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[New Release]: Popular Linux Distributions – July 2018

New Releases

First CentOS 6.10, this distribution is one most popular distributions for any businesses. CentOS Linux is derived from source code released by Red Hat, Inc.

New release has been announced at July 3rd, 2018. The major changes are as follows:

  • The following packages have been rebased to a newer upstream release: pacemaker, clufter, gcc-libraries
  • GCC now supports retpolines, which aids in mitigating Spectre Variant 2 attacks
  • iptables-services can now read configuration files from /etc/sysctl.d
  • BIND contains the new root KSK in preparation for the upcoming DNSSEC Root Zone Key-Signing-Key rollover

Download links are available at this link: https://wiki.centos.org/Download

Mint 19, Linux Mint is an Ubuntu-based distribution whose goal is to provide a more complete out-of-the-box experience by including browser plugins, support for DVD playback, Java and other components. It also adds a custom desktop and menus, several unique configuration tools, and a web-based package installation interface. Linux Mint is compatible with Ubuntu software repositories.

For find useful information read Ubuntu 18.04 because Mint 19 is developed base on this version of Ubuntu.

Oracle Linux 6 Update 10, new update for Oracle Linux 6 comes with the below Kernel packages:

  • Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 4 (kernel-uek-4.1.12-124.16.4.el6uek) for x86-64
  • Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 2 (kernel-uek-2.6.39-400.294.3.el6uek) for i386
  • Red Hat Compatible Kernel (kernel-2.6.32-754.el6) for i386 and x86-64

The most important update in this release:

  • Retpoline Support Added to GCCSupport for retpolines has been added to the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) in this update. The kernel uses this technique to reduce the overhead of mitigating Spectre Variant 2 attacks, which is described in CVE-2017-5715.

Arch Linux, Arch Linux is an independently developed, x86_64-optimised Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses ‘pacman’, its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking. Operating on a rolling release system, Arch can be installed from a CD image or via an FTP server. The default install provides a solid base that enables users to create a custom installation. In addition, the Arch Build System (ABS) provides a way to easily build new packages, modify the configuration of stock packages, and share these packages with other users via the Arch Linux user repository.

New release is available to download at this link: https://www.archlinux.org/download/

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