Good comparison by A Cloud Guru of certifications for the three major cloud providers AWS vs Azure vs GCP.
Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS has been released. You may already have the updates if you are running 20.04 but it’s always good to ensure you are up to date.
Linux 5.13 is the big lure of this point release, carried over from October’s Ubuntu 21.10 release. Linux 5.13 introduces a bunch of tweaks including better EXT4 support, a new cooling driver for modern Intel CPUs, and better support for peripherals including the Apple Magic Mouse 2 and the GK6X mechanical keyboard.
This update also includes GNOME Shell 3.36.8, LibreOffice 18.104.22.168, and Mozilla Firefox 97.
VMware released advisory VMSA-2022-0004 that addresses security vulnerabilities found in VMware ESXi, VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion, and VMware Cloud Foundation products. Folks who have updated to vSphere 7 Update 3c have the updates in place already.
On February 15, 2022 VMware released VMSA-2022-0004, a critical advisory addressing security vulnerabilities found and resolved in VMware ESXi, Workstation, Fusion, and Cloud Foundation. These vulnerabilities are in the virtual USB/XHCI controllers found by default on many virtual machines, as well as the ESXi 7 sandbox (what is the sandbox? See below!). Exploitation of these vulnerabilities from a virtual machine would allow an attacker access to the hypervisor, so it is very important that you patch them soon.
If you are interested on trying a different OS on your desktop check out Chrome OS Flex, Google’s latest version of the desktop software. This version is an early access release and can be unstable at times, but as a technologist, that is something we enjoy. Right.
Try the cloud-first, fast, easy-to-manage, and secure Chrome OS for PCs and Macs. Chrome OS Flex is a free and sustainable way to modernize devices you already own. It’s easy to deploy across your fleet or simply try it to see what a cloud-first OS has to offer.
Give it a go and let me know what you think.