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Meltdown, Spectre and Ubuntu: What you need to know

By Christian Reis on 24 January 2018

As details of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities1 have become clearer a number of statements have been published by the multiple vendors affected; Canonical has issued advisories and updates on fixes and mitigations, the latest of…

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Kernel team summary – 24 January 2018

By Canonical on 24 January 2018

January 09 through January 23 The Kernel Team is completely focused on addressing any Spectre and Meltdown issues as they arise. A secure Ubuntu is our top priority. No new Livepatches are being produced and our regular SRU cycles are…

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sudo purge-old-kernels: Recover some disk space!

By Dustin Kirkland on 16 June 2016

If you have long-running Ubuntu systems (server or desktop), and you keep those systems up to date, you will, over time, accumulate a lot of Linux kernels.Canonical’s Ubuntu Kernel Team regularly (about once a month) provides kernel…

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Special report: Low latency and real-time kernels for telco and NFV

By Canonical on 15 June 2016

The kernel is the fundamental core of a computer operating system. It is the first program to load, and it manages all core functions of the computer. With the expanding role of the Linux kernel in systems today, Canonical is often asked…