Linux Distros Without Systemd (2019)

New submitter Nico Schottelius writes: It’s 2019 — who has switched to systemd, who hasn’t and what can I use if I don’t like systemd? Here’s the answer in short.From the blog post: If you are reading this post you’re very much likely not a fan of systemd already. So we won’t preach on why systemd is bad, but today we’ll focus more on what are the alternatives out there. Our approach is obviously not for settling for less but for changing things for the better. We have started the world after systemd project some time ago and the search isn’t over. So what are the non-systemd distros out there? The author makes a case for why you should consider the suggested distros, but here’s the list: Devuan, Alpine Linux, Artixlinux, Void, Slackware, Gentoo, and GNU GUIX.

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Linux kernel RDS flaw affects Red Hat, Ubuntu, Debian and SUSE

If you’re not in the habit of keeping up to date with the latest version of the Linux kernel, now might be a good time to think about doing so. Systems based on versions of the kernel older than 5.0.8 suffer from a severe flaw in the implementation of RDS over TCP. Left unpatched, the flaw could enable an attacker to compromise a system. The National Vulnerability Database entry says: “There is a race condition leading to a use-after-free, related to net namespace cleanup”. Red Hat, Ubuntu, Debian and SUSE are all affected by the flaw, and security advisories have… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2019/05/20/linux-kernel-rds-flaw/

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Windows gets a new terminal

Windows 10 is getting a new terminal for command-line users, Microsoft announced at its Build developer conference today.
The new so-called “Windows Terminal” will launch in mid-June and promises to be a major update of the existing Windows Command Prompt and PowerShell experience. Indeed, it seems like the Terminal will essentially become the default environment for PowerShell, Command Prompt and Windows Subsystem for Linux users going forward.

The new terminal will feature faster GPU-accelerated text rending and “emoji-rich” fonts, because everything these days needs to support emojis, and those will sure help lighten up the command-line user experience. More importantly, though, the Windows Terminal will also support shortcuts, tabs, tear-away windows and theming, as well as extensions. It also will natively support Unicode and East Asian fonts.
The idea here, Microsoft says, is to “elevate the command-line user experience on Windows.”
The first preview of the new Windows Terminal is now available.


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Ubuntu Linux 19.04 ‘Disco Dingo’ is finally available for download

Christmas. Thanksgiving. Ubuntu release day. What do those three things have in common? They are days that cause many people to get excited. Back in the day, computer users would get excited about a new version of Windows too, such as Windows 95, XP, and 7 to name a few. Since Windows 8, however, Microsoft’s new operating systems are hardly a reason for celebration. New versions of Ubuntu, the extremely popular Linux-based operating system, does pique the interest of many, including yours truly. Today, Linux users around the world should celebrate, as Ubuntu 19.04 “Disco Dingo” is finally here! Following… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2019/04/18/ubuntu-linux-disco-dingo-final/

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Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo Beta now available with Linux kernel 5.0 and GNOME 3.32

Ubuntu is a great operating system. In fact, it has been so good for so long that many people take it for granted. Seriously, folks, think about how remarkable it is that such a high-quality Linux distribution is available for free. Despite it not costing anything, Ubuntu is arguably superior to the much-maligned Windows 10. Microsoft’s operating system actually costs money now, and many users didn’t even upgrade when it was offered for free. Today, Canonical’s operating system reaches a major milestone. You see, Ubuntu 19.04, which is named “Disco Dingo,” has achieved Beta status. And yes, you can download… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2019/03/29/ubuntu-linux-1904-disco-dingo-beta/

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Updated WSL in Windows 10 version 1903 lets you access Linux files from Windows

The marriage between Linux and Windows is getting stronger. Having embraced Linux with WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux), Microsoft is now doing what users have been begging for: Windows 10 April 2019 Update makes it possible to access Linux files from Windows. As well as enabling you to open Linux files from within Explorer, Windows 10 version 1903 gives you the option of editing Linux files from Windows. See also: Microsoft takes Insiders into next year, with the release of the first Windows 10 20H1 build Forget Linux — Here’s how to install Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 3 Dirty_Sock… [Continue Reading]


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Developer launches new version of Windows 95 that runs under Windows 10, macOS and Linux

Who doesn’t feel a little nostalgic from time to time? Progress is great, but sometimes it’s nice to look back at how things used to be — even if it’s only to laugh at how different and primitive things used to be. The world of computing is no different in this regard. Last year, developer Felix Rieseberg released Windows 95 as an Electron app to let 90s computer users relive their younger years. Now he’s back with a second version of the Windows 95 app, and it’s even better than ever — gaming classics such as Doom and Wolfenstein3D are… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2019/02/11/windows-95-v2-windows10-macos-linux/

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