Linux Mint 18.2 to Be Dubbed “Sonya,” Will Come with Cinnamon 3.4, LightDM

Today being the last day of April, Linux Mint leader Clement Lefebvre published the monthly newsletter of the project to inform the community about what’s coming for the popular, Ubuntu-based distribution in May. The developer starts by warning those who still use the Linux Mint 13 “Maya” release that it reached end of life as it was based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin), which also reached end of life on April 28, 2017. Therefore, Linux Mint 13 will no longer receive security updates so you must upgrade to a... Read more

Linux Kernel 4.4.65 LTS Is a Small Patch with Networking and File System Fixes

Immediately after announcing the release of Linux kernel 3.18.51, renowned Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman informed the community earlier today about the availability for download of Linux kernel 4.4.65 LTS. Coming only three days after the previous patch, in this case Linux kernel 4.4.64 LTS, the Linux 4.4.65 LTS kernel release is a small maintenance update that changes a total of 26 files, with 304 insertions and 78 deletions. We’re quite surprise to see it released alone, as until now it was launched along with new versions of the Linux... Read more

Linux Kernel 3.18.51 Released with MIPS, ARM, and CIFS Changes, Updated Drivers

It looks to us like the Linux 3.18 kernel series is not dead, at least not at the moment, as Greg Kroah-Hartman just announced a few moments ago the release of third maintenance update since the branch reached end of life back in February 2017. That’s right, we’re talking about Linux kernel 3.18.51, which comes about eight days after the Linux 3.18.50 patch released last week. According to the appended shortlog, Linux kernel 3.18.51 is here to change a total of 62 files, with 408 insertions and 286 deletions, and... Read more

SparkyLinux Now Powered by Linux 4.10.13, Budgie Desktop Removed from Repos

The Polish developers of the Debian-based SparkyLinux operating system are ending the month of April by informing the community about everything good or bad that happened to their open-source project during the last few weeks. First thing first, the distribution is now powered by the latest stable kernel, Linux 4.10.13, so you are urged to update your SparkyLinux installation as soon as possible, and remember to reboot the machine after installing the new kernel. Enlightenment’s EFL libraries were also updated, to version 1.19.0. The team also managed to rebuild the... Read more

Wikileaks: CIA's Snowden Stopper Is a Document Tagging Tool Reliant on MS Office

Wikileaks has released a new set of documents in its Vault 7 series and this time it’s a manual describing how the CIA wants to track whistleblowers, journalists and so on.  Called Scribbles, or “Snowden Stopper,” this is a piece of software that was designed with one purpose in mind – embedding web beacon tags into documents that are likely to get stolen. This is supposed to help the CIA figure out where its files have landed and to collect information about the end user of the document, relaying the... Read more

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