Sunday, September 22, 2019

Upgrade to Linux Kernel 5.3.1 stable on Ubuntu and Linux Mint System

Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds (with help from various developers), Linux is a clone of the UNIX operating system. It is geared towards POSIX and
 Single UNIX Specification compliances.

The heart of a Linux distribution

The Linux kernel is the heart of a Linux distribution. If you are a long time Linux user, you may have stumbled across upgrades to the default Linux kernel packages, which lead to better support for certain hardware components or peripherals.

Includes powerful features

Linux provides users with powerful features, such as true multitasking, multistack networking, shared copy-on-write executables, shared libraries, demand loading, virtual memory, and proper memory management.

Initially designed only for 386/486-based computers, now Linux supports a wide range of architectures, including 64-bit (IA64, AMD64), ARM, ARM64, DEC Alpha, MIPS, SUN Sparc, PowerPC, as well as Amiga and Atari machines.

Read changelog

How to install Linux Kernel 5.3.1 stable on Ubuntu and Linux Mint System :

To install/update Linux Kernel 5.3.1 stable on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo, Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Linux Mint 19.1, Elementary OS 5 'Juno', Peppermint, Deepin 15.8, Deepin 15.9, Linux Lite 4.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

Download kernel for official site :
wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3.1/linux-headers-5.3.1-050301_5.3.1-050301.201909210632_all.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3.1/linux-headers-5.3.1-050301-generic_5.3.1-050301.201909210632_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3.1/linux-headers-5.3.1-050301-lowlatency_5.3.1-050301.201909210632_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3.1/linux-image-unsigned-5.3.1-050301-generic_5.3.1-050301.201909210632_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3.1/linux-image-unsigned-5.3.1-050301-lowlatency_5.3.1-050301.201909210632_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3.1/linux-modules-5.3.1-050301-generic_5.3.1-050301.201909210632_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3.1/linux-modules-5.3.1-050301-lowlatency_5.3.1-050301.201909210632_amd64.deb


install latest kernel 5.3.1 stable :

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-5.3.1-050301*.deb linux-image-unsigned-5.3.1*.deb linux-modules-5.3.1-050301*.deb

After installation is finished, reboot your ubuntu system :

$ sudo reboot

And Check linux kernel version :

$ uname -a

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Install Krita 4.2.6 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint with PPA

Krita is an open source application that provides users with a sophisticated graphical software for creating amazing paintings, drawings, sketches, and any other type of artwork. It was previously distributed as part of the deprecated KOffice office suite for the KDE desktop environment.
Features at a glance

The application features painting tools with brushes and colors, support for layers and channels, gradients, airbrush, erase tool, simple geometric forms, undo and redo support, zoom, color selections, as well as many filters. In addition, it allows users to create brushes from squares and circles, load and save images in the app’s native file format, add, merge, reorder and remove layers, or to load GIMP brushes, pipe brushes, patterns and gradients.

The program also allows users to use patterns and colours for filling the background, import and export images in any other format that is supported by the ImageMagick program, create layers with transparency, use RGB(A), gray(A) and color models, use high-quality scaling, and much more. Another interesting feature is the ability to work with Wacom tablets, which makes this application perfect for processional graphicians who want to create amazing artwork for blockbuster video games.

New features:
  • Add new layer from visible to layer right-click context menu.
  • When running Krita for the first time on Windows, Angle is now the default renderer. Note that if you have an NVidia GPU and Krita’s window is transparent, you need to select Angle manually in Krita’s settings; if you have another GPU and you have problems with the canvas not updating, you might need to manually select OpenGL in the same window.

We want to especially thank Karl Ove Hufthammer for his extensive work on polishing the translatable string.

Bugs fixed

  • Allow selection overlay to be reset to default. (BUG:410470)
  • Set date for bundle creation to use ISO-Date. (BUG:410490)
  • Fix freeze with 32bit float tiff by using our own tiff reader for the thumbnails. (BUG:408731)
  • Ensure filter mask button is disabled appropriately depending on whether the filter supports it. (BUG:410374)
  • Enable the small color selector if opengles is available as well (BUG:410602)
  • Fix mixed Zoom, Pan, Rotate on macOS (BUG:410698)
  • Ensure that checkboxes are shown in menus even when using the fusion theme
  • Isolate Layer Crash (BUG:408785)
  • Properly fix font resetting when all the text in the editor removed (BUG:409243)
  • Fix lags in Move Tool when using tablet device (BUG:410838)
  • Fix Shift and Alt modifiers in Outline Selection Tool (BUG:410532)
  • Ensure Convert group to Animated Layer shows text in the toolbar. (BUG:410500)
  • Allow ‘Add Clone Layer’ to Work on Multiple Layers (BUG:373338)
  • Fix saving animated transparency masks created through conversion (BUG:409895)
  • Partially fix the curve change despite ‘Share curve across all settings’ checked (BUG:383909)
  • Try harder to make sure that the swap location is writable
  • Properly handle timezones in bundles
  • Make sure all the settings dialogs pages are always shown in the same order
  • Make the settings dialog fit in low-res screens (BUG:410793)
  • Remove misleading ‘px’ suffix for ‘move amount’ shortcut setting
  • Make string for reasons for image export problems translatable (BUG:406973)
  • Fix crash when creating a bezier curve (BUG:410572)
  • Fix deadlocks in KoShapeManager (BUG:410909, BUG:410572)
  • Fix a deadlock when using broken Wacom drivers on Linux (BUG:410797)
  • Fix absolute brush rotation on rotated canvas (BUG:292726)
  • Fix deadlock when removing reference image (BUG:411212)
  • Fix a deadlock in handling of vector objects (BUG:411365)
  • Fix autosave saving only once (BUG:411631) 
Read more 

How to Install Krita 4.2.6 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint System :

To iInstall Krita 4.2.6  on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo, Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Linux Mint 19.1, Elementary OS 5 'Juno', Peppermint, Deepin 15.8, Deepin 15.9, Linux Lite 4.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

This PPA delivers the freshest Krita packages for Ubuntu, directly picked
by the developers from the source tree.

If you have Ubuntu 16.10 or newer, please use Krita from this repository, this is an officially recommended way alongside AppImage builds.

To install Krita just type:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install krita 


Process Installtion :


After installation is completed, open krita on ubuntu menu dashboard :


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) will be Released on 17th October 2019, See Whats New ?

Dubbed "Eoan Ermine," the Ubuntu 19.10 operating system series has been in development since end of April 2019, shortly after the release of the Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco Dingo" operating system, which is currently the latest and most advanced version of Canonical's widely-used Ubuntu Linux OS on desktop, server, and cloud.


As of August 22nd, the Ubuntu 19.10 operating system series has entered the so-called "Feature Freeze" stage of development, which means that no new features will be implemented in the upcoming release before it hits the streets later this fall on October 17th.

Whats New features coming to Ubuntu 19.10 ?

It’s too early to say exactly what new features Ubuntu 19.10 will be bringing but here are a few expected and confirmed changes you should be seeing in Eoan Ermine.
  • Performance and visual changes through GNOME 3.34
  • Improved default Yaru theme with support for Snap apps
  • GCC 9
  • Python 3.7
  • OpenJDK 11
  • Golang 1.12

Release Schedule of Ubuntu 19.10 :

The complete release schedule of Ubuntu 19.10 is here:
  • Feature Freeze: August 22, 2019
  • Beta Release: September 26, 2019
  • Final Freeze: October 10, 2019
  • Final Release: October 17, 2019

Wallpaper Ubuntu 19.10 :

You can download the Ubuntu 19.10 wallpaper directly from Launchpad using the link below. There’s it’s available in 4K resolution, in both colour (the one you see above) and black and white versions:

Download


Download 19.10 "Eoan Ermine" Daily buill :
Download link : http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/
Note : This iso just Daily Build version

Monday, September 16, 2019

Kernel 5.3 stable Release, How to Upgrade on Ubuntu system

Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds (with help from various developers), Linux is a clone of the UNIX operating system. It is geared towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliances.

The heart of a Linux distribution

The Linux kernel is the heart of a Linux distribution. If you are a long time Linux user, you may have stumbled across upgrades to the default Linux kernel packages, which lead to better support for certain hardware components or peripherals.

Includes powerful features

Linux provides users with powerful features, such as true multitasking, multistack networking, shared copy-on-write executables, shared libraries, demand loading, virtual memory, and proper memory management.

Initially designed only for 386/486-based computers, now Linux supports a wide range of architectures, including 64-bit (IA64, AMD64), ARM, ARM64, DEC Alpha, MIPS, SUN Sparc, PowerPC, as well as Amiga and Atari machines.

The New Features & Improvements Of The Linux 5.3 Kernel

The Linux 5.3 kernel merge window is expected to close today so here is our usual recap of all the changes that made it into the mainline tree over the past two weeks. There is a lot of changes to be excited about from Radeon RX 5700 Navi support to various CPU improvements and ongoing performance work to supporting newer Apple MacBook laptops and Intel Speed Select Technology enablement.

Our highlights for the Linux 5.3 kernel of new and improved functionality include:
Linux Graphics:
- Initial AMDGPU Navi support for the new Radeon RX 5700 series That was already complemented by a round of Navi fixes this weekend.
- Turing TU116 support within the open-source Nouveau driver for limited NVIDIA graphics support.
- Intel HDR display support is now ready to go from the kernel-side for Icelake and Geminilake or newer. But some areas of the Linux user-space still aren't quite ready for the high dynamic range bits. AMDGPU also saw HDR meta-data support added.
- The MSM DRM driver now supports Qualcomm's Adreno 540 GPU.
- Compute shader support for the Broadcom V3D driver used by the likes of the Raspberry Pi 4.
- Various other DRM updates.
- New on the media front is the Amlogic Meson video decoder driver and other video decode improvements.
- As a word of warning on the graphics front, kernel developers intentionally landed a change that heavily breaks the NVIDIA driver on POWER architectures. NVIDIA will need to work around this with a new POWER Linux driver release but how soon they will be able to fix this remains to be seen.

Processors:
- Intel Speed Select Technology is now supported as a feature initially found on Intel Cascadelake processors. Speed Select allows more granular power/performance controls on a per-core basis.
- Several new Arm SoCs and boards are supported while improving the state of existing boards like the NVIDIA Jetson Nano.
- Continued maturing of the RISC-V code in the kernel for this open-source processor ISA.
- Intel Icelake NNPI support was added to various drivers.
- A Raspberry Pi CPUFreq driver for its Broadcom SoC was finally added to the kernel.
- Linux 5.3 will better track AVX-512 usage by applications for allowing more optimal task placement of AVX-512 workloads for user-space task schedulers and others wondering if an application is actively making use of AVX-512.
- The Linux perf performance counter subsystem has begun preparing for Intel's Snow Ridge.
- Intel multi-die CPU topology support for Cascadelake AP processors.
- Intel UMWAIT support.
- Official support for x86 Zhaoxin CPUs for the Chinese processors derived from VIA x86 tech.
- Various 64-bit ARM updates from AVMv8.5 bits to system call emulation support.

Linux Storage / File-Systems:
- UBIFS now supports Zstd file-system compression.
- The NFS client now allows multiple TCP connections to the server via a new "nconnect=" mount option.
- A VirtIO-PMEM driver was introduced for para-virtualized persistent memory support following the VirtIO specification.
- Lots of exciting things for Ceph.
- Clean-ups for Btrfs and XFS.
- F2FS has native SWAP file support.
- Faster case-insensitive look-ups for EXT4 in building on this optional feature originally introduced in Linux 5.2.
- LZ4 in-place decompression for EROFS.

Laptops:
- 2015-ish MacBook and MacBook Pros will now have working keyboard and trackpad support thanks to the Apple SPI driver that was merged this weekend.
- ASUS TUF Gaming Laptop support within the ASUS WMI driver.
- Chrome OS platform additions including a lid angle sensor driver and other drivers for dealing with Google's custom embedded controller on Chromebooks and other newer hardware bits.
Other Hardware:
- New input device support including different Wacom tablets, a Saitek racing wheel, and other devices.
- Better 100GbE network driver support and the new Google GVE network driver for a new network device to be used by the Google Compute Engine.
- Continued work on Intel Sound Open Firmware plus a number of Cirrus Logic and Realtek audio codecs are now supported by the Linux kernel too.

Other:
- ACRN guest hypervisor support for this Intel-developed small footprint hypervisor focused on IoT, real-time, and safety-critical use-cases.
- The kernel now enables the -Wimplicit-fallthrough compiler flag for spotting switch case fall-through behavior for detecting possible bugs or unexpected behavior.
- Utilization clamping in the scheduler with a focus on Arm's Energy Aware Scheduling.
- Intelligent Platform Management Bus driver support for a standardized interconnect between boards in a chassis.
- Another new VirtIO driver merged for Linux 5.3 is the VirtIO-IOMMU driver for providing a virtual IOMMU device to guests.
- The Linux kernel now supports compressed firmware files for shaving a few hundred megabytes of disk space if compressing all the Linux firmware/microcode binaries.
- The new clone3 system call, Realtek driver updates, and various other summer updates.
- xxHash support was added to the crypto area.
- The FMC subsystem is being removed as the CERN developers decided it's easier to start from scratch than fix this subsystem.

If you enjoy our daily original reporting on open-source/Linux and benchmarking, consider showing your support by joining Phoronix Premium. Our Linux 5.3 kernel benchmarking will be getting underway shortly.


source : Phoronix

How to install Linux Kernel 5.3 stable on Ubuntu and Linux Mint System :

To install/update Linux Kernel 5.3 stable on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo, Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Linux Mint 19.1, Elementary OS 5 'Juno', Peppermint, Deepin 15.8, Deepin 15.9, Linux Lite 4.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

Download kernel for official site :

wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3/linux-headers-5.3.0-050300_5.3.0-050300.201909152230_all.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3/linux-headers-5.3.0-050300-generic_5.3.0-050300.201909152230_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3/linux-headers-5.3.0-050300-lowlatency_5.3.0-050300.201909152230_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3/linux-image-unsigned-5.3.0-050300-generic_5.3.0-050300.201909152230_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3/linux-image-unsigned-5.3.0-050300-lowlatency_5.3.0-050300.201909152230_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3/linux-modules-5.3.0-050300-generic_5.3.0-050300.201909152230_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3/linux-modules-5.3.0-050300-lowlatency_5.3.0-050300.201909152230_amd64.deb

Install kernel 5.3 :
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-5.3.0-050300*.deb linux-image-unsigned-5.3.0*.deb linux-modules-5.3.0-050300*.deb

After installation is finished, reboot your ubuntu system :
$ sudo reboot

And Check linux kernel version :
$ uname -a

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.
BlackWeb Linux, Pentest Distribution Based on Debian

What is Linux Blackweb ?

BlackWeb is a Linux distribution aimed at advanced penetration testing and security auditing. BlackWeb contains several hundred tools which are geared towards various information security tasks, such as penetration testing, security research, computer forensics and reverse engineering. Starting from an appropriately configured LXDE desktop manager it offers stability and speed. BlackWeb has been designed with the aim of achieving the maximum performance and minimum consumption of resources.


After exploring the LXDE interface for a while, I decided to try installing BlackWeb. I could not find a launcher for the system installer in the live session and rebooted to start the installer from the boot menu. I soon found the graphical installer option did not work, choosing it would simply return me to the boot menu. The plain install option launches Debian's text installer. The Debian installer is not particularly attractive and there are a lot of steps to go through.

Blackweb For live Mode :

Username: root
Password: blackweb




Hardware Requirement :

My physical test equipment for this review was a de-branded HP laptop with the following specifications:
  • Processor: Intel i3 2.5GHz CPU
  • Display: Intel integrated video
  • Storage: Western Digital 700GB hard drive
  • Memory: 6GB of RAM
  • Wired network device: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast
  • Wireless network device: Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless network card 

Download

Friday, September 13, 2019

Install Subsurface 4.9.3 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint system with PPA

Subsurface is an open source project that provides users with a unique and sophisticated diving log application that’s capable of tracking both single-tank and multi-tank dives using air, TriMix or Nitrox.

The program has been written by Linus Torvalds, the father of the Linux kernel, which is now used on thousands of open source operating systems. He created Subsurface out of frustration with the lack of good divelog applications for the Linux platform.

Features at a glance

The software has been engineered from the ground up to allow users to log the exposure and weights protection used, dive buddies, dive masters, as well as to rate dives and add personal notes for each dive.

Thanks to the built-in GPS support, the program can also track track dive locations. When adding a new dive note, users will be able to input the start time, air temperature, location, coordinates, divemaster, buddy, suit, rating, visibility, tags, and the actual notes.

In addition, you can add detailed information about the equipment used in cylinders and weights, such as type, size, workpress, startpress, endpress, oxygen, and helium. Various statistics are shown on the Stats tab, such as depth, duration, temperature, total time, dives, and SAC.

The Dive Info tab will display a summary of the currently selected dive, such as date, gases used and consumed, maximum and average depth, air pressure and temperature, salinity, dive time, OTU, water temperature, SAC, and interval.

The Subsurface development team proudly announces the release 4.9.3 of Subsurface, an open source dive log and dive planning program for Windows, Mac and Linux.

This release fixes a number of issues in 4.9.1 (version 4.9.2 was released but never announced).
Some of the changes in Subsurface 4.9.3:
  • Close dive site widget if dive site is removed by undo
  • Don’t destroy format of planner notes when editing dive notes [#2265]
  • Avoid full map reload when clicking on flag
  • Highlight all selected dive sites when clicking on flag
  • Fix crash when clicking on flags in Qt 5.9
  • Fix crash when saving subtitles or profile picture
  • Fix copy & paste crash
  • Fix saving to XML with empty dive site taxonomies
  • Fix display of trip time
  • Planner: fix calculation of CNS for pO2 > 1.6 bar
  • Dive computer support:
  • add support for Deepblu Cosmiq+
  • add support for Aqualung i200C
  • various bug fixes

How to install Subsurface 4.9.3 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint System :

To install/update Subsurface 4.9.3 on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo, Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Linux Mint 19.1, Elementary OS 5 'Juno', Peppermint, Deepin 15.8, Deepin 15.9, Linux Lite 4.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:subsurface/subsurface to your system's Software Sources.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:subsurface/subsurface
sudo apt-get update 


Install Subsurface 4.9.3 :
sudo apt-get install subsurface 

Check Subsurface 4.9.3 application on ubuntu menu dashboard :



Install RawTherapee 5.7 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint with PPA

RawTherapee is a cross-platform and open source piece of software that allows users to edit RAW images from digital cameras. It features a 96-bits (floating point) processing engine that provides a non-destructive image editing environment, which enables users to get the most details from their raw images.

Features at a glance

Key features include both traditional and modern demosaicing algorithms, including AMaZE, fast, DCB, AHD, HPHD, EAHD, IGV, VNG4 and LMMSE, advanced color handling, powerful CIE Color Appearance Model 2002 (CIECAM02) module, enhanced tonality and exposure tools, as well as multiple denoising methods.

 

In addition, it features various tools for enhancing the details in images, such as RL deconvolution, unsharp mask, and contrast by detail levels, supports other image editing programs, such as GIMP, supports dual-monitor setups, batch processing, parallel editing of multiple image files, and different layouts.

News Relevant to Photographers

RawTherapee supports most raw formats, including Pentax and Sony Pixel Shift, Canon Dual-Pixel, and those from Foveon and X-Trans sensors. If you’re wondering whether it supports your camera’s raw format, first download RawTherapee and try for yourself. If a raw format is not supported it will either not open, or the preview in the Editor tab will appear black, white, or have a strong color cast - usually magenta. In that case, read the “Adding Support for New Raw Formats” RawPedia article.

In order to use RawTherapee efficiently you should know that:
  • You can scroll all panels using the mouse scroll-wheel.
  • You can right-click on a tool’s name to automatically expand it while collapsing all others.
  • To change slider values or drop-down list items with the mouse scroll-wheel, hold the Shift key. This is so that you can safely scroll the panels without accidentally changing a slider or other tool setting.
  • All curves support the Shift and Ctrl keys while dragging a point. Shift+drag makes the point snap to a meaningful axis (top, bottom, diagonal, other), while Ctrl+drag makes your mouse movement super-fine for precise point positioning.
  • There are many keyboard shortcuts which make working with RawTherapee much faster and give you greater control. Make sure you familiarize yourself with them on RawPedia’s “Keyboard Shortcuts” page! 

How to install RawTherapee 5.7 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint System :

To install/update RawTherapee 5.7 on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo, Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Linux Mint 19.1, Elementary OS 5 'Juno', Peppermint, Deepin 15.8, Deepin 15.9, Linux Lite 4.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:dhor/myway to your system's Software Sources.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway
sudo apt-get update

Install RawTherapee 5.7 :
sudo apt-get install rawtherapee 

After installation is completed, open RawTherapee 5.7 on ubuntu menu dashboard like this :





Update Kernel 5.2.14 on Ubuntu & Linux Mint system

Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds (with help from various developers), Linux is a clone of the UNIX operating system. It is geared towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliances.

The heart of a Linux distribution

The Linux kernel is the heart of a Linux distribution. If you are a long time Linux user, you may have stumbled across upgrades to the default Linux kernel packages, which lead to better support for certain hardware components or peripherals.

Includes powerful features

Linux provides users with powerful features, such as true multitasking, multistack networking, shared copy-on-write executables, shared libraries, demand loading, virtual memory, and proper memory management.

Initially designed only for 386/486-based computers, now Linux supports a wide range of architectures, including 64-bit (IA64, AMD64), ARM, ARM64, DEC Alpha, MIPS, SUN Sparc, PowerPC, as well as Amiga and Atari machines.

Kernel 5.2.x

This release includes Sound Open Firmware, a project that brings open source firmware to DSP audio devices; open firmware for many Intel products is also included. This release also improves the Pressure Stall Information resource monitoring to make it usable by Android; the mount API has been redesigned with new syscalls; the BFQ I/O scheduler has gained some performance improvements; a new CLONE_PIDFD flag lets clone(2) return pidfs usable by pidfd_send_signal(2); Ext4 has gained support for case-insensitive name lookups; there is also a new device mapper target that simulates a device that has failing sectors and/or read failures; open source drivers for the ARM Mali t4xx and newer 6xx/7xx have been added. As always, there are fixes for the latest CPU bug (MDS) and many other new drivers and improvements.

Changelog

How to install Linux Kernel 5.2.14 stable on Ubuntu and Linux Mint System :

To install/update Linux Kernel 5.2.14 stable on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo, Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Linux Mint 19.1, Elementary OS 5 'Juno', Peppermint, Deepin 15.8, Deepin 15.9, Linux Lite 4.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

Download kernel for official site :
wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.2.14/linux-headers-5.2.14-050214_5.2.14-050214.201909101030_all.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.2.14/linux-headers-5.2.14-050214-generic_5.2.14-050214.201909101030_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.2.14/linux-headers-5.2.14-050214-lowlatency_5.2.14-050214.201909101030_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.2.14/linux-image-unsigned-5.2.14-050214-generic_5.2.14-050214.201909101030_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.2.14/linux-image-unsigned-5.2.14-050214-lowlatency_5.2.14-050214.201909101030_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.2.14/linux-modules-5.2.14-050214-generic_5.2.14-050214.201909101030_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.2.14/linux-modules-5.2.14-050214-lowlatency_5.2.14-050214.201909101030_amd64.deb

Install kernel 5.2.14 :
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-5.2.14-*.deb linux-image-unsigned-5.2.14-*.deb linux-modules-5.2.14-050214-*.deb


After installation is finished, reboot your ubuntu system :
$ sudo reboot

And Check linux kernel version :
$ uname -a

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.
Update to Kernel 5.3 RC8 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint System

Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds (with help from various developers), Linux is a clone of the UNIX operating system. It is geared towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliances.

The heart of a Linux distribution

The Linux kernel is the heart of a Linux distribution. If you are a long time Linux user, you may have stumbled across upgrades to the default Linux kernel packages, which lead to better support for certain hardware components or peripherals.

Includes powerful features

Linux provides users with powerful features, such as true multitasking, multistack networking, shared copy-on-write executables, shared libraries, demand loading, virtual memory, and proper memory management.

Initially designed only for 386/486-based computers, now Linux supports a wide range of architectures, including 64-bit (IA64, AMD64), ARM, ARM64, DEC Alpha, MIPS, SUN Sparc, PowerPC, as well as Amiga and Atari machines.

How to install Linux Kernel 5.3 RC8 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint System :

To install/update Linux Kernel 5.3 RC8 on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo, Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Linux Mint 19.1, Elementary OS 5 'Juno', Peppermint, Deepin 15.8, Deepin 15.9, Linux Lite 4.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

Download kernel for official site :
wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3-rc8/linux-headers-5.3.0-050300rc8_5.3.0-050300rc8.201909082132_all.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3-rc8/linux-headers-5.3.0-050300rc8-generic_5.3.0-050300rc8.201909082132_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3-rc8/linux-headers-5.3.0-050300rc8-lowlatency_5.3.0-050300rc8.201909082132_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3-rc8/linux-image-unsigned-5.3.0-050300rc8-generic_5.3.0-050300rc8.201909082132_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3-rc8/linux-image-unsigned-5.3.0-050300rc8-lowlatency_5.3.0-050300rc8.201909082132_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3-rc8/linux-modules-5.3.0-050300rc8-generic_5.3.0-050300rc8.201909082132_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3-rc8/linux-modules-5.3.0-050300rc8-lowlatency_5.3.0-050300rc8.201909082132_amd64.deb

Install kernel 5.3 RC8 :
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-5.3.0-050300rc8*.deb linux-image-unsigned-5.3.0-050300rc8-*.deb linux-modules-5.3.0-050300rc8-*.deb 

After installation is finished, reboot your ubuntu system :
$ sudo reboot

And Check linux kernel version :
$ uname -a

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Kali Linux 2019.3 is Release and Available for Download

Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution with a collection of security and forensics tools. The project's latest snapshot is Kali Linux 2019.3 which includes updates kernel packages, improved ARM support and meta-packages for better control over which tools are installed in an environment.

This release brings our kernel up to version 5.2.9, and includes various new features across the board with NetHunter, ARM and packages (plus the normal bugs fixes and updates).​



Tool Updates & New Packages

As always, we have our updates for all our tools, including (but not limited to):​
  • Burp Suite
  • HostAPd-WPE
  • Hyperion
  • Kismet
  • Nmap
​There is a new tool (and it is included by default), amass, that has been well received in the bug bounty world.

NetHunter Updates

The NetHunter crew has been adding in features left, right, and center to their project. One thing to note is package management is done through the F-Droid compatible NetHunter store, so you can even choose to have a NetHunter device without any Google Play.

​The proxmark3 client supports RDV4 out of the box and NetHunter now also works with Android’s new partition layouts (A/B partitions no longer have one boot partition and one recovery partition. They are all the same, but twice! A few paths have also changed, such as /system now actually being under /system/system), which allows it to be built for the latest generation of devices.

Plus, there are new apps in the NetHunter app store, thanks to @mayank_metha for Rucky and the Termux team for Termux.

There are 4 additional images for you to try NetHunter on (some may look familiar, as they are back due to community demand):​
  • LG V20 International Edition
  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 10
  • OnePlus 7 (Our new flagship device!)

With this announcement, the OnePlus 7 is now the phone we recommend for Kali NetHunter. It is the latest and greatest flagship device for half the price of other devices. The specifications are as follows:
  • Snapdragon 855
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB storage
  • Still cheaper than Google pixel 3a (mid-range phone!) ;)
 

Download Kali Linux 2019.3

If you would like to check out the latest Kali release, you can find the download links for ISOs and Torrents on the Kali Downloads page along with links to the Offensive Security virtual machine and ARM images, which have also been updated to 2019.3. If you already have a Kali installation you’re happy with, you can easily upgrade in place as follows.​

root@kali:~# apt update && apt -y full-upgrade
Ensuring your Installation is Updated

To double check your version, first make sure your Kali package repositories are correct:​

root@kali:~# cat <<EOF>/etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib
EOF
root@kali:~#
root@kali:~# apt update

Afterwards run apt -y full-upgrade, you may require a reboot (if the kernel got upgraded):​

root@kali:~# apt -y full-upgrade
...SNIP...
root@kali:~#
root@kali:~# [ -f /var/run/reboot-required ] && reboot -f
root@kali:~#

You should now be on Kali Linux 2019.3. We can do a quick check by doing:

root@kali:~# grep VERSION /etc/os-release
VERSION="2019.3"
VERSION_ID="2019.3"
VERSION_CODENAME="kali-rolling"
root@kali:~#
root@kali:~# uname -v
#1 SMP Debian 5.2.9-2kali1 (2019-08-22)
root@kali:~#
root@kali:~# uname -r
5.2.0-kali2-amd64
root@kali:~#
NOTE: The output of uname -r may be different depending on architecture.

More : https://www.kali.org/releases/kali-linux-2019-3-release/


Download (SHA256) (pkglist):
kali-linux-2019.3-amd64.iso (2,897MB)
kali-linux-large-2019.3-amd64.iso (3,542MB)
kali-linux-light-2019.3-amd64.iso (1,044MB).

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

VirtualBox 6.0.10 Release, Available for Ubuntu 18.04 and Debian 10 'Buster'

Oracle VM VirtualBox (formerly Sun VirtualBox, innotek VirtualBox and Sun xVM VirtualBox) is a free and cross-platform virtualization application that provides a family of powerful x86 virtualization tools designed for desktop, server and embedded use. VirtualBox can be used on Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows platforms to run virtual machines of any of the aforementioned operating systems, as well as any BSD distribution, IMB OS/2 flavors, DOS, Netware, L4, QNX, and JRockitVE.
It's portable

Oracle VirtualBox is portable, requires no hardware virtualization, includes guest additions and great hardware support. It also features USB device support, full ACPI support, multiscreen resolutions, and built-in iSCSI support. Support for PXE network boot, multi-generation branched snapshots, remote machine display, extensible RDP authentication, and USB over RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) is also integrated in Oracle VirtualBox.

features
  • Modularity. Oracle VM VirtualBox has an extremely modular design with well-defined internal programming interfaces and a client/server design. This makes it easy to control it from several interfaces at once: for example, you can start a virtual machine in a typical virtual machine GUI and then control that machine from the command line, or possibly remotely. Oracle VM VirtualBox also comes with a full Software Development Kit: even though it is Open Source Software, you don't have to hack the source to write a new interface for Oracle VM VirtualBox.
  • Virtual machine descriptions in XML. The configuration settings of virtual machines are stored entirely in XML and are independent of the local machines. Virtual machine definitions can therefore easily be ported to other computers.
  • Guest Additions for Windows and Linux. Oracle VM VirtualBox has special software that can be installed inside Windows and Linux virtual machines to improve performance and make integration much more seamless. Among the features provided by these Guest Additions are mouse pointer integration and arbitrary screen solutions (e.g. by resizing the guest window).
  • Virtual USB Controllers. Oracle VM VirtualBox implements a virtual USB controller and allows you to connect arbitrary USB devices to your virtual machines without having to install device specific drivers on the host.
  • Remote Desktop Protocol. Unlike any other virtualization software, Oracle VM VirtualBox fully supports the standard Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). A virtual machine can act as an RDP server, allowing you to "run" the virtual machine remotely on some thin client that merely displays the RDP data.
  • USB over RDP. With this unique feature, a virtual machine that acts as an RDP server can still access arbitrary USB devices that are connected on the RDP client. This way, a powerful server machine can virtualize a lot of thin clients that merely need to display RDP data and have USB devices plugged in.
  • Shared folders. Like many other virtualization solutions, for easy data exchange between hosts and guests, Oracle VM VirtualBox allows for declaring certain host directories as "shared folders", which can then be accessed from within virtual machines.
 

How to install Oracle Virtual Box 6.0.10 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint System :

To install/update Oracle Virtual Box 6.0.10 on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo, Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Linux Mint 19.1, Elementary OS 5 'Juno', Peppermint, Deepin 15.8, Deepin 15.9, Linux Lite 4.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

Download package :
wget -c https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/6.0.10/virtualbox-6.0_6.0.10-132072~Ubuntu~bionic_amd64.deb

Setting permission and install deb package :
sudo chmod +x virtualbox-6.0_6.0.10-132072~Ubuntu~bionic_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-6.0_6.0.10-132072~Ubuntu~bionic_amd64.deb  

Note: The package architecture has to match the Linux kernel architecture, that is, if you are running a 64-bit kernel, install the appropriate AMD64 package (it does not matter if you have an Intel or an AMD CPU). Mixed installations (e.g. Debian/Lenny ships an AMD64 kernel with 32-bit packages) are not supported. To install VirtualBox anyway you need to setup a 64-bit chroot environment.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Debian 10 "buster" released & Available to Download

The Debian project has announced the release of Debian 10 (code-named "buster"), the latest stable version from the popular community project and the world's largest Linux distribution whose beginnings date back to 1993.

Debian 10 "buster" ships with several desktop applications and environments. Amongst others it now includes the desktop environments:
  • Cinnamon 3.8,
  • GNOME 3.30,
  • KDE Plasma 5.14,
  • LXDE 0.99.2,
  • LXQt 0.14,
  • MATE 1.20,
  • Xfce 4.12.

In this release, GNOME defaults to using the Wayland display server instead of Xorg. Wayland has a simpler and more modern design, which has advantages for security. However, the Xorg display server is still installed by default and the default display manager allows users to choose Xorg as the display server for their next session. 

Debian 10 "buster" includes numerous updated software packages (over 62% of all packages in the previous release), such as:
  • Apache 2.4.38
  • BIND DNS Server 9.11
  • Chromium 73.0
  • Emacs 26.1
  • Firefox 60.7 (in the firefox-esr package)
  • GIMP 2.10.8
  • GNU Compiler Collection 7.4 and 8.3
  • GnuPG 2.2
  • Golang 1.11
  • Inkscape 0.92.4
  • LibreOffice 6.1
  • Linux 4.19 series
  • MariaDB 10.3
  • OpenJDK 11
  • Perl 5.28
  • PHP 7.3
  • PostgreSQL 11
  • Python 3 3.7.2
  • Ruby 2.5.1
  • Rustc 1.34
  • Samba 4.9
  • systemd 241
  • Thunderbird 60.7.2
  • Vim 8.1
  • more than 59,000 other ready-to-use software packages, built from nearly 29,000 source packages.

With this broad selection of packages and its traditional wide architecture support, Debian once again stays true to its goal of being the universal operating system. It is suitable for many different use cases: from desktop systems to netbooks; from development servers to cluster systems; and for database, web and storage servers. At the same time, additional quality assurance efforts like automatic installation and upgrade tests for all packages in Debian's archive ensure that "buster" fulfills the high expectations that users have of a stable Debian release. 

Download Available :

debian-10.0.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso (3,664MB, SHA512, torrent, pkglist)
debian-live-10.0.0-amd64-cinnamon.iso (2,352MB, torrent)
debian-live-10.0.0-amd64-gnome.iso (2,379MB, torrent)
debian-live-10.0.0-amd64-kde.iso (2,576MB, torrent)
debian-live-10.0.0-amd64-lxde.iso (2,241MB, torrent)
debian-live-10.0.0-amd64-lxqt.iso (2,345MB, torrent)
debian-live-10.0.0-amd64-mate.iso (2,331MB, torrent)
debian-live-10.0.0-amd64-xfce.iso (2,217MB, torrent).