In Pictures: Ubuntu 14.04: The good, the bad, the Unity

Ubuntu 14.04 Long Term Support/LTS (Trusty Tahr) proves that it doesn’t matter if you’re Oracle, Microsoft, or Canonical: Bringing a fleet of products into new release revision synch is tough.

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The Linux 3.13 kernel update most notably has a change in Linux firewall security, as the iptables firewall has been updated to nftables, a firewalling methodology that’s backward-compatible with iptables via translation utilities. The translation utilities allow updates so that the new firewalling can be scripted. Nftables creates a virtualized kernel space where packets can be inspected in ways that permit more fine-tuned acceptance/rejection criteria. The kernel also has updated memory handling, and better multi-core CPU handling.

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