Ubuntu 16.10 released

The latest version of the Ubuntu operating system for desktop PCs and laptops, Ubuntu 16.10, known by the codename Yakkety Yak, has been released.

Ubuntu 16.10 will be supported for 9 months until July 2017. If you need Long Term Support, it is recommended you use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS instead.

Ubuntu Desktop

  • LibreOffice 5.2 has been updated to 5.2. Ubuntu now uses the GTK3 version by default.

  • Update Manager now shows changelog entries for PPAs too (253119).

  • Apps provided by GNOME have been updated to at least 3.20. Many apps have been updated to 3.22 also.

  • The Nautilus file browser has been updated to 3.20.

  • systemd is now used for user sessions. System sessions had already been provided by systemd in previous Ubuntu releases.

Ubuntu Server

OpenStack Newton

Ubuntu 16.10 includes the latest OpenStack release, Newton, including the following components:

  • OpenStack Identity – Keystone

  • OpenStack Imaging – Glance

  • OpenStack Block Storage – Cinder

  • OpenStack Compute – Nova

  • OpenStack Networking – Neutron

  • OpenStack Telemetry – Ceilometer and Aodh

  • OpenStack Orchestration – Heat

  • OpenStack Dashboard – Horizon

  • OpenStack Object Storage – Swift

  • OpenStack Database as a Service – Trove

  • OpenStack DNS – Designate

  • OpenStack Bare-metal – Ironic

  • OpenStack Filesystem – Manila

  • OpenStack Key Manager – Barbican

 

2012 – Best Anti-Virus Software

The last time SoftwareInReview looked at the top Anti-Virus Programs was in 2009, so we had another look.   SoftwareInReview has rated the programs according to the table below. These programs are all mature and all ranked very well in evaluation.  Most notable is the emergence of free Anti-Virus programs, like the AVG Anti-Virus Free 2012.  If you are looking for a free Anti-Virus program, these free products are coming closer to the commercial versions rated below, but, still not as effective as the commercial versions in our opinion.

Below you will see that we have compiled a table which shows our rating given to each Anti-Virus package as well as other information such as the price.  Note – we are not in the business of selling software, so we provide links to the respective company sites.

To see our full review for each anti-virus software simply click the review link.

Best Anti-Virus Software for 2012

Desktop Publishing Software
Price Full Review Go To Site Ease of Use User Friendliness Help/ Support Overall Rating
Webroot Secure Anywhere AntiVirus
$39.95 Review Order 5 5 5
BitDefender Antivirus Plus 2012
$49.95 Review Order 5 5 4.5
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012
$59.95 Review Order 5 4.5 4.5
Norton AntiVirus 2012 $39.99 Review Order 4.5 4.5 4.5
AVG Anti-Virus 2012
$39.95 Review Order 4.5 5 4

Winner: Webroot Secure Anywhere Antivirus

Best 2010 Anti-Spyware Software

SoftwareInReview looked at the top Anti-Spyware Programs on the market in 2010 and we have rated the programs according to the table below. These programs are all mature and all ranked very well in evaluation.

Below you will see that we have compiled a table which shows our rating given to
each anti-spyware package as well as other information such as the price.

Continue reading “Best 2010 Anti-Spyware Software”

Best 2009 Anti-Virus Software

SoftwareInReview looked at the top Anti-Virus Programs on the market in 2009 and we have rated the programs according to the table below. These programs are all mature and all ranked very well in evaluation.

Below you will see that we have compiled a table which shows our rating given to
each anti-virus package as well as other information such as the price.

Continue reading “Best 2009 Anti-Virus Software”