Although Linux desktops (including Ubuntu) are very safe when compared to Windows, that doesn’t mean they are completely immune to malware.
Here’s a current example of an issue that required quick action by Canonical (maker of Ubuntu), . . . AND the desktop user. (Canonical to write the patch . . the user to apply the patch without delay).
An article speculating whether Verizon will renegotiate the aquisition price, or even sue to get out of the deal.
I’ve have Solus-Budgie installed on my SanDisk USB SSD . . . system runs fast and stable. Easy for newbies (a simple, elegant desktop).
As we now have 2 or more club members using Mint, here is the latest release announcement:
A significant Linux kernel bug has been patched today by Canonical. Club members running any Ubuntu derived OS (Mint, Elementary, etc.) should manually trigger your OS updater to apply the patch.
If running Android on Tablets/Phones, users may need to check with their OEM as to patch timing. Club members running Chromebooks will receive the updates automatically from Google in the next day or two.
Among the new features, Yakkety now sports a total install time of only 15 to 20 minutes (including apps/programs)!