November 2021: The good, the bad and the interesting of Free Software

November 2021: The good, the bad and the interesting of Free Software

November 2021: The good, the bad and the interesting of Free Software

On this penultimate day of «November 2021 », as usual at the end of each month, we bring you this little compendium, of some of the most featured publications of that period.

So that they can review (see, read and share) some of the best and most relevant information, news, tutorials, manuals, guides and releases, from our website. And from other reliable sources, such as the web DistroWatch, Free Software Foundation (FSF), Open Source Initiative (OSI) and Linux Foundation (LF).

Introduction of the Month

With this monthly compilation, we hope as usual, they can more easily keep up to date in the field of Free Software, Open Source and GNU / Linux, and other areas related to technological news.

Posts of the Month

Summary of November 2021

Inside FromLinux

Good

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Bags

Since this month we do not review news about bad or negative aspects related to the world of Free Software, Open Source and GNU / Linux, this time we will share 3 external news in this regard:

  • A new botnet was discovered in full continuous evolution targeting Linux systems: This botnet has worm-like spreading capabilities to infect Linux systems and launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against targets. And it has mostly been hitting relatively new cloud service providers (CPS) with cryptocurrency mining malware and cryptojacking attacks. (See)
  • A vulnerability was discovered severe TIPC Linux kernel: This security vulnerability cataloged as CVE-2021-43267 is related to the transparent communication between processes of the Linux kernel (TIPC). The flaw can be exploited both locally and remotely, allowing arbitrary code to be executed within the kernel. (See)
  • 14 vulnerabilities were discovered in the BusyBox Linux utility: And these BusyBox Linux vulnerabilities were cataloged from CVE-2021-42373 to CVE-2021-42386. Note: BusyBox is a utility that provides commands for the Linux environment built into Android. That is, it consists of utilities for Linux, known as applets, which are packaged as a single executable. (See)

Interesting

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Top 10: Recommended Posts from November 2021

  1. Redcore Linux 2102: He has already been released and these are his news. (See)
  2. Linux 5.15: It comes with support enhancements for Btrfs, SMB server, NTSF driver, and more. (See)
  3. Fedora 35: It arrives with Gnome 41, various improvements, updates and more. (See)
  4. Firefox 94: It comes with new themes, background updates, and more. (See)
  5. Knative 1.0: A platform for Kubernetes serverless. (See)
  6. Mobyan: A Mobile Operating System based on Debian GNU / Linux. (See)
  7. Falkon and PaleMoon: Light browsers for GNU / Linux and Windows 7 / XP. (See)
  8. Shrine II: Fun FPS game with the Doom engine to play on Linux. (See)
  9. Current: A free Telegram client specially made for KDE Plasma. (See)
  10. KDEApps9: KDE Community Apps - Operating System Utilities. (See)

Outside FromLinux

Outside FromLinux

November 2021 GNU / Linux Distros Releases According to DistroWatch

  • GhostBSD 21.11.24: Day 26
  • Euro Linux 8.5: Day 26
  • Clonezilla Live 2.8.0-27: Day 26
  • Download Deepin 20.3: Day 25
  • Endless OS 4.0.0: Day 24
  • Alpine Linux 3.15.0: Day 24
  • Q4OS 4.7: Day 21
  • UBports 16.04 OTA-20: Day 19
  • Slackware Linux 15.0 RC2: Day 18
  • Proxmox 7.1 "Virtual Environment": Day 17
  • 8.5.2111 CentOS: Day 16
  • RockyLinux 8.5: Day 16
  • Lakka 3.6: Day 14
  • Alma Linux OS 8.5: Day 12
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5: Day 11
  • 3CX Phone System 10: Day 10
  • Raspberry Pi OS 2021-10-30: Day 08
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 Beta: Day 03
  • Voyager Live 21.10: Day 02
  • Fedora 35: Day 02

To find out more about each of these releases and more, click on the following link.

Latest News from the Free Software Foundation (FSF / FSFE)

  • FSF Giving Guide: Freedom is the Greatest Gift of All: For the past twelve years, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has published the Ethical Tech Donation Guide as a way to help interested persons ensure that the gift they plan to give to their loved ones does not deprive them of their freedom. (See)

To learn more about this and other news from the same period, click on the following links: FSF y FSFE.

Latest News from the Open Source Initiative (OSI)

  • Take steps to protect open source today: If you care about open source, you need to protect it, and this is your chance to do something about it. Actually, two things. And one will cost you nothing. At OSI, we love open source software and open source communities, and that's why we protect them. (See)

To find out more about this and other news from the same period, click on the following link.

Latest News from the Linux Foundation Organization (FL)

  • Sigstore, the free digital signature service for open source supply chain security, gets additional support: Sigstore was created earlier this year to address the huge gap of an easy, reliable and efficient digital signature tool to confirm the provenance (origin) of software. And dSince March 2021, it has grown rapidly and is being used for various projects. This includes Kubernetes, one of the largest open source projects in the world. (See)

To learn more about this and other news from the same period, click on the following links: Blog, Project news y Press releases.

Summary: Various publications

Your Order

In short, we hope this "small and useful news compendium " with the highlights inside and outside the blog «DesdeLinux» for the month of «noviembre» 2021 year, be very useful for the whole «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the improvement, growth and diffusion of the ecosystem of applications available for «GNU/Linux».

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  1.   Sumi said

    Busybox is also a userland that is used instead of GNU in other distros, like Alpine to give an example, they are Linux distros that do not use the GNU utilities, not even Glibc in some cases, and that makes them completely incompatible with the rest of distributions, the same case that happens with Android.

    1.    Linux PostInstall said

      Greetings, Sumi. Thank you for your comment and great contribution based on your experience and knowledge.