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Ubuntu Confirms It’s Dropping All 32-bit Support Going Forward

6 hours 42 min ago

Ubuntu has confirmed plans to drop all support for 32-bit (i386) systems going forward, beginning with the upcoming Ubuntu 19.10 release. The decision will mean that the distro no longer builds, packages or distributes any […]

This post, Ubuntu Confirms It’s Dropping All 32-bit Support Going Forward, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Release Roundup: Fondo, Foliate & Shotcut Video Editor

7 hours 38 min ago

We recap the latest releases of the Fondo wallpaper finder, Foliate ePub reader and Shotcut video editor, all of which are available on Flathub.

This post, Linux Release Roundup: Fondo, Foliate & Shotcut Video Editor, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Slimbook’s New All-in-One Linux PC Looks a Little Bit Familiar…

Monday 17th of June 2019 02:09:39 PM

The Slimbook Apollo is an all-in-one Linux PC with a 23.6-inch FHD display and powered by a choice of Intel i5 or i7 chip. Prices start from €799.

This post, Slimbook’s New All-in-One Linux PC Looks a Little Bit Familiar…, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Use Xournal++ to Take Handwritten Notes or Annotate PDFs on Linux

Monday 17th of June 2019 01:49:50 PM

Take handwritten notes and annotate PDFs on Linux using Xournal++, a free open-source note taking app with a stack of tools and features.

This post, Use Xournal++ to Take Handwritten Notes or Annotate PDFs on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Lenovo ThinkPad P Laptops Are Available with Ubuntu

Sunday 16th of June 2019 04:07:14 PM

Lenovo's new ThinkPad P series laptops are available to buy with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS preinstalled. They will be available to buy in the US this summer.

This post, Lenovo ThinkPad P Laptops Are Available with Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME 3.34’s Sleek New Desktop Background

Sunday 16th of June 2019 01:19:50 PM

Get a sneak peek at the new GNOME 3.34 wallpaper. It boasts a richer, warmer color palette than previous designs, and a less angular look.

This post, GNOME 3.34’s Sleek New Desktop Background, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Regolith Linux is the i3 Ubuntu Spin You’ve Been Waiting For

Friday 14th of June 2019 04:58:57 PM

Regolith Linux is a new Ubuntu-based distro that offers an easy to use i3 desktop. It is also available to install as an desktop session on Ubuntu.

This post, Regolith Linux is the i3 Ubuntu Spin You’ve Been Waiting For, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft Devs Say Edge for Linux is “Something We’d Like to Do”

Friday 14th of June 2019 12:30:23 PM

Microsoft has reiterated its desire to bring the Chromium-based Edge browser to Linux desktops, describing the task as "something we'd like to do".

This post, Microsoft Devs Say Edge for Linux is “Something We’d Like to Do”, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Give Ubuntu a Bold New Look with the Qogir Theme

Friday 14th of June 2019 11:01:37 AM

Find out how to install the Qogir theme on Ubuntu and Linux Mint. The GTK theme has a unique look and is available in light, dark and mixed versions.

This post, Give Ubuntu a Bold New Look with the Qogir Theme, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GIMP 2.10.12 Released with Bug Fixes, Other Improvements

Thursday 13th of June 2019 02:53:29 PM

GIMP 2.10.12 has been released, so we recap the bug fixes and improved tools the update brings and show you how to upgrade GIMP on Ubuntu.

This post, GIMP 2.10.12 Released with Bug Fixes, Other Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Now Available for Testing

Thursday 13th of June 2019 01:50:27 PM

Last month’s news that Microsoft is putting a real Linux kernel inside Windows 10 shocked and surprised — now the tech is ready for testing. Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (aka ‘WSL 2’) is rolling […]

This post, Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Now Available for Testing, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Check Out the Snap Store’s New Distro Install Pages

Thursday 13th of June 2019 01:59:49 AM

To help Linux users who want to install Snap apps on non-Ubuntu distributions, the Snap Store has added branded, distro-specific store pages.

This post, Check Out the Snap Store’s New Distro Install Pages, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

CERN Ditches Microsoft to ‘Take Back Control’ with Open Source Software

Wednesday 12th of June 2019 03:50:12 PM

CERN is known for pushing the boundaries of scientific understanding, but the research outfit's next major experiment will be with open-source software.

This post, CERN Ditches Microsoft to ‘Take Back Control’ with Open Source Software, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Deluge BitTorrent Client Gets Its First Update in 2 Years

Wednesday 12th of June 2019 12:36:36 PM

Deluge 2.0 is the first update to the Deluge torrent client in over two years. Newly ported to Python 3, the app boasts some new features and improvements.

This post, Deluge BitTorrent Client Gets Its First Update in 2 Years, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Atari VCS Lives! Pre-Order the Linux-Powered Console from $249

Wednesday 12th of June 2019 02:29:35 AM

The Atari VCS Linux-powered games console is now available to pre-order from $249, including retailer exclusive console colours and bundles.

This post, The Atari VCS Lives! Pre-Order the Linux-Powered Console from $249, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This is Firefox’s Colourful New Logo (Yes, Another New Logo)

Tuesday 11th of June 2019 08:40:09 PM

If it feels like only yesterday that Firefox got a new logo it’s because, comparatively speaking, it pretty much was — it was only last year. But before any of us have had time to […]

This post, This is Firefox’s Colourful New Logo (Yes, Another New Logo), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE Neon 5.16 Now Available to Download, Features Plasma 5.16

Tuesday 11th of June 2019 05:53:44 PM

KDE Neon 5.16 is available to download. The freshly spun ISO offers the latest KDE Plasma 5.16 desktop release atop a stable ubuntu 18.04 LTS base.

This post, KDE Neon 5.16 Now Available to Download, Features Plasma 5.16, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Enso OS is a Quirky Linux Distro Mixing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Xfce, and elementaryOS

Tuesday 11th of June 2019 03:51:00 PM

We look at Enso OS, a Linux distribution that combines Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, the Xfce desktop and several elementaryOS projects into one truly unique distro.

This post, Enso OS is a Quirky Linux Distro Mixing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Xfce, and elementaryOS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE Plasma 5.16 Released, This is What’s New

Tuesday 11th of June 2019 02:38:57 PM

KDE Plasma 5.16 is here with a raft of new features and changes. We highlight what's new and show you how to upgrade to Plasma 5.16 on Ubuntu.

This post, KDE Plasma 5.16 Released, This is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Enable Fractional Scaling in Ubuntu 19.04

Tuesday 11th of June 2019 12:30:51 PM

Learn how to quickly enable fractional scaling support in Ubuntu 19.04 and GNOME 3.32 to access more display scaling values, including 125% and 150%.

This post, How to Enable Fractional Scaling in Ubuntu 19.04, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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All Linux, all the time: Supercomputers Top 500

Starting at the top, two IBM-built supercomputers, Summit and Sierra, at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, respectively to the bottom -- a Lenovo Xeon-powered box in China -- all of them run Linux. Linux supports more hardware architectures than any other operating system. In supercomputers, it supports both clusters, such as Summit and Sierra, the most common architecture, and Massively Parallel Processing (MPP), which is used by the number three computer Sunway TaihuLight. When it comes to high-performance computing (HPC), Intel dominates the TOP500 by providing processing power to 95.6% of all systems included on the list. That said, IBM's POWER powers the fastest supercomputers. One supercomputer works its high-speed magic with Arm processors: Sandia Labs' Astra, an HPE design, which uses over 130-thousand Cavium ThunderX2 cores. And, what do all these processors run? Linux, of course. . 133 systems of the Top 500 supercomputers are using either accelerator or co-processor setups. Of these most are using Nvidia GPUs. And, once more, it's Linux conducting the hardware in a symphony of speed. Read more

Red Hat and SUSE Leftovers

  • Are DevOps certifications valuable? 10 pros and cons
  • Kubernetes 1.15: Enabling the Workloads
    The last mile for any enterprise IT system is the application. In order to enable those applications to function properly, an entire ecosystem of services, APIs, databases and edge servers must exist. As Carl Sagan once said, “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” To create that IT universe, however, we must have control over its elements. In the Kubernetes universe, the individual solar systems and planets are now Operators, and the fundamental laws of that universe have solidified to the point where civilizations can grow and take root. Discarding the metaphor, we can see this in the introduction of Object Count Quota Support For Custom Resources. In English, this enables administrators to count and limit the number of Kubernetes resources across the broader ecosystem in a given cluster. This means services like Knative, Istio, and even Operators like the CrunchyData PostgreSQL Operator, the MongoDB Operator or the Redis Operator can be controlled via quota using the same mechanisms that standard Kubernetes resources have enjoyed for many releases. That’s great for developers, who can now be limited by certain expectations. It would not benefit the cluster for a bad bit of code to create 30 new PostgreSQL clusters because someone forgot to add a “;” at the end of a line. Call them “guardrails” that protect against unbounded object growth in your etcd database.
  • Red Hat named HPE’s Partner of the Year at HPE Discover 2019
    For more than 19 years, Red Hat has collaborated with HPE to develop, deliver and support trusted solutions that can create value and fuel transformation for customers. Our work together has grown over these nearly two decades and our solutions now include Linux, containers and telecommunications technologies, to name just a few. As a testament to our collaboration, HPE has named Red Hat the Technology Partner of the Year 2019 for Hybrid Cloud Solutions.
  • Demystifying Containers – Part II: Container Runtimes
    This series of blog posts and corresponding talks aims to provide you with a pragmatic view on containers from a historic perspective. Together we will discover modern cloud architectures layer by layer, which means we will start at the Linux Kernel level and end up at writing our own secure cloud native applications. Simple examples paired with the historic background will guide you from the beginning with a minimal Linux environment up to crafting secure containers, which fit perfectly into todays’ and futures’ orchestration world. In the end it should be much easier to understand how features within the Linux kernel, container tools, runtimes, software defined networks and orchestration software like Kubernetes are designed and how they work under the hood.
  • Edge > Core > Cloud: Transform the Way You Want
    For more than 25 years, SUSE has been very successful in delivering enterprise-grade Linux to our customers. And as IT infrastructure has shifted and evolved, so have we. For instance, we enabled and supported the move to software-defined data centers as virtualization and containerization technologies became more prevalent and data growth demanded a new approach.
  • SUSE OpenStack Cloud Technology Preview Takes Flight
    We are pleased to announce that as of today we are making a technology preview of a containerized version of SUSE OpenStack Cloud available that will demonstrate a future direction for our product. The lifecycle management for this technology preview is based on an upstream OpenStack project called Airship, which SUSE has been using and contributing to for some time. This follows our open / open policy of upstream first and community involvement.

NSA Back Doors in Windows Causing Chaos While Media is Obsessing Over DoS Linux Bug

  • U.S. Government Announces Critical Warning For Microsoft Windows Users
    The United States Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has gone public with a warning to Microsoft Windows users regarding a critical security vulnerability. By issuing the "update now" warning, CISA has joined the likes of Microsoft itself and the National Security Agency (NSA) in warning Windows users of the danger from the BlueKeep vulnerability. This latest warning, and many would argue the one with most gravitas, comes hot on the heels of Yaniv Balmas, the global head of cyber research at security vendor Check Point, telling me in an interview for SC Magazine UK that "it's now a race against the clock by cyber criminals which makes this vulnerability a ticking cyber bomb." Balmas also predicted that it will only be "a matter of weeks" before attackers started exploiting BlueKeep. The CISA alert appears to confirm this, stating that it has, "coordinated with external stakeholders and determined that Windows 2000 is vulnerable to BlueKeep." That it can confirm a remote code execution on Windows 2000 might not sound too frightening, this is an old operating system after all, it would be unwise to classify this as an exercise in fear, uncertainty and doubt. Until now, the exploits that have been developed, at least those seen in operation, did nothing more than crash the computer. Achieving remote code execution brings the specter of the BlueKeep worm into view as it brings control of infected machines to the attacker.
  • Netflix uncovers SACK Panic vuln that can bork Linux-based systems