Mar 31

Firefox Browser updated to 37.0 for PCLinuxOS

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Firefox has been updated to version 37.0 for both 32 and 64 bit platforms and is on the way to the PCLinuxOS software repository! Changes not readily noticeable are:

  • Bing Search uses HTTPS by default now.
  • Disabled insecure TLS fallback.
  • TLS False Start optimization requires a cipher suite using AEAD construction.
  • Extended SSL error reporting to report non-certificate errors.
  • Improved protection against site impersonation
  • Support for local revoked intermediary certificates blocklist
  • Added support for e-mail name constraints in certificates.
  • Improved certificate and TLS communication security by removing support for DSA

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Mar 28

Kodi (XBMC Media Center) 14.2 Officially Released

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The Kodi development team had the pleasure of announcing today the immediate availability for download of the second and last maintenance release for Kodi 14.2 (codename Helix). Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a free and open-source media player software developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. Kodi 14.2 has been packaged, tested and is now shipping to the PCLinuxOS Software Repository.

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Mar 26

Kernel 3.19.3 on the way to the PCLinuxOS Software Repository

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Kernel 3.19.3 has been updated for both 32 and 64bit platforms and is on the way to the PCLinuxOS Software Repository! This is the 3rd maintenance release for Linux 3.19 kernel and includes fixes to the FUSE and NILFS2 file systems, networking (IPv6, IPv4, netfilter) improvements, some sound enhancements, as well as numerous updated drivers, especially for Radeon and Intel graphics cards. More details can be found in the official changelog.

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Mar 21

Firefox Browser updated to 36.0.3 for PCLinuxOS

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This is the third point release of the Mozilla Firefox 36.0 web browser, which was unveiled to users worldwide on February 24. The new maintenance version fixes a total of eight security vulnerabilities which have been disclosed during the Pwn2Own contest. All users are encouraged to update to 36.0.3 through the PCLinuxOS Synaptic Package Manager.

Breaking news: Now updated to 36.0.4!

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Mar 19

The XFCE desktop receives an update

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The XFCE desktop packages were freshened up this week. Core packages were updated to 4.12.0 or better. This update brings PCLinuxOS current with the latest stable packages released by the XFCE developers.

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