If you are a gamer or you read gaming news at all, you will probably know of SteamOS. It is a new operating system that Valve is working on for dedicated gaming computers. The Operating system is based on Linux and has a Debian x64 architecture as its base. While this is really cool and I am personally looking forward to the day when I we can use this OS for serious gaming, it is still in the Beta development stages.
While this is the case, if you are like me, and you want to get in on the action early just to see what the OS is like, you can use this guide. Trust me, you will need it. There is a bit of tinkering that needs to be done if you want to install it in a VirtualBox VM.
So, what’s new in Kali 2.0? There’s a new 4.0 kernel, now based on Debian Jessie, improved hardware and wireless driver coverage, support for a variety of Desktop Environments (gnome, kde, xfce, mate, e17, lxde, i3wm), updated desktop environment and tools – and the list goes on. But these bulletpoint items are essentially a side effect of the real changes that have taken place in our development backend. Ready to hear the real news?
The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.0, the tenth major release since the launch of the project and the first of the third development cycle. LibreOffice is a full feature open source office suite which compares head to head with every product in the same category, while it stands out for superior interoperability features.
LibreOffice 5.0 builds on the success of the 4.x family, which has been deployed by over 80 million users (source: TDF estimate, based on users pinging for updates), including large organizations in Europe and South America.
On July 14, SUSE announced that it was releasing a version of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 to its partners for 64-bit ARM server processors. With this new port, partners will be able to develop, test and deliver products to the market. Specifically, this build supports 64-bit ARM chips from vendors including AMD, AppliedMicro and Cavium along with server manufacturers Dell, E4 Computer Engineering, HP and SoftIron.
Mint 17.2 is more than just a pretty interface. Under it, you’ll find a foundation of the Ubuntu 14.04 Linux distribution. Why Ubuntu 14.04? Because it’s a good, solid distribution with all the bugs worked out. That’s not to say Mint hasn’t added it own improvements. For instance, Mint uses the 3.16 Linux kernel.
Red Hat has released Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.7. This latest version of Red Hat’s proven and stable operating system is ready for download and deployment. If you’re not ready to jump to RHEL 7.x, the new RHEL 6.7 is for you. It comes with new system security capabilities and trouble-shooting tools.