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Jun 22, 2016

Introducing Fedora 24

Today we are pleased to offer Fedora Server 24 for deployment on your Linode. The Fedora Project aims to provide the latest stable packages and approximately 13 months of support. What’s New? Fedora Server 24 installs lighter than previous versions due to the Fedora Project removing some packages they felt were unnecessary for their server […]

Jun 13, 2016

Arch Linux Network Configuration Update

We are happy to announce that we have just pushed a new Arch image, updating it to the 2016.06.01 “release”. This image disables the predictable network interface naming convention using the suggested udev mask, so the default ethernet name is returned to eth0. If you currently rely on predictable interface naming for any of your […]

Mar 15, 2016

KVM Update

How’s KVM going? KVM became the default hypervisor for new Linode customers six months ago, and it’s been going great. Since KVM’s introduction last summer, customers have created over 500,000 KVM Linodes with over 3 million launches. It’s been very stable, it’s been very fast. Our service has improved reliability and uptime because it’s running a simpler […]

May 28, 2015

Fedora 22

Fedora 22 was released publicly Tuesday, and is now available for deployment in the Linode Manager! Fedora 22 boasts several improvements over the previous version including: – Improved built-in Docker and Vagrant support – Python 3 as  the default implementation – Django 1.8, now available from the repositories – Ruby 2.2 and Rails 4.2 – DNF […]

Nov 6, 2012

Ubuntu 12.10 – Quantal Quetzal

We’re happy to announce that Ubuntu 12.10 “Quantal Quetzal” (release notes) is available for deployment from within the Linode Manager. This release of Ubuntu is supported by Canonical until April of 2014. If you require a longer-term support, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is still available within the Linode Manager and is supported until April of 2017. […]

Jul 18, 2012

Arch Linux Template Updated

We’re pleased to announce that an updated Arch Linux (Arch Linux 2012.07) distribution template is available for immediate deployment from within the Linode Manager. The new template has the most recent system updates installed, which includes the changing of ‘/lib’ to a symlink. If you would like more information about deploying a distribution from within the […]

Jun 13, 2012

Xen Security Advisories and How We Handled Them

The Xen security team recently made public three security advisories regarding the Xen Hypervisor. Linode customers are not affected by the issues outlined in the advisories due to proactive maintenance performed by Linode over the past few weeks. XSA-7 – 64-bit PV guest privilege escalation vulnerability XSA-8 – guest denial of service on syscall/sysenter exception […]

May 31, 2012

Fedora 17 – Beefy Miracle

We’re happy to announce the availability of Fedora 17 (release notes) for deployment within the Linode Manager. This release will be supported by the Fedora Project until one month after the release of Fedora 19 (approximately 13 months). For instructions on how to deploy Fedora 17 on your Linode, you may reference our documentation in […]

Apr 26, 2012

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS – Precise Pangolin

We’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (release notes) for deployment in the Linode Manager. This is a long-term support (LTS) release by Canonical, which means the operating system will receive support until April of 2017. For help deploying a distribution in the Linode Manager, you can reference our documentation in the Linode […]

Apr 17, 2012

CentOS 6.2, Fedora 16, openSUSE 12.1, and Gentoo

We’re happy to announce the availability of the following distributions for deployment in 32-bit and 64-bit flavors: CentOS 6.2 (release notes) Fedora 16 (release notes) openSUSE 12.1 (release notes) In addition to providing these new distributions for deployment, we’ve updated our 32-bit and 64-bit Gentoo images to provide more up-to-date packages at the time of […]

Oct 14, 2011

Ubuntu 11.10 – Oneiric Ocelot

Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” (release notes) is now available for deployment in the Linode Manager. For help getting started with deploying a distribution, we’ve written a deployment guide that will prove useful. If you wish to upgrade from an older distribution, we’ve written a guide for that process as well. Canonical, as always, will support Ubuntu 11.10 for only 18 […]