 3. Licensing: Linux vs Windows In Linux, there is free of license whereas in Windows it has many restrictions regarding the software’s license and its paid. Linux is a free open-source software which can be edited, modified both commercially and non-commercially under the terms of GNU General public and other respective licenses. You can install it on any number of machines for free. Windows on the other hand is a paid operating system. If you buy 1 license then you can run Windows legally on only 1 machine. If you want to install Windows on five machines then you will have to buy five licenses of Windows operating systems. This is one of the reasons why developers prefer to work on Linux. Winner: Linux 4. Registry: Linux vs Windows If you are a Windows user then you must have heard about Registry and also might have used it for some purpose. Registry saves the low-level settings for Windows and for some applications too which choose to use registry. The regsitry saves a lot of crucial data. It is important in many respects. But In the case of Linux, there is no such feature. Instead, it stores the setting on program-by-program. So, if you alter or change any program’s settings then it will not harm the other programs setting if something goes wrong. So, Linux configuration is modular, unlike Windows. Winner: Linux 5. Hardware support: Linux vs Windows I Found the Windows hardware support better and best than that of the Linux. If you want to install Linux operating system on your system then make sure that every piece of hardware is compatible with Linux as it’s hardware support is not that good. This was the huge problem years ago. Though it has been improved now some still exist. On the other hand, you don’t have to worry about the hardware you want to install Windows on your system as hardware support would not be a problem in this case. You will have to search for the correct driver. Otherwise, each hardware or device you attach to the Windows system, it is assured to make it give it’s 100%. So, Hardware support of Windows is far better than the Linux which makes Windows winner of this section. Winner: Windows 6. Ease of use: Linux vs Windows Windows is the easiest operating system to work on. It’s interface, design, and functionality is really easy for its users. You don’t need to go deeper to understand the operating system. Just install it and start working on your system. So, it’s great for those who just want to do their work on the system. Windows is perfect fit for even those who know very little about technology and gadgets. Even my Grandma uses Windows for some basis tasks like playing a movie or song. Whereas, it is quite difficult to understand Linux in order to work on it. You will have to learn how to do day-to-day function. If there occurs any technical issue then trouble shooting it can become really irritating. You might also find the user interface not so pleasing. Winner: Windows 7. Package manager: Linux vs Windows The best thing about Linux is its Package Manager which enables you to browse, download and install programs directly from it which is quite convenient as you don’t have to search over other browsers to get that particular program. But for Windows, there is no such program and you need to search for the program you want to install in your system you have to go through several steps in order to install it. First of you need to visit the developer’s website, search for the programs, download it and then install the .exe file of the program on your Windows system. Winner: Linux 8. Changes through versions: Linux vs Windows Windows has retained the same basic interface through all its versions. Though in Windows Vista it made some little changes to its interface, but that was almost as same as the previous one. Also, in Windows 8 there came complete new tiled interface which was not liked by many. And now in Windows 10, it is restored to the same one but the transitions and effects are something new in it. That’s not much change to the look of its Interface. But in the case of Linux, you can easily switch to the interface of the operating system without worrying about the re installations etc. as its interface is served from the core system. Also, there are some utilities such as GNOME and KDE etc. which makes it easier. Since, Linux is an open-source operating system it gets a lot of updates and rich features get constantly added to the operating system. Winner: Linux 9. Driver Setting: Linux vs Windows All the popular driver manufacturer companies focus more on the drivers for Windows than that of the Linux due to Windows widespread grasp on drivers. so, finding the best compatible driver for Windows is much easier. You can find and update almost every driver just by visiting the manufacturer’s website, browse the latest update of the driver and update it. But you will get highly irritated to find the latest compatible drivers for your Linux system. Especially for the gaming, as gaming on Linux is not that good as in Windows. Winner: Windows 10. Flexibility: Linux vs Windows Linux is quite more flexible than Windows. As it lets you alter the appearance of it as per your wish. For example, if you want to change the appearance of Desktop of your Linux system then you can easily do that. You can convert it from simple to that mind-blowing 3D Compiz. But in the case of Windows, you have to stuck with that old Microsoft desktop theme. The only thing which you can change it is wallpaper and nothing else. So, Windows is rigid whereas the Linux is really flexible. Winner: Linux 11. Reliability: Linux vs Windows In terms of reliability, Linux leaves behind the Windows. Linux is much reliable than that of Windows. No doubt that Windows have improved much but the sacrifices it makes for making the system more user-friendly it can lead system instability and security vulnerabilities. On the other hand, Linux mainly focuses on system security, process management, and uptime. Winner: Linux 12. Cost: Linux vs Windows Linux, as I said earlier is a free open-source operating system. Although, some companies offer paid support for various distributions but the underlying system software Linux is free of cost. On the other hand, it can cost you from $99 to $199 per licensed copy of Microsoft Windows. Winner: Linux 13. Threats And Security: Linux vs Windows A big difference between Linux and Windows. As compared to Linux, Windows is highly likely to get a victim of viruses and threats. Linux security is quite strong and if chance any threat or virus get into the operating system then it can be easily resolved the developers all around the world. But Windows is the primary target of malicious developers due to which it is more likely to be attacked by the viruses and threats. Windows users keep reporting about virus, adware and malware in their systems however, it is not the case with Linux. Linux is highly secure. Winner: Linux 14. Performance: Linux vs Windows In Windows, it uses a dynamically allocated page file for memory management. On the disk, a page file is allocated for all those objects which are less used and accessed can reside in so that it can leave the enough room for those objects which are actively used. But due to disk fragmentation this scheme suffers slow-down. On the other hand, in Linux there is dedicated partition called swap partition for all the paging operations where all the hard drive installations happen. So, there it is comparatively faster than Windows. There is also huge difference between the file systems of both the OS. In windows, NTFS file system causes file fragmentation due to the way it works. Whereas The file system of Linux doesn’t require any file fragmentation. Also, the visual transition effects and others are very less in Linux so programs load easily. Winner: Linux 15. Customer support: Linux vs Windows Customer support of Microsoft Windows is superior to that of the paid help-desk support of Linux. There are many web forums, websites and hundreds of informative books about Windows where you can find solutions to your problems. For Linux too, there is mass online support available for the same. And you can also buy paid helpdesk support for the Linux. Winner: Windows So, these were some basic but important differences between Linux and Windows. Now it’s up to you to decide which one of these fulfils your requirements. Hope this comparison makes it easier for you to choose between Linux and Windows. Article source
  6. Ubuntu 17.10 to Improve Secure Boot for Booting Windows from GRUB, Enable PIE Ubuntu 17.10 will be supporting the Python 3.6 series 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 now enabled across all architectures by default in Artful. Targeted rebuilds have been done of packages which would break reverse-build-dependencies due to not being compiled with PIE," says Steve Langasek. "The rest of the archive will now pick up PIE support on i386, armhf, and arm64 over the development cycle with rebuilds." PIE support is good news for Ubuntu Linux users as all PIE-enabled binaries will now be automatically loaded into random locations within the virtual memory, along with all of their dependencies, each time the respective applications are being executed. This makes Return Oriented Programming (ROP) attacks harder to execute properly. Netplan to land in Ubuntu Cloud 17.10, Secure Boot improvements Among other noteworthy enhancements that are coming to the Ubuntu 17.10 operating system later this year, we can mention the implementation of Netplan, Canonical's consolidated YAML network configuration across Ubuntu, in the Ubuntu Cloud images. Netplan is also being used by default to configure networks when installing an Ubuntu Server via the Debian Installer. Other than that, there's good news for those who want to boot Ubuntu Linux alongside a Windows OS, as the Ubuntu developers are working on improving Secure Boot chainloading so you'll be able to properly boot Windows from the GRUB bootloader. Some patches were also added so that users will no longer be prompted to disable Secure Boot when using DKMS modules. Lastly, it looks like Ubuntu 17.10 will be supporting the Python 3.6 series, which is now in the artful-proposed repository, and it looks like the transition to Python 3.6 for Artful Aardvark has begun. In related news, the Ubuntu Kernel team recently announced that they are targeting Linux 4.13 as the default kernel for Ubuntu 17.10, due for release on October 19, 2017. Source
  7. Proton VPN 1.0.0 Beta/RC Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 13 countries with 4/IP Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ ProtonVPN is still a work in progress, and we will be releasing more details over the next couple months about what makes ProtonVPN different. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to [email protected] If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Stability Advisory: This is a "beta/RC" software release which contains known bugs. The stable release date is 20 June 2017. Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.0.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/
  8. Linux 4.14 to Be the Next LTS Kernel Series, Supported for at Least 2 Years Development could start in mid-September 2017 Development of the Linux 4.14 kernel series did not even start, as the version that's being developed these days is Linux 4.12, which should be promoted to stable early next month. Two weeks after the release of Linux kernel 4.12, development of the Linux 4.13 kernel branch will begin. As the first Release Candidate (RC) milestone of Linux kernel 4.13 could hit the streets in mid-July or a week later on the 23rd, we're looking at a final release of the series in early September, so only two weeks after that, the development of the Linux 4.14 kernel will commence, around mid-September. Linux kernel 4.14 to be supported for two years If everything goes well, and Linux 4.14's development starts in mid-September (based on a development cycle of seven RCs for Linux kernels 4.12 and 4.13), we're looking at a final release of the long-term supported kernel branch in early November, but it can take longer if the previous kernels have eight RCs each one. Greg Kroah-Hartman promises to support the Linux 4.14 kernel series for at least two years after its release in November 2017, until November 2019, according to the Google+ post: "As no one seemed to make 4.9 blow up too badly, let's try this again! 4.14 == next LTS kernel I support for at least 2 years. Any objections?" According to kernel.org, the currently maintained LTS (Long Term Support) kernel branches are Linux 4.9 (most advanced one), Linux 4.4, Linux 4.1, Linux 3.16, Linux 3.10, Linux 3.4, and Linux 3.2. So in about three months from now, Linux 4.14 will be the most advanced LTS kernel branch that you can install on your Linux OS. Source
  9. Mozilla Firefox 54.0 - 32bit[x86] and 64bit[x64] Stable[New] + 52.2.0 ESR[New] Mozilla Firefox v54.0 stable + v52.2.0 ESR available for download. Tip: If you want to get rid of web notifications completely, you can Enable/Disable using about:config and toggle "dom.webnotifications.enabled" to "false" and Restart Firefox. If you want it back, just toggle to "true" and Restart Firefox. Release Notes: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/54.0/releasenotes/ Download Links - Stable: All Languages and OS: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ FTP links: https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/ Windows[x86 - 32bit]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-54.0-SSL&os=win&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/win32/en-US/Firefox Setup 54.0.exe Windows[x86 - 32bit - EME Free]: https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/win32-EME-free/en-US/Firefox%20Setup%2054.0.exe Windows[x64 - 64bit]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-54.0-SSL&os=win64&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/win64/en-US/Firefox Setup 54.0.exe Windows[x86 - 64bit - EME Free]: https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/win64-EME-free/en-US/Firefox%20Setup%2054.0.exe Mac: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-54.0-SSL&os=osx&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/mac/en-US/Firefox 54.0.dmg Mac[EME Free]: https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/mac-EME-free/ Linux[x86 - 32bit]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-54.0-SSL&os=linux&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-54.0.tar.bz2 Linux[x64]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-54.0-SSL&os=linux64&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-54.0.tar.bz2 Linux[x86-x64- EME Free]: https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/linux-x86_64-EME-free/ Download Links - ESR: All Languages and OS: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/organizations/all/ FTP links: https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/52.2.0esr/ Windows[x86 - 32bit]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-52.2.0esr-SSL&os=win&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/52.2.0esr/win32/en-US/Firefox Setup 52.2.0esr.exe Windows[x64 - 64bit]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-52.2.0esr-SSL&os=win64&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/52.2.0/win64/en-US/Firefox Setup 52.2.0.exe Mac: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-52.2.0esr-SSL&os=osx&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/52.2.0esr/mac/en-US/Firefox 52.2.0esr.dmg Linux[x86 - 32bit]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-52.2.0esr-SSL&os=linux&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/52.2.0esr/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-52.2.0esr.tar.bz2 Linux[x64]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-52.2.0esr-SSL&os=linux64&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/52.2.0esr/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-52.2.0esr.tar.bz2 Firefox for Android - 54.0: Not Yet Released
  10. Hi Does anyone have any link to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (preferred 7.3) ISO? I've been looking everywhere over the Internet for them, but not able to find a proper single ISO.
  11. DVDFab first version for Linux gets released! It supports Ubuntu 16.04 and above. Compared to the 1st Alpha version released about two months ago, the 1st official version 10.0.4.0 is a huge improvement, in regards to both feature sets and stability. This official Linux version has almost 85% of the features presented in the Windows and macOS siblings, including dvd copy, dvd ripper, dvd creator, bluray copy, bluray ripper, bluray creator and so on, . Those missing modules and features such as Cinavia series and DRM Removal will be ready in just a few more weeks. Try it here : http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm
  12. Canonical Launches Its Linux Kernel Livepatch Service for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Users You won't have to reboot your PC when installing new kernels Until today, Canonical's Kernel Livepatch service was available only for those running the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system series, providing them with rebootless kernel upgrades. Starting today, you can use the Canonical Kernel Livepatch service on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS too. As usual, Canonical lets users to install its Kernel Livepatch service on up to three (3) computers for free, but only on systems running 64-bit Intel or AMD processors. Those who want to enable Canonical Kernel Livepatch on more than 3 machines will have to purchase the Ubuntu Advantage support package. "We are pleased to announce that we have extended our Canonical Kernel Livepatch Service to users running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS," reads the announcement. "The Canonical Kernel Livepatch Service enables runtime correction of critical security vulnerabilities in the kernel without the need to reboot." Here's how to enable Canonical Kernel Livepatch on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Installing the Canonical Kernel Livepatch service on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating systems is possible because the Snapd 2.20 release announced in December 2016 brought support for this long-term supported version of Ubuntu Linux. And it's super easy to install both Snapd and Canonical Kernel Livepatch. First, you'll have to make sure that you're running the Linux 4.4 kernel. Then, open the Terminal app and paste the command listed below to install the Snapd daemon, which enables installation of Snap packages on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Access https://ubuntu.com/livepatch and get your free kernel livepatch token. sudo apt update && sudo apt install snapd The token should look like this [d3b07384d213edec49eaa6238ad5ff00] so make sure you keep it safe somewhere. To install and enable the Canonical Kernel Livepatch service, run the following commands in the Terminal app, but replace the token in the second command with your own. sudo snap install canonical-livepatch sudo canonical-livepatch enable d3b07384d113edec49eaa6238ad5ff00 That’s it. You can check to see if you're running the Canonical Kernel Livepatch service on your Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine at any time with the following command. If it says "true" under the fully-patched entry, then it means you're running the latest available kernel for your system. canonical-livepatch status Source
  13. Wine Staging 2.9 released The Wine Staging team announced today the release and immediate availability of the Wine Staging 2.9 release of the Wine testing branch based, of course, on the recently launched Wine 2.9 development version. Borrowing all the features implemented in the Wine 2.9 development release, Wine Staging 2.9 is here with a new set of goodies for all you Linux gamers out there who want to play the latest Windows games or run various popular apps, the biggest change being support for tesselation shaders in Direct3D. Additionally, Wine 2.9 brought binary mode support in WebServices, user interface improvements in RegEdit, as well as the ability to detect clipboard changes through Xfixes. On top of that, the Wine Staging 2.9 release improves compatibility with anti-cheat and DRM modules and generation of fake DLLs. "The generated fake DLLs do no longer trigger stub errors when an application manually loads them (as in the 2.8 release), but instead they now forward the call to the correct builtin implementation," reads today's announcement. "Besides those bigger chances, there are many smaller improvements." Unreal Engine 4 and Chrome get improvements Among other changes implemented in the Wine Stating 2.9 release, we can mention the ability for the general memory layout of the built-in ELF/Mach-O executables to be more consistent with regular PE files, various improvements to the Unreal Engine 4 and Chrome, as well as the usual bug fixes, including for those from Wine 2.9. Those of you using the Wine Staging branch on their GNU/Linux distributions for Windows gaming on their Linux boxes can download, compile and install the Wine Staging 2.9 source tarball right now from our website. Binary packages for various operating systems are also provided on the official homepage of the project. Source
  14. Linux kernel 4.12 RC3 released Even if it's Memorial weekend, Linus Torvalds is on the job announcing the release and immediate availability of the third RC (Release Candidate) milestone of the upcoming Linux 4.12 kernel series. According to Linus Torvalds, the development of Linux kernel 4.12 continues to look good, and today's third Release Candidate build is a fairly normal patch consisting of two thirds updated GPU, SCSI, NVME, TTY, and Block drivers, and the rest is split between networking stack changes, core kernel, header files, XFS, and arch improvements. The biggest change, however, is a documention update as the Intel pstate docs were converted to the RST format. "Hey, things continue to look good, and RC3 isn't even very big. I'm hoping there's not another shoe about to drop, but so far this really feels like a nice calm release cycle, despite the size of the merge window. Knock wood," said Linus Torvalds in the mailing list announcement. Anyway, RC3 has a little bit of everything. The biggest single change is actually just a documentation update." Linux kernel 4.12 to hit the streets early July 2017 The development cycle of the Linux 4.12 kernel series is still in early stages and we should expect to see at least four such Release Candidate (RC) versions released in the coming weeks, which can only mean that Linux kernel 4.12 will hit the streets in early July 2017, be it either the 2nd or the 9th, depending on if there will be seven or eight RCs released. Until then, you can help with the testing by downloading the Linux kernel 4.12 Release Candidate 3 source tarball right now from kernel.org or via our website, compile and install it on your favorite GNU/Linux distribution, and report bugs on the issue tracker. Please try to keep in mind not to replace your stable kernel with this development version, nor deploy it on a production environment. Source
  15. How To Exit Vim? Multiple Ways To Quit Vim Editor How to exit Vim? How to quit Vim? How do you exit Vi editor? How to save and quit Vim? These are some of the most googled questions about Vim editor. Vim, one of the best terminal based editors, is known for its powerful features. Its ardent users swear by it but it leaves the new users baffled because of the ‘unusual shortcuts’. This even leaves them wondering how to exit from Vim editor. In this article, I’ll show you several ways to exit Vim. We’ll also see some interesting fun facts about exiting Vim. How to exit Vim As we have already seen in advanced Vim tips, there are multiple ways to quit Vim. Let me list them one by one along with the procedure. Press Esc key: This is very important because you must exit the edit mode first before typing the exit command(s). Next, you can type one of the following commands: :q (yes, the colon is included in the command) – This will quite the editor :q! – Quit Vim without saving the data file :wq – Save the file and exit Vim And then Enter key Do note that when you press :, the editor will have the next keystrokes displayed at the bottom left of the terminal. Other ways to exit Vim Normally, you should remember the above three commands and you should be good with exiting Vim. But as I said earlier, there are more shortcuts to quit Vim. These are following: Esc + + Enter (Save and exit) Esc + :qa + Enter (Quit all open files) Esc + Shift ZZ (Save and exit) Esc + Shift ZQ (Exit without saving) Now it is really up to you to choose how you want to quit Vim editor. If you ask me, the first method is what you should opt for. Because you save (without exiting) with :w command and then you can use :wq to save and quit (w for save and q for quit). It is easier to remember q for quit. Facts and fun about exiting Vim If you are feeling a little low because you didn’t know how to quit Vim, don’t do that. Because you are not the only one. According to Stack Overflow, over a million developers worldwide searched about how to exit Vim. In fact, exiting Vim has become a talking point in the popular culture. Take this tweet for example. This is one of the most popular fun pokes at the ‘complexity’ of exiting Vim: Which is somewhat surprising because if you run Vim, you’ll see the information about how to exit Vim at the splash screen: Exit command is displayed at the splash screen of Vim But then, obvious things are not that obvious at times. It’s funny that we are so accustomed to Ctrl+S, Ctrl+X shortcuts that it baffles us when we don’t find the same ‘standard’ shortcuts elsewhere. Vim is an excellent editor. If you can master its features, there will be nothing like it. SysAdmins particularly spend a lot of time on the command line. Mastering Vim could really be beneficial. If you are serious about learning Vim, I suggest this video course from Linux Training Academy. I hope this tutorial helped you to exit Vim. Do share your views and thoughts on it. Source
  16. Wine 2.9 released The Wine 2.9 development release was announced today for GNU/Linux and Mac OS X users who want to run Windows games and apps on their personal computers. Coming about two weeks after the release of Wine 2.8, which improved support for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III that'll be ported to Linux and SteamOS platforms by Feral Interactive on June 8, Wine 2.9 is here to introduce support for tesselation shaders in Direct3D, binary mode support in WebServices, RegEdit UI improvements, and clipboard changes detected through Xfixes. However, as with any new Wine release, numerous apps and games received improvements. Among the Windows games that have been improved in Wine 2.9, we can mention The Witcher 3, Need for Speed: The Run, Grandia II, World of Warships, World of Warplanes, World of Tanks, Tomb Raider 2013 (Steam), 1nsane (GOG), Way of the Samurai 4, League of Legends, Banished, and Soul Reaver (GOG). The Testament of Sherlock Holmes and GT Challenge received fixes The Rise of the Tomb Raider, GT Challenge, FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn, The Testament of Sherlock Holmes, and WAtomic games were improved as well, along with the GOG.com and Battle.net installers, as well as various Uplay games. Explorer++, Acoustica Mixcraft 6, WeChat, Terragen 4, and GMATPrep 2.4.323, and the Avast Antivirus are among the Windows apps that received attention in Wine 2.9. The Wine 2.9 source tarball can be downloaded right now from our website if you fancy compiling it on your favorite GNU/Linux distribution, but please try to keep in mind that this is a pre-release version not suitable for production use. We recommend installing the stable Wine branch if you want to have a reliable and bug-free experience. Wine 2.9 will also be installable from the software repos of your operating system in the coming days. Changelog Source
  17. Tavis Ormandy, the most famous of Google's security experts, has ported Windows Defender DLLs to Linux with the aid of a new tool he released today on GitHub. The new tool is named loadlibrary, and Ormandy says he created it for the sole purpose of helping security researchers, not necessarily the Linux user community. Loadlibrary is for pen-testers and security researchers Loadlibrary's sole purpose is to allow researchers to run and load Windows DLLs on Linux together with specialized pen-testing tools called fuzz tools, or fuzzers. These tools perform an automated operation called fuzzing, which relies on feeding a software application with random data and analyzing the output for abnormalities. Google's security experts are big fans of fuzzing when searching for undocumented vulnerabilities. In the past years, Google has developed two of the most popular fuzzing tools around, namely OSS-Fuzz and syzkaller. Syzkaller is how Google engineers discovered three major bugs in the Linux kernel [1, 2, 3]. Two of these bugs had survived in the kernel code for 9 and 11 years, respectively, showing a fuzzing tool's ability to uncover bugs that humans couldn't spot during manual code reviews. Ormandy used tool to find "crazy bad" Windows flaw Earlier this month, Ormandy also used fuzzing to find a vulnerability in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, which he later described as "crazy bad" and "the worst Windows remote code exec in recent memory." The loadlibrary project is one of the tools Ormandy used for discovering that flaw. The default loadlibrary package Ormandy released today on GitHub includes a demo in which the researcher ported Windows Defender on Linux. More precisely, Ormandy ported the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (MsMpEng), the security service installed by default on Windows 8, 8.1, 10, Windows Server 2016 operating systems. Of the MsMpEng package, Ormandy ported the Mpengine component, responsible for scanning and analyzing malware. Loadlibrary is not a Wine replacement Despite his demo, the researcher says loud and clear that his tool is not intended as a way to run Windows apps on Linux. "This project does not replace Wine or Winelib," Ormandy says, "Winelib is used to port Windows C++ projects to Linux, and Wine is intended to run full Windows applications. This project is intended to allow native Linux code to load simple Windows DLLs." Nonetheless, while Linux desktop users can't use loadlibrary in any way, the tool is attractive to app developers, who can use it to load DLL data into Linux apps without having to port the entire Windows app along the way. Article source
  18. SteamOS 2.115 Beta released After a long wait, Valve pushed earlier a new update of its Debian-based SteamOS gaming operating system to the brewmaster_beta channel with some major improvements. As expected, the SteamOS 2.115 update is based on the software repositories of the recently released Debian GNU/Linux 8.8 "Jessie" operating system, which means that it's been patched with all the latest security fixes. Support for the Linux 4.11 kernel series is implemented as well in this new version of SteamOS, and you should check out the release notes for details on all the updated components. "It has been a long time since the last update. We have not been idle. This update is huge. First, we have rebased our kernel changes on top of the latest 4.11 Linux kernel. We have updated all the graphics drivers," said John Vert, Engineer at Valve Corporation. "Our friends at Debian have released Debian 8.8 so we picked up those updates as well. And of course it wouldn't be an update without the usual security patching." Better game controller support, Wi-Fi and graphics improvements Besides shipping with Linux kernel 4.11 and up-to-date packages from Debian GNU/Linux 8.8, SteamOS 2.115 switches to the open-source Mesa 3D Graphics Library for AMD Radeon GPUs. In other words, it drops the AMDGPU-PRO proprietary graphics driver from AMD. Additionally, it implements AMD Vulkan support, which works only if you're using the Steam Beta Client. Other than that, SteamOS 2.115 comes with better game controller support, various Wi-Fi and graphics improvements, and dozens of small, yet important changes that promise to make this the biggest SteamOS update ever. SteamOS Build 115 appears to have been pushed to the brewmaster_beta channel on May 18, 2017, and you can now download the installation images right now if you want to install the OS, but please try to keep in mind that this is a Beta release. Source
  19. KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS released KDE today announced the release and immediate availability of the seventh maintenance update to the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop environment. KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS is now considered the latest stable and most advanced version of the KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS (Long Term Support) desktop environment, which some of you out there are probably using on your favorite GNU/Linux distributions instead of a short-lived branch like KDE Plasma 5.9 or the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.10 release. "Today KDE releases a Bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5, versioned 5.8.7 LTS. This release adds a three months' worth of new translations and fixes from KDE's contributors. The bugfixes are typically small but important," reads today's announcement, where you can also access the full changelog. Coming soon to a GNU/Linux distro near you KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS brings a dozen of improvements to components like Plasma Workspace and Plasma Desktop, both of which received the most attention in this update, but also to the KWin window manager, Bluedevil Bluetooth daemon, Breeze GTK theme, KScreenlocker screen locker, and Plasma Audio Volume Control applet. Small bugs were also fixed for the System Settings and User Manager apps, as well as for the kde-cli-tools and libksysguard components. Please study the changelog attached below if you're curious to know what exactly was changed in this point release of the KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS desktop environment. The biggest changes being the ability for the User Manager to always save the new avatar that's being added by the user, better display of thunderstorm term in the Weather applet, and the ability for the Logout Screen to display a suspend button if it's supported by the operating system. Most probably, at the moment of writing, KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS is on its way to the stable software repositories of your favorite GNU/Linux distribution, so make sure that you check for updates in the coming days or weeks if you want to use the most recent long-term supported KDE Plasma desktop. Source
  20. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Beta released Red Hat today announced the availability of the Beta release of the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 operating system, the fourth major update to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 series of enterprise-ready OSes. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Beta is designed to give customers an early look at the features coming to the final release of the OS, which is expected in the coming months, allowing them to thoroughly test the new functionality and report any issues or concerns about them to make the final build stable and reliable. "The Beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 includes a number of new and updated features to help organizations bolster security and compliance, better streamline management and automation, and realize an improved systems administration experience," reads today's announcement. Highlights of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Prominent features of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 release include network-bound disk encryption support to diminish the difficulty of managing disk encryption at scale, enablement of various new TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocol features in OpenSSL, including ALPN (Application-Layer Protocol Negotiation), and updated audit capabilities. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 will also ship with Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Roles, which are designed to make system configuration easier and simplify the management and maintenance of all of your Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 deployments. Additionally, system administrators will benefit from new features to help them spend less time triaging issues and events. These include a bunch of extra enhancements to RAID Takeover, so you can easily change RAID configurations and characteristics on-the-fly, the latest NetworkManager 1.8 network connection manager, and support for new PCP (Performance Co-Pilot) client tools. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Beta is available for download right now from Red Hat's Customer Portal for customers with active subscriptions. Source
  21. Windows 10 S does not allow command-line tools to run Windows 10 S is an operating system that’s limited to Windows Store apps, but although at first glance it looks like everything that’s published in the Store should work on it, that’s not necessarily true. In a blog post today, Microsoft’s Rich Turner explains that just because an app is published in the Windows Store, this doesn’t necessarily mean “it’s safe and suitable for running in Windows 10 S.” As a result, there are apps that won’t be allowed on Microsoft’s new OS, and these include command-line apps, shells and consoles. It’s not hard to see where this is going. Linux distributions, even though they will be published in the Windows Store, will not be allowed to run on Windows 10 S because they are treated like command-line tools that are blocked by default due to security concerns. Linux distros getting broader access to the OS UWP apps run in a secure sandbox, while applications that are ported to the Windows Store with Project Centennial are provided with broader access to the operating system, but they are closely verified by the company before getting the go-ahead. Linux distributions, however, are part of a different category. “Linux distro store packages are an exotic type of app package that are published to the Windows Store by known partners. Users find and install distros , safely, quickly, and reliably via the Windows Store app,” Turner explains. “Once installed, however, distro’s should be treated as command-line tools that run outside the UWP sandbox & secure runtime infrastructure. They run with the capabilities granted to the local user - in the same way as Cmd and PowerShell do.” This basically means that Linux distributions won’t be allowed to run on Windows 10 S, as the simple fact that they are treated as non-UWP command-line apps provides them with more access to the system and therefore could create additional security risks that Microsoft does not agree with. As a result, users who want to run Llinux distributions on their devices shouldn’t stay with Windows 10 S, and in case of buying the Surface Laptop, upgrading to Windows 10 Pro is the thing to do. Source
  22. Linux kernel 4.11.2 released Greg Kroah-Hartman was proud to announce the release of the second maintenance update to the Linux 4.11 kernel series, Linux 4.11.2, which is now considered the latest stable kernel that's available for GNU/Linux distributions. Linux kernel 4.11.2 is here only one week after the first point release in the new stable series, and it's a major update changing a total of 131 files, with 1402 insertions and 766 deletions, according to the appended shortlog. Greg Kroah-Hartman also released new maintenance updates for the Linux 4.10, 4.9, 4.4, and 3.18 kernel series, for which we have a separate article on the website. "I'm announcing the release of the 4.11.2 kernel. All users of the 4.11 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.11.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.11.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git;a=summary," said Greg Kroah-Hartman. F2FS, CIFS, EXT4, and x86 improvements, updated drivers Linux kernel 4.11.2 adds various improvements to Samsung's F2FS file system, along with some small bug fixes to CIFS, EXT4, Ceph, crypto, JBD2, OrangeFS, OverlayFS, pstore, xattr, IOMap, and DAX. It also adds a bunch of enhancements to the x86, ARM64 (AArch64), ARM, and PowerPC (PPC) hardware architectures, and ships with the usual core kernel, tools and mm changes, as well as an updated networking stack with better Bluetooth support. Lots of drivers have been updated in the Linux 4.11.2 kernel, including those for InfiniBand (Marvell MLX4, Intel HFI1, IPoIB), crypto, Bluetooth (Broadcom and Intel), ATA, DAX, MD, Non-Volatile Dual In-line Memory Module (NVDIMM), staging (gdm724x, vt6656, wilc1000), iSCSI, TTY (amba-pl011, omap-serial, Samsung), VFIO, and USB devices. If you're using a GNU/Linux distribution powered by a kernel from the Linux 4.11 series, you need to update to Linux kernel 4.11.2 right now. The Linux kernel 4.11.2 source archive is available for download from kernel.org. Source
  23. Linux kernel 3.18.53 released Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the availability of yet another maintenance update to the Linux 3.18 kernel series despite it remaining marked as [EOL] End-of-Life on the kernel.org website. Coming only one week after the release of the Linux kernel 3.18.52 patch, Linux kernel 3.18.53 is a modest update that changes a total of 42 files, with 264 insertions and 150 deletions, at least according to the appended shortlog. It includes a little bit of everything (see below for details), with most of the changes being networking related, both drivers and core. "I'm announcing the release of the 3.18.53 kernel. All users of the 3.18 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 3.18.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-3.18.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git;a=summary," said Greg Kroah-Hartman. If you're still running the Linux 3.18 kernel, you need to update Among the things that got improved in the Linux 3.18.53 kernel, we can mention the Broadcom brcm80211 and Marvell mwifiex wireless drivers, multiple USB serial drivers (Digi AccelePort, Quatech SSU-100, Ark3116, MCT U232, TI USB 3410/5052), the networking stack, which received small IPv4 and IPv6 changes, the F2FS and 9p filesystems, as well as the x86, ARM, and PowerPC (PPC) hardware architectures. If you're using a GNU/Linux distribution powered by a kernel from the Linux 3.18 series you should know the drill already, so make sure that you update to the Linux kernel 3.18.53 release as soon as possible. OS vendors and those who like to compile their own kernel can download the Linux kernel 3.18.53 source tarball right now from kernel.org or via our website. Source
  24. Wine Staging 2.8 released The Wine Staging team announced the release of version 2.8 of the open-source compatibility layer for running Windows programs on top of Linux-based operating systems. Based on last week's Wine 2.8 release, Wine Staging 2.8 is here with various improvements of its own, including a new mechanism for updating shared data time fields, which is required by various games like Star Wars: The Old Republic or by the Go programming language, as well as the ability to generate more functional 32-bit fake DLLs, which are used in the application as placeholders inside of Wine prefixes. "The content of those placeholders does not matter unless applications try to load such files without using the Windows API, which some DRM / anticheat modules unfortunately do. With Wine Staging 2.8 you will now get a stub exception instead of a random crash when such a DLL is used. For ntdll functions starting with Nt or Zw prefix the fake DLL will correctly forward calls to the real implementation," explain the devs. Basic ACL viewer, small bug fixes and improvements Another interesting thing implemented in the Wine Staging 2.8 release is a basic ACL viewer, which promises to allow users to view the Windows access control list (ACL) directly in the Security tab of the File Properties dialog. This could be useful when debugging issues related to access permissions. Wine Staging 2.8 also improves support for the first StarCraft game, which should now work properly when using the default Windows 7 prefix. Various other small, yet important improvements and bug fixes landed as well in Wine Staging 2.8, which inherits all the goodies from the Wine 2.8 development release, such as better automatic detection of serial and parallel ports, improved HiDPI settings, and system tray notifications on macOS. You can download Wine Staging 2.8 and Wine 2.8 right now from our website or install them from the default software repositories of your GNU/Linux distro. Source
  25. (sorry, if it is wrong place, couldn't decide where to post) Would love to know your personal preferences? I used whole load, played with many, but still as a main PC use W7... Most convenient as to say unix systems liked many, but come to need of configuration, apps and hardware compatibility "hard work", as to say. , Do like few Bootable OS'es, but hard to be reliant on those, as whenever on the go or using somebodies else's network need of BIOS reconfigurations (sometimes messing up boot-loaders etc), kind of not 100% reliable way of going about the things. Not a secret, that 99% of all viruses and vulnerabilities are associated with Windows, hence tried playing with Android emulation and/or dual boot... bit of pain in that respect, that really no additional control or security is left to end user, aprt from what is configured and apps (glorified zip's) often have permissions etc embedded that makes that sort of computing even more security flawed, than using Windows. Few articles, as what I am talking about: http://www.informatics-tech.com/linux-vs-mac-vs-windows-unbiased-comparison.html http://www.pcworld.com/article/202452/why_linux_is_more_secure_than_windows.html https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/decrypt-os-security-showdown/ https://www.howtogeek.com/190217/10-alternative-pc-operating-systems-you-can-install/ http://www.itpro.co.uk/operating-systems/24841/windows-vs-linux-whats-the-best-operating-system-3 Opinions gents?