Tag Archives: Linux

South Korea’s government migrates from Windows 7 to Linux

[German]The government in South Korea prefers Linux to Windows 10. That’s the message of the weekend. Instead upgrading from Windows 7 machines to Windows 10, the government decides to migrate it’s clients to Linux.

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Linux: Vulnerability CVE-2018-15688 in Systemd

[German]A vulnerability in the systemd component of some Linux distributions can be exploited over the network. A single DHCPv6 package is enough to provoke a crash or more.

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FOSS LinuxBoot replaces UEFI on servers

[German]Vendors using Linux-Servers intends to move away from proprietary hardware with UEFI, Intel ME & Co. The free LinuxBoot is the answer to the UEFI glue of the commercial manufacturers, but is limited to the server area. Here is some … Continue reading

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Microsoft: Linux dominates Azure VMs, has Windows a future?

[German]At the Ignite 2018 conference last week in Orlando, Florida, USA, Microsoft management released interesting figures. For virtual machines running on Microsoft Azure, there is a massive migration to Linux: 50% runs on Linux – which raises the question of … Continue reading

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New: Linux Mint LMDE 3 “Cindy” Cinnamon released

[German]Today once again a short excursion into the world of Linux. The developer community of Linux Mint have already released the version LMDE 3 “Cindy” Cinnamon on August 31, 2018. This is a Debian-based development project for Linux Mint.

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Fedora 26 Linux reached End of Live

Just a short note to users still working on machines with Fedora 26. This Linux distribution has reached End of Live on June 1st 2018. Users are urged to update to Fedora 27 or Fedora 28. More details may be … Continue reading

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Microsoft announces Linux based Azure Sphere OS

[German]Microsoft seems to be undergoing a radical change in strategy. The next operating system Azure Sphere OS for Internet of Things (IoT) will no longer be based on Windows, it’s based on a customized Linux kernel. Here are some information … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 17.04 reached end of life

Another short message: Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) has reached the end of live date and there are no more updates. The version released on April 13, 2017 is no longer supported. There are also no more patches for the kernel. … Continue reading

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Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon and MATE released

[German]Clement Lefebvre, head of Linux Mint project, has announced the release of Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon and MATE. The variants with Xfce and KDE will bee released within this year. KDE will be the last release for Linux Mint.

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Security patches for Samba

[German]The free Samba software contains a ‘use-after-free’ vulnerability in all versions since Samba 4.0 (released in 2012). A 2nd ‘heap memory information leak’ vulnerability is present since Samba version 3.6.0. Bit Linux distros are offering patches.

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