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Microsoft Improves Linux Subsystem Security; Adds Windows Defender Firewall Support

Things are really going great when it comes to Microsoft cozying up to Linux. Just earlier this week, Microsoft released its own version of Linux in the form of Azure Sphere OS. Prior to that, we told you about more Linux distros making an appearance on Microsoft Store. In the latest development, the company has […] The post Microsoft Improves Linux Subsystem Security; Adds Windows Defender Firewall Support appeared first on Fossbytes.

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Microsoft klar med første Linux-kernel nogensinde: Er grundlaget i nyt chipdesign rettet mod IoT

Microsoft fortsætter sit indtog i chip-verdenen med Azure Sphere: Har skrevet første Linux-kernel nogensinde.

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Microsoft Creates Its Own Version of Linux For The First Time, Launches Azure Sphere OS

With the onslaught of Internet of Things devices, ensuring its security has become a major concern among the makers. In a bid to safeguard IoT products, Microsoft has introduced Azure Sphere, a technology that will revamp the security of microprocessors that powers the smart appliances and gadgets we use. Azure Sphere is a package of products […] The post Microsoft Creates Its Own Version of Linux For The First Time, Launches Azure Sphere OS appeared first on Fossbytes.

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Linus Torvalds Wants Linux Kernel 5.0 To Be “Meaningless” And “Unpredictable”

If you follow Linux kernel development closely, you must be knowing that major version transitioning, i.e., jump from Linux 2.0 to 3.0 and 3.0 to 4.0, has taken place in the past at every two million Git objects. This made perfect sense to make a transition to Linux v5.0 at 6 million Git objects landmark. In […] The post Linus Torvalds Wants Linux Kernel 5.0 To Be “Meaningless” And “Unpredictable” appeared first on Fossbytes.

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GameMode: Boost Your Linux Gaming Performance With This Open Source Tool

If you use Linux or macOS and you’re into gaming, the chances are that you might have heard about Feral Interactive. They’re known to develop and port games from their partners to other platforms, including Tomb Raider, Batman: Arkham, etc. To make sure that you can utilize your Linux machine’s horsepower to the fullest, Feral has […] The post GameMode: Boost Your Linux Gaming Performance With This Open Source Tool appeared first on Fossbytes.

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Should Ubuntu Linux Replace Alpha/Beta Release Model With “Testing Weeks”?

One of the biggest advantages of open source technology projects is that everybody from the community is free to float an idea and if it gains community support, it could be turned into reality. Along the similar lines, well-known Ubuntu developer Simon Quigley has suggested an idea that might change the Ubuntu Linux development process. […] The post Should Ubuntu Linux Replace Alpha/Beta Release Model With “Testing Weeks”? appeared first on Fossbytes.

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Linux 4.17 Shredding 500,000 Lines Of Code, Killing Support For Older CPUs

Whenever a new Linux kernel is released, it adds tons of new code to support some new hardware. Coupled with driver changes, fixes, and networking code, each release gets bulkier by thousands of lines of code. In case of upcoming Linux 4.17, the kernel is expected to lose some weight. This change will take place […] The post Linux 4.17 Shredding 500,000 Lines Of Code, Killing Support For Older CPUs appeared first on Fossbytes.

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“Safespaces” Is The First Open Source VR Desktop Environment For Linux

When it comes to VR, we are mostly familiar with Google Daydream and other popularized names. But VR has made its way into the Linux as well. Although, people’s experience of things like SteamVR hasn’t been that great. But how about getting your hands on a Linux desktop environment in virtual reality? The minds who […] The post “Safespaces” Is The First Open Source VR Desktop Environment For Linux appeared first on Fossbytes.

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Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 4.16

I guess Linus Torvalds doesn’t like to make tons of jokes. That’s why after shipping seven release candidates for Linux kernel 4.16, he decided to released the final kernel on April Fools’ Day. He might have shipped RC8 just for the heck of it, with no changes, but that’s not his style. At the time of […] The post Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 4.16 appeared first on Fossbytes.

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Hackers Exploiting 5-year-old Flaw To Turn Linux Machines Into Cryptomining Bots

With the help of in-browser mining services like CoinHive, website owners have an easy way to hijack your CPU cycles and print free money. The notorious cybercriminals are also using new techniques to inject miners into computers and turn them into cryptomining machines. Just last month, we even told you about the first Firefox extension which was found […] The post Hackers Exploiting 5-year-old Flaw To Turn Linux Machines Into Cryptomining Bots appeared first on Fossbytes.

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Debian GNU/Linux For Windows 10 Now Available In Microsoft Store

Just yesterday, we told you about the availability of Kali Linux on Microsoft Store. This allowed the users to add the penetration distro to the Windows Subsystem for Linux. What’s more exciting is that you can install multiple distros side by side on WSL. The latest distro to join this crop is Debian GNU/Linux, which […] The post Debian GNU/Linux For Windows 10 Now Available In Microsoft Store appeared first on Fossbytes.

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Kali Linux For Windows 10 Arrives In Microsoft Store

Installing and running Linux on Windows 10, also called Linux Subsystem on Windows (WSL), is old news. You can already install distros like Ubuntu, SUSE Enterprise Linux, and openSUSE from Windows Store. While we continue to wait for Fedora to arrive on Microsoft Store as promised, another favorite distro–Kali Linux–has already made itself available. This news […] The post Kali Linux For Windows 10 Arrives In Microsoft Store appeared first on Fossbytes.

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Top 10 Best Linux Distros For 2018 — (The Ultimate Distro Choosing Guide)

We’re well into 2018 and I think some of you might have boarded the Linux train in the recent past. While the world of Linux does offer tons of choice, it might get overwhelming at first. That’s why we’ve prepared this guide to help you select the best Linux distro to suit your needs. Some […] The post Top 10 Best Linux Distros For 2018 — (The Ultimate Distro Choosing Guide) appeared first on Fossbytes.

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Ubuntu 18.04 Will Be A “First-class” VM Guest In Microsoft Hyper-V

If you’re a Linux enthusiast who loves to try out new Linux distros and see how they look and feel, you must have used some virtualization software. Such tools are even more popular among developers and IT admins to sandbox processes for better security. In a blog post (Via: The Register), Microsoft has announced that […] The post Ubuntu 18.04 Will Be A “First-class” VM Guest In Microsoft Hyper-V appeared first on Fossbytes.

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Soon You’ll Be Able To Run Linux Apps In VM On Chrome OS

Now listen to Fossbytes stories! Most of you would be knowing that Chrome OS shares an intimate relationship with Linux. This “bare-bones Linux-based operating system” is based on Gentoo Linux. However, you can’t run Linux applications on it, which is a deal breaker for many enthusiasts. If you’re really willing to run Linux apps on […] The post Soon You’ll Be Able To Run Linux Apps In VM On Chrome OS appeared first on Fossbytes.

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Hackers Release Video Of Nintendo Switch Running A Linux Distro

Now listen to Fossbytes stories! When it comes to porting software to potentially unsupported devices, hackers are quite comfortable to push themselves beyond the boundaries set by the manufactures. In the past, determined minds have hacked their way into installing Windows XP on iPhone 7 or Windows 7 on an Android smartwatch. Now, it’s the […] The post Hackers Release Video Of Nintendo Switch Running A Linux Distro appeared first on Fossbytes.

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Ubuntu Adds New “Minimal Installation” Option For Fewer Preinstalled Packages

Now listen to Fossbytes stories! The development of the next Ubuntu LTS release, i.e., Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, is going on in full swing. The desktop development team has decided to add a new option in the installation process that allows you to perform a lean installation of Ubuntu. As reported by OMGUbuntu, this option […] The post Ubuntu Adds New “Minimal Installation” Option For Fewer Preinstalled Packages appeared first on Fossbytes.

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Linux On Nintendo Switch? Hackers Show That It’s Possible

very popular hardware in today’s times that tries to bind users to a particular software or operating system, becomes a target of hackers. They make continuous attempts to find ways to exploit the security measures. Along the similar lines, hacker group Fail0verflow has claimed to have found a Nintendo Switch hack. The group has posted […] The post Linux On Nintendo Switch? Hackers Show That It’s Possible appeared first on Fossbytes.

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Kali Linux 2018.1 Released For Ethical Hackers — Download ISO And Torrent Files Here

n 2016, Offensive Security–the developer of Kali Linux ethical hacking distro–decided to switch to a rolling release model. However, from time to time, they keep releasing the Kali snapshots with all the latest patches, fixes, and updates. Following the same tradition, the developers have pushed the first snapshot for 2018. Aptly named Kali Linux 2018.1, […]

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Go Anonymous With Tails 3.5 Linux Distro: Get Latest Version With Important Security Fixes

ust earlier this month, the creators of Tails Linux distribution released their updated version that included the steps taken by Linux kernel devs to mitigate the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. Within one month, they’re here with a new and updated version with more security fixes. The development team has strongly urged the users to update […]

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Wine 3.0 Released To Run Windows Apps On Linux Efficiently — Download It Here

ust recently, we told you that the support for Linux distros in VirtualBox is about to get a lot better with the release of Linux kernel 4.16. But, what if you wish to run Windows apps on your host Linux system? For that, Wine has got your back. The recent Wine 3.0 release is finally […]

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Google Ditches Goobuntu Linux For Debian-Based gLinux

t’s not a hidden fact that Google has been using Ubuntu-based Linux distribution called Goobunu for years. The home-baked distribution used by Google engineers is like a light skin on top of Ubuntu Linux LTS releases. The company has been a customer of Canonical as part of the Ubuntu Advantage Program, so it shouldn’t come as […]

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Here’s Why Running Linux Distros In VirtualBox Is About To Get Much Better

ith the help of hypervisors like Oracle VirtualBox, one can run operating systems within another pre-installed host operating system and try out the features. When it comes to Linux, the beginners are often advised to try out user-friendly Linux distros in a virtual machine before making the brave jump. If you have some VirtualBox-related experience in […]

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Ubuntu Linux Unbootable After Users Install Meltdown And Spectre Patches

he recently known Meltdown and Spectre bugs have affected numerous devices including Linux systems. Companies have started to release software patches to address the bugs, but the outcome is not as intended. What was intended to fix serious vulnerabilities in Intel chips is leaving users with new problems. Some Ubuntu users have reported on Ubuntu […]

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City Of Barcelona Chooses Linux And Free Software After Ditching Microsoft

ccording to a report from Spanish newspaper El País (Via: It’s Foss), the City of Barcelona is moving away from the proprietary software products from Microsoft. This move is important in the wake of Munich’s recent decision to again adopt Microsoft’s products. As per the report, Barcelona city plans to replace all user applications on its computers with […]

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Tails 3.4 Linux Distro Released With Meltdown And Spectre Patches — Get It Here

inux is considered to be the basis of one of the most secure operating systems around. Out of all the Linux distro options available, Tails is considered to be the most secure. However, due to screwups on behalf of chipmakers, almost all operating systems were affected, including Tails. As a result of combined mitigation steps […]

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ASUS Tinker Board S Is New Raspberry Pi-killer With Linux And Android Support (CES 2018)

t CES 2018, ASUS unveiled tons of small form factor hardware and expanded its family. PB40 and PN40 are two mini PCs that let combine power and portability. Chromebox 3 is Chromebox 2 successor with 8th Generation Intel Core processor with DDR4 2400 Memory. For Linux enthusiasts and DIYers, the good news came in the form […]

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Lindows Linux Distro Is Back From The Dead: Linspire 7.0 And Freespire 3.0 Released

o you remember the Lindows Linux distro, which aimed to make the process of using Linux and running Windows applications on Linux much easier? For those who need a refresher, Lindows based its Windows compatibility on Wine API. Then, it developed program named CNR to serve as a GUI-based means to download/install applications. Later, Microsoft […]

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postmarketOS Update: Now Runs Plasma Mobile/Lune UI/Xfce On Real Devices

n the last week of December, I came across a post on Reddit/r/KDE that showed a postmarketOS device with Plasma Mobile. Just recently, the team had published the latest blog update on their website, listing out the recent developments and breakthroughs achieved during the last months. Before going ahead and reading the developments, I’ll advise you […]

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Manjaro Linux 17.1.0 Released With Latest Packages — Get This User-friendly Distro Here

ollowing the September release of Manjaro Linux 17.0.3, the developers of this Arch Linux-based distro have shipped Manjaro Linux 17.1.0. Released on December 31st, 2017, it marks the last Manjaro offering of 2017. In other words, you can kickstart 2018 with this freshly baked desktop-oriented operating system. “This marks the last update of Manjaro in […]

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