So I read most of the comments here on this article and honestly, it just confused me more.
Some say Canonical rebuilds the Universe packages in the next cycle from Debian Testing (which should fix the security issues of apps in that repository like VLC). On the other hand, there are mentions of the packages being not supported at all after 9 months, etc.
I am just plain confused. Can someone please give some context and ELI5? I was under the impression that everything in LTS is you know, long term supported.
I just love Ubuntu, it has been rock solid for me since my Linux start but if those security issues are really concerning, I wouldn't mind considering switching to OpenSuse or Fedora.
Edit: Also if this security issue is true and it really means that apart from Main, everything is only supported for 9 months, what then is the major difference between Ubuntu LTS releases and non-LTS ones? I will simply just keep updating to newer versions and be equally stable and secure then! Correct?submitted by /u/tinycosmicdust
Linux.com: General office productivity tools are those that enable you to work with documents and files and keep an efficient day-to-day work flow. Some might think these tools would be missing from the Linux ecosystem. I am happy to report, the naysayers are wrong.
I've primarily been exposed to the Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. But now I want to learn about Linux. Specifically CentOS. This is so I can be well rounded and more marketable.
What are some good books or websites that I can read, that would be very beneficial?submitted by /u/Gohighflier
Chromium OS for SBC project, through Dylan Callahan, informs Softpedia about the immediate availability for download of the Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computers.
The first community supported x86 hacker SBCs not backed by Intel or AMD are pricier than most ARM SBCs, but offer faster CPUs and competitive power drain.
The first x86-based community supported hacker SBCs not backed by Intel or AMD have reached market, offering higher prices than most ARM SBCs, but featuring faster processors and competitive power consumption. The Kickstarter-backed newcomers, all of which run Linux or Android, include the now-shipping JaguarBoard, the soon to ship UP board, and the Udoo X86, due in November.
Boardcon’s 40 x 40mm “MINI287” COM runs Linux on an NXP i.MX287 SoC, offers dual Ethernet and CAN ports, and is also available as a sandwich-style SBC.
Thanks to the cost and power consumption sensitivities of the IoT market, old-time ARM9 system-on-chips continue to arrive in new embedded boards. Boardcon’s tiny (40 x 40mm) MINI287 computer-on-module taps the NXP/Freescale i.MX287, the highest-end member of the power-sipping i.MX28x SoC family, differentiated by its dual CAN interfaces, dual Ethernet ports, and L2 switch support. Boardcon recently released an Android-ready MINI3288 COM based on a Rockchip RK3288 SoC.