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feed text Pinguy OS Puts On a Happier GNOME 3 Face
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:50:25 +0000
Pinguy OS 18.04 is an Ubuntu-based distribution that offers a non-standard GNOME desktop environment intended to be friendlier for new Linux users. This distro is a solid Linux OS with a focus on simple and straightforward usability for the non-geek desktop user. If you do not like tinkering with settings or having numerous power-grabbing fancy
On July 16th, 1993, Slackware Linux distribution was officially released. Based entirely on the Softlanding Linux System (SLS) system, it was designed for the machines with a 3.5" boot floppy. Over the past 25 years, Slackware has turned out to be one of the most influential Linux distros around. The very first releases of SUSE
Users of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and CentOS Linux 6 operating system series received important kernel security updates that patch some recently discovered vulnerabilities. Now that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and CentOS Linux 7 operating system series were patched against the Spectre Variant 4 (CVE-2018-3639) security vulnerability, as well as the Lazy
After organizing the Atari VCS crowdfunding campaign to collect money and creating the hype for the upcoming Atari VCS console, the console has received a major update in the hardware. As compared to the previously announced 4GB RAM which somewhat made it look like any other console out there, Atari VCS project’s System Architect Rob
There’s no doubt that Linux and Mac are more secure operating system choices as opposed to Microsoft Windows. But this doesn’t mean that hackers don’t find ways to infect the machines running these operating systems — in the past, we came across the massive Mirai botnet that controlled the networking devices running Linux. Mirai creators
Debian 9 "Stretch" was released over a year ago — time really flies! Since then, the wildly popular Linux distribution has been downloaded by countless users. Today, the 5th "point" release becomes available. In other words, Debian Linux "Stetch" has reached an important milestone — version 9.5 stable. The operating system is always improving with
text Minimal Ubuntu for containers and clouds
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 07:11:03 +0000
By default, Linux comes with a lot of extras. Usually, that’s a good thing. But, sometimes you want just the bare necessities of Linux life for your server, containers, and clouds. That’s where Canonical’s latest Ubuntu release, Minimal Ubuntu, comes in. When Canonical says "Minimal", they mean minimal. Weighing in at a mere 29MB for
text Malware found in Arch user repository AUR
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 07:08:22 +0000
Arch warns on its website: "AUR packages are custom content. The use of the provided files is at your own risk «. That the warning should be taken seriously and the PKGBUILD files in the AUR, the arch repository with user-created and maintained packages, should always be checked prior to installation, unless the creator is
A bug filed on Ubuntu Launchpad in the middle of June has just been made public. The bug in question appears to allow anyone with physical access to the computer bypass the lock screen by just removing the hard drive. The bug was tested on Ubuntu 16.04.4 and it’s unclear whether it affects other versions
One of the oft-repeated reasons for using alternative operating systems is the suggestion that alternatives to Windows are more secure because malware is not produced for these minority systems—in effect, an argument in favor of security by minority. For a variety of reasons, this is a misguided notion. The proliferation of web-based attacks—which are inherently