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Daniel Pocock writes of CommCon's second conference, promoting private and secure communications for July the 7th until the 11th. Daniel's talk is about packaging and the relationship to RTC projects. The keynote address is given by David Duffet on open source software in telecommunications. Links and screenshots are provided for amplifying information.
=== Ubuntu LTS Linux Distributions Will Now Get The Latest Nvidia Drivers Installed Automatically ===
Jason Evangelho tells us graphics drivers advance quickly, and Jason - equating this as Ubuntu listening to user needs - has made a change that allows LTS users to use the newer Nvidia drivers. No longer will PPAs be required, and in the future it will be backported to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
=== AMD Releases BIOS Fix To Motherboard Partners For Booting Newer Linux Distributions ===
Michael Larabel writes that AMD have released a BIOS fix for their motherboard partners that allows booting Linux distributions on new Zen 2 (Ryzen 3000) processors. Michael describes how the issue relates to a RdRand which was fixed in the kernel in May, alas too late for many distributions like Ubuntu 19.04 due to AMDs testing choices. Hopefully we'll see BIOS updates soon.
=== Add #ubuntu as 'get more help' resource in the docs ===
In response to a community supported request for help links to ubuntu-docs, Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) has committed a "Community support" page; adding to the desktop guide. The patch will enter release 19.10.
"A look at security updates for Django, Thunderbird, ZNC, Irssi and more, plus news on the CanonicalLtd GitHub account credentials compromise, SKS PGP keyservers under attack and Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish reaches EOL."
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