Ubuntu 17.10 will bring PIE support and dual boot enhancement to GRUB

Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark

Despite all the time that remains, new news about Ubuntu 17.10 continues to be known. If a week ago we knew that Ubuntu 17.10 will carry Kernel 4.13Now we know that it will bring compatibility with the PIE (Position Independent Executable) system, which will be activated by default.

In addition to PIE, we will have better compatibility with GRUB, which will be able to safely dual boot with Windows. Canonical knows that many of its users dual-boot, and for this reason, it has improved GRUB's compatibility with the Windows system and made it work properly and safely.

The inclusion of PIE will be compatible with all architectures and it will bring among other things, a great increase in security, avoiding dangers such as permission escalations and ROP attacks. As we can see, this version of Ubuntu has focused on security as one of its main features to strengthen.

Finally, a Network configuration has been added using Netplan, in addition to an improvement in the YAML Networks configuration system. All this is added to the bugs that are being corrected every day in the Daily Builds that Canonical is releasing.

All these news, next to the kernel, others are used such as the return to the Gnome desktop, after the failure of the Unity desktop. Although Ubuntu 17.10 is not an LTS version, it will undoubtedly bring more changes than usual.

Next June 29, we will finally have the Alpha version of Ubuntu 17.10, a version that is going to be the first full-fledged version in the development of the new version of Ubuntu. However, there would still be the Beta versions, the RC versions and finally the final version, which will be released in October as usual.


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