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Uncovering the market in vulnerability exploits

It won't come as any surprise that there's a thriving market among threat actors for the latest vulnerability exploits. A new report from Flashpoint lifts the lid on this world and reveals the exact vulnerability exploits that were listed for sale, purchased, and/or traded in the first half of 2023.

One of the most expensive was a remote code execution exploit for Adobe Commerce -- the eCommerce platform formerly known as Magneto -- which was listed for sale at $30,000. A Citrix ShareFile exploit was priced at $25,000.

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Nitrux 3.0.0 raises the Linux bar while outshining Microsoft Windows 11

Today is an exciting day in the world of Linux; Nitrux 3.0.0 has just been launched, and you can download an ISO here. This groundbreaking release screams innovation and forward-thinking, something that seems to have escaped Microsoft’s latest Windows 11.

Nitrux 3.0.0 comes with a robust set of improvements, from its use of Linux Kernel 6.4.12-2 (Liquorix) to an updated Firefox version 117.0. But let’s talk about the ‘Nitrux Update Tool System’ that even offers a rescue operation for backup redundancy. Imagine your update process gets interrupted; this feature allows you to restore the root partition from a Live session. This isn’t just an update; it’s a lifeline, something Windows 11’s update mechanism sorely lacks.

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Bodhi Linux 7.0 challenges Microsoft Windows 11

The long-awaited Bodhi Linux 7.0 release has finally arrived, and it should make big waves in the open-source community. Built on the solid foundation of Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish), Bodhi 7.0 represents a significant evolution in the realm of Linux distributions. With a strong emphasis on improving user experience, performance, and maintaining its core values of minimalism and customization, this release aims to redefine what Linux can offer to its users.

In a world dominated by proprietary operating systems like Microsoft Windows, Bodhi Linux 7.0 emerges as a breath of fresh air, presenting itself as a compelling alternative. The release boasts an impressive array of enhancements and changes that cater to both newcomers and seasoned Linux enthusiasts.

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Budgie 10.8 takes Linux desktop experience to new heights

Exciting news, y’all! Budgie 10.8 has landed, and the Linux desktop environment is packed with features that promise to transform how we interact with our desktops.

First off, the Budgie Menu has received quite the makeover. If you've ever scratched your head wondering why certain apps are in the 'Other' category, you're not alone. The team listened to feedback, and now, applications have found more fitting categories. Plus, there’s a nifty fix for non-Latin text crashes, thanks to a switch to C for the Application Indexer's fuzzy scoring function. And, let's say goodbye to the Utilities category; its apps have found a new home in System Tools.

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Linux-based Fatdog64-814 debuts as the final release of the 800 series

Today, the folks behind the lightweight Fatdog64 Linux distribution announce the release of the final version in the 800 series, Fatdog64-814. The developers confirmed that no further releases are planned for this series. However, that's far from the end of the road for Fatdog64 -- the project will continue to innovate and evolve with a brand-new base, the 900 series.

Taking a closer look at the updates from the previous version, Fatdog64-814 incorporates Linux-5.19.17, known for its low-latency, 1000Hz, dynamic preemption. A testament to its commitment to keeping current, the team has included microcode updates as recent as those of October 2022.

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Ubuntu Linux-maker Canonical unveils a significant Snapcraft.io redesign

Today, Ubuntu-maker Canonical announces a comprehensive redesign of its Snapcraft.io platform. The online store, known for its collection of “snaps” -- software packages designed for Linux distributions -- has taken a major leap forward, moving away from its long-standing user interface and style.

The redesign project, which Snapcraft.io embarked upon after numerous years of maintaining a consistent aesthetic, has been executed with the aim of modernizing the overall look and feel of the platform. The initiative has involved a meticulous analysis of potential improvements, resulting in a two-stage rollout.

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Forget Windows 12, Nitrux 2.9.0 Linux distribution should be your next OS

Ah, it's that time again folks. Nitrux, the up-and-coming Linux distro, is back with its newest update, Nitrux 2.9.0 "nu." While Microsoft might still be stumbling around trying to recover from their latest Windows mishaps, Nitrux is already picking up the pace and setting new standards in the world of operating systems.

Unlike the cluttered and often confusing Windows Update system, the "nu" in Nitrux 2.9.0's codename refers to the new "Nitrux Update System Tool." And it's here to make your life easier. This isn't some random, untested, and buggy update tool Microsoft likes to force on its users. Nitrux's new utility is a focused, minimalist approach to system updates that does what it's supposed to do -- update your system and provide a backup option for rollbacks. No bloatware, no unnecessary complications, just a simple, efficient way to keep your system up to date.

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Ubuntu-based Linux Mint 21.2 'Victoria' BETA now available for download

Linux Mint, one of the most popular Linux distributions, is back with an exciting release. Linux Mint 21.2 BETA, which is codenamed "Victoria," is a long-term support release that promises extended support until 2027. This ensures stability and reliability for its users. This upcoming version brings a host of updated software, refinements, and new features, making it a compelling choice for desktop users.

Linux Mint 12.2 BETA is based on Ubuntu 22.04 and uses kernel 5.15. As usual, there are three desktop environments from which to choose -- Cinnamon (5.8), MATE (1.26), and Xfce (4.18). Linux Mint 21.2 Beta also brings numerous improvements, including touchpad driver options, Wine installation enhancements, sound and microphone issue fixes, and more.

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AI-powered Opera One web browser now available for Linux, Windows, and macOS

Opera One, an innovative web browser that utilizes Artificial Intelligence, is finally here. With its integration of Aria, the first-ever browser AI, Opera One takes browsing to the next level. Aria is easily accessible through a new command line and the browser sidebar, allowing users to tap into a leading generative AI service and stay up-to-date with real-time web information.

Opera has been at the forefront of generative AI advancements, aiming to provide users with an exceptional browsing experience that boosts productivity and creativity. Unlike other browser companies, Opera didn't simply add AI services as an afterthought. The developers went back to the drawing board and completely redesigned their flagship browser.

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Download Debian 12 Bookworm Linux distro now and say goodbye to Windows 11 forever

Good news, fellow Linux nerds! After many months of development, the Debian project has finally released the latest stable release of its popular Linux-based operating system. Debian 12, codenamed "Bookworm," marks a significant milestone in the ongoing battle against proprietary operating systems, particularly Windows 11. Debian 12 offers a legitimate alternative that truly empowers users.

One of the standout features of Debian 12 is its commitment to long-term support. Thanks to the joint efforts of the Debian Security team and the Debian Long Term Support team, Bookworm will receive support for a generous five-year period. This ensures that users can rely on Debian 12 for their computing needs without the constant pressure to upgrade or migrate to newer versions.

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Say goodbye to Windows woes and embrace the next generation of Linux laptops with the mighty Kubuntu Focus M2 GEN 5

Ladies and gentlemen, tech enthusiasts, and Linux lovers, prepare to be blown away by the latest offering from the Kubuntu Focus Team. They've outdone themselves yet again, bringing forth the M2 GEN 5 laptop, a true game-changer in the world of portable computing. With its remarkable hardware upgrades and a price that won't break the bank, this Kubuntu notebook is set to leave Windows users green with envy.

Bid farewell to mediocre CPUs, folks. The M2 GEN 5 takes a giant leap forward with an awe-inspiring upgrade from the i7-12700H to the lightning-fast i9-13900HX, boasting an astonishing 24 cores and 32 threads. With up to a 56 percent increase in multi-core performance, this laptop is a force to be reckoned with, effortlessly handling the most demanding tasks.

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Freespire closes the gap between Linux and Windows 10

If you've been using Windows for a while, you'll be very comfortable with how Microsoft's operating system looks and works. Although Windows 11 sports a centered taskbar, that OS isn't hugely different to its predecessor, Windows 10.

Familiarity with Windows makes it very difficult for users to switch to a non-Microsoft operating system, but Freespire's latest update aims to make users of Windows 10 or Windows 11 feel more at home using Linux.

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Forget Windows 12, Nitrux is your next OS

Microsoft is slowly beginning to kill off Windows 10, stopping major feature updates for the operating system and hoping to persuade more users to move to Windows 11. While that’s the obvious upgrade path, some users will want to hang on for Windows 12, which is reported to be under development at the moment.

But if you’re happy to consider another option, then Nitrux might be the operating system for you.

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TUXEDO unveils next-gen InfinityBook Pro 14: A powerful, ultra-mobile Linux laptop

TUXEDO has announced the latest generation of its popular InfinityBook Pro 14, an ultra-mobile yet powerful business laptop featuring a 16:10 3K display, massive 99 Wh battery, and full Linux support.

The new 8th generation InfinityBook Pro 14 boasts a combination of an ultra-light and slim magnesium body, a high-end processor, and the maximum battery capacity allowed for airplane carry-on. This combination ensures maximum mobility and strong performance for business, multimedia, and even image and video editing on a premium 14-inch high-resolution display.

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Manjaro Linux 22.1 'Talos' is here with updates for GNOME, KDE Plasma, and Xfce

Weight-loss drug Mounjaro is all the rage these days, helping people to shed pounds. Please don't confuse this medication with the similarly named "Manjaro" Linux-based operating system. While Mounjaro helps you lose weight, Manjaro can help you lose Windows!

Today, Manjaro Linux 22.1 is released. Code-named "Talos," it is chock-full of new features. Once again, this version of the distribution can be had with your choice of three desktop environments -- GNOME, KDE Plasma, and Xfce.

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