Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.3 Brings Linux 4.10, Based on Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Black Lab Software’s CEO Robert Dohnert informs Softpedia today on the immediate availability for download of what it would appear to be the third maintenance update to the Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11 operating system series.

Based on the recently released Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.3 uses its HWE (Hardware Enablement) Linux 4.10.0-37 kernel and comes with up-to-date components, including LibreOffice 5.4, Google Chrome 60, Mozilla Thunderbird 52.3, Webmin 1.8, and Samba 4, as well as all the latest security patches from upstream.

“Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.3 is targeted to small to medium-sized businesses and is used in production environments around the world ranging from businesses, education facilities, research laboratories, and multimedia production facilities. There have been many changes to Black Lab Enterprise Linux that were requested by customers and users,” said Robert Dohnert.

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Voyager 16.04.3 Linux Distro Launches Officially Based on Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The French developer behind the Ubuntu-based Voyager GNU/Linux distribution had the please of announcing this past weekend the release of Voyager 16.04.3, a completely redesigned Xubuntu 16.04.3 LTS distro built on top of the Xfce desktop environment.

A derivative of the recently launched Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (Xenial Xerus), Voyager 16.04.3 debuts powered by the Linux 4.10 kernel with support for Intel Kaby Lake CPUs, as well as the Xfce 4.12.3 desktop environment with components like Xfdashboad 0.6.1, Plank Dock 0.11, Screenlets 0.1.6, Covergloobus 1.7.3, LibreOffice 5.4, Mozilla Firefox 55, Mozilla Thunderbird 52.2, Corebird 1.1.1, and ClamTk 5.2.4.1.

“The philosophy of Voyager from the beginning is not to present and offer a type of options corresponding to a type of person but rather to offer a wide range of options for different people who would not have the same practice. Then each one has to remove or leave what suits him according to his world of environment … (read more)

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Linus Torvalds Plans to Release the Final Linux 4.13 Kernel on September 3, 2017

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

As it’s Sunday here in the US, Linus Torvalds just published his regular, weekly announcement to announce a new RC (Release Candidate) milestone of the forthcoming Linux 4.13 kernel series.

Last week’s RC5 release was smaller than the previous fourth Release Candidate, and Linus Torvalds was confident that things would progress normally for this development cycle. And he was right, as RC6 seems to be a normal patch, not to mention that things were quite calm during the past week. It brings only a few updated networking, sound, and InfiniBand drivers, along with some architecture improvements.

“Things have been pretty calm, and RC6 is out there. Nothing particular real… (read more)

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Fedora 26 Linux Gets First Set of Updated Live ISOs with Linux Kernel 4.12.5

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

As promised last month when they published the last Live ISO respins of the Fedora 25 Linux operating system, the Fedora Respins-SIG team was pleased to announce the first ISO snapshots of Fedora 26.

That’s right, Fedora 26 Linux just got several of its official installation images rebuilt, which include a newer kernel and all the latest software and security patches that have been published on the distro’s official repositories since its launch last month on July 11, 2017.

“We the Fedora Respins-SIG are happy to announce new F26-20170815 updated lives,” reads the announcement. “This will be the first set of updated ISOs for Fedora 26. With this release we include F26-MD-20170815 which is a Multi-Desktop ISO in support of FOSSCON.”

Tagged as build version F26-20170815, the new Fedora 26 Linux ISO respins are available for Fedora 26 Workstation, Fedora 26 Xfce, Fedora 26 LXD… (read more)

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Wine 2.15 Has Improvements for Adobe Illustrator CS6 and Microsoft Outlook 2010

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

A bit late than expected due to the obvious summer holidays, Wine 2.15 development release is here for GNU/Linux and macOS users who want to install and use Windows apps on their favorite computer operating systems.

Wine 2.15 is clearly the smallest release of the year, as it only adds support for the AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption standard, improves support for Bezier curves in Direct2D, as well as chunked transfers in WinInet. Besides that, the maintenance release fixes a total of nine issues.

Among the bug fixes, we can mention that Wine 2.15 improves support for Adobe Illustrator CS6 by making the ruler area work as expected when moving the mouse cursor on it, makes Microsoft Outlook 2010 connect to the Microsoft Exchange Server, and fixes a startup crash with the XM6 TypeG emulator.

Small fixes were resolved for FUJITSU’s ATLAS high-quality machine translation software, eM Client email client… (read more)

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TheSSS (The Smallest Server Suite) 22.2 Debuts with Linux 4.9.43, Apache 2.4.27

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia on Sunday about the release and general availability of TheSSS (The Smallest Server Suite) 22.2 independently-developed, 4MLinux-based server-oriented GNU/Linux distribution.

Based on 4MLinux Server 22.2, TheSSS (The Smallest Server Suite) 22.2 is here one month after the 22.1 point release to update various of its core components of the built-in LAMP (Linux, Apache, MariaDB and PHP) server, which is now powered by Linux kernel 4.9.43 LTS, Apache 2.4.27, MariaDB 10.2.7, PHP 7.0.22 and 5.6.31, as well as the BIND 9.11.2 DNS server and Stunnel 5.42 SSL tunnel.

“This is a minor (point) release based on the 4MLinux Server 22.2, meaning that the components of the LAMP server are now: Linux 4.9.43, Apache 2.4.27, MariaDB 10.2.7, and PHP (both 5.6.31 and 7.0.22). The following server software has also been updated: BIND (9.11.2) and Stunnel (5.42),” said Zbigniew Konojacki in the read more)

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MKVToolNix 15.0.0 Released with Improved Support for New Track Header Elements

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

MKVToolNix developer Moritz Bunkus announced the release of MKVToolNix 15.0.0 “Duel with the Devil” open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation utility for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows platforms.

MKVToolNix 15.0.0 represents the monthly maintenance update of the application designed to help users merge or split MKV files, as well as to extract or add audio, video, or subtitles from/to these containers. The biggest changes in this release is the improvement of support for new track header elements, which are useful for video archiving purposes.

Part of the implementation, the developer managed to add support for the “video projection” track header attributes to various of MKVToolNix’s components, including mkvmerge, mkvpropedit, mkvinfo, as well as the MKVToolNix GUI. The mkvpropedit and MKVToolNix GUI components also received support for editing the video colour attributes.

Multiplex tool enhancements, new options, bug fixes(read more)

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