Today, March 29, 2017, Vivaldi Technologies was pleased to announce the official release and general availability of the Vivaldi 1.8 web browser for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.
Vivaldi 1.8 has been in development for the past one and a half months, during which it received a total of eight snapshots that rebased the popular web browser on the Chromium 57 series and introduced a bunch of new features that many of you will find useful during your daily computing experience.
A few hours ago, Canonical published several Ubuntu security notices to inform users about the availability of new Linux kernel versions for all supported Ubuntu releases.
The latest update is small but important, and appears to fix a recent security issue that could allow a local attacker to crash the vulnerable system or run programs as an administrator (root). Affecting Ubuntu releases include Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 16.10.
Since Ubuntu 17.10 and other operating systems set to launch later this year will probably use the new kernel, that means there’s a better chance that you’ll be able to use the official install images to get Ubuntu (or other Linux-based operating systems) up and running with minimal fuss. Until then, Morrison has a workaround.