Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) Will Reach End of Life on July 18th, 2019

Canonical announced today that the Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) operating system is approaching end of life later this month, urging users to upgrade to a newer release.

Released last year on October 18th, Ubuntu 18.10 was dubbed as Cosmic Cuttlefish by Canonical’s CEO Mark Shuttleworth. It shipped with the GNOME 3.30 desktop environment and the Linux 4.18 kernel series, and featured a fresh new look based on the in-house developed Yaru theme, formerly Communitheme.

Ubuntu 18.10 also brought support for unlocking your PC with your fingerprint, mobile phone integration, as well as support for managing Thunderbolt devices. However, being supported for only nine months, Ubuntu 18.10 will reach end of life on July 18th, 2019, which means it will no longer receive security or software updates.

“Ubuntu announced its 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) release almost 9 months ago, on October 18, 2018.  As a non-LTS release, 18.10 has a 9-month support cycle and, as such, the s… (read more)

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IPFire Open-Source Linux Firewall Now Patched Against SACK Panic Vulnerabilities

Michael Tremer announced the release of IPFire 2.23 Core Update 134, a new maintenance update to the open-source, hardened, and versatile Linux-based firewall that adds the latest security fixes and component updates.

IPFire 2.23 Core Update 134 is here to address the recently discovered SACK Panic (CVE-2019-11477 and CVE-2019-11478) security vulnerabilities, affecting Linux kernel’s networking subsystem processed TCP Selective Acknowledgment (SACK) segments. These are serious flaws and could allow remote attackers to cause a so-called SACK Panic attack (denial of service).

“The Linux kernel was vulnerable for two DoS attacks against its TCP stack. The first one made it possible for a remote attacker to panic the kernel and a second one could trick the system into transmitting very small packets so that a data transfer would have used the whole bandwidth but filled mainly with packet ov… (read more)

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How do I force delete a directory in Linux?

I am trying to delete a directory in Linux using the rmdir dir1 command. But, I am getting an error that read as follows:
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MintBox 3 Linux Mint-Powered Mini PC Announced as the Most Powerful MintBox Ever

In their latest monthly newsletter, the Linux Mint project announced that they are working again with Compulab on the next MintBox mini computer.

Yes, we’re talking about MintBox 3, the third generation of the tiny and powerful MintBox computer powered by the ever popular Linux Mint operating system. MintBox 3 comes in two variants and promises to be the most powerful MintBox computer ever built in collaboration with Compulab.

“We’re working with Compulab on the most powerful MintBox ever,” said Clement Lefebvre, leader of the Linux Mint project. “MintBox 3 will be based on the Airtop 3. I’ve been using an Airtop 1 as my main computer for a while now and it’s a beautiful machine.”

MintBox 3 will be available in two configurations, a basic one with a Intel Core i5 processor with 6 cores, 16GB RAM, 256GB EVO 970 SSD storage, Wi-Fi, and FM-AT3 FACE Module, and a high end variant powered by an Intel Core i9 processor, N… (read more)

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Linux Mint 20 and Future Releases Will Drop Support for 32-bit Installations

The Linux Mint project announced today that they have decided to follow Canonical’s decision to drop support for 32-bit system in future releases of their Ubuntu operating system.

As you might know, Canonical announced last month that they plan to drop support for 32-bit systems all together, not only for new installations, but they ended up realizing that some major projects like Wine and Steam still need 32-bit libraries, so starting with Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) they’ll only build select 32-bit packages.

Many users were asking if Ubuntu-based distributions will be affected by this major change, which shouldn’t be a surprize to  anyone in 2019, so it looks like Linux Mint, one of the most popular Ubuntu-based operating systems out there will follow on Ubuntu’s steps to drop support for 32-bit systems in future releases, starting with Linux Mint 20.

“The announcement from Canonical that 32-bit support was to be dropped in Ubuntu 20.04 means that the future Linu… (read more)

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Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) Wallpaper Competition Is Now Open for Submissions

Canonical announced today that the wallpaper competition for the upcoming Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) operating system is now open for submissions.

With every new Ubuntu release, Canonical puts together a wallpaper contest where artists and designers from all over the world are invited to submit their artwork with the ultimate prize of it being shipped with the next major release of the Ubuntu operating system.

This year’s wallpaper contest is for Ubuntu 19.10, dubbed Eoan Ermine, a release that will see the light of day this fall on October 17th. The contest is open to anyone and stars today, July 2nd, until the beginning of September, a few weeks before the launch of the beta release on September 26th.

Here’s how to submit your artwork for Ubuntu 19.10

To enter the Ubuntu 19.10 wallpaper competition, all you have to do is simply upload your images to the dedicated Ubuntu Community Hub thread read more)

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Security-Focused Whonix Linux Is Now Based on Debian GNU/Linux 10 “Buster”

Patrick Schleizer announced today the release and general availability of the Whonix Linux 15 operating system, a major release of this security- and privacy-focused Debian-based distribution.

After being in development for the past year, Whonix 15 is now available and it’s based on the soon-to-be-released Debian GNU/Linux 10 “Buster” operating system series, due for release on July 6th, 2019. It comes with lots of new features and enhancement, including kernel hardening, systemd unit sandboxing, and Xfce as default desktop environment.

“After approximately one year of development, the Whonix Project is proud to announce the release of Whonix 15,” said developer Patrick Schleizer. “Whonix 15 is based on the Debian buster (Debian 10) distri… (read more)

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Debian GNU/Linux 10 “Buster” ISOs Now Ready for Testing Ahead of July 6th Launch

The Debian Project has put out a call for help from the Linux community to test the release images of the forthcoming Debian GNU/Linux 10 “Buster” operating system series.

Scheduled for release on Saturday, July 6th, 2019, the Debian GNU/Linux 10 “Buster” operating system has been in development for the past few years and it is shaping up to be a great release with cool new features and improvements, along with more update components compared to the current release, Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch.”

But, before it hits the streets later this week, the Debian Project is looking at the community to help them download, install, and test the release images of Debian GNU/Linux 10 “Buster” and report any issues they might encounter during the installations, etc., to ensure the final release is bug-free and rock-stable.

“If you can spare the time your help would be greatly appreciated in testing some of these images on the day. If you have time to test before then too, that … (read more)

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KaOS Linux Gets July Release with KDE Plasma 5.16 Desktop, Linux Kernel 5.1

The KaOS Linux operating system received July 2019’s snapshot release with all the latest updates and security fixes published in the main repositories since the previous ISO milestone.

Packed with all the latest and greatest GNU/Linux technologies and Open Source software, KaOS 2019.07 is now available for download and comes with the KDE Plamsa 5.16.2 desktop environment accompanied by the KDE Applications 19.04.2 and KDE Frameworks 5.59.0 software suites, all build against the Qt 5.13.0 application framework.

It also ships with the LibreOffice 6.2 office suite featuring native support for the Qt5/KF5 toolkit, replacing Calligra as the default Office app for KaOS. Other updated components include Linux kernel 5.1.15, X.Org Server 1.20.5, Glib2 2.60.4, ICU 64.2, 1.69.0, NetworkManager 1.18.1, GStreamer 1.16.0, iptables 1.8.3, GNU nano 4.3, Krb5 1.17, Proj 6.0.0, and Poppler 0.78.0.

Now featuring the latest Calamares installer

As it is targeted mo… (read more)

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