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  1. It's based on the Dash to Dock GNOME extension Ubuntu 17.10, the next major release of the widely-used Ubuntu Linux OS, will be transitioning to the GNOME Shell user interface by default instead of the Unity desktop environment that was used until now. As some of you may already know, Canonical plans to create a modified GNOME Shell experience for the main Ubuntu 17.10 flavor, along with a vanilla one, and they recently revealed the fact that there will be an always visible dock by default, based, of course, on the very popular Dash to Dock extension for GNOME Shell. To keep you guys up-to-date with the development of Ubuntu, we're running the operating system on a daily basis, continuously monitoring incoming packages and other changes. As of August 16, 2017, Canonical's Didier Roche uploaded a package called gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock in Ubuntu 17.10 repositories. It's no brainer that's the package to enable Canonical's modified Dash to Dock extension on the GNOME Shell, and, once installed, it can be easily enabled from the Extensions section of the GNOME Tweaks utility. As of now, the dock won't be automatically enabled after it's been installed, not even after logging out the session. It piggybacks on Dash to Dock Canonical said in one of their recent reports that they have no plans to make major modifications to the Dash to Dock extension, so their modified dock piggybacks on Dash to Dock, using its settings. As we see it, you'll need to have Dash to Dock installed as well to change the look and functionality of the Ubuntu Dock. In terms of design, there aren't any major differences between Dash to Dock and Ubuntu Dock, except for the fact that there's an orange color used for the windows counter indicators, but that can be easily changed from the settings, as well as the position of the dock to anywhere on the screen (left, right, bottom, top), it's size, behavior, appearance, etc. When Ubuntu Dock is enabled by default in the Ubuntu 17.10 daily builds, which should happen in the coming weeks, we believe that Canonical will choose to place the dock on the left side of the screen to recreate the Unity desktop experience. It remains to be seen if Ubuntu Dock will have additional features, but one thing is for sure, you'll be able to disable Ubuntu Dock and use Dash to Dock instead, or any other dock for that matter. Source
  2. protonvpn

    Proton VPN 1.0.7 Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail earlier announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 14 countries Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Singapore - New Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Standard Servers All of our servers are dedicated to ProtonVPN and feature high bandwidth connections Secure Core Servers Secure Core Servers add an additional layer of protection against VPN endpoint compromise. Learn More More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup Login: https://account.protonvpn.com/login/ Note for free plan: Pricing: https://protonvpn.com/pricing VPN Servers: https://protonvpn.com/vpn-servers Security: https://protonvpn.com/secure-vpn VPN Threat Model: https://protonvpn.com/blog/threat-model/ Transparency Report: https://protonvpn.com/blog/transparency-report/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ We are open for registration. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN/ We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to feedback@protonvpn.com. If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.7.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/ More Info - Articles & Reviews: Three years ago we launched ProtonMail. Today, we’re launching ProtonVPN. Encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches free VPN service to counter increasing online censorship ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches Keeping ProtonVPN Secure
  3. The new sound settings are now ready for public testing After getting back from GNOME's GUADEC 2017 developer conference, Canonical's Didier Roche has started a daily blog series about the Unity to GNOME Shell transition for the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) release. One of the key features of Ubuntu's Unity desktop environment was to allow users to raise the volume over the 100% limit using the multimedia keys of their laptops. The setting wasn't available in other popular desktop environments, such as GNOME, to which Canonical wants to transition for Ubuntu 17.10. Last month, the Ubuntu Desktop team shared their plans to implement the same functionality in their modified GNOME Shell user interface for Ubuntu 17.10, and Didier Roche reports today that the feature is ready for public testing, though it still needs a bit of work until it's ready to land in the stable repository. "Some devices have very low volume even when pushed at their maximum. One example for this is the x220 when most of videos on YouTube, or listening to music in Rhythmbox doesn’t give great results even at maximum volume," said Didier Roche. "PulseAudio can amplify some of those sound devices." Here's how to test the new sound amplification on Ubuntu 17.10 If you're running Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) on your personal computer and you're willing to test the new sound amplification implementation, go ahead and add Canonical's official Ubuntu Desktop Team Transitions PPA to your repositories, and do a full update using the commands below. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/transitions sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade Once you've installed the PPA and updated your Ubuntu 17.10 operating system, you should be able to raise the volume over the 100% limit using the media keys on your laptop or a physical, dedicated volume button, if available. Please note that you'll have to enable the "Allow louder than 100%" option in the Sound panel in GNOME Control Center. Check out the video below to see it in action!
  4. protonvpn

    Proton VPN 1.0.6 Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail earlier announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 14 countries Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Singapore - New Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Standard Servers All of our servers are dedicated to ProtonVPN and feature high bandwidth connections Secure Core Servers Secure Core Servers add an additional layer of protection against VPN endpoint compromise. Learn More More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup Login: https://account.protonvpn.com/login/ Note for free plan: Pricing: https://protonvpn.com/pricing VPN Servers: https://protonvpn.com/vpn-servers Security: https://protonvpn.com/secure-vpn VPN Threat Model: https://protonvpn.com/blog/threat-model/ Transparency Report: https://protonvpn.com/blog/transparency-report/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ We are open for registration. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN/ We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to feedback@protonvpn.com. If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.6.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/ More Info - Articles & Reviews: Three years ago we launched ProtonMail. Today, we’re launching ProtonVPN. Encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches free VPN service to counter increasing online censorship ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches Keeping ProtonVPN Secure
  5. protonvpn

    Proton VPN 1.0.5 Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail earlier announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 14 countries Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Singapore - New Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Standard Servers All of our servers are dedicated to ProtonVPN and feature high bandwidth connections Secure Core Servers Secure Core Servers add an additional layer of protection against VPN endpoint compromise. Learn More More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup Login: https://account.protonvpn.com/login/ Note for free plan: Pricing: https://protonvpn.com/pricing VPN Servers: https://protonvpn.com/vpn-servers Security: https://protonvpn.com/secure-vpn VPN Threat Model: https://protonvpn.com/blog/threat-model/ Transparency Report: https://protonvpn.com/blog/transparency-report/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ We are open for registration. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN/ We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to feedback@protonvpn.com. If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.5.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/ More Info - Articles & Reviews: Three years ago we launched ProtonMail. Today, we’re launching ProtonVPN. Encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches free VPN service to counter increasing online censorship ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches Keeping ProtonVPN Secure
  6. WikiLeaks has released new documents in their Vault 7 series of leaks exposing the CIA’s hacking tools. The new documents cover tools that the CIA uses to hack the Secure Shell (SSH) cryptographic protocol. SSH allows users to securely access other computers remotely over an unsecured network. Two exploits that allow the CIA to capture and exfiltrate SSH credentials are covered in the new release by WikiLeaks. These SSH exploits target SSH users who are running Windows or Linux operating systems. The two SSH hacks are known as BothanSpy and Gyrfalcon. BothanSpy is used by the CIA to steal the usernames and passwords for all active SSH sessions of Windows users who are using Xshell. It “officially” supports Xshell Version 3, build 0288, Version 4, build 0127, Version 5, build 0497, and Version 5, build 0537. The documentation for BothanSpy states that it is risky to use the implant against certain versions of Xshell, and that it does not conduct a version check. If public key authentication is utilized, BothanSpy will intercept and exfiltrate the filename of the private SSH key and the key password. Xshell is a proprietary SSH and Telnet client, and also functions as a terminal emulator. It is produced by NetSarang Computer, Inc. and was first released in 2002. The BothanSpy implant is installed as an extension for Shellterm 3. The stolen data can be sent to a server that is controlled by the CIA, thereby avoiding saving any data onto the victim’s hard drive. Stolen data can also be stored on a victim’s computer in an encrypted file, and be exfiltrated at a later date by other means. Previously, WikiLeaks published documents which exposed the CIA’s ability to gain remote access to computers running Windows by using the Athena and Hera malware. The CIA had worked with a private corporation known as Siege Technologies to develop the Athena and Hera malware for Windows operating systems. In late June, WikiLeaks published documents on the CIA’s ELSA program. ELSA is malware which impacts Windows users who are using WiFi and enables the CIA to track someone using geo-location by monitoring ESS identifiers, WiFi signal strength, and MAC addresses. Gyrfalcon is an implant that consists of two binaries that allow the CIA to hack OpenSSH on Linux operating systems. It is unclear if Gyrfalcon impacts all Linux operating systems, but the documentation for the implant states that it can target users of Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Suse, and Red Hat. It allows the CIA to intercept and exfiltrate usernames and passwords of active SSH sessions. The implant also has the ability to intercept some or all of the traffic from an OpenSSH session. The data that is collected is then compressed and stored in an encrypted file on the victim’s computer and exfiltrated at a later time. Gyrfalcon is installed using the CIA’s JQC/KitV rootkit, and effects both 32bit and 64bit versions of Linux. In late June WikiLeaks released documents on the CIA’s OutlawCountry program which targets Linux operating systems. OutlawCountry enables the CIA to redirect the entire outbound traffic of a victim’s computer. It allows the CIA to both exfiltrate and infiltrate data onto a victim’s computer. OutlawCountry uses a kernel module that the CIA can install through shell access on the victim’s computer. The CIA malware then installs a hidden Netfilter table. The hidden Netfilter table allows rules to be made using the iptables command. These rules will supersede any pre existing rules on the victim’s computer and administrator can only discover it if they know the table name. OutlawCountry creates an obscure table name. The CIA relies on other exploits and backdoors to infect victims with OutlawCountry. Version 1.0 of OutlawCountry is limited to infecting only certain Linux kernel modules such as the 64bit versions of CentOS and Red Hat 6. The new documents detailing BothanSpy and Gyrfalcon marks the 15th release in the Vault 7 series of CIA leaks. WikiLeaks began publishing its Vault 7 series of CIA documents in March. They have been regularly releasing new documents every few weeks. More CIA leaks are expected to be published. Article source
  7. Microsoft has made available Project Springfield as an Azure service preview called Microsoft Security Risk Detection (MSRD) for detecting code bugs and security vulnerabilities in Windows and Linux applications. While MSRD is advertised as a finder of security holes in code, it can be used to discover bugs too. It uses artificial intelligence to root out the causes of program crashes that might point to a security issue or a bug in the code. Microsoft has been using a part of the service on Windows, Office and other software since mid 2000s. The tool is also used by the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle process which recommends testing at least those surface attacks that expose a data parser to untrusted data. Customers willing to run MSRD on their software are offered a VM where they upload the binaries of the application to be tested and input data seed files. MSRD uses white-box fuzzing based on the data seed files provided to test the program, and reports the possible vulnerabilities found, offering information to developers to reproduce the problem. (More information on Fuzzing Basics can be found on this documentation page.) MSRD can be used to fuzz the code of websites but with some limitations, not being able to discover cross-site scripting or request forgery vulnerabilities. Also, it can be used for managed code and Azure applications, but in the latter case the service won’t be able to access other Azure services as it usually happens with cloud applications. Applications running on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Red Hat Linux are currently supported, with Linux under preview. Microsoft is also working on adding support for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. Microsoft intends to offer the Security Risk Detection tool through Microsoft Services later this fall. Article source
  8. protonvpn

    Proton VPN 1.0.4 Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail earlier announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 14 countries Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Singapore - New Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Standard Servers All of our servers are dedicated to ProtonVPN and feature high bandwidth connections Secure Core Servers Secure Core Servers add an additional layer of protection against VPN endpoint compromise. Learn More More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup Login: https://account.protonvpn.com/login/ Pricing: https://protonvpn.com/pricing VPN Servers: https://protonvpn.com/vpn-servers Security: https://protonvpn.com/secure-vpn VPN Threat Model: https://protonvpn.com/blog/threat-model/ Transparency Report: https://protonvpn.com/blog/transparency-report/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ We are open for registration. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN/ We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to feedback@protonvpn.com. If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.4.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/ More Info - Articles & Reviews: Three years ago we launched ProtonMail. Today, we’re launching ProtonVPN. Encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches free VPN service to counter increasing online censorship ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches
  9. Linux Mint 18.2, a new version of the popular Linux distribution, has been released to the public on July 2, 2017 in Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce and KDE flavors. The new Linux Mint 18.2 is a long term support release which means that it will be supported until 2021 (as opposed to regular releases which are not supported that long). The new version introduces new features and changes to existing features. These differ somewhat depending on the Linux Mint edition -- Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce or KDE. Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon Cinnamon 3.4 improves the handling of desktop icons. Icons can be aligned on a grid, sorted in various ways (by size, name, type, or date), and icon sizes may be changed as well. Additionally, settings daemon plugins run in individual processes in the release which makes it easier to identify the cause of high memory or CPU usage. Also, crashes of one plugin won't affect the rest. Cinnamon Spices are add-ons that you can add to the desktop. The team reworked the Spices website, moved maintenance to GitHub, and the Linux Mint team is involved directly now in regards to Cinnamon spices. Also, lots of updates for spices. KDE KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop environment. This new release ships with features such as a new login screen design, right-to-left language support, improved applets, improved shortcuts, and more. MATE Update to MATE 1.18. MATE Desktop is GTK3+ only. It features a lot of changes, including better accessibility support, desktop actions, lock screen wallpaper customization, copy queue and pausing support, and more. Xfce Upgraded the Whisker application menu to version 1.7.2. This introduces features such as editing launchers from the context menu, support for desktop actions, faster application loading, and more. The xfwm4 window manager was updated to verison 4.13. It supports vsync to prevent screen tearing, and scaled cursor support when zooming. All Linux Mint 18.2 editions Blueberry -- the Bluetooth configuration tool ships with a new user interface, stack switcher and new settings. It supports OBEX file transfers by default, and it is now possible to change the Bluetooth name of the device. Xed -- the text editor features side and bottom bars that you can show or hide with a click in the new interface. Other improvements include making word wrap more accessible, regular expressions support in search, tab switching using the mouse wheel, and line sorting. Xplayer -- The media player interface is more compact in the release as the status bar has been removed, and all controls moved to a single line. While subtitle files are loaded automatically now by the player, subtitles are not shown by default anymore. These can be toggled using the S key while the player interface is active. A tap on L cycles through the available audio tracks. Pix -- The image viewer Pix comes with improved keyboard and mouse shortcut improvements that should make them more accessible to users. Also, support for dark themes has been improved. Xreader -- The document reader comes with redesigned toolbars and sidebars. New buttons are available in the toolbar to switch view modes. The new Xreader release supports touchscreens as well now, and dark themes are supported on top of all that. Xviewer -- ships with a redesigned interface, and support for dark themes. Update Manager -- lots of work went into improving the built-in Update Manager. Changes include refined policies and level definitions for better filtering: "Most updates are now level 2. Application updates which do not impact the OS are level 1. Toolkits and desktop environments or libraries which affect multiple applications are level 3. Kernels and sensitive system updates are level 4. Level 5 is extremely rare and not used by default. This level is dedicated to flagging dangerous or broken updates.". Also, more kernel information, support for Ubuntu HWE kernels, new keyboard shortcuts and menu options, and support for update automation through the use of scripts, routines or cron jobs. LightDM -- Linux Mint 18.2 has a new login screen that uses the LightDM display manager in combination with the "Slick greeter and the LightDM settings configuration tool". It offers support for Nvidia prime and multiple monitors, and support for guest sessions. Other changes -- Linux Mint 18.2 ships with new background images, a locked root account (by default, use sudo -i to become root with your own password), support for markauto and markmanual in Apt, and updates to the Linux firmware and kernel. Resources Linux Mint Cinnamon release notes Linux Mint KDE release notes Linux Mint MATE release notes Linux Mint xfce release notes https://www.linuxmint.com/download.php Article source
  10. PS, Alpine users, you need to get patching, too – for other reasons Systemd, the Linux world's favorite init monolith, can be potentially crashed or hijacked by malicious DNS servers. Patches are available to address the security flaw, and should be installed ASAP if you're affected. Looking up a hostname from a vulnerable Systemd-powered PC, handheld, gizmo or server can be enough to trigger an attack by an evil DNS service: the software's resolved component can be fooled into allocating too little memory for a lookup response, and when a large reply is eventually received, this data overflows the buffer allowing the attacker to overwrite memory. This can crash the process or lead to remote code execution, meaning the remote evil DNS service can run malware on your box. "A malicious DNS server can exploit this by responding with a specially crafted TCP payload to trick systemd-resolved in to allocating a buffer that's too small, and subsequently write arbitrary data beyond the end of it," explained Chris Coulson, of Ubuntu maker Canonical, who discovered the out-of-bounds write in systemd-resolved. The programming blunder, assigned the ID CVE-2017-9445, was accidentally introduced in Systemd version 223 in June 2015 and is present all the way up to and including version 233 in March this year. This means it is present in Ubuntu versions 17.04 and 16.10. Canonical has put out a pair of fixes for 17.04 and 16.10 to address the flaw. The bug is technically present in Debian Stretch (aka Debian 9), Buster (aka 10) and Sid (aka Unstable), however "systemd-resolved is not enabled by default in Debian," according to the project's Salvatore Bonaccorso, so either you have nothing to worry about, apply the patch yourself, or hang tight for the next point release. Various other Linux distros use Systemd, too: check to make sure there are no updates available and ready to install for your version of systemd-resolved via the usual package manager. If there are, well, you know what to do. Meanwhile, researcher Ariel Zelivansky has found some security bugs in Alpine Linux's package manager apk. The flaws, assigned CVE-2017-9669 and CVE-2017-9671, allow remote code execution on Alpine Linux instances (including Docker runs), via a buffer overflows in the handling of package files. "The only prerequisite would be to figure out the memory layout of the program," Zelivansky said. "Protections like ASLR or other hardenings may block the attacker from succeeding, but he may be able to get around it and still achieve execution." Article source
  11. protonvpn

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  13. i love linux you know that guys!? haha specially xubuntu! lite and secure . plus gaming so if anyone here also love linux just reply
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  15. Windows has been my all time favourite operating system for years. No doubt Windows is the most popular operating system available. For all those who want to use their computer systems for basic jobs simply go for Windows. But the developer and geeks who have customised requirements from their operating system try different other operating systems. Another operating system which is also quite popular is Linux. Linux is an open-source and free operating system. People love to work on Linux for many reasons. If we talk about Linux vs Windows, then telling the best one in not that easy as it depends on the need of the user. ve Both Linux and Windows have a lot to offer to their users. So, which operating system you should opt? Difference between Linux and Windows? Are you planning to make a switch between Linux and Windows? In the war, “Linux vs Windows“, here are a few things you need to know. Difference between Linux and Windows You Need to Know Let’s get to know that which operating system is better for you is by comparing Linux and Windows in terms of user interface, security, graphics, gaming and other features. 1. Accessibility of source code: Linux vs Windows This is the first biggest difference between Windows and Linux. Linux provides full access to its source code to the users. Which means you can access the code and even make unlimited changes to it. Each Linux distributions has its not features and working and you can change any of it according to your need. On the other hands, you can never get access to the source code of Windows. So, Windows doesn’t allow its users to look up into its source code. You only get the executable file of the Windows operating system. Well, accessibility to source code has both good and bad points. First of all, if the source code of an operating system is all open to the people out there then those malicious developers or hackers can misuse it or take advantage of weak points of the source code. Also, it is good for those people who want to understand the software completely and want to modify it. Hence, it depends on you which Operating system you like on the basis of accessibility of source code. If you want to have full access to the source code then Linux is for you otherwise Windows is great. Winner: Linux 2. File Structure: Linux vs Windows Another crucial difference between Linux and Windows. The file structure of Linux is far different from that of the Windows. In Windows, you get separate drives like C drive, D drive, the desktop files, the document directory all are the separate ones. Files are displayed in a hierarchical tree structure. But in Linux it is like a single file tree where all the drive and directories are part of the single file. It doesn’t provide you MyDocument or program files, unlike Windows where all such things can be clearly seen and easily understandable. But in Linux, you will need to study all the file structure separately in order to understand it. Winner: Windows 3. Licensing: Linux vs Windows In Linux, there is free of license whereas in Windows it has many restrictions regarding the software’s license and its paid. Linux is a free open-source software which can be edited, modified both commercially and non-commercially under the terms of GNU General public and other respective licenses. You can install it on any number of machines for free. Windows on the other hand is a paid operating system. If you buy 1 license then you can run Windows legally on only 1 machine. If you want to install Windows on five machines then you will have to buy five licenses of Windows operating systems. This is one of the reasons why developers prefer to work on Linux. Winner: Linux 4. Registry: Linux vs Windows If you are a Windows user then you must have heard about Registry and also might have used it for some purpose. Registry saves the low-level settings for Windows and for some applications too which choose to use registry. The regsitry saves a lot of crucial data. It is important in many respects. But In the case of Linux, there is no such feature. Instead, it stores the setting on program-by-program. So, if you alter or change any program’s settings then it will not harm the other programs setting if something goes wrong. So, Linux configuration is modular, unlike Windows. Winner: Linux 5. Hardware support: Linux vs Windows I Found the Windows hardware support better and best than that of the Linux. If you want to install Linux operating system on your system then make sure that every piece of hardware is compatible with Linux as it’s hardware support is not that good. This was the huge problem years ago. Though it has been improved now some still exist. On the other hand, you don’t have to worry about the hardware you want to install Windows on your system as hardware support would not be a problem in this case. You will have to search for the correct driver. Otherwise, each hardware or device you attach to the Windows system, it is assured to make it give it’s 100%. So, Hardware support of Windows is far better than the Linux which makes Windows winner of this section. Winner: Windows 6. Ease of use: Linux vs Windows Windows is the easiest operating system to work on. It’s interface, design, and functionality is really easy for its users. You don’t need to go deeper to understand the operating system. Just install it and start working on your system. So, it’s great for those who just want to do their work on the system. Windows is perfect fit for even those who know very little about technology and gadgets. Even my Grandma uses Windows for some basis tasks like playing a movie or song. Whereas, it is quite difficult to understand Linux in order to work on it. You will have to learn how to do day-to-day function. If there occurs any technical issue then trouble shooting it can become really irritating. You might also find the user interface not so pleasing. Winner: Windows 7. Package manager: Linux vs Windows The best thing about Linux is its Package Manager which enables you to browse, download and install programs directly from it which is quite convenient as you don’t have to search over other browsers to get that particular program. But for Windows, there is no such program and you need to search for the program you want to install in your system you have to go through several steps in order to install it. First of you need to visit the developer’s website, search for the programs, download it and then install the .exe file of the program on your Windows system. Winner: Linux 8. Changes through versions: Linux vs Windows Windows has retained the same basic interface through all its versions. Though in Windows Vista it made some little changes to its interface, but that was almost as same as the previous one. Also, in Windows 8 there came complete new tiled interface which was not liked by many. And now in Windows 10, it is restored to the same one but the transitions and effects are something new in it. That’s not much change to the look of its Interface. But in the case of Linux, you can easily switch to the interface of the operating system without worrying about the re installations etc. as its interface is served from the core system. Also, there are some utilities such as GNOME and KDE etc. which makes it easier. Since, Linux is an open-source operating system it gets a lot of updates and rich features get constantly added to the operating system. Winner: Linux 9. Driver Setting: Linux vs Windows All the popular driver manufacturer companies focus more on the drivers for Windows than that of the Linux due to Windows widespread grasp on drivers. so, finding the best compatible driver for Windows is much easier. You can find and update almost every driver just by visiting the manufacturer’s website, browse the latest update of the driver and update it. But you will get highly irritated to find the latest compatible drivers for your Linux system. Especially for the gaming, as gaming on Linux is not that good as in Windows. Winner: Windows 10. Flexibility: Linux vs Windows Linux is quite more flexible than Windows. As it lets you alter the appearance of it as per your wish. For example, if you want to change the appearance of Desktop of your Linux system then you can easily do that. You can convert it from simple to that mind-blowing 3D Compiz. But in the case of Windows, you have to stuck with that old Microsoft desktop theme. The only thing which you can change it is wallpaper and nothing else. So, Windows is rigid whereas the Linux is really flexible. Winner: Linux 11. Reliability: Linux vs Windows In terms of reliability, Linux leaves behind the Windows. Linux is much reliable than that of Windows. No doubt that Windows have improved much but the sacrifices it makes for making the system more user-friendly it can lead system instability and security vulnerabilities. On the other hand, Linux mainly focuses on system security, process management, and uptime. Winner: Linux 12. Cost: Linux vs Windows Linux, as I said earlier is a free open-source operating system. Although, some companies offer paid support for various distributions but the underlying system software Linux is free of cost. On the other hand, it can cost you from $99 to $199 per licensed copy of Microsoft Windows. Winner: Linux 13. Threats And Security: Linux vs Windows A big difference between Linux and Windows. As compared to Linux, Windows is highly likely to get a victim of viruses and threats. Linux security is quite strong and if chance any threat or virus get into the operating system then it can be easily resolved the developers all around the world. But Windows is the primary target of malicious developers due to which it is more likely to be attacked by the viruses and threats. Windows users keep reporting about virus, adware and malware in their systems however, it is not the case with Linux. Linux is highly secure. Winner: Linux 14. Performance: Linux vs Windows In Windows, it uses a dynamically allocated page file for memory management. On the disk, a page file is allocated for all those objects which are less used and accessed can reside in so that it can leave the enough room for those objects which are actively used. But due to disk fragmentation this scheme suffers slow-down. On the other hand, in Linux there is dedicated partition called swap partition for all the paging operations where all the hard drive installations happen. So, there it is comparatively faster than Windows. There is also huge difference between the file systems of both the OS. In windows, NTFS file system causes file fragmentation due to the way it works. Whereas The file system of Linux doesn’t require any file fragmentation. Also, the visual transition effects and others are very less in Linux so programs load easily. Winner: Linux 15. Customer support: Linux vs Windows Customer support of Microsoft Windows is superior to that of the paid help-desk support of Linux. There are many web forums, websites and hundreds of informative books about Windows where you can find solutions to your problems. For Linux too, there is mass online support available for the same. And you can also buy paid helpdesk support for the Linux. Winner: Windows So, these were some basic but important differences between Linux and Windows. Now it’s up to you to decide which one of these fulfils your requirements. Hope this comparison makes it easier for you to choose between Linux and Windows. Article source
  16. Ubuntu 17.10 to Improve Secure Boot for Booting Windows from GRUB, Enable PIE Ubuntu 17.10 will be supporting the Python 3.6 series The first Alpha builds of Ubuntu 17.10 are almost here, due for release next week on June 29, 2017, for opt-in flavors, so the Ubuntu developers are working around the clock to add various new features, such as PIE (Position Independent Executables) support enabled by default for better security, as well as some other improvements in many areas of interest like Secure Boot. "PIE is now enabled across all architectures by default in Artful. Targeted rebuilds have been done of packages which would break reverse-build-dependencies due to not being compiled with PIE," says Steve Langasek. "The rest of the archive will now pick up PIE support on i386, armhf, and arm64 over the development cycle with rebuilds." PIE support is good news for Ubuntu Linux users as all PIE-enabled binaries will now be automatically loaded into random locations within the virtual memory, along with all of their dependencies, each time the respective applications are being executed. This makes Return Oriented Programming (ROP) attacks harder to execute properly. Netplan to land in Ubuntu Cloud 17.10, Secure Boot improvements Among other noteworthy enhancements that are coming to the Ubuntu 17.10 operating system later this year, we can mention the implementation of Netplan, Canonical's consolidated YAML network configuration across Ubuntu, in the Ubuntu Cloud images. Netplan is also being used by default to configure networks when installing an Ubuntu Server via the Debian Installer. Other than that, there's good news for those who want to boot Ubuntu Linux alongside a Windows OS, as the Ubuntu developers are working on improving Secure Boot chainloading so you'll be able to properly boot Windows from the GRUB bootloader. Some patches were also added so that users will no longer be prompted to disable Secure Boot when using DKMS modules. Lastly, it looks like Ubuntu 17.10 will be supporting the Python 3.6 series, which is now in the artful-proposed repository, and it looks like the transition to Python 3.6 for Artful Aardvark has begun. In related news, the Ubuntu Kernel team recently announced that they are targeting Linux 4.13 as the default kernel for Ubuntu 17.10, due for release on October 19, 2017. Source
  17. Proton VPN 1.0.0 Beta/RC Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 13 countries with 4/IP Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ ProtonVPN is still a work in progress, and we will be releasing more details over the next couple months about what makes ProtonVPN different. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to feedback@protonvpn.com. If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Stability Advisory: This is a "beta/RC" software release which contains known bugs. The stable release date is 20 June 2017. Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.0.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/
  18. Linux 4.14 to Be the Next LTS Kernel Series, Supported for at Least 2 Years Development could start in mid-September 2017 Development of the Linux 4.14 kernel series did not even start, as the version that's being developed these days is Linux 4.12, which should be promoted to stable early next month. Two weeks after the release of Linux kernel 4.12, development of the Linux 4.13 kernel branch will begin. As the first Release Candidate (RC) milestone of Linux kernel 4.13 could hit the streets in mid-July or a week later on the 23rd, we're looking at a final release of the series in early September, so only two weeks after that, the development of the Linux 4.14 kernel will commence, around mid-September. Linux kernel 4.14 to be supported for two years If everything goes well, and Linux 4.14's development starts in mid-September (based on a development cycle of seven RCs for Linux kernels 4.12 and 4.13), we're looking at a final release of the long-term supported kernel branch in early November, but it can take longer if the previous kernels have eight RCs each one. Greg Kroah-Hartman promises to support the Linux 4.14 kernel series for at least two years after its release in November 2017, until November 2019, according to the Google+ post: "As no one seemed to make 4.9 blow up too badly, let's try this again! 4.14 == next LTS kernel I support for at least 2 years. Any objections?" According to kernel.org, the currently maintained LTS (Long Term Support) kernel branches are Linux 4.9 (most advanced one), Linux 4.4, Linux 4.1, Linux 3.16, Linux 3.10, Linux 3.4, and Linux 3.2. So in about three months from now, Linux 4.14 will be the most advanced LTS kernel branch that you can install on your Linux OS. Source
  19. Mozilla Firefox 54.0 - 32bit[x86] and 64bit[x64] Stable[New] + 52.2.0 ESR[New] Mozilla Firefox v54.0 stable + v52.2.0 ESR available for download. Tip: If you want to get rid of web notifications completely, you can Enable/Disable using about:config and toggle "dom.webnotifications.enabled" to "false" and Restart Firefox. If you want it back, just toggle to "true" and Restart Firefox. Release Notes: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/54.0/releasenotes/ Download Links - Stable: All Languages and OS: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ FTP links: https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/ Windows[x86 - 32bit]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-54.0-SSL&os=win&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/win32/en-US/Firefox Setup 54.0.exe Windows[x86 - 32bit - EME Free]: https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/win32-EME-free/en-US/Firefox%20Setup%2054.0.exe Windows[x64 - 64bit]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-54.0-SSL&os=win64&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/win64/en-US/Firefox Setup 54.0.exe Windows[x86 - 64bit - EME Free]: https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/win64-EME-free/en-US/Firefox%20Setup%2054.0.exe Mac: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-54.0-SSL&os=osx&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/mac/en-US/Firefox 54.0.dmg Mac[EME Free]: https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/mac-EME-free/ Linux[x86 - 32bit]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-54.0-SSL&os=linux&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-54.0.tar.bz2 Linux[x64]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-54.0-SSL&os=linux64&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-54.0.tar.bz2 Linux[x86-x64- EME Free]: https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/linux-x86_64-EME-free/ Download Links - ESR: All Languages and OS: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/organizations/all/ FTP links: https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/52.2.0esr/ Windows[x86 - 32bit]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-52.2.0esr-SSL&os=win&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/52.2.0esr/win32/en-US/Firefox Setup 52.2.0esr.exe Windows[x64 - 64bit]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-52.2.0esr-SSL&os=win64&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/52.2.0/win64/en-US/Firefox Setup 52.2.0.exe Mac: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-52.2.0esr-SSL&os=osx&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/52.2.0esr/mac/en-US/Firefox 52.2.0esr.dmg Linux[x86 - 32bit]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-52.2.0esr-SSL&os=linux&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/52.2.0esr/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-52.2.0esr.tar.bz2 Linux[x64]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-52.2.0esr-SSL&os=linux64&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/52.2.0esr/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-52.2.0esr.tar.bz2 Firefox for Android - 54.0: Not Yet Released
  20. Hi Does anyone have any link to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (preferred 7.3) ISO? I've been looking everywhere over the Internet for them, but not able to find a proper single ISO.
  21. DVDFab first version for Linux gets released! It supports Ubuntu 16.04 and above. Compared to the 1st Alpha version released about two months ago, the 1st official version 10.0.4.0 is a huge improvement, in regards to both feature sets and stability. This official Linux version has almost 85% of the features presented in the Windows and macOS siblings, including dvd copy, dvd ripper, dvd creator, bluray copy, bluray ripper, bluray creator and so on, . Those missing modules and features such as Cinavia series and DRM Removal will be ready in just a few more weeks. Try it here : http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm
  22. Canonical Launches Its Linux Kernel Livepatch Service for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Users You won't have to reboot your PC when installing new kernels Until today, Canonical's Kernel Livepatch service was available only for those running the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system series, providing them with rebootless kernel upgrades. Starting today, you can use the Canonical Kernel Livepatch service on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS too. As usual, Canonical lets users to install its Kernel Livepatch service on up to three (3) computers for free, but only on systems running 64-bit Intel or AMD processors. Those who want to enable Canonical Kernel Livepatch on more than 3 machines will have to purchase the Ubuntu Advantage support package. "We are pleased to announce that we have extended our Canonical Kernel Livepatch Service to users running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS," reads the announcement. "The Canonical Kernel Livepatch Service enables runtime correction of critical security vulnerabilities in the kernel without the need to reboot." Here's how to enable Canonical Kernel Livepatch on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Installing the Canonical Kernel Livepatch service on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating systems is possible because the Snapd 2.20 release announced in December 2016 brought support for this long-term supported version of Ubuntu Linux. And it's super easy to install both Snapd and Canonical Kernel Livepatch. First, you'll have to make sure that you're running the Linux 4.4 kernel. Then, open the Terminal app and paste the command listed below to install the Snapd daemon, which enables installation of Snap packages on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Access https://ubuntu.com/livepatch and get your free kernel livepatch token. sudo apt update && sudo apt install snapd The token should look like this [d3b07384d213edec49eaa6238ad5ff00] so make sure you keep it safe somewhere. To install and enable the Canonical Kernel Livepatch service, run the following commands in the Terminal app, but replace the token in the second command with your own. sudo snap install canonical-livepatch sudo canonical-livepatch enable d3b07384d113edec49eaa6238ad5ff00 That’s it. You can check to see if you're running the Canonical Kernel Livepatch service on your Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine at any time with the following command. If it says "true" under the fully-patched entry, then it means you're running the latest available kernel for your system. canonical-livepatch status Source
  23. Wine Staging 2.9 released The Wine Staging team announced today the release and immediate availability of the Wine Staging 2.9 release of the Wine testing branch based, of course, on the recently launched Wine 2.9 development version. Borrowing all the features implemented in the Wine 2.9 development release, Wine Staging 2.9 is here with a new set of goodies for all you Linux gamers out there who want to play the latest Windows games or run various popular apps, the biggest change being support for tesselation shaders in Direct3D. Additionally, Wine 2.9 brought binary mode support in WebServices, user interface improvements in RegEdit, as well as the ability to detect clipboard changes through Xfixes. On top of that, the Wine Staging 2.9 release improves compatibility with anti-cheat and DRM modules and generation of fake DLLs. "The generated fake DLLs do no longer trigger stub errors when an application manually loads them (as in the 2.8 release), but instead they now forward the call to the correct builtin implementation," reads today's announcement. "Besides those bigger chances, there are many smaller improvements." Unreal Engine 4 and Chrome get improvements Among other changes implemented in the Wine Stating 2.9 release, we can mention the ability for the general memory layout of the built-in ELF/Mach-O executables to be more consistent with regular PE files, various improvements to the Unreal Engine 4 and Chrome, as well as the usual bug fixes, including for those from Wine 2.9. Those of you using the Wine Staging branch on their GNU/Linux distributions for Windows gaming on their Linux boxes can download, compile and install the Wine Staging 2.9 source tarball right now from our website. Binary packages for various operating systems are also provided on the official homepage of the project. Source
  24. Linux kernel 4.12 RC3 released Even if it's Memorial weekend, Linus Torvalds is on the job announcing the release and immediate availability of the third RC (Release Candidate) milestone of the upcoming Linux 4.12 kernel series. According to Linus Torvalds, the development of Linux kernel 4.12 continues to look good, and today's third Release Candidate build is a fairly normal patch consisting of two thirds updated GPU, SCSI, NVME, TTY, and Block drivers, and the rest is split between networking stack changes, core kernel, header files, XFS, and arch improvements. The biggest change, however, is a documention update as the Intel pstate docs were converted to the RST format. "Hey, things continue to look good, and RC3 isn't even very big. I'm hoping there's not another shoe about to drop, but so far this really feels like a nice calm release cycle, despite the size of the merge window. Knock wood," said Linus Torvalds in the mailing list announcement. Anyway, RC3 has a little bit of everything. The biggest single change is actually just a documentation update." Linux kernel 4.12 to hit the streets early July 2017 The development cycle of the Linux 4.12 kernel series is still in early stages and we should expect to see at least four such Release Candidate (RC) versions released in the coming weeks, which can only mean that Linux kernel 4.12 will hit the streets in early July 2017, be it either the 2nd or the 9th, depending on if there will be seven or eight RCs released. Until then, you can help with the testing by downloading the Linux kernel 4.12 Release Candidate 3 source tarball right now from kernel.org or via our website, compile and install it on your favorite GNU/Linux distribution, and report bugs on the issue tracker. Please try to keep in mind not to replace your stable kernel with this development version, nor deploy it on a production environment. Source
  25. How To Exit Vim? Multiple Ways To Quit Vim Editor How to exit Vim? How to quit Vim? How do you exit Vi editor? How to save and quit Vim? These are some of the most googled questions about Vim editor. Vim, one of the best terminal based editors, is known for its powerful features. Its ardent users swear by it but it leaves the new users baffled because of the ‘unusual shortcuts’. This even leaves them wondering how to exit from Vim editor. In this article, I’ll show you several ways to exit Vim. We’ll also see some interesting fun facts about exiting Vim. How to exit Vim As we have already seen in advanced Vim tips, there are multiple ways to quit Vim. Let me list them one by one along with the procedure. Press Esc key: This is very important because you must exit the edit mode first before typing the exit command(s). Next, you can type one of the following commands: :q (yes, the colon is included in the command) – This will quite the editor :q! – Quit Vim without saving the data file :wq – Save the file and exit Vim And then Enter key Do note that when you press :, the editor will have the next keystrokes displayed at the bottom left of the terminal. Other ways to exit Vim Normally, you should remember the above three commands and you should be good with exiting Vim. But as I said earlier, there are more shortcuts to quit Vim. These are following: Esc + + Enter (Save and exit) Esc + :qa + Enter (Quit all open files) Esc + Shift ZZ (Save and exit) Esc + Shift ZQ (Exit without saving) Now it is really up to you to choose how you want to quit Vim editor. If you ask me, the first method is what you should opt for. Because you save (without exiting) with :w command and then you can use :wq to save and quit (w for save and q for quit). It is easier to remember q for quit. Facts and fun about exiting Vim If you are feeling a little low because you didn’t know how to quit Vim, don’t do that. Because you are not the only one. According to Stack Overflow, over a million developers worldwide searched about how to exit Vim. In fact, exiting Vim has become a talking point in the popular culture. Take this tweet for example. This is one of the most popular fun pokes at the ‘complexity’ of exiting Vim: Which is somewhat surprising because if you run Vim, you’ll see the information about how to exit Vim at the splash screen: Exit command is displayed at the splash screen of Vim But then, obvious things are not that obvious at times. It’s funny that we are so accustomed to Ctrl+S, Ctrl+X shortcuts that it baffles us when we don’t find the same ‘standard’ shortcuts elsewhere. Vim is an excellent editor. If you can master its features, there will be nothing like it. SysAdmins particularly spend a lot of time on the command line. Mastering Vim could really be beneficial. If you are serious about learning Vim, I suggest this video course from Linux Training Academy. I hope this tutorial helped you to exit Vim. Do share your views and thoughts on it. Source