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VSHN.timer #229: Latest Ubuntu Buzz

20. Mai 2024

Welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, DevOps and Open Source; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better.

This week, we explore the most exciting headlines in the world of Ubuntu, the open-source operating system loved by many. Stay tuned for the latest updates that every Linux enthusiast should know about!

  1. Can’t wait to upgrade to Ubuntu 24.04 LTS? We don’t blame you! (here are 20 changes to look out for) Dive into this step-by-step guide and get started now:
    https://linuxiac.com/how-to-upgrade-to-ubuntu-24-04-lts-from-ubuntu-22-04-lts
  2. And since you’re already on Ubuntu, you might be interested in knowing that Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, has unveiled an exciting update for its Long-Term Support (LTS) releases. Starting with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Canonical is extending its support period from the standard five years to a remarkable 12 years, thanks to the new Legacy Support add-on available for Ubuntu Pro subscribers:
    https://linuxiac.com/canonical-introduces-12-year-support-for-ubuntu-lts-releases
  3. Speaking of time, have you heard of International Atomic Time (TAI, from the French temps atomique international)? It’s supposed to run by default on operating systems, but surprisingly, it doesn’t on some, like Debian. Want to switch to TAI time? Just a quick configuration tweak is all you need:
    https://www.bortzmeyer.org/tai-on-debian.html
  4. While we’re on the subject of Debian, let’s dive into an issue that’s been frustrating users lately. Just a few days ago, an Ubuntu user discovered that the browser integration feature for KeePassXC had vanished, rendering the browser extension non-functional. This feature is crucial, as it underpins the very usefulness of password managers like KeePassXC:
    https://linuxiac.com/debian-keepassxc-sparked-debate
  5. The above may be annoying, but the following is downright scary: Linux infrastructure was compromised by sophisticated malware for two years starting in 2009, infecting servers at kernel.org and stealing encrypted password data from over 550 users. Researchers from ESET revealed that the malware, known as Ebury, created a backdoor in OpenSSH, allowing attackers to send spam and carry out other malicious activities:
    https://arstechnica.com/security/2024/05/ssh-backdoor-has-infected-400000-linux-servers-over-15-years-and-keeps-on-spreading

Which Linux distribution are you currently using and why did you choose it? What feature or functionality do you find most essential in Ubuntu? What challenges have you faced while using Ubuntu, and how did you overcome them? And have you already taken part in our raffle?

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Get in touch with us, and see you next week for another edition of VSHN.timer.

PS: check out our previous VSHN.timer editions about Linux: #45#55#72#96#105, #125, #161, #184, #206

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