Article: Ubuntu 21.04 ‘Hirsute Hippo’ has entered public beta

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Ubuntu 21.04 ‘Hirsute Hippo’ has entered public beta

The upcoming Ubuntu 21.04 release is now available in beta, giving users and testers a taste of the new features in advance of the final release later this month. The beta images are a snapshot of the development build and aren’t meant for general consumption. Instead, they are designed to give users an opportunity to visualize the features of the upcoming release, while the testers poke and prod it to find any inconsistencies and breakages.

If all goes well, the beta release of the popular open source Linux distro will be followed by a release candidate on April 15, before the final release on April 22.

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Article: Microsoft Team’s new bug bounty program, FSF’s board statement on governance, and Open Source Initiative’s election hacked and remediation

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Microsoft Team’s new bug bounty program, FSF’s board statement on governance, and Open Source Initiative’s election hacked and remediation

Microsoft announced bug bounty awards for Teams desktop client security research under the new Microsoft Applications Bug Bounty Program.

The program includes five scenario-based awards for vulnerabilities that have the highest potential impact on customer privacy and security and also general bounty awards for other valid reports for the Teams desktop client that don’t qualify for scenario-based awards.

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Article: Fedora Linux 34 beta rolled out

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Fedora Linux 34 beta rolled out

Fedora Linux has always been Red Hat’s leading-edge distribution. While CentOS Stream is now a “rolling preview” of what’s next for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)Fedora remains the real first-look at what’s coming in RHEL’s future and a useful distro in its own right. Now the Fedora Project has released the operating system’s latest beta version: Fedora Linux 34.

As Matthew Miller, Red Hat’s Fedora Project Leader, has explained, “Fedora integrates thousands of ‘upstream’ open-source projects into a unified distribution on a six-month release cadence, and every so often Red Hat takes that collection, forks it off, and produces RHEL.” That remains the same.

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