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Linuxlandit & The Conqueror Worm: Scientific Linuxhas announced that the second alpha release of Scientific Linux 6.1

Troy Dawson has announced that the second alpha release of Scientific Linux 6.1, a distribution built by compiling the source packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, is ready for testing: “The second alpha release for Scientific Linux 6.1 has been released. All of the packages have gone through much more testing. There are still a couple of packages we are investigating, so we are still in alpha stage and not beta stage. Changes alpha 1: redhat-logos - updated syslinux-splash.png and plash.xpm.gz, added the SVG files into the source tar ball; yum-autoupdate - fix a security issue with the tmp configuration files; added our changes to the updated report and plymouth package; mksh - we got it to compile; fence-virt - had to be recompiled with the old qmf packages removed from the repository; elrepo-release updated to the latest version….” See the release announcement for more details. Download: SL-6-i386-2011-06-23-Install-DVD.iso (3,609MB, SHA1), SL-6-x86_64-2011-06-23-Install-DVD.

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Linuxlandit & The Conqueror Worm:Salix OS George Vlahavas has announced that the "Fluxbox" edition of Salix OS 13.37, a lightweight Slackware-based distribution, has been released

George Vlahavas has announced that the “Fluxbox” edition of Salix OS 13.37, a lightweight Slackware-based distribution, has been released: “Salix Fluxbox 13.37 is here, available in both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. Everyone who has used the 13.1 Fluxbox edition, will find this release very familiar. It comes with Linux kernel 2.6.37.6, Fluxbox 1.3.1, Firefox 4.0.1 and Claws-mail 3.7.8. LibreOffice 3.3.2 is included by default in full mode installations, replacing OpenOffice.org and localization packages for more than a hundred languages are available through the package management tools. Exaile 0.3.2 is the default music player and the Whaaw Media Player, version 0.2.14, is used as the default movie player.” Read the full release announcement for further details. Download (MD5): salix-fluxbox-13.37.iso (574MB, torrent), salix64-fluxbox-13.37.iso (561MB, torrent).

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Linuxlandit & The Conqueror Worm: Asturix is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Ubuntu dedicated to enterprise users and companies

Asturix Asturix is a Linux distribution designed for anyone without any prior knowledge of that system can use it very easily. They say it is aimed at Windows users. As the lecturer (Luis Ivan Cuende) mentioned “Asturix about being a working operating system, easy to use, safe, fast and stable. In Asturix we focus on ease of use. It has tools for anyone to feel comfortable with Asturix, without having to use before any operating system other than the one used most unfortunately, it’s Windows. ”

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Patrick Verner has announced the release of Parted Magic 6.4

Patrick Verner has announced the release of Parted Magic 6.4, a small utility distribution with specialist software for data rescue and disk partitioning tasks: “Parted Magic 6.4. Lots of updates, bug fixes and new features. Parted Magic’s kernel is updated to 3.0 and SMP support was removed from the i486 kernel. Some people were having issues with the nouveau X.Org driver, so an option was added to the failsafe menu to revert back to the nv driver. If you add ‘clonezilla’ to the kernel command line at boot time, you are brought directly into Clonezilla. There are some major improvements in handling of Radeon and Mobile4 video cards. Some major updates on popular core programs as well. Firefox was updated to 5.0, Clonezilla to 1.2.9-19, and GParted to 0.9.0.”

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Linuxlandit & The Conqueror Worm: Greenie Linux Stanislav Hoferek has announced the release of Greenie Linux 9N,

Greenie Linux Stanislav Hoferek has announced the release of Greenie Linux 9N, a beginner-friendly Ubuntu-based distribution with enhanced support for Slovak and Czech languages and extra software applications: “Greenie Linux 9N is finaly here! Based on Ubuntu 11.04, Greenie uses the classic and solid GNOME 2.32.1 instead of GNOME 3 or Unity. Several new applications (FBReader, gToDo, Adobe Reader, Audacity), new versions of Firefox and all other software, and new, much darker artwork, are now in Greenie. Also we made it possible to run popular websites (Facebook, Twitter, Pastebin, YouTube, etc.) using the Run dialog. This version will come in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavours, and the 64-bit edition will be announced very soon.” Read the release announcement (in Slovak, except for a brief English note at the bottom) for a detailed list of changes and new features. Download: greenie-9n-x86.iso (1,123MB, MD5).

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Linuxlandit & The Conqueror Worm: 30 Coolest and Funniest Tux Icons

Tux is the world famous and endearing symbol of Linux. I don’t know any other software mascot that is so loved and venerated other than Tux.There are plenty of reasons for this phenomenon, but I won’t try to enumerate it here. Perhaps seeing my collection of “30 Coolest and Funniest Tux Icons” can somehow help explain why Tux is so adored. But first, some brief Tux facts: The concept of the Linux mascot being a penguin came from Linus Torvalds.

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CentOS Karanbir Singh has announced the release of CentOS 6.0 "Live", a set of installable live CD and DVD images based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0:

CentOS Karanbir Singh has announced the release of CentOS 6.0 “Live”, a set of installable live CD and DVD images based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0: “We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS 6.0 live CD for i386 and x86_64 architectures. The CentOS 6.0 live CD is meant to be a Linux environment suited to be run directly from either CD media or USB storage devices. Due to space constraints, it was not possible to include all the traditional desktop applications on the live CD. You can though enjoy a GNOME basic desktop, view and modify pictures with gThumb and the GIMP, browse the web with Firefox, send emails with Thunderbird and connect to your favorite instant messaging network with Pidgin.” Read the release announcement and release notes for further information. Download: CentOS-6.0-i386-LiveCD.iso (684MB, SHA256), CentOS-6.0-i386-LiveDVD.iso (1,615MB, SHA256), CentOS-6.0-x86_64-LiveCD.iso (689MB, SHA256), CentOS-6.0-x86_64-LiveDVD.iso (1,634MB, SHA256).

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Linuxlandit & The Conqueror Worm: GParted is a free partition manager that enables you to resize, copy, and move partitions without data loss.

application is the GNOME partition editor for creating, reorganizing, and deleting disk partitions. A disk device can be subdivided into one or more partitions. The gparted application enables you to change the partition organization on a disk device while preserving the contents of the partition.With gparted you can accomplish the following tasks: * Create a partition table on a disk device. * Enable and disable partition flags such as boot and hidden. * Perform actions with partitions such as create, delete, resize, move, check, label, copy, and paste.

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Linuxlandit & The Conqueror Worm: Vulnerabilities in Nagios, the Host and Service Monitoring Tool

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: nagios2 2.11-1ubuntu1.4 After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Nagios to effect the necessary changes.Details follow: It was discovered that Nagios was vulnerable to a Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability. If an authenticated nagios user were tricked into clicking a link on a specially crafted web page, an attacker could trigger commands to be processed by Nagios and execute arbitrary programs. This update alters Nagios behaviour by disabling submission of CMD_CHANGE commands. (CVE-2008-5028) It was discovered that Nagios did not properly parse commands submitted using the web interface. An authenticated user could use a custom form or a browser addon to bypass security restrictions and submit unau

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Linuxlandit & The Conqueror Worm: Old Machine? AntiX is a fast, lightweight and easy to install linux live CD distribution based on MEPIS and Debian Testing.

AntiX is a fast, lightweight and easy-to-install linux live CD distribution based on MEPIS and Debian’s testing branch for Intel/AMD x86-compatible systems. antiX offers users the “Magic of MEPIS” in an environment suitable for old computers.The goal of antiX is to provide a light, but fully functional and flexible free operating system for both newcomers and experienced users of Linux.It should run on most computers, ranging from 64 MB PII systems with a pre-configured 128 MB swap partition to the latest powerful boxes. 128 MB RAM is the recommended minimum for antiX while the installer needs a minimum of 1.2 GB hard disk space.antiX can also be used as a fast-booting rescue CD.

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Sabayon Linux Fabio Erculiani has announced the availability of three new Sabayon Linux 6 spins, featuring the Enlightenment 17, LXDE and Xfce desktops

Sabayon Linux Fabio Erculiani has announced the availability of three new Sabayon Linux 6 spins, featuring the Enlightenment 17, LXDE and Xfce desktops: “This is the last set of Sabayon 6 releases, we have Sabayon 6 LXDE, a very lightweight desktop environment for elderly systems, that fits on a single 700 MB CD. Then there is Sabayon 6 Xfce, which has been turned into a valid GNOME alternative, breaking the 700 MB size barrier, provided with multimedia and office applications, NVIDIA, AMD GPU drivers and more. Last and probably least, there is Sabayon 6 E17, it’s Enlightenment 17 SVN snapshot, for the brave. Here is the full release announcement. Download links: Sabayon_6_x86_E17.iso (652MB, MD5, torrent), Sabayon_6_amd64_E17.iso (684MB, MD5, torrent), Sabayon_6_x86_LXDE.iso (644MB, MD5, torrent), Sabayon_6_amd64_LXDE.iso (677MB, MD5, torrent), Sabayon_6_x86_XFCE.iso (1,179MB, MD5, torrent), Sabayon_6_amd64_XFCE.iso (1,396MB, MD5, torrent).

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Porteus is a fast, portable and modular live CD/USB medium based on Slackware Linux. The distribution started as a community remix of Slax, another Slackware-based live CD (which is no longer actively maintained), with KDE 3 as the default desktop for the i486 edition and a stripped-down KDE 4 as the desktop environment for the x86_64 flavour. The lightweight LXDE is available as an alternative desktop environment.

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Garrett D'Amore has announced the release of NexentaStor 3.1, an enterprise-class storage solution

Garrett D'Amore has announced the release of NexentaStor 3.1, an enterprise-class storage solution built upon the foundation of the OpenSolaris-based Nexenta Core Platform: “After a long and arduous release cycle, I am pleased to report that NexentaStor 3.1 is available now. This release includes a number of key features, including some significant improvements for performance and manageability. Folks using SCSI target mode will probably see the biggest performance boost relative to earlier versions of NexentaStor, especially those folks using NexentaStor to serve up storage to VMware guests – thanks to the VAAI offload support that is part of this release. And yes, this release includes the fix the long-standing problem with iSCSI timeouts. For ZFS fans, this release also includes the updates for ZFS version 28.” Read the complete release announcement for further information. Download (MD5): NexentaStor-Community-3.1.0.iso.zip (580MB).

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Linuxlandit & The Conqueror Worm: Vulnerabilities in Blender, the Free Open Source 3D Content Creation Suite.

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS: blender 2.41-1ubuntu4.1 After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Blender to effect the necessary changes.Details follow: It was discovered that Blender did not correctly handle certain malformed Radiance RGBE images. If a user were tricked into opening a .blend file containing a specially crafted Radiance RGBE image, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user’s privileges. (CVE-2008-1102)