News about Linuxverse Distros: Week 23 of the year 2024

Distros of the Linuxverse: News of Week 23 of the year 2024

Distros of the Linuxverse: News of Week 23 of the year 2024

For twentietha third week of the year and first week of June (03/06 to 09/06) of the year 2024, we offer you our timely and customary weekly summary. Which is always exclusively dedicated to news of Distribution releases related to each of the existing and known free and open operating systems. Such as, Distributions FreeBSD, Parrot and Kali, which we will highlight today.

And as you already know, We bring many of these release news directly from the “DistroWatch and OS.Watch” websites. to learn about the most recent and relevant release announcements about new versions and new GNU/Linux Distros. And the "ArchiveOS" website to learn about the recovery and dissemination of ISO files from discontinued GNU/Linux Distros. So, without further ado, below we will address the releases of the «GNU/Linux Distros of the Linuxverse for Week 23 of the year 2024».

News about Linuxverse Distros: Week 22 of the year 2024

News about Linuxverse Distros: Week 22 of the year 2024

But, before starting to comment on each of these new GNU/Linux Distros releases that have happened in the «Linuxverse during Week 23 of the year 2024 », we recommend you explore a previous related post with this same series of publications, at the end of it:

News about Linuxverse Distros: Week 22 of the year 2024
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Linuxverse distros that have been updated during Week 01 of the year 2024

Linuxverse distros that have been updated during Week 23 of the year 2024

FreeBSD 14.1

FreeBSD 14.1

  • Official Web site
  • Official launch announcementJune 04th, 2024.
  • Download Links: FreeBSD 14.1
  • Featured news: This new stable version, called FreeBSD 14.1, includes interesting and useful improvements, changes and fixes, among which the following stand out: The C library now has SIMD implementations of string and memory operations in amd64 to improve performance, Improvements in the sound subsystem, including device hot-plugging, and Initial native cloud-init (configuration unit) support compatible with OpenStack and many hosting providers. Finally, and among many others: The update of OpenZFS to version 2.2.4, Clang/LLVM to version 18.1.5, and OpenSSH to version 9.7p1.

FreeBSD is an operating system for a variety of platforms that focuses on features, speed and stability. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley. And it is developed and maintained by a large community of developers. In addition, it is used by many companies, ISPs, researchers, IT professionals, students and home users around the world in their work, studies and moments of recreation. And finally, as of today, it includes more than 20.000 packages (precompiled programs already included for easy installation) that cover a wide range of areas. About FreeBSD

FreeBSD
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Parrot 6.1

Parrot 6.1

  • Official Web site
  • Official launch announcementJuly 05, 2024.
  • Download Links: Parrot 6.1
  • Featured news: This new stable and maintenance version, called Parrot 6.1, includes interesting and useful improvements, changes and fixes, among which the following stand out: The essential software update that implements last-minute fixes for software bugs and security patches, such as: Anonsurf 4.2, Nmap, Burpsuite 2024.2.1.3, SQLMap 1.8.3, Powershell-empire 5.9.5, Golang 1.21, Libc6, Glibc6, OpenJDK, PHP8, Ruby 3.1, GRUB 2.12, among others. And finally, the reintroduction of the Parrot updater stands out, whose objective is to notify the user via desktop notifications that there are pending updates to be made, among others such as improving support for Raspberry Pi mini-PCs.

Parrot is a Debian GNU/Linux-based distribution aimed at computer security, hacking and pen testing, which includes a collection of tools designed for penetration testing, computer forensics, reverse engineering, hacking, privacy, anonymity and cryptography. It is developed by Frozenbox, and comes with MATE as the default desktop environment. About Parrot

ParrotOS 6.0
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Parrot OS 6.0 arrives with support for RPi 5, UI improvements and more

Kali Linux 2024.2

Kali Linux 2024.2

  • Official Web site
  • Official launch announcement: June 05th, 2024.
  • Download Links: Kali Linux 2024.2
  • Featured news: This new stable version, called Kali Linux 2024.2, includes interesting and useful improvements, changes and fixes, among which the following stand out: The beginning of the implementation of T64 that seeks to mitigate and avoid failures related to computers with architectures that have a type 32-bit time_t, which, in turn, is associated with the very well-known problem of the year 2038. Finally, the implementation of GNOME 46, the latest version of said desktop to offer a more polished experience to users and the inclusion of 18 new computer security tools and countless updates in various areas.

Kali Linux is a GNU/Linux Distribution based on Debian, aimed at various information security tasks, such as penetration testing, security research, computer forensics and reverse engineering. Therefore, it is a modern and dynamic multi-platform solution, accessible and freely accessible for professionals and amateurs of information security. Additionally, it was developed in 2013 as a complete, top-to-bottom rebuild of BackTrack Linux, fully adhering to Debian development standards.” About Kali

Kali Linux 2024.2
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Kali Linux 2024.2 arrives solving the 2038 problem, adds new utilities and more

Other interesting Distros from the Linuxverse updated in week 23 of 2024

And so as not to leave any out, it is also worth mentioning the official announcement of other well-known GNU/Linux Distros releases during this period of time:

In DistroWatch and OS.Watch

Archive OS

  1. 4KS-02: June 03.
  2. Knewcleus: June 05.
  3. QDOS: June 07.
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Summary

In summary, we hope that this twenty-third publication (week 23) of this series dedicated to «News from the Linuxverse Distros for each week of the year 2024 » you liked it and it was useful, informative and technically. Above all, regarding the latest releases of the Distributions FreeBSD, Parrot and Kali, which we have highlighted today.

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