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Gentoo Monthly Newsletter -- 31 August 2008

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1. Introduction

This month in the GMN

Welcome to the August issue of the Gentoo monthly newsletter!

As usual, you can discuss any aspect of this issue of the GMN in the corresponding forum thread. We look forward to hearing from you!

2. Gentoo News

PHP4 removed from the Portage tree

All work on PHP4 was been discontinued by upstream on August 8. No more security or bug fixes will be released. PHP4 has already been hardmasked in the Portage tree since October 2007 (for security reasons), and now it has finally been removed from the tree.

If possible, you should upgrade to PHP5, which is still supported with bug and security fixes.

3. Heard in the Community

Interview: Google Summer of Code Student Nandeep Mali

More Here




More in Tux Machines

Security News

  • Security advisories for Tuesday
  • FOI: NHS Trusts are ransomware pin cushions [Ed: Windows]
    The FOI requests found that 87 per cent of attacks came via a networked NHS device and that 80 per cent were down to phished staffers. However, only a small proportion of the 100 or so Trusts responded to this part of the requests. "These results are far from surprising. Public sector organisations make a soft target for fraudsters because budget and resource shortages frequently leave hospitals short-changed when it comes to security basics like regular software patching," said Tony Rowan, Chief Security Consultant at SentinelOne. "The results highlight the fact that old school AV technology is powerless to halt virulent, mutating forms of malware like ransomware and a new more dynamic approach to endpoint protection is needed.

10 reasons to use Cinnamon as your Linux desktop environment

Recently I installed Fedora 25, and found that the current version of KDE Plasma was unstable for me; it crashed several times a day before I decided to try to try something different. After installing a number of alternative desktops and trying them all for a couple hours each, I finally settled on using Cinnamon until Plasma is patched and stable. Here's what I found. Read more

Android Leftovers

Red Hat Financial News