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Ubuntu 16.10 reaches end of life

Yesterday, 10:03 PM

Posted by securitybreach in Bruno's All Things Linux

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If you are still running Ubuntu 16.10, which was released last October, it’s time to upgrade. Also known as 'Yakkety Yak', it was released on October 13, 2016, and as per short-term release lifespans, has petered out its nine-month support cycle. If you’re still running 16.10, then it’s time to upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04 which will be supported until the start of 2018. Once a release, such as Ubuntu 16.10, reaches its end of life, it no longer receives any maintenance updates, critical security patches, or updated packages. The long-term support releases are better suited for people who don’t enjoy upgrading their system every six to nine months.

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IDG Contributor Network: Fix poor VoIP call quality with a dedicated c

Yesterday, 03:15 PM

Posted by Computerworld in Computerworld News

This is a bummer but I’m going to say it.

Getting a huge fiber Internet connection may not do anything to help your company’s VoIP call quality.

Assuming everything is squared away on your LAN, the most common causes of poor call quality are latency, packet loss and jitter; None of which can be controlled over the public Internet, no matter how much bandwidth you throw at it.

“But what if we have a 1G dedicated Internet connection?” Sorry, it’s not immune.

“But what if it’s fiber from a Tier 1 provider?” Your call quality is still high-risk.

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Apple's macOS Sierra update hints successor is on schedule

Yesterday, 03:07 PM

Posted by Computerworld in Computerworld News

Apple this week updated macOS Sierra, likely for the last time other than to deliver security patches.

The update -- the sixth since Sierra debuted in September 2016 -- signaled that its successor, macOS High Sierra, may officially ship on the same timetable as its predecessor.

Sierra 10.12.6 resolved a Lilliputian list of stability and compatibility issues, among them unexpected restarts of Xsan clients; Xsan is Apple's storage area network (SAN) technology. The stability of Terminal, the operating system's command-line interface, was also improved, according to Apple.

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