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Misplaced ire toward Ubuntu and Canonical is hurting Linux

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Canonical and Ubuntu continue to suffer the slings and arrows of the Linux community. Jack Wallen believes the infighting carries a hefty cost.

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Also: Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth talks about space, drones and smartphones

Multiple Oxide Vulnerabilities Closed in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

Container Hypervisor LXD Surpasses KVM in Benchmark Tests

Ubuntu & the Windows Subscription Gambit

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If you believe what you read, which isn’t always a good idea, Nadella & Company is good with the fact that Windows’ market share is shrinking and the company is more than willing to share market space with others, like OS X, Chrome OS, and presumably Linux. The common knowledge is that the folks in Redmond have come to accept the future and understand that Windows will no longer continue being the cash cow on which an empire was built. Microsoft, going forward, will be more humble than it was in the past and will be leaving it’s plans for world domination behind.

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Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) to Land on October 22

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The release schedule for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) has been finalized, and we now have all the intermediary steps and the launch date for the next operating system from Canonical.

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Canonical's Orange Match Box Brings Snappy Ubuntu Core to Raspberry Pi 2

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On May 20, Canonical had the pleasure of showcasing its latest products at the OpenStack Summit event that takes place these days between May 18-22, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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LFA (Linux For ALL) Distro Is Now Based on Ubuntu 15.04 and Debian 8 Jessie

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Arne Exton, the creator of several distributions of GNU/Linux and Android-x86 Live CDs, has updated his LFA (Linux For ALL) distribution recently with a new, custom kernel package and various under-the-hood improvements.

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Canonical Patches Four Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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On May 20, Canonical published a new Ubuntu security notice where they've informed users about the immediate availability of a new kernel update for its Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system.

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Also: Canonical Fixes Linux Kernel Vulnerability in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)

Ubuntu Desktop Next 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Daily Builds with Unity 8 Now Available

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Canonical published recently the first daily build Live ISO images of the upcoming Ubuntu Desktop Next 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system were made available for download.

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Will Ubuntu Linux Hit 200 Million Users This Year?

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It's been four years and two weeks since Mark Shuttleworth expressed his goal of "200 million users of Ubuntu in 4 years." While Ubuntu's presence has continued to increase over the past four years, it doesn't look like that goal has been realized yet or will be by the end of the calendar year.

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Also: Canonical Brings Snappy Ubuntu Linux to Raspberry Pi

Mark Shuttleworth: Why Ubuntu mobile really matters

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A smartphone that can work as a desktop may be a long shot but the pursuit of mobile technology has brought many benefits to Ubuntu, according to Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth.

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The Ubuntu Touch OTA 4 Update Will Bring Important New Features

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Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak has confirmed that the next Ubuntu Touch Update (OTA 4) will be released by the end of the month and will change the code base of the system to Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet.

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Also from Linux G: Canonical Has Created Two Different Development Channels For The Two Ubuntu Touch Phones: BQ Aquaris E4.5 And Meizu MX4

Ubuntu 15.10 Is Now Based On Kernel 4.0.4

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Canonical Ubuntu 2017 milestones, a year in the rulebook

So has Canonical been breaking rules with Ubuntu is 2017, or has it in been writing its own rulebook? Back in April we saw an AWS-tuned kernel of Ubuntu launched, the move to cloud is unstoppable, clearly. We also saw Ubuntu version 17.04 released, with Unity 7 as the default desktop environment. This release included optimisations for environments with low powered graphics hardware. Read more Also: Ubuntu will let upgraders ‘opt-in’ to data collection in 18.04

The npm Bug

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    Are you a developer who uses npm as the package manager for your JavaScript or Node.js code? If so, do not -- I repeat do not -- upgrade to npm 5.7.0. Nothing good can come of it. As one user reported, "This destroyed 3 production servers after a single deploy!" So, what happened here? According to the npm GitHub bug report, "By running sudo npm under a non-root user (root users do not have the same effect), filesystem permissions are being heavily modified. For example, if I run sudo npm --help or sudo npm update -g, both commands cause my filesystem to change ownership of directories such as /etc, /usr, /boot, and other directories needed for running the system. It appears that the ownership is recursively changed to the user currently running npm."
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    A bug in npm (Node Package Manager), the most widely used JavaScript package manager, will change ownership of crucial Linux system folders, such as /etc, /usr, /boot. Changing ownership of these files either crashes the system, various local apps, or prevents the system from booting, according to reports from users who installed npm v5.7.0. —the buggy npm update.

Windows 10 WSL vs. Linux Performance For Early 2018

Back in December was our most recent round of Windows Subsystem for Linux benchmarking with Windows 10 while since then both Linux and Windows have received new stable updates, most notably for mitigating the Spectre and Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities. For your viewing pleasure today are some fresh benchmarks looking at the Windows 10 WSL performance against Linux using the latest updates as of this week while also running some comparison tests too against Docker on Windows and Oracle VM VirtualBox. Read more