New Releases

Xfce 4.4.1 Released

Xfce 4.4.1 has been released. It's first maintenance release of Xfce 4.4 (The current stable branch of Xfce) aimed at fixing important bugs and update translations.

xf86-video-vermilion Released

Announcing a new video driver called xf86-video-vermilion which provides basic 2D functionality using blits & fills for the Intel Vermilion Range chipsets.

Intel funded Tungsten Graphics to do this work. There's also an FBDev driver being submitted to the linux-kernel.

Sourcefire Launches New Open Source Logging Tool

Open source innovator and Snort creator, Sourcefire, Inc., a leader in network intrusion prevention, today announced the availability of Daemonlogger, an open source network traffic logging and "soft tap" tool.

Nero to uncover Nero Linux 3 at CeBIT

Nero, leader in digital media technology, announced today that Nero Linux 3 will be unveiled at CeBIT. The new version of the definitive burning application for Linux operating systems will feature Blu-ray and HD DVD data recording support as well as an improved graphical user interface that is similar to the look and feel of the current Nero Burning ROM 7 edition.

TrueCrypt 4.3 Released

"We are pleased to announce that TrueCrypt 4.3 has been released. Among the new features are full compatibility with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista, support for devices and file systems that use a sector size other than 512 bytes (such as new hard drives, USB flash drives, DVD-RAM, MP3 players, etc.), auto-dismount when a host device (e.g., a USB flash drive) is inadvertently removed, and many more. In addition to new features, there are many significant improvements. Some portions of the TrueCrypt device driver have been completely redesigned and several bugs have been fixed."

OpenSER v1.2.0 Released

OpenSER (an open source SIP server) has a new major release OpenSER v1.2.0. Bringing lot of improvements to existing features and a handful set of new functionalities, v1.2.0 can be considered as a big step forward since OpenSER 1.1.0.

Vyatta Delivers VPN in Subscription Edition 2.0

Vyatta announced the availability of Vyatta Subscription Edition 2.0. A commercially supported open-source networking solution, this release adds VPN functionality to the routing and firewall capabilities available in the previous commercial releases. Vyatta’s Subscription Edition 2.0 is available as a software subscription with tiered service and support options, or as a pre-configured hardware appliance that can be easily dropped into a network.

BackTrack 2.0 stable Released

"It's taken us almost 5 months to pull ourselves out of the beta stage. Every time we thought we were done, a new idea or improvement would surface, and we just *had* to implement it. Many features were added, and many of the old (yet persistent) bugs were fixed. We honestly believe that BackTrack v 2.0 Final is the leanest, mind blowing and sexiest version to come out and hope that you enjoy using it as much as we did making it."