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1 • Favorite BSD (by DaveW on 2016-10-03 00:25:25 GMT from United States) |
I only use it occasionally, and as a VM, but I prefer Ghost BSD.
2 • Partitioning OpenBSD (by Billy Larlad on 2016-10-03 00:56:33 GMT from United States)
In the past I also opted to use fewer partitions than the installer recommends. That was a mistake. The strong W^X protection you mention, for instance, will break some ports. If you have a separate /usr/local partition you can disable that W^X protection just for third party software, rather than for the entire system.
Aside from that, great review! OpenBSD definitely deserves attention. IMO it is much more cleanly designed than other operating systems, be they Linux or other BSDs...
3 • Favorite BSD (by Sam Crawford on 2016-10-03 01:40:43 GMT from United States)
I've played with a few different BSDs in the past but keep giving up because I can't get my HP printer to work.
I keep going back to Debian as everything just seems to work.
4 • Sprouting Security Mushrooms - Food or Poison? (by Arch Watcher 402563 on 2016-10-03 01:41:05 GMT from United States)
It's good to see another security distro on the roster. DW can commit journalism by digging up its principals for interviews. Their identity and background matter more than code itself, which they can backdoor, intentionally or inadvertently. The domain harks back to 2006 if my whois-fu is sound.
Subgraph touts golang and custom sandbox and message apps. I get suspicious over custom security apps instead of known FOSS standbys. Until somebody audits the network traffic I refrain from trusting claims about tor. There is plenty of room for DNS leaks and the like. If OpenSSL is involved, good luck with that. Subgraph should use LibreSSL. If glibc is involved, good luck with that. It should use musl. If systemd is involved, good luck with that. It should use anything else from a security standpoint. I would suggest people look seriously into Alpine Linux once it moves to LibreSSL.
Thanks for the OpenBSD review. OpenBSD monkeys gave us OpenSSH and LibreSSL. I would use OpenBSD if its ports were up-to-date. At least TrueOS/PC-BSD is now rolling and also has LibreSSL. When Lumina desktop matures I'll use it on Linux. To my knowledge, OpenBSD is not rolling. I'm open to correction. I just wish BSDs would get a clue on stale apps. We don't particularly care about shiny kernel features, we just want our apps maintained on time.
5 • HardenedBSD (by Andrew on 2016-10-03 01:55:39 GMT from Romania)
Currently I prefer and use FreeBSD besides Linux, and I am thinking about switching to HardenedBSD in the future.
Maybe by then FreeBSD will port at least some of the improvements from HardenedBSD but if not it seems like a good project, combining the features of FreeBSD with an OpenBSD like security.
Thanks for adding the pool, when my message about it disappeared last week I assumed I was censored for some reason, maybe because of being offtopic.
I would have expected that "Other FreeBSD-based" would be higher because of TrueOS/PC-BSD and GhostBSD or PacBSD(ArchBSD) and others but maybe it will rise later.
6 • BSD uses (by M.Z. on 2016-10-03 02:42:55 GMT from United States)
I use pfSense as a core security device to protect my LAN. I could never get any of the other BSDs to do much that I wanted despite several attempts over the past few years to get them on various desktops. It's a bit of a shame that I don't do more with BSD, but pfSense has really shined for me over the past few years & given me better security with very few issues.
Also I watch a fair amount of Netflix & I know they run BSD exclusively, so like millions of others I pull lots of data from FreeBSD servers. Like I mentioned the other week Netflix use nearly 1/3rd of the bandwidth on the internet at certain times & places while sending data from their BSD servers. BSD is very heavily used even if no one ever notices.
7 • OBSD (by David on 2016-10-03 03:19:33 GMT from United States)
Thanks Andrew for your comment, I want to look at HardenedBSD.
Hello Arch Watcher, you are right, OpenBSD does not use the rolling release model. However, it's a great OS and depending on your requirements, you may need to learn how to implement automated updates for security fixes, or other update scheme. OBSD rules! Well, at least for some... use what works for you... Cheers!
8 • OpenBSD review (by billc on 2016-10-03 03:29:21 GMT from Australia)
Thanks for keeping OpenBSD in the spotlight Jesse. OpenBSD is such a beautifully simple and well-documented OS it deserves more attention. The fact that the OpenBSD developers consider errors in the man pages a security issue tells you something about their focus on correctly-written code.
Interesting to hear your thoughts on Lumina as well. Don't forget that the OpenBSD developers maintain their own window manager, spectrwm, which is my go-to tiling WM.
9 • OpenBSD (by Sofia Smith on 2016-10-03 03:31:52 GMT from Spain)
I also tried OpenBSD this weekend, snapshots version.
In 10 minutes, you get base system and xorg. Later, I install XFCE4, libreoffice, calligra, ktorrent, transmission, firefox, chromium, dillo, ffmpeg, vlc, .. without any problem.
My "cons": No flashplayer. No dropbox. Videos "youtube" and similar pretty slow and laggy with chromium.
My favourite distro are arch linux and slackware.
10 • @8 (by Billy Larlad on 2016-10-03 03:46:22 GMT from United States)
spectrwm's developers are, as far as i know, no longer involved with OpenBSD. I believe they are the people behind the OpenBSD fork bitrig, which is now dead as far as I can see.
At any rate, there _is_ a homegrown window manager included in OpenBSD, namely the excellent cwm. OpenBSD also ships with fvwm and twm from upstream Xorg.
11 • @10 (by billc on 2016-10-03 04:34:15 GMT from Australia)
Thanks Billy for the correction. I have been meaning to try cwm...
12 • Favorite BSD (by Thomas Mueller on 2016-10-03 04:39:42 GMT from United States)
My preferred BSD is FreeBSD, stabler than NetBSD. FreeBSD handles device nodes dynamically, better than the other BSDs as far as I can tell. NetBSD and OpenBSD device nodes are static, preconfigured with MAKEDEV, as was the case with Linux and FreeBSD many years back. I like the way Linux handles disk partition device nodes, but FreeBSD is even better in this regard. FreeBSD ports framework seems more advanced than NetBSD pkgsrc.
13 • Lots of Annealing Going On (by Arch Watcher 402563 on 2016-10-03 07:11:43 GMT from United States)
Ah yes, HardenedBSD is worth a try. Thanks for the reminder.
Recall too Hardened Gentoo, with Linux hardware drivers and bsd-ish ports THAT ARE ALWAYS CURRENT THANK YOU GENTOO.
14 • BSDs and the like (by Andy Mender on 2016-10-03 09:07:07 GMT from Austria)
Thus far I used DragonflyBSD, OpenBSD and FreeBSD. I think FreeBSD has the best coverage for most uses for now. PC-BSD should be a breeze for newcomers and I'm glad we have that and GhostBSD.
I agree with Arch Watcher wholeheartedly. LibreSSL instead of OpenSSL should already be common practice. How many more Heartbleeds do we need? I feel so many services online are way behind with their SSL policies that I'll stop using the Internet altogether soon. Void Linux and recently PC-BSD use it. Some FreeBSD users conducted experiments and most of the packages relying on SSL work with LibreSSL. Right now I'm waiting for Gentoo to integrate LibreSSL also.
The recent systemd bug is just another example exposing inherent bad design. It has nothing to do with complexity. Even complex software, when written from scratch initially, can include handling of situations like the one in the bug. It's that painfully obvious. Alas, again systemd devs shrug it off - it's not very likely to happen so let's just ignore it. 'tis but a flash wound. Doesn't matter that a silly one-liner can brick whole servers.
15 • OpenBSD (by tlal on 2016-10-03 10:36:21 GMT from United States)
OpenBSD doesn't boot into X by default. You have to select this option during the install process.
The default wm is an ancient version of FVWM (2.0 something).
The chromium port in OpenBSD is usually old. YouTube works great in Firefox.
16 • Poll Question (by cykodrone on 2016-10-03 14:18:56 GMT from United States)
Why isn't TrueOS in the options? But no longer officially supported Debian GNU/kFreeBSD is in the options, hmmm.
I tried switching to a BSD in the beginning of the systemd assimilation, but it was like learning a whole new language, thankfully there's still a few non-infested Linux distros around. BSD will be my last resort, and if by then, BSD is no longer a systemd-free option, I'll write my own Linux distro, seriously.
17 • Building own Linux distro (by Andy Mender on 2016-10-03 15:19:33 GMT from Austria)
You might be interested in the Linux From Scratch (LTS) and Beyond Linux From Scratch (BLFS) handbooks. To me LTS was an eye-opener in terms of system design. The GNU/Linux world offers such an overwhelming variety of tools, especially the 'tried and tested' command-line utilities that avoiding systemd is trivial. One just needs to read and understand :).
18 • Favorite? (by azuvix on 2016-10-03 17:21:04 GMT from United States)
I don't know that I can really say I have a favorite. The main ones I've used are FreeBSD and OpenBSD, each for different purposes on a 24/7 network. After seeing what an OpenBSD router can do, there's simply no going back, and I can easily see how it could make for a lean and comprehensible desktop machine or server. FreeBSD's first-class support of ZFS and increasingly powerful tools like bhyve are incredible.
The point is, doing without either of them would really leave me wanting. It's a good thing you can have both!
19 • Mint box (by lenden on 2016-10-03 18:36:41 GMT from Romania)
Come on! Would you buy a under spec little box for 300$? There are lot of laptops, 2 in 1s, tablets with Intel Atom x5-Z8300, which has much better specs than A4-Micro 6400T in that mint box. Why should anyone needs to throw away money?
20 • TrueOS and Debian kFreeBSD (by Jesse on 2016-10-03 22:00:21 GMT from Canada)
>> Why isn't TrueOS in the options? But no longer officially supported Debian GNU/kFreeBSD is in the options
TrueOS is FreeBSD-based which is one of the options. TrueOS is basically a rolling version of FreeBSD with desktop and other packages pre-installed. Debian's kFreeBSD branch gets its own entry because it has a completely different userland. Debian's uses just a FreeBSD kernel with the GNU userland and Debian package management.
21 • openbsd on Jesse's laptop (by subg on 2016-10-04 01:01:40 GMT from Canada)
Jesse, thanks for the OpenBSD review.
Any further details you can share about 6.0 failing to boot on your laptop? Was it the install media that wouldn't boot? USB key? CD/DVD iso? Or was it after the install and it wouldn't reboot into the new system?
You said it ran fine on vbox - at full resolution?
22 • @20 TrueOS, etc (by cykodrone on 2016-10-04 04:00:21 GMT from United States)
Thanks for answering and I see what you're saying, but by that logic, any officially recognized (by Canonical) Ubuntu derivative should be counted under the Ubuntu name in the HPD front-page rankings. All that separates them is a different DE and maybe a few custom tweaks, but they're the same animal under the hood, and Canonical certified, just sayin'.
23 • OpenBSD and poll (by Jesse on 2016-10-04 12:04:50 GMT from Canada)
>> "Any further details you can share about 6.0 failing to boot on your laptop? Was it the install media that wouldn't boot? USB key? CD/DVD iso?
It was the installation media, from the CD ISO. OpenBSD ran well in VirtualBox. Not at maximum screen resolution, but pretty close.
@22: Using the same approach for a small poll and project statistics page hit statistics doesn't really make sense in this case. We'd have to make the poll a few dozen items long to cover all the many BSDs. See our FAQ page for the reasons we organize Ubuntu derivatives the way we do.
24 • Ubuntu BSD Here (by Nizari on 2016-10-04 12:24:07 GMT from Spain)
25 • OpenBSD. (by YeZSTeR on 2016-10-04 13:22:26 GMT from Philippines)
Thus far the only BSD I used is OpenBSD. Started using microsoft stuff in the 90's, switched to Ubuntu linux out of curiosity, then Arch linux, now I'm stuck with OpenBSD and doesn't want to look anywhere else. :(
26 • OpenBSD (by joe on 2016-10-04 23:42:40 GMT from United States)
@4 You can follow -current or -stable to get updated packages. -current is more like a rolling release.
27 • Multiple (by Chris on 2016-10-05 03:11:40 GMT from United States)
Thank you for the review of OpenBSD. While I have never tried any of the BSDs, OpenBSD is the one I would consider due to its obsessive security focus. Plus, it looks like it may work well on some older hardware I have lying around. I may just have to spin up a VM and take an initial look.
I too applaud another security/anonimity focused distro! IMO, the community needs more such distros, which I feel should be a seperate category from pen test distros, as fine and useful as they are (another subject).
I just took a look at Subgraph OS a couple of weeks ago and was very impressed, as I have been in the past with TAILS. Unfortunately, like TAILS, Subgraph OS uses Gnome 3. That is not meant as an insult to Gnome 3 or its fans, but as I have commented here before security/anonimity distros need to focus on both 1st world consumers who have access to modern hardware which can run the larger DEs and 2nd/3rd world people who do not and cannot (and may arguably need such a distro more)!
Sure, Subgraph OS and TAILS are both Debian based so a user could install JWM, *box, LXDE/LXqt, Xfce, Mate, etc., but could that compromise the default security settings? TAILS, Subgraph OS, and any current/future security/anonomity distros really need to consider either a lightweight spin or a lightweight main focus. Plus, there are benefits from security through minimization (see OpenBSD). YMMV.
28 • SUSE (by greg on 2016-10-05 09:33:48 GMT from Slovenia)
here many HP laptops are sold SUSE preloaded, particulary the "business models". and while at the time i had osme issue loading OpenSUSE on it (my fault probably or just a buggy release), Kubuntu worked fine (and still does) out of the box.
29 • OpenBSD (by tux guy on 2016-10-05 11:24:44 GMT from Germany)
I have successfully installed OpenBSD 6.0 + Xfce. However without support for my NVidia card, the installation survived only two days before being formatted and removed. OpenBSD devs, I find OpenBSD nice and promising as desktop environment, but your unwillingness to support graphic drivers is unacceptable.
30 • BSD? (by Lennie on 2016-10-05 19:35:00 GMT from Canada)
Well, can someone make a BSD distro somewhat near iOS? An iPad with just 516MB memory can work faster than Linux with 1GB or more ram. When can any dev learn to make something as fast like iOS?
Isn't the biggest problem of BSD or LInux is that we can't make a real distro that'd really work? Apple and Windows stays in one direction, while we divide ourselves and go on many directions.
31 • Directions (by Doug on 2016-10-05 22:08:01 GMT from United States)
And look at the product that going in one direction produces.
Sure those OS's do what you want, but at what cost?
Windows has virii, spyware, malware and whjo knows what else.
I don't know anything about Apple, except that they have expensive hardware.
When some business people get a monopoly, they no longer care about the customer, they do what they want. After all where else can somebody go, except to them?
And what direction should Linux go?
Everybody likes something different. Some want security, some convenience, some speed.
I am sure there are more directions could be mentioned.
32 • directions (by nolinuxguru on 2016-10-05 23:45:14 GMT from United Kingdom)
@30-31 just as iOS looks unstoppable, Google is poised to eventually merge the [Linux based] Chrome OS and Android brands, replacing them with a new lightweight, non-linux OS [Andromeda?]. Google has the resources to just do this.
Linux proper is also poised to split between the corporate-inspired distros, which will converge on an ever growing systemd, and a of myriad independent distros that will attract the systemd refugees. I personally think that the latter will need to create alternative technologies to replace those damaged by systemd. In fact this is already starting.
I don't think the BSDs will be affected, unless they embark on a programme of Debian-style self-destruction.
In all this, there is still an opportunity for new OS to emerge, but they will need to leverage the applications that populate the Linux or BSD userland.
Getting the scale of software involved in these OS projects, I estimate that of its fabled 15 million lines of code, a basic Linux kernel only uses 500 thousand lines. That is the size of systemd! A lighter kernel replacement is clearly desirable, but the applications we all need and use dwarf any of these [hundreds of million lines of code].
33 • "?Que_hora_son_mi_corazon?" (by k on 2016-10-06 05:43:00 GMT from Czech Republic)
Truth is this is a very exciting time in the evolution of our "worlds", much change and very fast, needs adaptation, not rigid "like-mindedness" and actions -- most "listed" especially "global" corporations such as Yahoo, Google, Apple, and Microsoft display the same West's obsession with money --, that risks extinction.
All "pure" reality -- quality and values -- has been sacrificed to the mighty dollar, euro, yen, and renminbi, all exchanged for varying pretexts of "idealism" = ego.
The most recent example was Yahoo's hack of its own users' accounts, folding under "pressure" from the FBI/NSA. This is also also a most dangerous time according to most leaders' egos and preaching, so others of the various flocks follow, just as Orwell envisioned.
34 • @ 32 BSD, Linux etc (by Lennie on 2016-10-06 13:44:34 GMT from Canada)
If guys are creating BSD distros, then they can also reverse engineer iOS, just to see what ticks in it. And, then create a BSD based ditro for everyone. Even in the BSD world, the devs are fighting each other, just as in the Linux world. so, we have average value distros. Maybe, KDE Neon might be going somewhere.
There is no reason to reverse engineer win10 as you can get it in any laptop or tablet today. And, as MS is not going to produce win11, anyone who has win10 has a rolling distro, win-style. But, iOS should be studied.
Google or the Android guys first started the distro, an then went ahead creating money with it. Their distros have older base and are quite lean. Even the kernel is leaned. Something our Linux devs should learn from.
35 • @34 (by geert on 2016-10-06 14:03:05 GMT from Netherlands)
Just like Apple and MS, Google and Android are making one type of a distro, not many going in different directions and diluting their efforts like BSD and Linux devs.
36 • Android, iOS, Linux and Unices (by Andy Mender on 2016-10-06 14:08:23 GMT from Austria)
Before this goes out of hand and someone actually starts considering iOS reverse-engineering. Android and iOS are built with hand-held devices in mind. They have no need for the vastly higher complexity of laptops or desktop computers. Also, both were designed with consumers in mind. They're use-only. There is nothing that "Linux devs should learn from"...
Secondly, which BSD devs are fighting each other? As far as I noticed, BSD developers are far less militant than many a GNU/Linux folk. They have a clear focus on what their operating systems are supposed to do. No time nor place for software lollygagging.
Lastly, Win10, even stealing typical UNIX features like multiple workspace/desktop tabs to later promote them as revolutionary and incorporating a Ubuntu compatibility layer, shouldn't be enough to seduce a UNIX user. Its closed-source nature warrants pages of discussion and RMS to start losing hair.
37 • @ 36 (by Lennie on 2016-10-06 14:35:56 GMT from Canada)
I don't think you can hold a 27" iMac in your hand.
Anyway, we are wasting lot of "developer" time on creating different packages for the same thing in Linux.
38 • @37 (by dragonmouth on 2016-10-06 14:45:50 GMT from United States)
" we are wasting lot of "developer" time on creating different packages for the same thing in Linux."
While totally ignoring other useful programs (tax filing software similar to TurboTax)
39 • Streamlining GNU/Linux? (by Andy Mender on 2016-10-06 15:18:19 GMT from Austria)
Your complaints do nothing, but favor to the business giants you so worship.
GNU/Linux is a culture of exploring, testing and pioneering technological development. It's academic, not commercial. It's one thing trying to build a financially viable business using GNU/Linux and another claiming that the whole ecosystem should suddenly streamline itself, because you want to fill out your taxes. See the irony?
If you're not happy with GNU/Linux, please feel free to use whatever other platform that is suitable for your computer activities.
40 • streamlined? (by nolinuxguru on 2016-10-06 17:25:12 GMT from United Kingdom)
@39 Linux was born out of academia and lives there still, especially in the world of supercomputers. However, Redhat makes a nice little business out of Linux, even if Windows, Apple and Google dominate the "Real World". And yes, I will fill out my tax return using Linux!
I suspect that Linux's "better" days won't happen, as the future with be filled with IoT devices running insecure operating systems, and maybe Andromeda [whatever it becomes].
41 • @39 streamlining Linux? (by geert on 2016-10-06 21:13:09 GMT from Netherlands)
>GNU/Linux is a culture of exploring, testing and pioneering technological development. It's academic, not commercial.<
Heard about company called RedHat? Is it available to you free? Or are you getting the poor brother's attitude from it?
42 • @39 about streamlining Linux with systemd (by Lennie on 2016-10-06 21:44:23 GMT from Canada)
The money making entity of the Linux world pushed the most hated systemd down all distros, and that simply kicked out the other init systems. Instead of helping out, some companies, who earn money out of Linux only troubles the development. Should all free developers bend to the law of Red Hat?
At least Android and Google creates a Linux distro (or something like a Linux distro) that would take the world by storm, or already had done it. When Ubuntu tried to do something different, everyone shouted against it. At least those devs are trying to create a distro, which would work across all devices. Hope they'd succeed.
43 • Systemd (by linuxsita on 2016-10-07 05:29:55 GMT from United States)
Personally, I love systemd. Works great, and service management and logs are easy. One example is the systemd fstrim.timer for ssd drives, which is much better than enabling fstrim in fstab, and it's so easy and reliable. I won't use a distro that doesn't use systemd. And while that's just my opinion, I'm sure I'm not alone. The idea that "everybody hates systemd simply isn't true, nor is the narrative that devs only switched to it because they were forced to by nefarious means. You should read Arch linux devs reasons for adoption for example.
44 • @43 and 44 (by Lennie on 2016-10-07 09:23:02 GMT from Canada)
Maybe we should all use Gentoo (or Funtoo), rather than any other OS.
45 • Mint Box (by cpoakes on 2016-10-07 10:30:10 GMT from United States)
@19 - Certainly there is plenty of cheaper laptop hardware, but fan-less desktop and headless hardware is harder to find and usually in this price range. There is definitely a market, it just doesn't include users like you.
46 • RE: Some pro Windows propaganda (by Andy Mender on 2016-10-07 12:00:28 GMT from Austria)
Notice how I distinguish between GNU/Linux as an ecosystem and successful businesses (yes, Red Hat) built using open-source technology (yes, the Linux kernel + utilities). Don't confuse them, please.
That's what I mentioned earlier, right? It's fine to build using GNU/Linux, but definitely NOT fine to expect or force the whole ecosystem to bend to one company's agenda.
And I personally feel systemd is a clay golem with terribly thin legs. When it falls, I wonder who will cry more.
47 • @39, thumbs up. (by Kennedy on 2016-10-09 05:03:56 GMT from South Africa)
"GNU/Linux is a culture of exploring, testing and pioneering technological development. It's academic, not commercial."
I have liked this explanation.
48 • @47 (by Lennie on 2016-10-09 09:42:06 GMT from Canada)
That's exactly why Android had become something valuable. Also, something great would come from Chrome OS and maybe from Ubuntu continuum.
49 • QubesOS 3.2 (by mutt65 on 2016-10-09 20:09:27 GMT from United States)
I tried this OS a year or so ago and ran into a few problems, particularly the sharing of documents between VMs. The site has a great video explaining how to do this, and I'm all in. Kudos to Joanna and the entire Qubes team for a great release.
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|• Issue 781 (2018-09-17): Linux Mint 3 "Debian Edition", file systems for SSDs, MX makes installing Flatpaks easier, Arch team answers questions, Mageia reaches EOL|
|• Issue 780 (2018-09-10): Netrunner 2018.08 Rolling, Fedora improves language support, how to customize Kali Linux, finding the right video drivers|
|• Issue 779 (2018-09-03): Redcore 1806, keeping ISO downloads safe from tampering, Lubuntu makes Calamares more flexible, Ubuntu improves GNOME performance|
|• Issue 778 (2018-08-27): GuixSD 0.15.0, ReactOS 0.4.9, Steam supports Windows games on Linux, Haiku plans for beta, merging disk partitions|
|• Issue 777 (2018-08-20): YunoHost 126.96.36.199, limiting process resource usage, converting file systems on Fedora, Debian turns 25, Lubuntu migrating to Wayland|
|• Issue 776 (2018-08-13): NomadBSD 1.1, Maximum storage limits on Linux, openSUSE extends life for 42.3, updates to the Librem 5 phone interface|
|• Issue 775 (2018-08-06): Secure-K OS 18.5, Linux is about choice, Korora tests community spin, elementary OS hires developer, ReactOS boots on Btrfs|
|• Issue 774 (2018-07-30): Ubuntu MATE & Ubuntu Budgie 18.04, upgrading software from source, Lubuntu shifts focus, NetBSD changes support policy|
|• Issue 773 (2018-07-23): Peppermint OS 9, types of security used by different projects, Mint reacts to bugs in core packages, Slackware turns 25|
|• Issue 772 (2018-07-16): Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre 0.2.4, UBports running desktop applications, OpenBSD auto-joins wi-fi networks, boot environments and zedenv|
|• Issue 771 (2018-07-09): Linux Lite 4.0, checking CPUs for bugs, configuring GRUB, Mint upgrade instructions, SUSE acquired by EQT|
|• Issue 770 (2018-07-02): Linux Mint 19, Solus polishes desktop experience, MintBox Mini 2, changes to Fedora's installer|
|• Issue 769 (2018-06-25): BunsenLabs Helium, counting Ubuntu users, UBports upgrading to 16.04, Fedora CoreOS, FreeBSD turns 25|
|• Full list of all issues|
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