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== General Community News ==
=== Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) End of Life reached on July 18 2019 ===
Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, reminds us that Ubuntu 18.10 was released 9 months ago and has reached its End of Life and thus is now unsupported. A link is provided for upgrade instructions to Ubuntu 19.04.
Ubucon Europe's diamond sponsor is Ubuntu; this post provides a brief history of Ubuntu and Canonical, and notes the Ubuntu governance is somewhat independent. Thanks are given to governance for the support of the event, given in Sintra, Portugal during October 2019.
Kees Cook outlines many of the interesting security-related bits found in the 5.2 linux kernel. With many links provided, these include page allocator freelist randomization, Clang stack variable initialization, powerpc kernel userspace access prevention, x86 microarchitectural data sampling mitigations, and more in this rather technical post.
=== Ubuntu's Zsys Client/Daemon For ZFS On Linux Continues Maturing For Eoan ===
Michael Larabel writes about Canonical's work on better ZFS integration into Ubuntu, including the aim of having it as an install option, with the ability to have automated grub snapshot management. Michael provides a list of the latest Zsys work plus a few links.
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S12E15 – Diablo ===
"This week we’ve been buying a new phone and playing with QEMU. We discuss the release of Debian 10, Ubuntu users saying “Thank you”, Nvidia drivers, WSL and Ubuntu MATE for the GPD MicroPC. We also round up some events and tech news."
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