Top 10 Articles About Linux: February 2022

Review this roundup of Linux articles for information about Linux security research, the upcoming version 5.7 release, product overviews and comparisons, and more.

Spencer Smith, Senior Editor

March 4, 2022

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Linux users last month learned about malware-based security challenges among other developments. Here’s a roundup of articles about Linux published in February 2022.

1. Linux malware on the rise

A VMware report shed light on malware attacks that target Linux-based systems. This article from Dark Reading examines the growing threat, as well as how attackers use adversarial simulation software Cobalt Strike.

2. Torvalds admits he's a bit worried about the next Linux build

Tech Radar reported on Linux creator Linus Torvalds’ concerns about the pace of the version 5.7 development cycle.

3. Linus Torvalds prepares to move the Linux kernel to modern C

Torvalds opted to move Linux from the 1984 version of the C language to 2011’s C11 standard. This ZDNet article explains why.

4. How to mitigate the PwnKit vulnerability

The New Stack provided steps for protecting Linux distributions from the PwnKit vulnerability, which the Qualys Research Team publicly disclosed in January.

5. Linux developers patch security holes faster than anyone else, says Google Project Zero

Google’s research team found that open-source developers resolved Linux security issues in a much faster timeframe than competitors, ZDNet said.

6. What is Log4Shell and how to protect your Linux system against it

Make Tech Easier discusses the Log4Shell zero-day vulnerability, how to scan servers for it, and how to patch it.

7. 7 areas where Linux is easier than Windows

MakeUsOf argues for using Linux instead of Windows or Mac OS. This article highlights several areas where Linux outshines the more popular operating systems.  

8. Ubuntu vs Arch: Which Linux distro is better?

It’s FOSS weighs the pros and cons of Ubuntu and Arch Linux, considering factors such as installation, app ecosystems, and community support.

9. Tiny Core Linux: the smallest Linux distro ever made

This MakeUsOf article offers an overview of most lightweight Linux distro available.

10. The best Linux distros for old laptops

Linux Stans shows how lightweight Linux distros can give new life to an old laptop.

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Spencer Smith

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Spencer Smith is senior editor at ITPro Today, a leading online source of news, analysis and how-to’s about the information technology industry. He focuses on IT security, compute engines, data analytics and data management, end user platforms, and storage technology. Prior to joining ITPro Today, Spencer was site editor for TechTarget’s, where he covered the IT channel industry and business strategy.

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