CloudLinux 6 Gets New Beta Kernel to Backport a Fix for R1Soft's Backup Solution

After announcing earlier this week the availability of a new Beta kernel for CloudLinux 7 and CloudLinux 6 Hybrid users, CloudLinux’s Mykola Naugolnyi is now informing us about the release of a Beta kernel for CloudLinux 6 users. The updated CloudLinux 6 Beta kernel is tagged as build 2.6.32-673.26.1.lve1.4.26 and it’s here to replace kernel 2.6.32-673.26.1.lve1.4.25. It is available right now for download from CloudLinux’s updates-testing repository and backports a fix (CKSIX-109) for R1Soft’s backup solution from CloudLinux 7’s kernel. If you’re running CloudLinux 6 and you want to install... Read more

Ubuntu 17.10 Won't Ship with Upstart and CGManager as Unity 8 Is Being Dropped

Canonical’s Dimitri John Ledkov informs the Ubuntu Linux and Ubuntu Touch communities that the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system will drop support for the Upstart init daemon and CGManager project. Both Upstart and CGManager were key components for the next-generation Unity 8 user interface that Canonical built for its mobile and convergence vision. Unfortunately, as you already know, Unity 8 will no longer be developed, nor the Unity 7 interface for that matter, as future Ubuntu releases move to GNOME 3. Previous Ubuntu Linux releases shipped with Upstart... Read more

This Custom Android-x86 Build Puts Android 7.1.1 on Your PC, with Linux 4.11 RC7

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton was happy to announce the release of a new build of his custom built Android-x86 project that lets uses runs the latest Android mobile operating system on their personal computers. Dubbed AndEX Nougat 7.1.1, the project was recently updated to build 170426, after it received a few revisions at the end of last week, specifically builds 170423 and 170422, both of which added most of the changes, updated packages, and improvements listed below. Shipping with either the Linux 4.11 RC7, Linux 4.10.11, or Linux 4.4.62 LTS... Read more

Clear Linux Announces Intel Clear Containers 2.1.6 with Docker 17.04.0 Support

Clear Linux’s Kent Helm was proud to announce the release and general availability of Intel Clear Containers 2.1.6, a maintenace update that promises to improve compatibility with recent Docker releases, but also adds various bug fixes. In terms of compatibility, Intel Clear Containers 2.1.6 adds support for Docker 17.04.0-ce open-source container engine, which updates its development to be on par with the enterprise edition of Docker, as well as to lay the groundwork for Intel Clear Containers to become a plugin for Docker’s enterprise edition. Intel Clear Containers 2.1.6 also... Read more

Oracle Outs VirtualBox 5.1.22 and 5.0.40 Maintenance Releases to Fix ALSA Issues

Oracle released two new maintenance updates of its open-source and cross-platform virtualization software, VirtualBox 5.1.22 and VirtualBox 5.0.40, for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows. Both VirtualBox 5.1.22 and VirtualBox 5.0.40 are bugfix releases that come about ten days after the launch of the previous updates, in this case VirtualBox 5.1.20 and VirtualBox 5.0.38. They include pretty much the same changes with small exceptions. The common changes of both releases are fixes for two potential, rare hang and crash storage issues, both of which occurred under rare... Read more

Kirigami 2.1 Open-Source Framework for Convergent Mobile and Desktop UIs Is Out

KDE’s Paul Brown announced the general availability of version . of the open-source Kirigami UI framework for producing convergent user interfaces for mobile and desktop environments. Kirigami . is here three and a half months after the launch of Kirigami . as the project’s most mature version to date. Prominent features include ItemViewHeader, a standardized title for ListViews, which can be customized with a background image that uses a parallax effect when scrolled and the header is adjusted accordingly. Multiple behaviors can be set for this component. Kirigami . also... Read more

It's Official: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) Linux OS Reached End of Life

Canonical, through Adam Conrad, informed us today that the Ubuntu . LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system is now officially dead, reaching end of life on April , . If you’re still using Ubuntu . LTS on your desktop or server systems, it’s time to upgrade to a newer, supported release. You can choose to upgrade to either Ubuntu . LTS (Trusty Tahr), which will be supported for two more years, until April , or Ubuntu . LTS (Xenial Xerus), supported until April . “This is a follow-up to the End... Read more

What is SSH Key? How To Generate SSH Key in Linux?

SSH is short for Secure Shell. Secure Shell is a network protocol that provides administrators with a secure way (with encryption) to access a remote computer. it allows an administrator to log into virtual space server with an SSH key instead of a typical password. This eliminates the usual weakness of cracking passwords since SSHs almost can not be deciphered or cracked. So how exactly does this work? Let’s find out in this tutorial.SSH works using a key pair; the public key and the private key. The private key is... Read more

A fully open source satellite, new resources from the Linux Foundation, and more news

In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the first open source satellite, The Linux Foundation’s new IoT-focused group, and more. Open source news roundup for April 15-28, 2017 Launching the first open source satellite Last week, the first open source satellite made its way into space. The Libre Space Foundation, the organization behind the satellite, is dedicated to developing libre space hardware. read more Read more

A Simple, Straightforward Clipboard Manager for GNOME

Clipboard Manager extension for Gnome Shell is a no-frills clipboard manager for GNOME. It adds an indicator menu to the top panel and caches your clipboard history. There’s nothing extra; no regex searching, or cross-device, multi-sync or pan-dimensional magic. Just a simple, easy to access clipboard history. I’ve never been a particularly big clipboard fan. I typically only […] This post, A Simple, Straightforward Clipboard Manager for GNOME, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!. Read more