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Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 6 "Faye" Released

[German]The Mint development team has released the Linux distribution LMDE 6 "Faye" for download on September 27, 2023 after a short beta phase. The abbreviation LMDE stands for "Linux Mint Debian Edition", i.e. an edition that closely resembles Debian. Advertising

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LibreOffice can't start after ugrade to Linux Mint 21.1

[German]A short post from the Linux world, although I'm not yet sure if and how widespread the problem is. A blog reader contacted me last Friday and complained that his LibreOffice wouldn't start after he upgraded a Linux Mint system … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Issues restoring backups due to VDM with Intel Core i5 11th generation CPUs

[German]Unusual experience reported to me by a blog reader. He suddenly found himself facing the problem of not being able to write back a backup he had made on his Acer Swift 3 with an 11th generation Intel Core i5. … Continue reading

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StackOverflow survey: Developers often use Linux systems

[German]The platform StackOverflow conducts an annual survey among its user base to find out where the focus of its members lies. The results are quite exciting in terms of the programming languages used, the cloud provider, the frameworks used or … Continue reading

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Linux Mint 21.1

[German]Brief addendum from last week: On December 21, 2022, the team released the official upgrade of Linux Mint 21 to version 21.1. Blog reader Wolle had already informed me by mail that the version was available for the Cinnamon, MATE … Continue reading

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Multiple vulnerabilities [CVE-2022-38023, CVE-2022-37966, CVE-2022-37967, CVE-2022-45141] in Samba

[German]There are serious vulnerabilities in older versions of the Samba software, which provides access from Linux to Windows file and print services. The developers have issued a security advisory as of December 15, 2022, and released corrected versions of Samba … Continue reading

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VMware ESXi: Retbleed fixes cause 70% performance loss in Linux VMs running kernel 5.19

In performance regression testing, VMware testers found a severe performance drop for Linux guests when running kernel 5.19 in a VMware ESXi virtual machine with the Retbleed fixes installed. The degradation was up to 70% for computing, up to 30% … Continue reading

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Rumor: Microsoft supports "Windows Mode" in Linux

[German]This is a cool thing that Microsoft and the Linux developer community around Linus Torvalds are planning for the future. Up to now, Microsoft's developers have been tinkering with a Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in Windows, so that the … Continue reading

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motionEyeOS: People who want to continue the project wanted

[German]motionEyeOS is a Linux distribution that turns your single-board computer into a video surveillance system. However, the developer of motionEyeOS can no longer actively work on this project for personal reasons, as he writes. If anyone is interested in taking … Continue reading

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Dirty Pipe Linux vulnerability allows root access

[German]A vulnerability CVE-2022-0847, known as Dirty Pipe, exists in almost all Linux distributions and allows unprivileged users to gain root privileges in Linux kernel 5.8 and above. Linux distributions, IoT devices (and possibly Android systems, if they already use kernel … Continue reading

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