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  • Canonical Patches Seven Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 15.10, Update Now

    We reported earlier that Canonical released a minor kernel update for its Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system, and now the company announces a new kernel update for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf).

  • Does Ubuntu Shipping with ZFS Threaten Linux?

    Publicly, Canonical Software's announcement that Ubuntu 16.04 will include the ZFS filesystem sounds like a potential violation of the second version of the GNU General Public License (GPLv2).

    The fact that ZFS's license, the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL), is a free license but incompatible with the GPL makes the case unusual, but the problem routine.

    However, the implications could prove extraordinary -- in fact, they could indicate that, contrary to years of assumptions, the GPLv2 does not protect the Linux kernel at all. Many other projects could also be affected.

  • Linux Gamers with Radeon GPUs Should Avoid Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Update

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