Showing posts from January, 2018

Intel's Microcode Update for Spectre Exploit Is Now Available in Ubuntu's Repos

Canonical announced a few moments ago that Intel's latest microcode update for the Spectre security vulnerability is now available from the software repositories of all supported Ubuntu Linux releases. After releasing earlier this week new kernel updates to mitigate the Meltdown and Spectre security exploits that put billions of devices at risk of attacks by allowing a local, unprivileged attacker to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory, Canonical now released the updated microcode from Intel for supported Intel CPUs. Canonical says that the update provides microcode patches that are required by the corresponding Linux kernel versions used in Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark), Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus), Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system series to mitigate the Spectre vulnerability. "It was discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and branch prediction may allow unauthorized memory reads via sidech…

8 Crazy Linux Predictions for 2018 - OMG! Ubuntu!

With a new year upon us we felt it was time to share some of our Linux predictions for 2018. Whether they are likely to happen, or just hopeful thinking, is up for debate. But 2017 showed us that nothing is truly predictable. During the previous 12 months we saw: Linux market share increase to suspiciously high levelsUbuntu drop Unity and return to the GNOME foldBig name games launched on LinuxWayland ship by default on more distributionsSeveral new Linux kernel releasesAnd a lot more! But what does 2018 have in store for Linux? Well, here are 8 predictions for the coming year to get you thinking… Our Linux Predictions for 20181. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Will Be Big News

Prediction: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will be the most popular release of Ubuntu in years.