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Meltdown, Spectre and Ubuntu: What you need to know

by Christian Reis on 24 January 2018

As details of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities1 have become clearer a number of statements have been published by the multiple vendors affected; Canonical has issued advisories and updates on fixes and mitigations, the latest of …

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Kernel team summary – 24 January 2018

by Canonical on 24 January 2018

January 09 through January 23 The Kernel Team is completely focused on addressing any Spectre and Meltdown issues as they arise. A secure Ubuntu is our top priority. No new Livepatches are being produced and our …

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Kernel Team Summary – December 6, 2017

by Canonical on 6 December 2017

November 21 through December 04 Development (18.04) Every 6 months the Ubuntu Kernel Team is tasked to pick the kernel to be used in the next release. This is a difficult thing to do because we …

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Kernel Team Summary: November 7, 2017

by Canonical on 8 November 2017

October 24 through November 06 Development (18.04) Every 6 months the Ubuntu Kernel Team is tasked to pick the kernel to be used in the next release. This is a difficult thing to do because we …

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Kernel Team Summary – October 18th, 2017

by Canonical on 18 October 2017

Development (Artful / 17.10) https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule Important upcoming dates: Ubuntu 17.10 Release – Oct 19 (~1 days away) We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. A 4.13.4 based kernel is available for …

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Kernel Team Summary – October 4, 2017

by Canonical on 4 October 2017

September 25 through October 03 Development (Artful / 17.10) https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule Important upcoming dates: Kernel Freeze – Oct 5 (~1 day away) Final Freeze – Oct 12 (~1 week away) Ubuntu 17.10 – Oct 19 (~2 week …

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Kernel Team Summary – July 19, 2017

by Canonical on 19 July 2017

This newsletter is here to provide a status update from the Ubuntu Kernel Team.There will also be highlights provided for any interesting subjects the team may be working on. If you would like to reach the …

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Kernel Team Summary: June 22, 2017

by Canonical on 21 June 2017

This newsletter is to provide a status update from the Ubuntu Kernel Team. There will also be highlights provided for any interesting subjects the team may be working on. If you would like to reach the …

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Kernel Team Summary- June 8, 2017

by Canonical on 8 June 2017

Introduction This newsletter is to provide a status update from the Ubuntu Kernel Team. There will also be highlights provided for any interesting subjects the team may be working on. If you would like to reach …

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Ubuntu on AWS gets serious performance boost with AWS-tuned kernel

by Udi Nachmany on 5 April 2017

Canonical and Amazon Web Services have been working closely together to create the best experience of the world’s most popular cloud OS, on the world’s most popular public cloud. Official Ubuntu guest images have been available …

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Dirty COW was livepatched in Ubuntu within hours of publication

by Dustin Kirkland on 31 October 2016

If you haven’t heard about last week’s Dirty COW vulnerability, I hope all of your Linux systems are automatically patching themselves…Why? Because every single Linux-based phone, router, modem, tablet, desktop, PC, server, virtual machine, and absolutely …