Last week, we reported on the release of the first maintenance version of the stable Vivaldi 1.0 web browser, build 1.1, which has been rebased on the Chromium 50 open-source project.
We've been informed by Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard that Vivaldi 1.1.453.52-1 stable update is now available for all platforms, bringing the latest security fixes from upstream, which means that the web browser has been upgraded to Chromium 50.0.2661.94.
We have met some really helpful while putting together this bid, both at the Manchester Metropolitan University, which is our proposed venue, and at the Marketing Manchester conference bureau, who have helped make the bid document. Thanks to both.
Today, May 3, Mozilla has pushed the first point release of the recently launched Firefox 46.0 web browser to all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
While news is spreading around today about an updated attack against the Linux kernel's BPF JIT that works around the random offset it applies to the start of the JITted code, I wanted to share our perspective on this, why everyone should have already seen this coming (as we did), and why these JIT spraying attacks have been irrelevant in grsecurity for many years and especially now with the release of RAP.
In this brief training video from the Linux Foundation, Linus Torvalds shares why he’s passionate about Linux and open source software.
Back in 1991, a Finnish graduate student had an itch he needed to scratch — and Linux was thereby born. Hear how Linus Torvalds today feels about the range of careers available to people working in open source.
For Solomon Hykes, founder and CEO of Docker, IT plumbing functions best if it is worked on by the entire community of its users, with developers modifying it however they wish and submitting the results back to the repository. While some organizations shy away from making their code open source, Docker embraces all contributions — Regardless of the fact that some of the resulting creations could one day become its competition.
HPE's cloud story remains complicated. While the company has left the public cloud behind, it will continue to offer its OpenStack-based Helion 3.0 as a private cloud.
Canonical to Offer Snappy Ubuntu 16 Images for Raspberry Pi 2, DragonBoard 410c
As you may know (or not), the Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) is taking place these days, between May 3 and May 5, on the Ubuntu On Air channel, where the Ubuntu devs are laying down plans for the future.
We've already reported the other day that the next major release of the popular Linux kernel-based operating system, Ubuntu 16.10, which has been dubbed by Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth as Yakkety Yak, won't ship with the long-anticipated Unity 8 desktop interface as the default session.
Beautiful Simplicity Linux 16.04 OS Arrives, Based on LXPup and the LXDE Desktop
The guys over at Simplicity Linux, a simple and beautiful GNU/Linux desktop-oriented operating system, have had the great pleasure of announcing the release of Simplicity Linux 16.04.
Simplicity Linux 16.04 is distributed in three main editions, namely Desktop, X, and Mini. The distribution has been in development for the past three months, since February, when it was initially released as Simplicity Linux 16.01.
Wine Staging, a playground for experimental Wine patches not yet ready to be accepted to the mainline tree, is out with their newest release that's powered off last week's official Wine 1.9.9 release.
Over the past two weeks, Wine-Staging developers spent time cleaning up some of the patches they were carrying in and got them merged to mainline. For v1.9.9, they were able to mainline more than thirty of their patches that they'll no longer need to carry in this experimental tree. They also dropped their libcef system call workaround for Steam now that there's a command-line switch to workaround the CEF sandboxing.