Canonical Improves Security and Robustness of Ubuntu Kubernetes with Containerd

Canonical announced today that it added support for Containerd container runtime in the latest releases of its Charmed Kubernetes and Microk8s products to improve their security and robustness.

Available for Linux and Windows operating systems, Containerd is the industry-standard container runtime capable of managing entire container lifecycles, including container execution, low-level storage, image transfer, network attachments, as well as process supervision. Besides improving security, Containerd ensures reduced latency and robust performance for Canonical’s Kubernetes offering.

“Containerd has become the industry-standard container runtime focused on simplicity, robustness, and portability,” said Carmine Rimi, Product Manager for Kubernetes at Canonical. “Enabling Kubernetes to drive containerd directly reduces the number of moving parts, reduces latency in pod star… (read more)

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Canonical Releases Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with Patched APT and Security Updates

Canonical released today the Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS point release to its long-term supported Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system series to address a recently discovered APT vulnerability.

As reported earlier this week, Canonical started working on emergency point releases for its Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system series to offer users who want to install these releases a more secure live/installation media that patches a security vulnerability affecting the APT package manager.

The APT security vulnerability affects all Debian and Ubuntu-based operating systems and could allow a remote attacker to install malic… (read more)

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System76 Launches Refreshed Oryx Pro Linux Laptop with RTX GPUs, Bigger Displays

American computer manufacturer System76 has launched today a refreshed version of its Oryx Pro flagship Linux-powered laptop with latest technologies from Intel and Nvidia, as well as bigger displays.

As we reported earlier this week, the Oryx Pro laptop has been refreshed with newer graphics and upgraded components. Following on the footsteps of the recently refreshed “Darter Pro” and “Serval WS” Linux laptops from System76, the Oryx Pro now features Nvidia RTX 20-series GPUs, 8th Gen Intel CPUs, larger screens, better speakers, as well as more memory and storage.

Best of all, the new Oryx Pro models come with Nvidia Optimus support to make it easier for users to switch between the dedicated Nvidia graphics card and the integrated Intel GPU, thus also optimizing the performance of the laptop and the battery life, and… (read more)

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 Coming to Ubuntu Phones on March 6th with More Improvements

The UBports community has put out a call for testing for the next OTA maintenance update for their Ubuntu Touch mobile OS for Ubuntu Phone devices, which will be available next week.

Yes, we’re talking about Ubuntu Touch OTA-8, the next major update for devices running the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system, which promises several improvements to make your Ubuntu Phone experience more reliable. The Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 update comes one and a half months after the Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 release.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 is slated for release next week, on March 6th, 2019, but before it hits the streets the UBports community needs your help to test drive the pre-release builds and report any issues you may encounter to ensure the quality of the final release for everyone. Details on how to test Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 are availabl… (read more)

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 Coming to Ubuntu Phones on March 6th with More Improvements

The UBports community has put out a call for testing for the next OTA maintenance update for their Ubuntu Touch mobile OS for Ubuntu Phone devices, which will be available next week.

Yes, we’re talking about Ubuntu Touch OTA-8, the next major update for devices running the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system, which promises several improvements to make your Ubuntu Phone experience more reliable. The Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 update comes one and a half months after the Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 release.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 is slated for release next week, on March 6th, 2019, but before it hits the streets the UBports community needs your help to test drive the pre-release builds and report any issues you may encounter to ensure the quality of the final release for everyone. Details on how to test Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 are availabl… (read more)

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How to Install VLC Media Player in Fedora 29

VLC is a free and open source, popular and cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays files, discs, webcams, devices as well as streams. It plays most multimedia files and DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs,...

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A Brief History of FOSS Practices

We focus a great deal about Linux and Free & Open Source Software at It’s FOSS. Ever wondered how old such FOSS Practices are? How did this Practice come by? What is the History behind this revolutionary concept?

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9 Most Popular Download Managers for Linux in 2019

Download managers on Windows are one of the most things that are missed for every new comer to Linux world, programs like Internet Download Manager & Free Download Manager are very wanted, too bad...

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Embedded Linux OS LibreELEC 9.0.1 Is Out with Kodi 18.1 and Linux Kernel 4.19.23

The development team behind the LibreELEC open-source and Linux-based operating system for embedded devices released the first maintenance update in the latest LibreELEC 9.0 “Leia” series.

Released earlier this month, the LibreELEC 9.0 “Leia” series is based on the latest Kodi 18 “Leia” open-source and cross-platform media center software, which adds numerous new features and enhancements like retro gaming support, DRM support for streaming content from sites like Netflix or Amazon Prime, and much more.

LibreELEC 9.0.1 is here today as the first point release a.k.a. maintenance update to the LibreELEC 9.0 “Leia” series, updating the Kodi media center to version 18.1 and the Linux kernel to version 4.19.23 for better hardware support. Furthermore, it improves support for TBS 5520SE tuning and Zotac remotes.

“LibreELEC 9.0.1 (Leia) has arrived based upon Kodi v18.1, the 9.0.1 release contains many changes and refinements to user experience and a complete overhaul of… (read more)

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CentOS 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Get Important Kernel Security Update

An important kernel security update has been released for the CentOS 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 operating system series to address a recently discovered vulnerability and other bugs.

Marked by the Red Hat Product Security team as having an “Important” security impact, the new kernel security update contains a fix for a race condition vulnerability affecting the raw MIDI kernel driver that could lead to a double-free or double realloc, as well as a fix for a bug that caused apps compiled with GCC 4.4.7 to trigger a segmentation fault.

This kernel update removes a 64k limit check in the page fault handler in applications compiled with GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) version 4.4.7, ensuring the smooth running of these applications without triggering a segmentation fault. However, Red Hat noted that fact that removing the limit check has no impact on the integrity of the kernel itself.

“It was found that the raw midi kernel driver does not protect against concurre… (read more)

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