Archive for January, 2014

Trusty Alpha 2 Release Now Available in Flavors

Alpha 2 updates for the various flavors of Ubuntu 14.04 are available now.

Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) will be out in a few months, bringing us the latest LTS edition. While Canonical does not release Alpha versions of Ubuntu, KubuntuEdubuntuXubuntuUbuntu GNOME and others are now available as Alpha 2 versions.

As always with Alphas though, do not use these on production machines.  That said, if you don’t mind the occasional breakage and do want to help the developers, you may want to run Trusty and report problems.

If you have to have Ubuntu 14.04 and not one of the flavors, you can download the latest daily version here.

Annual 25 Worst Passwords List

Splashdata, a company that provides the SplashID Safe line of password management applications, has provided its annual list of the 25 worst passwords.  For the first time since Splashdata started compiling its worst passwords list, the infamous “password” has dropped to #2 on the list.  It was unseated by “123456.”

SplashData’s list was compiled “from files containing millions of stolen passwords posted online during the previous year.”

Here are SplashData’s “Worst Passwords of 2013”:

Rank

Password

Change from 2012

1

123456

Up 1

2

password

Down 1

3

12345678

Unchanged

4

qwerty

Up 1

5

abc123

Down 1

6

123456789

New

7

111111

Up 2

8

1234567

Up 5

9

iloveyou

Up 2

10

adobe123

New

11

123123

Up 5

12

admin

New

13

1234567890

New

14

letmein

Down 7

15

photoshop

New

16

1234

New

17

monkey

Down 11

18

shadow

Unchanged

19

sunshine

Down 5

20

12345

New

21

password1

Up 4

22

princess

New

23

azerty

New

24

trustno1

Down 12

25

000000

New

 

Ubuntu 13.04 Reaches End of Life on January 27

Ubuntu announced that Raring Ringtail (Ubuntu 13.04) will reach the end of life on Monday, January 27. The release of Raring Ringtail was almost 9 months ago, on April 25, 2013. This was the first release with Canonical’s new 9 month support cycle. This means that the support period is now nearing its end.  As of January 27, Canonical will no longer supply critical or security fixes for it. Nor will they supply updated packages.

The article recommends upgrading to Saucy Salamander (Ubuntu 13.10), which is still being supported.  Personally, I have had to reinstall Raring because Saucy cannot handle my Realtek wifi driver.  I was able to get Saucy working once out of several attempts.  I am looking forward to Trusty Tahr (Ubuntu 14.04) developing working internet so I can safely upgrade without any further worries.

The Humble Store Winter Sale

The Humble people would like you to check out these awesome deals at https://www.humblebundle.com/store:

  • Europa Universalis IV – Their special 75% discount lasts only 24 hours, so get it while you can.
  • Gone Home – 66% off
  • Dust: An Elysian Tail – 75% off
  • Shadow Warrior – 75% off
  • Guacamelee! Gold Edition – 75% off
  • Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine – 80% off
  • Overgrowth Alpha – 20% off
  • Spacebase DF-9 Alpha – 20% off
  • Prison Architect Alpha – 50% off
  • and many more!

As you can see, the Humble Store is outdoing itself! Many of their offerings are available for Linux. I especially would like to point out Europa Universalis IV, since $9.99 is the best price I have ever seen for it.

The Humble Store Winter Sale Review will run for 72 hours, ending on Friday, January 3 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

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