Debian and other Linux distributions based on it, including Linux Mint and Ubuntu, have received patches to the WPA package in order to mitigate new vulnerabilities that were discovered.
Canonical has released the final beta of Ubuntu 17.10. It's the last release before the release candidate which ships one week before the final release to work out any remaining issues.
Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark will not ship with a 32-bit edition leaving many older devices high and dry. Luckily other flavors of Ubuntu haven't announced anything similar so you can use those.
Canonical and Microsoft have come together to build an Azure-tailored Linux kernel which provides several benefits over the standard kernel including an 18% reduction in the size of the software.
Debian 10 "Buster", due for release in 2019, will likely ship with the new window manager, Wayland, but will also come with X11 as a fallback in case people's hardware doesn't support it.
Ubuntu 17.10 will arrive with the GNOME desktop set to default. It looks as though Canonical has begun working on a new dock project to keep Ubuntu familiar to existing users that have used Unity.
Canonical has made Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS available for download. The release ships with an updated kernel and Mesa 17.0 as part of the new Hardware Enablement Stack. It's supported until 2021.
Canonical's Didier Roche has confirmed that the Wayland display server will become the default, replacing Xorg, in Ubuntu 17.10 due for release in October. Xorg will still be installed too.
When Ubuntu 17.10 launches with GNOME in October, it'll move the window controls back to the right, exactly where they used to be prior to 2010 when Canonical started pushing the Unity desktop.
Ubuntu 16.10, codenamed Yakkety Yak, has stopped receiving support today, nine months after its release. If you are running this release, it's time to upgrade to the newer Ubuntu 17.04.
A new white paper from Canonical shows that ROI is the most pressing issue for IoT professionals. While IoT security is widely talked about, it was only the second most pressing issue.
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A platform-wide update now allows Windows and Linux VMs on Azure to reach networking throughput speeds of up to 25 Gbps, and Accelerated Networking hits GA for Windows, public preview for Linux.
After Microsoft announced that Ubuntu would be coming to the Windows Store, at its Build 2017 developer conference back in May, the 20170619.1 build of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is now available there.
Canonical and Dell have released several new computers as part of Project Sputnik. The laptops and All-In-One run Ubuntu and work out of the box. They are tailored for developers who want good specs.
Microsoft's cross platform Visual Studio Code editor can now be installed via a snap package on Linux distributions which support it. The main benefits are built in dependencies and auto-updates.
Microsoft has clarified that while Windows 10 S will only run apps found in the Windows Store, not all such "apps" will work, including the Linux distros recently announced at Build 2017.
With the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10, Microsoft will be making Ubuntu, SUSE, and Fedora available to the Windows Store itself, allowing you to use Linux from within the OS.
Ubuntu 17.10 is shaping up to be a big upgrade, unlike 17.04. The release is now expected to ship with GNOME, Wayland, and possibly GDM. Unity 8, and Upstart will also be booted from the repos.
Canonical has released Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus. It is supported for nine months, brings a new kernel and removes the default swap partition. The release hasn't switched from Unity to GNOME yet.
Canonical has decided to give up on its hope to bring about convergence across all types of devices and has announced it will move to GNOME in Ubuntu 18.04. Canonical will now focus on IoT and cloud.
The Spanish company, Slimbook, has teamed up with the KDE community to make a powerful, ultra-thin laptop called KDE Slimbook. The device is available for pre-order and is expected to ship mid-March.
Skype for Linux has received another update, marking the 13th since its July release. This update introduces the ability to send SMS messages and includes a number of performance improvements.
Ubuntu has become the first Linux OS to allow users to enable live kernel patching on their systems -- for free. Users can enable live patching on three devices, for free, before having to pay.
Mark Shuttleworth has taken to his personal blog to announce the codename for the next version of the Ubuntu operating system which he founded in 2004. The next release is due out in April, 2017.
Canonical has released Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak. The release will be supported until July 2017, just nine months away. The release brings minor improvements and includes a Unity 8 tech preview.
It was recently discovered by a Spotify user that the service would randomly open links, which are infested with malware. The issue was seen occurring on a PC, Mac, and Ubuntu computer.
Ubuntu Touch OS, Canonical's mobile OS, has received an over-the-air update. The OTA-13 release brings Korean and Latvian keyboard support, copy/paste on legacy apps and improved app start times.
The Elementary OS team have released a stable version of Loki which previously went through two betas. Loki is built on top of Ubuntu 16.04 and provides a number of improvements over Freya.
Ubuntu now has support for the popular framework, React Native. The framework allows web applications to have a native user interface, making them feel like first-class apps on any platform.
Valve has released the latest stats for hardware and software usage, indicating that Windows 10 usage continues to rise, now commanding a user base of 46.52% as Windows 7 continues to decline.
Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, launched in October, has today reached end-of-life. Users should upgrade to the Ubuntu 16.04.1 to continue to receive security updates through the update manager.
After a four-month effort by the Linux team, the latest kernel has finally been released after seven Release Candidate versions. One of the more noticeable updates includes support for the AMD RX480.
New images show the price and specifications of the upcoming Meizu MX6, powered by Ubuntu. The leak follows news of an under-wraps device, called 'Midori', which was reported on earlier in the week.
Canonical is now surveying users to find out whether there is an appetite to phase out 32-bit support following a draft plan, put forward by an Ubuntu developer, to drop i386 support by 2023.
A new Ubuntu phone could be coming from Meizu soon after a new device codename was mentioned on the Launchpad bug tracking website. The 'Midori' codename does not correspond to any known phone.
Snap packages which were introduced in Ubuntu 16.04 in April have made their way to several other popular distributions and their derivatives, these include Arch Linux, Debian and Gentoo and Fedora.
After pre-orders began over two months ago, Canonical has announced today that the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition is now available for purchase. The device promises to be the first flagship Ubuntu phone.
On April 21 Canonical is due to release its next Ubuntu Long Term Support release, version 16.04 codenamed Xenial Xerus. The major highlight of the release is the introduction of Snaps.
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