Hands-On: Kali Linux 2018.1 on the Raspberry Pi Zero W


Here's what developers really think about AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform providers lack adequate support resources for developers. I wrote about Kali Linux 2017.3 not long ago, and I looked at the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 version. Now there is a new Kali release available (2018.1), and it includes a version specifically for the Raspberry Pi Zero W! Yippie! This is great news for computer and network security professionals, because, as I have said many times before, I believe that Kali is the absolute best Linux distribution for security and penetration testing, and having that available on a computer that you can stick in your shirt pocket is just awesome! The installation image is actually on the Offensive Security Kali Linux ARM Images page, so don't get confused if you go to the normal Kali Linux Downloads page and don't see it.

Ubuntu 18.04.2 refreshes this long-term support Linux distro


Installing Linux on your PC is super easy - here's how to do it I will show that it's possible to install, configure, and use this Linux distribution with absolutely no command-line access. Do you want the best compromise between the latest and greatest open-source software and the stability of an established Linux? If that's you, and you're an Ubuntu user, then you want Ubuntu 18.04.2. This latest version of Ubuntu 18.04, the Long-Term Support (LTS) edition, will be supported until April 2028. If you're using Ubuntu in business, this is the one you want.

Lenovo reportedly blocking Linux on Windows 10 Signature Edition PCs


If you're looking for a new PC to install Linux onto, you might want to give Lenovo's Windows 10 powered Signature PCs a wide berth. According to Reddit user BaronHK, it is impossible to install Linux onto the Signature Edition Lenovo Yoga 900 ISK2 UltraBook because the SSD is locked in a proprietary RAID mode that Linux doesn't support, and that even Windows 10 cannot use without an Lenovo driver being downloaded first. Evidence - in the form of owner reports and reviews - has been uncovered which suggests that the Yoga 900S, and Yoga 710S are locked in a similar manner. To confuse matters further, there is a post from a Lenovo "product expert" claiming that Signature Edition PCs have to lock out Linux users because Microsoft says so. Signature Edition PCs differ from other systems because they are free from the usual bloatware or other junk that clutter up regular PCs. If you're looking for a "clean" PC then the Signature Edition systems are indeed worth a look (well, if you're happy with Windows 10 at any rate).

Move over Raspberry Pi, here is a 20, coin-sized, open-source Linux computer


Looking for a small, cheap Linux-powered computer to put at the heart of your project? Take a look at the VoCore. This is a small, low-cost, totally open-source (both the hardware and software) computer that's ideal for projects such as IoT or building your own custom router. Don't think that for 20 you're getting a poor-quality bit of kit. The VoCore features a 360MHz MIPS CPU, 32MB of RAM, 8MB of flash memory, and comes ready equipped with header pins for sound, USB 2.0, Ethernet, and even Wi-Fi.

The HTC Vive and Valve's SteamVR don't yet support Linux and SteamOS


The HTC Vive headset and Valve's SteamVR are finally released and shipping! You might expect that the HTC Vive works with Valve's own SteamOS and Linux, but it doesn't. This is especially disappointing because support for Linux, SteamOS, and even Mac OS X was targeted for day one. HTC's Jeff Gattis said at Gamescom 2015 that the plan was to support all of those OSes when the Vive launched. But as of its release, the HTC Vive is limited to Windows.