Linux Lite Users Are the First to Try Linux Kernel 5.0, Here’s How to Install It

Linux Lite users are among the first to try the recently released Linux 5.0 kernel on their computers powered by one of the supported Linux Lite releases.

Released last weekend, Linux kernel 5.0 is a major milestone with minor improvements. Linux Lite developer and founder Jerry Bezencon is usually among the first to offer a new major kernel series to his users, and you can now install the Linux 5.0 kernel series on Linux Lite 4.x and 3.x series.

Highlights of Linux kernel 5.0 include FreeSync support in for AMD GPUs for a stutter-free viewing experience on LCDs with dynamic refresh rates, a new energy-aware scheduling feature for ARM big.LITTLE CPUs, support for swap files in the Btrfs file system, and support for the Adiantum file system encryption for low power devices.

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Ubuntu 14.04.6 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Emergency Point Release Arriving March 7th

Canonical announced today that it’s working on the sixth security-oriented point release of the long-term supported Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system series.

Following on last week’s Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS (Xenial Xerus) emergency point release to patch a critical security vulnerability affecting the APT package manager, which could allow attackers to execute code as root and possibly crash the system by installing malicious apps, Canonical is now working on Ubuntu 14.04.6 LTS.

The Ubuntu 14.04.6 LTS point release will be similar to the Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS point release, but for those who want to deploy the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system series on new computers without taking any security risks caused by the said APT vulnerability.

“The situation is a bit different here than with 16.04.6 a… (read more)

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Wireshark 3.0 Released as World’s Most Popular Network Protocol Analyzer

The Wireshark Foundation released a new major version of their widely-used network protocol analyzer software, Wireshark 3.0, for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows platforms.

As its version number suggests, Wireshark 3.0 is a massive update to the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer designed for network troubleshooting and analysis, software and communications protocol development, as well as education purposes, which introduces numerous new features and improvements.

Highlights of Wireshark 3.0 include re-enablement and modernization of the IP map feature, support for the long-term supported Qt 5.12 application framework for macOS and Windows systems, initial support for using PKCS #11 tokens for RSA decryption in TLS, support for reproducible builds, and support for Swedish, Ukrainian, and Russian languages.

Since version 2.6, Wireshark 3.0 also adds support for conversation timestamps for the UDP and UDP-Lite protocols, supports for generating ElasticSea… (read more)

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GNU Linux-Libre 5.0 Kernel Officially Released for Those Who Seek 100% Freedom

The GNU Linux-Libre project released today the GNU Linux-libre 5.0-gnu kernel for GNU/Linux users who are seeking 100% freedom for their personal computers.

Based on the recently released Linux 5.0 kernel series, the GNU Linux-Libre 5.0 kernel is here to offer you a Linux kernel that doesn’t contain any proprietary code as it deblobbs the new ipu3-imgu driver, removes the Eicon DIVA ISDN driver, and updates the names of several firmware included in the upstream Linux 5.0 kernel.

“Besides the usual assortment of firmware name updates, a new driver (ipu3-imgu) required disabling of blob requests, and a driver that we used to deblob (Eicon DIVA ISDN) was removed, so its cleaning up code is now gone,” said developer Alexandre Oliva in a mailing list announcementread more)

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Linux kernel 5.0 released and here is how to install it

Linus Torvalds the creator and the principal developer of the Linux kernel announced the release of Linux kernel version 5.0. This release increases the major kernel version number to 5. from 4.x. The new change does not mean anything and does not affect programs in any way. From the mailing list:
Te overall changes for all of the 5.0 release are much bigger. But I’d like to point out (yet again) that we don’t do feature-based releases, and that “5.0” doesn’t mean anything more than that the 4.x numbers started getting big enough that I ran out of fingers and toes.
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How to Install MongoDB on Ubuntu

Here are two ways to install MongoDB on Ubuntu 18.04, the open-source NoSQL Database used in many modern applications.

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New Linux Mint Logo Revealed Alongside Further Updates

Linux Mint is in the middle of getting a subtle facelift that concerns both the official website and the logo, and a few days ago, Clem Lefebvre provided us with a sneak peek at how everything could look when this redesign is finalized.

First and foremost, it’s worth knowing that not everything is set in stone, and some of the elements that you see here could still change.

The logo itself, for example, is still in the experimental stage, and the head of the project explains that it is specifically designed from the very beginning to resolve all the struggles with the current version, including the broken scaling model.

“We’ve been working around these issues for a while now. In previous releases we shipped with flat, semi-flat and symbolic versions of the current logo (your application menu logo in 19.1 is an example of this) but we can’t address all the issues without removing that border in the shape of a leaf,” he explained.

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Linux Kernel 5.0 Officially Released, Here’s What’s New

The long-anticipated Linux 5.0 kernel series is now available for general public as Linus Torvalds put an end to the development cycle today, releasing the final version into the wild.

The development cycle of the Linux 5.0 kernel series kicked off two months ago, during which seven RC (Release Candidate) milestones were published for testing paving the road for this major version change, which, sadly, doesn’t mean anything besides the fact that running Linux 5.x is cooler than running Linux 4.x.

“The overall changes for all of the 5.0 release are much bigger. But I’d like to point out (yet again) that we don’t do feature-based releases, and that “5.0” doesn’t mean anything more than that the 4.x numbers started getting big enough that I ran out of fingers and toes,” said Linus Torvalds in a mailing list announcement.

Here’s what’s new in Linux kernel 5.0

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