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Linux Security

Tails 3.6 is out

Tails is a live operating system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity. It helps you to use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer but leaving no trace unless you ask it to explicitly. The new release brings several fixes and improvements regarding to the community reported problems.

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Linux

Qubes OS 4.0 RC4 is out

The privacy focused operating system is in a new pre-final version out, RC 4 might be the last version before there going to relasefinal version, the reason I announce it is that there no bigger changes compared to the final version, so we already getting something which is almost done. The next focus will be on bugfixing the well known problems. The official changelog is as always avaible on their Blog.

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Official Qubes Logo. Picture Qubes Blog.
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Linux

Linux Kernel 4.15 against Meltdown & Spectre

Linus Torvalds released the final version of the first Linux kernel with Meltdown & Spectre fixes, the new version 4.15 comes with over 1000 changesets and this is mostly to address the current security issue. The new Kernel is now more compatible with VR and the free AMDgpu driver got implemented which means AMD Vega GPUs are better supported. You can get, as always, download the latest kernel on kernel.org.

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Linux

Ubuntu Spectre & Meltdown patches are here

Ubuntu just got an update to face the meltdown problem, and the patches working fine so far on my test systems.

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Linux

GNOME 3.28 Removes Option to Put Icons on the Desktop

Starting with version 3.28 (or higher), GNOME users will have to seek an alternative way to display and manage files and folders. According to developer Ernestas Kulik, the team is scrubbing the “desktop” feature because it is impeding the progress of the overall environment.

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Picture: omgubuntu.co.uk
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AMD Hardware Intel Linux Security

Meltdown and Spectre – almost everything gets patched

Wow what a first week this year – a huge leak and everyone was freaking out (including me) because we finally realized that hardware can’t be trusted. But what was done after the leak? Let’s talk about it! We are talking btw about CVE-2017-5715 +  CVE-2017-5753  + CVE-2017-5754.

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Linux

Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia – Review – A solid Linux for beginners

Linux Mint is known to be a starter Linux, and is a great operating system. For those that want an alternative to Windows 10, it is a wonderful choice for two specific reasons. For one, it has a superior user interface. Whether you opt for the Cinnamon desktop environment or instead choose Mate, you will have a more intuitive experience than the insanity that is Windows 10.

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Linux

Ubuntu Trusty review

Ubuntu is still my fav. Linux distro because its stable, you can game with it and it just works – while other bloody distros often crash or simply are more complicated to use – time is money baby! The problem is that you might have some troubles in customizing it or you ask yourself how can I make the switch from Windows?! So this guide is exactly for you! The overview gives you a short opinion what is well done in Ubuntu and what could be improved based on my experience.

I decided to test Ubuntu 14.04, which I found to be amazing in all scenarios, on the LG laptop. Let’s see what gives.

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Intel Linux

Intel SPI Driver in Ubuntu 17.10 Release Might Corrupt Your Laptop Bios

Canonical has pulled their latest Ubuntu 17.10 release because there are many reports of Lenovo and other brand laptops experiencing corrupted BIOS when the OS is installed. At this time it looks like the Intel SPI driver is the culprit. Once a new kernel is compiled without these drivers the OS will be made available for download once again. If you downloaded this before this morning then you shouldn’t install on your laptop. In some cases only a motherboard replacement will fix the bad BIOS.

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