Distribution Release: BunsenLabs Linux Helium

BunsenLabs Linux is a Debian-based distribution which features the Openbox window manager as the default graphical user interface. The project has released BunsenLabs Linux Helium, which is based on Debian 9 Stretch. “The visual appearance has been worked over with new GTK+ themes, the Paper…

Distribution Release: Kubuntu 18.04

Kubuntu 18.04, an official Ubuntu flavour that features the powerful and customisable KDE Plasma 5 desktop, has been released. The new version introduces a number of notable changes, such as an updated theme, new video and music players, and extensive software upgrades throughout the system:…

Distribution Release: Trisquel GNU/Linux 8.0

Trisquel GNU/Linux is an Ubuntu-based desktop distribution which features free and open source software exclusively. The project’s latest release, Trisquel 8.0 “Flidas”, is based on Ubuntu 16.04 and includes support through to the year 2021. “The biggest internal change to the default edition is the…

Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1803

Redcore Linux is a Gentoo-based distribution which strives to be easy to install and features the LXQt desktop environment. The project’s latest snapshot release includes several security improvements, such as running a hardened Linux kernel and compiling software with address space layout randomization (ASLR). “The…

BSD Release: TrueOS 18.03

TrueOS is a FreeBSD-based operating system which features a graphical system installer and a rolling release platform. The TrueOS team has announced the availability of a new snapshot, TrueOS 18.03, which includes fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre classes of CPU bugs. “The TrueOS team…

Development Release: Pop!_OS 18.04 Testing

Pop!_OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution developed by System76 which features the GNOME desktop. The distribution’s developers have published a testing snapshot for the upcoming version of Pop!_OS 18.04. This testing snapshot includes a new installer that offers full disk encryption. However, the new installer also…

Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0.0 Beta

Devuan GNU+Linux is a fork of Debian which features the SysV init software instead of systemd. The Devuan team has announced the availability of a new development release which carries the codename ASCII: “The long-awaited release of Devuan 2.0 ASCII beta (minor planet number 3568)…

Distribution Release: Robolinux 9.1

Robolinux is a desktop operating system and one of the project’s more interesting features is the availability of a pre-configured virtual machine support pack with Windows XP, 7 or 10. The project’s latest release, Robolinux 9.1, is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and includes support…

DeepMind – Safe Artificial Intelligence – Victoria Krakovna

There are many types of interpretability, from identifying influential features and data points to learning disentangled representations. Which of these are the most relevant for building safe AI systems? We will examine how different safety problems benefit from different types of interpretability, and what questions…