Linux 4.16 Released, SLES SP3 for Raspberry Pi, Cloudflare Launches the Privacy-First DNS Service and More

News briefs for April 2, 2018.

Linux 4.16 was released yesterday. Linus says "the take from final week of the 4.16 release looks a lot like rc7, in that about half of it is networking. If it wasn't for that, it would all be very small and calm."

SUSE recently released SLES SP3 for the Raspberry Pi, which includes full commercial support for enterprise users. The new version "targets the Raspberry Pi Model 3 B, although SUSE says it is planning support for the new Raspberry Pi Model 3 B+". In addition, SUSE "developers have made the new image smaller—around 630MB—by trimming compilers and debugging tools while tuning the Arm OS for IoT tasks". For more details, see the ZDNet article.

Cloudflare announced yesterday the launch of, the "the Internet's fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service". Cloudflare is focused on privacy, and it has "committed to never writing the querying IP addresses to disk and wiping all logs within 24 hours".

Arcan is working on developing Safespaces, "an open source VR desktop", designed to run on the Arcan display server. See the Arcan blog for more information and a demo video. You can check out the code on GitHub.

Everspace, a 3D single-player space-shooter game, is officially coming to Linux soon. Rockfish games announced it's planning to release a patch with bugfixes and improved joystick support in two to four weeks, adding "We also hope to announce the official Linux release, then!"

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.

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