GhostBSD 10.3 “Enoch” Officially Released with ZFS and UEFI Support, More

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Today, August 31, 2016, the GhostBSD project was pleased to announce the general availability of the final release of their GhostBSD 10.3 “Enoch” operating system based on the latest FreeBSD technologies.

GhostBSD 10.3 has been in development for the past 12 months, during which the development team released two Alpha builds, a Beta milestone, and a Release Candidate, which pretty much contained all the features contained in the final version.

These include ZFS support, UEFI support, better VirtalBox support, 4k partition alignment enabled by default, the ability to create custom partitions during installation, updated GhostBSD Software tool, SLIM login manager, and redesigned installer slide.

Based on the FreeBSD 10.3 operating system, GhostBSD 10.3 comes with a new version of the Networkmgr utility, which supports displaying of full SSIDs, and it addresses many of the issues reported by users since last year’s previous stable release.

“After a year of developme… (read more)

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Atom 1.10 Hackable Text Editor Released with New Atom Package Manager Build

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Today, August 31, 2016, GitHub has had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability of the Atom 1.10 stable version of their hackable text editor for application developers and programmers, along with the Beta of Atom 1.11.

Atom 1.10 is here exactly 30 days after the launch of the Atom 1.9 and Atom 1.10 Beta builds on the first day of August 2016, and, as promised during the Beta stages of development, the biggest new feature of the Atom 1.10 stable release is the upgrade of the Atom Package Manager (APM) to run on Node 4.4.5 and npm 3.10.5.

According to the release notes, the new APM version has multiple benefits, starting with the minimalization of the package dependencies required to run Atom, which should solve many… (read more)

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BlackArch Linux Ethical Hacking OS Is Now Powered by Kernel 4.7.2, New ISOs Out

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

On August 30, 2016, the development team behind the BlackArch Linux penetration testing distribution based on Arch Linux have announced the release of new Live ISO images with updated components and various improvements.

The BlackArch 2016-08-30 ISO images are here to replace the previous ISOs, namely BlackArch 2016-08-19, and upgrade the kernel packages to the latest Linux 4.7.2 release, as well as to add various improvements to the BlackArch Linux installer, repair a bug in the strap.sh script, and update all the core components and in-house built tools.

“Today we released new BlackArch Linux ISOs. This is just a bugfix release. For more details see the changelog,” said the BlackArch Linux developers in the brief blog announcement. “We wish to thank all of BlackA… (read more)

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Kali Linux 2016.2 Released as the Most Advanced Penetration Testing Distribution

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The Kali Linux (successor of BackTrack) developers are back from the DEF CON Vegas and Black Hat conferences for security professionals and ethical hackers, and, as they promised earlier this year, they’re now announcing the availability of Kali Linux 2016.2.

What’s Kali Linux 2016.2? Well, it’s an updated Live ISO image of the popular GNU/Linux distribution designed for ethical hackers and security professionals who want to harden the security of their networks, which contains the latest software versions and enhancements for those who want to deploy the OS on new systems.

It’s been quite some time since the last update to the official Kali Linux Live ISOs and new software releases are announced each day, which means that the packages included in the previous Kali Linux images are very old, and bugs and improvements are always implemented in the most recent versions of the respective security tools.

“Since our last release several months ago, there’s a few hundre… (read more)

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