Debian-Based Siduction Linux OS Now Patched Against Meltdown and Spectre Flaws

siduction 2018.2.0 is out as the first release of the Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution to ship with the latest Linux 4.15 kernel by default, which includes mitigations against the critical Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities that were publicly disclosed in early January, and which put billions of devices at risk of attacks. This release is powered by Linux kernel 4.15.7. Based on the latest Debian Unstable repositories, the siduction 2018.2.0 release includes many up-to-date components, such as the KDE Plasma 5.12 LTS, GNOME 3.26, Xfce 4.12.4, LXQt 0.12.0, Cinnamon 3.4.6, and MATE 1.20.0 desktop environments, X.Org Server 1.19.5 display server, and systemd 237.4 init system. Various other useful packages and scripts have been added in this release as well.