General Linux News:
Oracle Patches Spectre for Red Hat
Linux Journal: The Red Hat community has patiently awaited a retpoline kernel implementation that remediates CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre v2) and closes all Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that have captured headlines this year.Alexa development board runs Linux on Raspberry Pi Compute Module
LinuxGizmos: Gumstix has launched a version of its Linux-driven Chatterbox Alexa Voice Service development board designed for the RPi Compute Module, and updated its AeroCore 2 drone controller for the DragonBoard 410C.NATS Messaging Project Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation
eWEEK: The NATS project brings a mature open-source messaging technology to the CNCF, in a bid to help to improve high-throughput communications in cloud native environments.How to reset a Windows password with Linux
Lost your Windows login? The chntpw utility can save the day.Linux man Command Tutorial for Beginners (8 Examples)
HowToForge: A very useful aspect of the Linux command line is that the documentation for almost all command line tools is easily accessible.Gogo - Create Shortcuts to Long and Complicated Paths in Linux
tecmint: Gogo is an impressive way to bookmark directories inside your shell.Linus Torvalds slams CTS Labs over AMD vulnerability report
ZDnet: Linux's creator said he thinks CTS Labs' AMD chip security report "looks more like stock manipulation than a security advisory" and questions an industry.
Distribution Release: Peppermint OS 8-20171130
Mark Greaves has announced the release of an updated build of Peppermint OS 8, a lightweight distribution based on Lubuntu (the long-term support branch) and featuring the LXDE desktop: "Team Peppermint is pleased to announce the latest iteration of our operating system, Peppermint 8 Respin, which still comes....
OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.7
ReactOS is an open source operating system which strives to be binary compatible with Microsoft Windows and is capable of running many Windows applications. The project has released ReactOS 0.4.7 which introduces improvements to application skins, better disk usage reporting and a smoother experience when sending files to....
Distribution Release: ROSA R10
Vladimir Potapov has announced the release of ROSA R10, the latest stable build of the desktop-focused distribution with support for KDE 4 and Plasma 5 desktop environments: "ROSA Desktop R10 is the second release based on the ROSA 2016.1 platform. The distribution is targeted mainly at the Linux....
Distribution Release: Uruk GNU/Linux 2.0
Uruk GNU/Linux is a completely free-software distribution based on Trisquel GNU/Linux and featuring the MATE desktop. The project's latest release, version 2.0, includes an updated Linux-libre kernel, version 7 of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), MATE 1.12 and a new welcome screen. "We grew up and the....
Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 7.5
Philip Broughton has announced the release of a new version of Puppy Linux. The new version is Puppy Linux 7.5, code name "Xenialpup". The new version of the lightweight distribution is built using packages from Ubuntu's 16.04 "Xenial" release and Puppy maintains binary compatibility with Ubuntu packages. "Puppy....
DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 741
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Pop!_OS 17.10News: openSUSE's Tumbleweed snapshots, Q4OS can be installed on a Windows partition, Fedora 25 reaching its end of lifeTips and tricks: Keep terminal programs running, using the at command, reverse OpenSSH connectionsReleased last week: Linux Mint 18.3, Black Lab 11.5, Lakka....
Distribution Release: Rocks Cluster Distribution 7.0
Philip Papadopoulos has announced the release of Rocks Cluster Distribution 7.0, a major new update of the project's specialist operating system for easy deployments as computer clusters. Rocks Cluster 7.0 is based on CentOS 7.4: "The latest update of Rocks, code name 'Manzanita', is now released. Manzanita is....
Development Release: Fatdog64 Linux 720 Beta
The Fatdog64 Linux distribution is a descendant of Puppy Linux for 64-bit x86 computers. The Fatdog64 project has announced the release of a new development snapshot, Fatdog64 Linux 720 Beta. The new beta features many package updates, the "spot" user's home directory has been moved and some changes....
Distribution Release: Raspbian 2017-11-29
Simon Long has announced the release of an updated build of Raspbian, a Debian-based distribution designed for the Raspberry Pi single-board computers: "We're pleased to announce that we are releasing the latest version of Raspbian 'Stretch' for your Pi today. This new release is mostly bug fixes and....
Distribution Release: deepin 15.5
deepin is a Debian-based distribution featuring a custom desktop environment, called Deepin Desktop. The latest version of the distribution, deepin 15.5, introduces several important features, including HiDPI support, fingerprint scanner, wi-fi hotspot sharing and support for installing Flatpak packages. "deepin is a Linux distribution devoted to providing beautiful,....