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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 […]
We’re pleased to announce the availability of Fedora 15 for both 32 and 64 bit architectures. To get started with this release, simply follow the instructions in our deployment guide. Users of older versions may wish to review Fedora’s instructions for upgrading with yum. Enjoy! Enjoy!
Ubuntu 11.04 – Natty Narwhal
We’re pleased to announce the availability of Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal” for both 32 and 64 bit architectures. To get started with this release, simply follow the instructions in our deployment guide. Users of older versions may wish to review our Ubuntu 11.04 upgrade instructions. Enjoy! Please note that Canonical will only be providing support […]
We’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of openSUSE 11.4 for both 32 and 64 bit architectures. This release features Apache 2.2.17, nginx 0.8.54, PostgreSQL 9.0.3, and much more. You can learn more about new features in this release in the openSUSE 11.4 product highlights. To get started with openSUSE 11.4, simply follow the instructions […]
Debian 6 – Squeeze
We’re delighted to announce the availability of Debian 6 (code named “Squeeze”) for both 32 and 64 bit architectures through our deployment wizard. You can learn more about this release in Debian’s release announcement. If you’re interested in upgrading a Debian 5 (Lenny) system to this release, please review our Debian 6 upgrade guide in […]
Fedora 13 & Slackware 13.1
We’re pleased to announce the release of two new sets of distro templates: Fedora 13 – Fedora’s release notes are available here. Slackware 13.1 – Slackware’s release notes are here. We’ve provided both 32 & 64 bit images for these distros and they’re available now through our deployment wizard.
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx)
We’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx). This LTS version is slated to receive security updates until April 2015. As with all our distributions, you may deploy either the 32-bit (recommended for most uses) or 64-bit version. If upgrading from a prior version of Ubuntu, you need to make […]
New kernels, fixed vulnerabilities
We’ve released five new kernels which contain the fix for the recently announced Linux kernel local privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2009-2692). The following kernels are NOT vulnerable: 126.96.36.199-linode19 (Latest 2.6 Stable) 188.8.131.52-linode20 184.108.40.206-x86_64-linode7 (Latest 2.6 Stable – x86_64) 220.127.116.11-x86_64-linode8 18.104.22.168-linode44 (for UML) Please check the output of “uname -r” from within your Linode. If you’re not […]