Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) released

Codenamed "Cosmic Cuttlefish", 18.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition
of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a
high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at
work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.
The Ubuntu kernel has been updated to the 4.18 based Linux kernel,
our default toolchain has moved to gcc 8.2 with glibc 2.28, and we've
also updated to openssl 1.1.1 and gnutls 3.6.4 with TLS1.3 support.
Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS brings a fresh look with the community-driven

Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) Beta released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of the
Ubuntu 18.10 Desktop, Server, and Cloud products.
Codenamed "Cosmic Cuttlefish", 18.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition
of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a
high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard
at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.
This beta release includes images from not only the Ubuntu Desktop,
Server, and Cloud products, but also the Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu

Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS
(Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, and Cloud products, as well
as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support.
Like previous LTS series', 16.04.5 includes hardware enablement stacks
for use on newer hardware. This support is offered on all architectures
except for 32-bit powerpc, and is installed by default when using one of
the desktop images. Ubuntu Server defaults to installing the GA kernel,
however you may select the HWE kernel from the installer bootloader.

Data Loss

Hi all. While I was making a boot usb key using ubuntu xenial, don't
know what happened, but the default program erased my external hd
toshiba 1T. I'm rather sure that I did not tell the program to work upon
it, but anyway this is not the question. I tried to recover the data
inside the hd using Gparted, Testdisk and Photorec, but the only
opportunity they give me is to copy an image of the hd. The problem is
that they don't allow me to copy it in a different external disk, but
only in the internal, that is 1T too.

email security?

I run thunderbird on various flavors of Ubuntu in text mode.
Is there any risk in just opening a suspicious email using thunderbird
in Ubuntu?
If there is risk does using text mode mitigate it any?
Would opening it in print preview make it less risky?
Regards, Jim

OT?: break up an incoming data stream into fixed length lines? in bash?

I'm using U16.04 to read data from a sensor. The incoming serial data
stream has no newlines, just continuous bytes. In the datastream the
letters B and M occur together at the start of every 24 byte
subsequence. I'm reading the data using getserial with appropriate
speed and parity parms. I don't see a simple way to break it up into
lines with each line having 24 bytes. Does anyone care to suggest a
method? I'd use a bash function if there is one.
TIA,
Dave

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