“Microsoft announced at its Build 2017 developer conference earlier this year that Ubuntu would be heading to the Windows Store, and now the popular Linux distro is available to download.”
“Linux creator Linus Torvalds on Sunday announced the arrival of the Linux 4.12 kernel, which is notable for its size thanks to addition support for AMD’s new Radeon RX Vega graphics card. As noted by Phoronix, Linux 4.12 brought over one million lines of new code to the kernel since 4.”
“Our vision in establishing the Raspberry Pi Foundation was that everyone should be able to afford their own programmable general-purpose computer. The intention has always been that the Raspberry Pi should be a full-featured desktop computer at a $35 price point.”
What started as an attempt to secure TCP/IP in Linux ended up enabling an attack vector that can be used to break, or even hijack, Internet connections between Linux and Android systems. Good news is that it is fixable.
“Hackers have broken into the website of one of the most-popular Linux version and pointed users to malicious download links that contained a “modified” version of the software. The surprise announcement was made Saturday, shortly after the breach was detected.”
“NEW YORK—Developers can now debug apps running on Linux servers or IoT devices from the comfort of Visual Studio. Microsoft today released a preview of a Visual Studio extension that adds remote debugging using GDB of Linux software.”
Decided to put Linux Mint 15 on this 3 year old netbook. Trying the XFCE version as because it seemed lighter on resources. Install went pretty easy. Had to do a little research on getting the wireless working but it wasn't that bad.
No OS is going to magically make the screen and keyboard bigger but this might help it a little and gives me a reason to poke around in Linux. The size and weight of this device is perfect for Travel. Several times I've had it in my backpack all day because I didn't want to leave it in the hotel and it is hardly noticeable.
My next goal is seeing if I can figure out adding a second network connection so I can use this as an access point for sharing the connection to other devices locally. I had a Windows utility for that and it worked great. Seems like something Linux can handle.