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OSS News: Enterprise Linux, Microsoft Replacements, Fuzzy Linux Solutions

Open-source innovations and the Linux operating system continue to set complacency aside. Here's a roundup of the latest developments from the Linux Foundation, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SoftMaker, and the Google Open Source Security Team.

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LINUX IN THE NEWS

Hunting for Kernel Glitches, DevSec Tools, Edge for Linux, More Ubuntu Outlets

Today LinuxInsider introduces a bimonthly news column to summarize some of the Linux and open-source consumer and enterprise events scattered around the Linux Sphere. Look forward to an assortment of topics that will keep Linux users and open-source supporters up to speed with new developments.

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Canonical Launches Ubuntu 21.10 With Few Surprises

Canonical has released Ubuntu 21.10, Impish Indri. The new version of its flagship OS has a heavy focus on cloud-native, AI/ML, and Ubuntu developers on Windows. This is not a major distro upgrade. Nonetheless, Ubuntu 21.10 does play catch up with the latest Wayland improvements and GNOME 40 -- fina...

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Enterprises Embrace Open Source To Tackle Growing Data Management Challenges

Linux Foundation Research and SODA Foundation have released study results on new data and storage trends for enterprise. The 2021 Data and Storage Trends Report reveals enterprise use of data and storage as it relates to cloud services and workloads in the era of cloud native, edge, IoT and 5G. Data...

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Zorin OS 16: Better GNOME With Much More Simplicity

Zorin OS is one of the more endearing Linux operating systems available for both Linux veterans and computer users transitioning from Windows. But despite some stellar improvements, Zorin OS 16 falls short of offering wider user appeal to those looking beyond Windows-like computing. However, this la...

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Canonical Breathes Longer Life Into Two Ubuntu Aging Releases

The prolonged lifecycle of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS turns a new page in Canonical's commitment to enabling enterprise environments, said Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos, product manager at Canonical. By prolonging the operating system lifecycle to 10 years, Canonical is helping organizations to better...

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Gitpod Answers Developers’ Call To Run Upstream VS Code in Browser

Gitpod is making a browser-based VS Code developer experience accessible to everyone. This allows developers and teams to run VS Code on cloud-powered servers and access it from any device using only a web browser. The new project was initiated in response to continuing inquiries from developers, ac...

Ransomware Attacks Have Gone Stratospheric: Report

Positive Technologies has released a report that indicates ransomware attacks have reached "stratospheric levels." The report finds ransomware assaults now account for 69 percent of all attacks involving malware. That is among the most disturbing findings. The research also reveals that the volume ...

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More Open Source Jobs Remain Vacant With Scarcity of Skilled Linux Talent

Hiring is rebounding in the wake of the pandemic, as organizations look to continue their digital transformation activities. This is evidenced by 50 percent of employers The Linux Foundation surveyed who stated they are increasing hires this year. However, employers must be ready to face a shortage ...

SPDX Becomes New Standard for Open-Source Software, Security

Backed by many of the world's largest companies for more than a decade, the Software Package Data Exchange specification is now an internationally recognized ISO/IEC JTC 1 standard. This comes during a transformational time for software and supply chain security. The Linux Foundation announced Thur...

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Outdated Linux Versions, Misconfigurations Triggering Cloud Attacks: Report

The "Linux Threat Report 2021 1H" from Trend Micro found that Linux operating systems are heavily targeted for cyberattacks, with nearly 13 million detections in the first half of this year. As organizations expand their footprint in the cloud, correspondingly, they are exposed to the pervasive thre...

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Latest POP_OS! Release Brings COSMIC Overtones

The latest release of POP!_OS Linux clearly shows that the in-house tweaking of the GNOME desktop to the COSMIC GNOME-based desktop is even more inviting. Developer System76 has made some bold moves to push this distro to the forefront and spark its popularity among newcomers to Linux -- as well as ...

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Windows 365 No Deal for Non-Biz Linux Users

Microsoft's new Cloud PC with Windows 10/11 service potentially offers a way for some Linux users to sidestep what could be the last barrier for businesses to adopt the Linux desktop without leaving behind must-have Windows applications. But if you lack a company's backing, for the time being you ca...

Unsupported IoT Devices Are Cyber-Trouble Waiting To Happen

Imagine finding out that your neighbor's identity was stolen and their life savings cleaned out by criminals who entered through their 'smart' washing machine. Ridiculous, you say? Well, have you checked your home Wi-Fi network lately? You might have several connected household gadgets and other dev...

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30 Years Later, the Trajectory of Linux Is Star Bound

Today the Linux community is estimated to be 86 million users strong. It has become the backbone of large enterprises and is installed in government systems and embedded in devices worldwide. As people around the world celebrate and discuss 30 years of Linux, the focus, rightly so, is on supercomput...

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Happy 30th Anniversary Linux! How We Got To Know Ya

August 25 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of a free computer operating system that revolutionized nearly every industry and helped spread the open-source movement globally. Today, Linux is everywhere in industry as it dominates servers and networking; is the driving force behind cloud comp...

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30 Years of Linux History Told via Distros

Linux entered the world of technology with little more than a kernel to call its own. That was the intent of a young computer science student from Helsinki named Linus Torvalds in doing this personal fun project. In 1991, he created code that would become the basis for a completely new approach to o...

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MakuluLinux Shifts Designs for a Better Linux Experience

MakuluLinux Shift is a well-designed Linux distro that blends several mainstream design concepts with performance features not found elsewhere. One of Shift's most unique features, which is greatly expanded in this latest version, is the ability to modify major design elements effortlessly. Hence, i...

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Researchers Track Linux Intrusions to Cryptojacking Gang

Bitdefender security researchers have uncovered a Romanian-based threat group active since at least last year targeting Linux-based machines with weak Secure Shell Protocol (SSH) credentials. The researchers discovered the group was deploying Monero mining malware used to steal cryptocurrency.

Salt Labs Launched To Heighten API Security Threat Awareness

Anyone with a stake in keeping ahead of cybersecurity assaults and enterprise network intrusions through API vulnerabilities can now tap into expert advisories and security reports. API security company Salt Security last week launched Salt Labs, a now-public forum for publishing research on API vul...

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