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Canonical explores collecting hardware data

Canonical is exploring the idea of adding an option to the Ubuntu system installer which would allow the operating system to collect hardware information and send it over a secure connection to Canonical’s developers. Will…

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openSUSE unveils YaST changes

There are some significant new changes coming to the YaST system administration tool included in the openSUSE distribution. People running openSUSE’s rolling “Tumbleweed” branch should soon get to see and test improvements in the way…


Tails 3.4 is out

The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The project’s developers have released Tails 3.4 which includes kernel fixes for the…



Ubuntu pulls downloads over BIOS bug

The download links for Ubuntu 17.10 were temporarily removed from the distribution’s website while the project’s developers responded to a serious bug. The bug in question revolves around a kernel driver which affects Lenovo computers,…


openSUSE experiments with kernel-powered splash screen

Max Staudt has announced a new approach to displaying a boot splash screen on GNU/Linux distributions. The Staudt has published patches which enable the Linux kernel to display a splash screen during the boot process….



Linux Mint 18.3 “KDE”, “Xfce”

The Linux Mint team has released two new editions of the project’s Ubuntu-based series. The project’s new offerings include editions for the KDE and Xfce desktop environments. Both new releases are part of the project’s…


Ubuntu phasing out Python 2

Matthias Klose has posted an update on the progress made phasing Python 2 out of the Ubuntu distribution. Python 2 will reach the end of its supported life in about two years and distributions are…


openSUSE’s Tumbleweed snapshots

Rolling releases, such as openSUSE’s Tumbleweed, provide a regular stream of package updates, keeping users on the cutting edge of software. One of the drawbacks to using a rolling release distribution is there are a…