Today we have released the Smoothwall Express 3.1 release candidate 1 installation CD image for widespread testing and bug squashing. This new CD contains Smoothwall Express 3.1, a refresh of version 3.0. Numerous latent and hard-to-reproduce bugs in 3.0 were eliminated during development. Updated runtime software includes Linux kernel 3.4, glibc 2.14.1, binutils 2.22, iptables 1.4.14 and xtables-addons 1.45, OpenSwan 2.6.38, Snort 220.127.116.11 and Squid 3.1.23. The user interface has been freshened with the new Smoothwall logo and a number of presentation improvements. There are two new features: Plug-n-Play Backup, and automatic translations for non-English-speaking users.