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Distribution Release: Kali Linux 2016.1

Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution that ships with a collection of security and forensics utilities. The distribution recently shifted from issuing fixed releases to a rolling release model. The project has announced the launch of Kali Linux 20…

Ubuntu Linux tablet will turn into a makeshift desktop

Want to use your mobile device as a desktop, but would rather not go the Windows route? BQ might have just what you’re looking for. The Spanish device maker is teasing the launch of an Ubuntu-based tablet that touts Convergence, a feature that turns your mobile Ubuntu gear into makeshift PCs. If you can scrounge

Beginner’s guide to IRC

IRC, short for Internet Relay Chat, is a great way for individuals and teams to communicate and work together. Although there are new apps like Slack that mimic it, IRC itself has been around for decades. It’s a time-tested system with a… Continue Reading →

Snappy Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Will Let You Build Kernel Snaps via Snapcraft, Says Mark Shuttleworth

Ubuntu on the phone, tablet or desktop is not the only thing Canonical is working on in 2016, as Mark Shuttleworth and his team of skilled IoT engineers over Canonical are planning great new features for the Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system for embedded and Internet of Things devices.

We reporte…

NetworkManger 1.2 to Offer Tracking Protection in Wi-Fi Networks on Linux Systems

Fedora contributor and NetworkManager developer Lubomir Rintel writes on his blog about an important feature that is currently missing from the NetworkManger network connection management software used in hundreds of GNU/Linux OSes.

The developer begins the story by ranting about the evolution of the mobile networking, as we now live in an era w…

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Predictions for 2016

Without a doubt, 2015 was one of the Drupal community’s best years. We continued to grow and change from being on an island to more of a peninsula. We also released the best Drupal version ever.

If you look back at our predictions for 2015, the Drupal 8 release was one of the most predicted events for the year. Now the question is: what we will be doing in 2016?

Will we have a decoupled Drupal? Will Drupal 9 be released? Will we see a “Drupal 6 Legacy Support” program? It is that time of year when you—yes, you—can predict the future of Drupal; take a look at your crystal ball and describe what you see. Share your deepest thoughts on what will happen for us as a community, what will happen to our code, and the difference our work might make.

Come and meet us at FOSDEM 2016 in Brussels

The 2016 edition of the FOSDEM is approaching, and as usual Mageia will hold a booth there with many contributors and community members. It’s probably the biggest free software event in Europe, and also the event where Mageia has the … Continue reading

What is a Fedora “Year in Review”?

The past year was a bustling year for Fedora. Fedora 22 and 23 were released, and with their releases, all of the different sub-projects of Fedora have been doing their share of contributing to the overall success of Fedora. However,… Continue Reading →

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 644

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Back to basics with Kwort 4.3 News: Sabayon tests ARM images, Slackware adopts PulseAudio, Fedora considers dropping 32-bit support for servers and Linux offers 3-D acceleration in virtual machines Questions an…

Hati, Sköll & Fenrir | Vic the Trader Returns | Blood Dyes

Legends spill into reality once more in the Fremennik Province.

First 2016 meeting of the LibreOffice Indian community

CYcrDHsUoAAeZpMToday, the LibreOffice Indian community meets in Delhi, the capital of India, at Social Cops, to discuss 2016 activities. The event is supported by the FUEL Project, one of the largest localization communities worlwide (India alone has a large number of native languages, and localization is one of the first issues to tackle for any free software community).

The development of the LibreOffice Indian community is a very important objective for the entire project, as the Republic of India is the second largest country in the world by population, with over 1.2 billion inhabitants. In addition to Hindi, …

Development Release: Black Lab Linux 8 Alpha 1

The Black Lab Linux development team have announced the launch of a new development release of their Ubuntu-based distribution. The new test release, Black Lab 8 Alpha 1 "Onyx", includes a document migration utility and a device driver manager for installing third-party drivers. "Today PC / Opensystem LLC….

Fedora 24 schedule,, looking back at 2015, and modularization

Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. Here are the… Continue Reading →

Drupal: 15 years old and still gaining momentum

Republished from
On December 29, 2000, I made a code commit that would change my life; it is in this commit that I called my project “Drupal” and added the GPL license to it.

The commit where I dubbed my website project “Drupal” and add…

Development: GNOME 3.19.4 unstable tarballs due

Hello all,

Tarballs are due on 2016-01-18 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.19.4
unstable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which
were proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule
so everyone can test them. Pl…

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Pretty Nasty DHCP Vulnerabilty Closed in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

Canonical has published details about a DHCP vulnerability that has been found and repaired in Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04.

Most of the security issues that are patched with this kind of updates don’t actually become public since they don’t normally qualify as important enough. Some of the ones that do become famous, like an OpenSSL exploit, for example, are actually already patched and closed when users find out about them.