Linux

Fedora plans new networking improvements

The Fedora distribution is a cutting edge project that often showcases new technologies. James Hogarth has a write-up of some new changes coming soon to Fedora users, specifically new functionality in NetworkManager. Hogarth’s post talks…

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Canonical eyes going public

Last month we shared news that Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu distribution, was ceasing development of its Unity desktop environment and Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system. Part of the reason for Canonical dropping these…



Debian updates install media

The Debian project has published updated installation media for Debian 8 “Jessie”. The new media includes security updates and fixes that have been made available since Debian 8 was first released, but is not a…


Linux Kernel 4.11 ‘Fearless Coyote’ Released

Linus Torvalds has returned to an animal-themed nickname for Kernel 4.11. After 4.10 was named “Happy Anniversary” for a brief time in its development cycle, 4.11 is Fearless Coyote, a name carried over from version…


Debian being ported to RISC-V

There is good news for fans of the RISC-V hardware architecture. Work is being done to create a port of Debian for the RISC-V instruction set. While the port has been in development since 2014,…


Kali Linux 2017.1

Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution which features several security and forensics tools. The project has adopted a rolling release approach to new versions. The new release, Kali Linux 2017.1, features drivers for RTL8812AU wireless…


Linux Shishiga malware using LUA scripts

Among all the Linux samples that we receive every day, we noticed one sample detected only by Dr.Web – their detection name was Linux.LuaBot. We deemed this to be suspicious as our detection rates for…


Tails 2.12

The Amnesic Incognito Live System (better known as Tails) is a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The Tails project has announced the release of Tails 2.12…


Android running on GNU/Linux desktops

The Android operating system runs a huge number of applications. The Android software ecosystem is massive and contains many useful tools, games and communications software. Over the years there have been several efforts to make…