ConfigServer Firewall, an SPI iptables firewall that is straightforward, easy and flexible to configure and secure, with extra checks to ensure smooth operation, is now at version 6.14.The ConfigServer Firewall comes with a series of important scripts, which include straightforward SPI iptables firewall, POP3/IMAP login tracking, SSH login notification, SU login notification, excessive connection blocking, user processes reporting, and much more.Highlights of ConfigServ…
On June 13, Canonical published details about OpenStack Keystone vulnerabilities for its Ubuntu 13.04 and Ubuntu 12.10 operating systems.According to Canonical, Keystone did not always properly verify expired PKI tokens or properly authenticate users.It has been discovered that Keystone did not properly authenticate users when using the LDAP backend. An attacker could obtain valid tokens and impersonate other users by supplying an empty password. By default,…
SABnzbd, an open source binary newsreader written in Python that makes Usenet as simple and streamlined as possible by automating everything, is now at version 0.7.13. SABnzbd 0.7.13 works in the background and simplifies the downloading, verifying, and extracting of files from Usenet. When you upgrade an existing 0.6.x installation, release 0.7.x will use all existing settings and the queue. Highlights of SABnzbd 0.7.13: • Another encryption detecti…
XWiki Enterprise, a professional wiki that has powerful extensibility features such as scripting in pages, plugins and a highly modular architecture, has reached version 5.1 Milestone 2.Highlights of XWiki Enterprise 5.1 Milestone 2:• The Solr search module now automatically indexes all modifications made to the wiki;• Entities are now indexed with the list of supported locales (among the available locales);• The Share Page feature can now sen…
SFLPhone, a Voice over IP telephony software designed to work on desktops and embedded systems, has just reached version 1.2.3.
With SFLPhone, users can call through an SIP or IAX account, which are used by most enterprise internal phone networks and well-known servers such as Asterisk or FreeSwitch.
The software has been integrated in the KDE infrastructure in 2012.
Highlights of SFLPhone 1.2.3:
• Macro support has been added;
Team Fortress 2, the online multiplayer game developed by Valve, has received another update for all supported platforms, including Linux.
Team Fortress 2 features a large number of multiplayer modes, such as Capture the Flag, Control Point, Payload, Arena, King of the Hill and more. Players can choose one of the nine classes: Scout, Soldier, Pyro, Demoman, Heavy, Engineer, Medic, Sniper, and Spy.
Highlights of the Team Fortress 2 update:
• 10 new St…
On June 14, Alexandre Julliard announced a new development version of the Wine app, which brought assorted bug fixes and improvements. The number of new features and bug fixes in the development version of Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) is rather smal…
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The lightweight, cloud connected distro gets its first update in a year, and ditches Openbox in favour of Xfwm4 Read more ….
According to our “Newbie” Distro Poll, someone considering moving from Windows or Mac to Linux should consider taking Linux Mint for a spin. The poll asked the question, “What Linux distro would you be most likely to recommend to a new Linux user?” Evidently this was a subject that interested many of you, because a [...]
OpenSUSE, a free and Linux-based operating system for PCs, laptops or servers that you can use to surf the web, manage your e-mails and photos, do office work, and play videos or music, is now at version 13.1 Milestone 2.
According to the developers, this release is not fully functional, not to mention stable. The full version is expected to arrive in November 2013.
Highlights of OpenSUSE 13.1 Milestone 2:
• The Live CDs are now using overlays, with…
Several security vulnerabilities that were discovered in the Linux kernel, affecting the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system, have been announced by Canonical.
According to Canonical, an information leak has been discovered in the Linux kernel, that occurred when inotify was used to monitor the /dev/ptmx device.
A local user could have exploited this flaw to discover a keystroke timing and potentially discover sensitive information like password leng…
Peppermint Four, a very light distribution based on Ubuntu 13.04 and LXDE, is now available for download.
This latest iteration of Peppermint has been development for quite some time, but it’s good to see that this lightweight distro is finally out.
Highlights of Peppermint Four:
• The distribution uses the Xfwm4 window manager for the LXDE environment. This means that users will get access to a lot more options for the window manager;
The users who are using the third-party Debian Multimedia repository have been advised to stop using it as soon as possible. The reason for this announcement is that after the Debian Multimedia repository has fallen in disarray, someone has registered the domain and his name is unknown to the good folks from Debian. “This means that the repository is no longer safe to use, and you should remove the related entries from your sources.list file. &ldqu…
Munich might have reported a successful switch to a Linux-based solution for its city administration, but Berlin has denied a similar proposition.
According to a report published by h-online.com, German Green Party has forwarded a petition to the governing body of the Berlin city administration, but has failed to convince them about the necessity of switching to open source.
The members of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) and the Christian Social Union …
phpMyAdmin, the popular tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL databases, has just reached version 4.0.4 RC1.
There aren’t many changes from the previous release, but an RC means that they are getting closer to a stable version.
Highlights of phpMyAdmin 4.0.4 RC1:
• A Suhosin warning is now avoided when phpMyAdmin is in simulation mode;
OpenSUSE 12.1, a free and Linux-based operating system for PCs, laptops or servers which you can use to surf the web, manage your e-mails and photos, do office work, and play videos or music, has just reached End of Life (EOL).
The OpenSUSE development team has finally put the lid on OpenSUSE 12.1 and it will no longer receive any updates from SUSE.
“openSUSE 12.1 was the first openSUSE distribution maintained using OpenBuildService methods (known as “OBS Mainte…
Dropbox, a client for an online service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere, no matter the platform, is now at version 2.2.3 RC.
Dropbox 2.2.3 RC is a development version and it is way ahead of the stable branch. It brings a lot of new features, but keep in mind that not all of them will make it into the final version.
Just like it happens with most of the releases from Dropbox, the Linux version has been largely ignored and the new version …
Has OpenStack, the open source cloud computing platform, come into its own? Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux—which happens to be the most popular OS for OpenStack deployments—is saying so this week as it touts the rapid maturity of the software. Now, the question becomes: Does the channel agree? Read more ….