Endian Firewall Community 3.2.1 Adds Extended 3G Modem Support, Linux Kernel 4.1

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Today, July 31, 2016, the Endian Team proudly announced that the Endian Firewall Community 3.2 GNU/Linux distribution is out of Beta and ready to be deployed in stable, production environments.

Endian Firewall Community 3.2.1 is now the latest stable and most advanced version of the CentOS-based GNU/Linux operating system that has been designed to be used in routers and network firewall devices. And it looks like it’s also a pretty major update that introduces lots of enhancements, many new features, as well as the usual under-the-hood improvements.

“Check out the new release today by downloading the ISO. If you have a 3.2.0 Beta 1 you can just register and run the updates,” reads today’s announcement. “The registration procedure is much easier now: follow the initial wizard and just with an e-mail address you can keep the system updated. Don’t forget to give us a feedback or report the bugs … (read more)

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5 great linux.conf.au talks (that aren't about Linux)

linux.conf.au, otherwise known as LCA, is one of the world’s longest-running open source events. LCA has been held in a different city around Australia and New Zealand almost every year since 1999. Despite the name, linux.conf.au is a generalist open source conference. LCA hasn’t been just about Linux for a long time. Rather, the conference focuses on everything to do with open source: the software, hardware, and network protocols that underly it.read more

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LXLE 16.04.1 “Eclectica” Released Based on Lubuntu 16.04.1 LTS, Screenshot Tour

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

After being in development for the past couple of months, the LXLE 16.04.1 “Eclectica” GNU/Linux distribution sees an official release based on the recently announced Lubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

Coming only a few days after the release of the RC build, the final LXLE 16.04.1 “Eclectica” build is here, available for download for 64-bit and 32-bit computers. It includes pretty much the same features that were available in the Release Candidate milestone, such as support for the Btrfs file system by default, support for multi-monitor configurations, and the implementation of an Expose-like window picker

Moreover, LXLE 16.04.1 ships with a lightweight application launcher, an Aero-like window snap feature, the i3 lock screen with autoblur support, and new startup splash, a command-line weather a… (read more)

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FreeBSD 11.0 Beta 3 Out Now, Final Release Is Expected to Land on September 2

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

FreeBSD Project’s Glen Barber announced the availability of the third Beta milestone towards the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 operating system for public beta testing.

Delayed one day, the FreeBSD 11.0 Beta 3 release is the last one for this development cycle, and it promises to squash even more of those annoying issues that have been reported by users since the first and second Beta milestones. Among the changes, we can mention improvements to the libunwind library, and updated locales.

Additionally, it looks like the maximum size of the vt framebuffer has been increased, the bsdinstall installer received multiple updates for prompting users for the date and time during installations, as well as to offer them certain options for hardening the system, and many other core components were updated or fixed.

The third and last Beta release of the FreeBSD 11.0 operating system is available,… (read more)

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Stellarium 0.15.0 Open-Source and Free Planetarium Software Is a Massive Release

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Stellarium developer Alexander Wolf was happy to announce today, July 31, 2016, the release of the Stellarium 0.15.0 update for all supported platform, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

Stellarium remains the world’s best free, open-source and cross-platform planetarium application, an astronomy program that lets users watch stars, planets, and nebulae in real time. Stellarium 0.15.0 is a massive release, ending the 0.14.x series of the software and introducing numerous internal improvements, bug fixes, and new features.

Among the best new features implemented in the major Stellarium 0.15.0 release, we can mention the brand new StelProperty system that promises offer simpler access to internal variable and new ways of operation to the astronomy app, as well as a new plugin for planetariums and exhibitions, called Remote Control.

“We also introduce another milestone towards providing better astronomical accuracy for historical applications: expe… (read more)

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Simplicity Linux 16.07 Has Arrived, Offers Flavors Based on LXPup and Debian

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Today, July 31, 2016, the Simplicity Linux developers proudly announced the general availability of the Simplicity Linux 16.07 GNU/Linux operating system for personal computers.

Simplicity Linux 16.07 comes three months after the previous stable release, Simplicity Linux 16.04, to bring lots of updated components and the latest GNU/Linux technologies. As usual, the distribution ships with the Mini and Desktop editions based on the lightweight LXPup OS, a Puppy Linux derivative using the LXDE desktop environment.

Additionally, there’s the X flavor, which features cutting-edge software projects and it’s based on the Debian GNU/Linux operating system with various technologies borrowed from the antiX Linux project. However, that doesn’t mean that Simplicity Linux is moving base from Puppy Linux to Debian, at least not yet.

“Whilst we still have a lot of love for Puppy Linux and all it’s derivatives, sometimes it’s hard to make certain packages work, especially newer p… (read more)

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Configuring the MPD Music Server on Ubuntu Linux

By Nick Congleton Linux has a ton of options when it comes to media players. Many of them are just as feature packed as their proprietary counterparts on other operating systems. What most Linux users don’t realize is that there are additional options that utilize one of Linux’s greatest strengths, servers. MPD(Music Player Daemon) is a lightweight server for sharing a music library both locally and over a network.

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