The latest Linux 5.14 kernel is just around the corner and with contributions from 1,650 developers there are some interesting updates to security and performance. In particular a new way to deal with Spectre and Meltdown which gained widespread notoriety in 2018 and creating memory ranges inaccessible to anyone.
Happy birthday Linux! It was thirty years ago today that Linux got it's start. It started with a post to an internet newsgroup called comp.os.minix from Linus Torvalds and now Linux is everywhere and even in places you might not think. What started out as a hobby is mainstream.
Some great news for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, they have just received FIPS 140-2 certification for their cryptographic modules. If you are unfamiliar with FIPS it's the The Federal Information Processing Standard.
Having recently switched from Ubuntu to elementary OS 5.1 I have to say that I've been enjoying every minute of this Linux distro. The simplicity, clean design and ease of use have sold me. Today elementary OS 6.0 is out and it has gotten even better.
Rocky Linux is one of the most anticipated Linux releases. When Red Hat decided to change their strategy on CentOS Linux and to move CentOS Stream (which tracks ahead of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and is considered a rolling release) many in the community were looking for an alternative.