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5 Reasons To Use Ubuntu MATE

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5 reasons to use Ubuntu MATE. I have contributed both in ideas and in the past, financially to Ubuntu MATE. It’s a solid Linux distro that really shines in its stability and usability. Today I’m sharing my top five reasons why I think you should consider using Ubuntu MATE as your goto Linux distro.

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Canonical adds containerd to Ubuntu Kubernetes

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Canonical today announced support for containerd in its 1.14 releases of Charmed Kubernetes and Microk8s, improving security and robustness.

“Containerd has become the industry-standard container runtime focused on simplicity, robustness and portability.” said Carmine Rimi, product manager for Kubernetes at Canonical. “Enabling Kubernetes to drive containerd directly reduces the number of moving parts, reduces latency in pod startup times, and improves CPU and memory usage on every node in the cluster.”

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Also: Canonical Improves Security and Robustness of Ubuntu Kubernetes with Containerd

Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS released

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The Ubuntu team is happy to announce the release of Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS
(Long-Term Support) for its Desktop and Server products, as well as other
flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support.

Unlike previous point releases, 16.04.6 is a security-targeted release
for the purpose of providing updated installation media which protects
new installations from the recently discovered APT vulnerability
(USN-3863-1). Many other security updates for additional high-impact
bugs are also included, with a focus on maintaining stability and
compatibility with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Kubuntu 16.04.6 LTS, Xubuntu 16.04.6 LTS, Mythbuntu 16.04.6 LTS,
Lubuntu 16.04.6 LTS, Ubuntu Kylin 16.04.6 LTS and Ubuntu MATE 16.04.6
LTS are also now available.

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Also: Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS Released With APT Vulnerability Fix, Other Security Updates Included

Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 Coming to Ubuntu Phones on March 6th with More Improvements

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Yes, we're talking about Ubuntu Touch OTA-8, the next major update for devices running the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system, which promises several improvements to make your Ubuntu Phone experience more reliable. The Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 update comes one and a half months after the Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 release.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 is slated for release next week, on March 6th, 2019, but before it hits the streets the UBports community needs your help to test drive the pre-release builds and report any issues you may encounter to ensure the quality of the final release for everyone. Details on how to test Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 are available below.

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Linux Lite 4.4 Slated for Release on April 1st, Based on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS

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Based on the Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system, Linux Lite 4.4 will be released in a month from the moment of writing and promises to offer users an up-to-date live and installation media that also brings various minor changes to artwork with an updated Papirus icon theme and to software selection with the addition of the Sound Juicer CD ripper app.

However, the biggest change of this new development cycle for Linux Lite is the move from Beta releases to RC (Release Candidate) releases to match the build quality of pre-release images much better. The RC build number will be displayed on the default wallpaper, login screen, and boot splash screen, which will be removed in the final release.

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Testing Ubuntu 19.04 and IPFire 2.21

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  • Ubuntu 19.04 Feature Freeze Run Through
  • IPFire 2.21 - Core Update 128 is ready for testing

    we have a great bunch of updates lined up for you with some great features that will improve IPFire's IPsec VPN capabilities and a huge make-over for our Intrusion Prevention System. But before that, we have another maintenance update with a new kernel, introducing TLS 1.3 throughout the whole system and of course a whole package of bug fixes and other improvements.

    Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this Core Update with either sending in patches, testing, reporting bugs and many many other things. I am quite happy to see the team grow slowly and surely!

Security: Updates, Cmd, Supermicro, Reproducible Builds and Qualcomm Binary Blobs

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  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • Linux security: Cmd provides visibility, control over user activity
  • Supermicro hardware weaknesses let researchers backdoor an IBM cloud server

    In short, BMCs are motherboard-attached microcontrollers that give extraordinary control over servers inside datacenters. Using the Intelligent Platform Management Interface, admins can reinstall operating systems, install or modify apps, and make configuration changes to large numbers of servers, without physically being on premises and, in many cases, without the servers being turned on. In 2013, researchers warned that BMCs that came preinstalled in servers from Dell, HP, and other name-brand manufacturers were so poorly secured that they gave attackers a stealthy and convenient way to take over entire fleets of servers inside datacenters.

    Researchers at security firm Eclypsium on Tuesday plan to publish a paper about how BMC vulnerabilities threaten a premium cloud service provided by IBM and possibly other providers. The premium service is known as bare-metal cloud computing, an option offered to customers who want to store especially sensitive data but don't want it to intermingle on the same servers other customers are using. The premium lets customers buy exclusive access to dedicated physical servers for as long as needed and, when the servers are no longer needed, return them to the cloud provider. The provider, in theory, wipes the servers clean so they can be safely used by another bare-metal customer.

  • Reproducible builds folks: Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #200

    Holger Levsen submitted the Reproducible Builds project to the May/August 2019 round of Outreachy. Outreachy provides internships to work free software. Internships are open to applicants around the world, working remotely and are not required to move. Interns are paid a stipend of $5,500 for the three month internship and have an additional $500 travel stipend to attend conferences/events. So far, we received more than ten initial requests from candidates. The closing date for applicants is April 2nd. More information is available on the application page.

  • Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 Won't Move To Mir 1.1 + Unity 8 Due To Qualcomm Binary Blob Issues

    The Ubuntu Touch community team has put out their latest questions/answers about this effort continuing to let the Ubuntu effort live on for mobile devices like the Nexus and other hardware as well as looking ahead to get this mobile operating system running on the likes of Librem 5 and Pine64 phones.

What are the Different Text Editors for Ubuntu

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A myriad of text editors are available for Ubuntu, and if you use them well, you may as well join the expert group of Linux code developers. In the article, we will look at some of the best text editors for Ubuntu 18.04 that you can use to take programming to the next level. A reliable text editor should guide you through features such as auto-complete, plugins and many other features that simplify programming tasks.

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Also: ONLYOFFICE Announces Blockchain-Based End-to-End Document Encryption

Ubuntu MATE 18.04.2 Is Coming To The Raspberry Pi 3

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I finally bought myself a Raspberry Pi Model 3 B+ and I've been discovering an endless amount of cool projects to spend far too much time on when I'm not indulging in retro gaming nostalgia. For example, did you know you can create your own personal DropBox-style file and backup server without even using the command line? But let's get to why you're here. The $35 single-board computer is about to get some fresh Ubuntu MATE, courtesy of Canonical's Martin Wimpress.

Wimpress recently announced that he's working on Ubuntu MATE 18.04.2 images for the Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3/3+. Just 24 hours ago he stated there was "nothing exciting to report just yet." Today on Twitter he reports that "bootable images are a thing" and "the essential stuff works." Well, that was speedy.

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Ubuntu Icon Set Addresses Biggest Complaint and Various Other Bits

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