Kernel 4.16-rc1, Qubes OS 4.0, OpenSUSE's Tumbleweed and More

News updates for February 1, 2018.

Today Linux kernel 4.16-rc1 introduces three new driver subsystems and the VirtualBox Guest driver. See the pull request for the complete list of changes.

Qubes OS 4.0-rc4 has been released, which "contains important safeguards against the Spectre and Meltdown attacks, as well as bug fixes for many of the issues discovered in the previous release candidate." See the release notes for more details.

Cisco announced its new Cisco Container Platform yesterday, which "simplifies and accelerates how application development and information technology (IT) operations teams configure, deploy, and manage container clusters based on 100 percent upstream Kubernetes."

openSUSE's rolling release Tumbleweed had six new software snapshots released this week, which included an update of GCC to 7.3 and firewalld replacing SuSEFirewall2.

The winners of the Google Code-in 2017 were announced yesterday on the Google Open Source Blog.

Jill Franklin is an editorial professional with more than 17 years experience in technical and scientific publishing, both print and digital. As Executive Editor of Linux Journal, she wrangles writers, develops content, manages projects, meets deadlines and makes sentences sparkle. She also was Managing Editor for TUX and Embedded Linux Journal, and the book Linux in the Workplace. Before entering the Linux and open-source realm, she was Managing Editor of several scientific and scholarly journals, including Veterinary Pathology, The Journal of Mammalogy, Toxicologic Pathology and The Journal of Scientific Exploration. In a previous life, she taught English literature and composition, managed a bookstore and tended bar. When she’s not bugging writers about deadlines or editing copy, she throws pots, gardens and reads. You can contact Jill via e-mail, ljeditor@linuxjournal.com.

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