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No distro diva drama here: Penguinista favourite Debian turns 20

Tue, 08/13/2013 - 15:39
How solid, stocky Linux babe kept relationship 'open' but stayed true to you Anniversary Today Debian marks a milestone not many pieces of software last long enough to see: its 20-year anniversary.…
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Torvalds frustrated at missing simultaneous release

Tue, 08/13/2013 - 05:09
Linux 3.11 rc 5 emerges on an important day Linus Torvalds has issued release candidate five for Linux 3.11, but is a little upset with the fact the final release missed a serendipitous anniversary.…
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CompactRIO re-designed around Zynq FPGA and real time Linux

Mon, 08/12/2013 - 14:45
 National Instruments has completely redesigned its reconfigurable I/O controller around the Xilinx Zynq system on chip, running a real time Linux operating system for the first time.
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Tutorial: How to install Raspbian on Raspberry Pi from a USB stick

Sun, 08/11/2013 - 11:28
If you've never used Linux before, don't worry. These days, it's just as easy to use as any other operating system, and in many ways, it's easier. There are no drivers to chase and new applications are always installed through the Linux equivalent of an app store. And, as you're going to be installing and using Linux on your Raspberry Pi , it makes good sense to create your SD card from within a ...
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Linux 'Hand of Thief' Trojan offered for sale at $2,000 a time

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 19:57
Researchers have discovered a Trojan capable of attacking multiple Linux distros being offered for sale by enterprising Russian criminals for $2,000 (£1,300) a time. Time for Linux users to worry or is this another speculative attack?        
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Linux Kernel ARM64 "el0_sync_compat" Handler Denial of Service Vulnerability

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 14:00
No CVE references. A vulnerability has been reported in the Linux Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
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Linux Kernel "unshare_userns()" Denial of Service Vulnerability

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 13:45
A vulnerability has been reported in Linux Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
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'Hand of Thief' banking Trojan reaches for Linux – for only $2K

Thu, 08/08/2013 - 15:18
'Early sign of Linux becoming less secure,' says infosec bod Cybercrooks have created a banking Trojan that targets Linux users, which is been touted for sale on underground cybercrime forums for just $2,000 a pop.…
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CompactRIO re-designed around Zynq FPGA and real time Linux

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 12:01
 National Instruments has completely redesigned its reconfigurable I/O controller around the Xilinx Zynq system on chip, running a real time Linux operating system for the first time.
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Palm's new Nova smartphone will need to make an impact

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 01:18
Palm is expected to announce a new smart phone with "amazing" new software on Thursday, but the new hardware and new Linux-based Nova operating system will need to make a big impact. The company used to dominate the PDA market, and its Treo phone was a success, but it's now trailing badly. As SF Gate points out: "In its most recent quarter, Palm sold 599,000 smart phones, down 13% from the ...
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Avaya Aura Session Manager Linux Kernel Denial of Service Vulnerability

Mon, 08/05/2013 - 14:16
Avaya has acknowledged a vulnerability in Avaya Aura Session Manager, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
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Roundup: Ubuntu derivatives: 5 of the best Ubuntu-based distros

Mon, 08/05/2013 - 10:20
Are you a Linux desktop user who loves Ubuntu but is wary of Unity? You're in luck. There are lots of Ubuntu spins, both from Canonical and independent developers, which preserve the basic infrastructure and essence of Ubuntu but replace the default Unity desktop. Canonical has been producing official spins since its second release, but they have been getting more attention since Ubuntu switched ...
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BBC introduces CBBC iPlayer, plus beta Mac and Linux downloads

Mon, 08/05/2013 - 03:13
The BBC quietly rolled out a new version of the iPlayer today branded CBBC iPlayer , as well as finally introducing a download manager that works for Mac and Linux operating systems. The CBBC iPlayer page uses bright colours and bigger images to promote shows including teen drama MI High , the animation Bear Behaving Badly and the Russell T Davies sci-fi drama The Sarah Jane Adventures . It ...
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Roundup: Ubuntu derivatives: 5 of the best Ubuntu-based distros

Sun, 08/04/2013 - 10:05
Are you a Linux desktop user who loves Ubuntu but is wary of Unity? You're in luck. There are lots of Ubuntu spins, both from Canonical and independent developers, which preserve the basic infrastructure and essence of Ubuntu but replace the default Unity desktop. Canonical has been producing official spins since its second release, but they have been getting more attention since Ubuntu switched ...
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Did Linux drive supers, and can it drive corporate data centers?

Fri, 08/02/2013 - 02:27
The place where Linus gets his paycheck says the Penguin was driving Analysis Like many new technologies, the Linux operating system got its big break in high performance computing. There is a symbiotic relationship between Linux and HPC that seems natural and normal today, and the Linux Foundation, which is the steward of the Linux kernel and other important open source projects – and ...
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Microsoft morphs HPC efforts into 'Big Compute'

Thu, 08/01/2013 - 00:27
More than traditional supercomputing, and all about big gobs of CPU A few years back, Microsoft was all gung-ho to try to take on Linux in the high performance computing market, and did a pretty good job with Windows Server 2008 in drawing to performance parity on traditional HPC workloads. But now, in the wake of the massive reorganization by CEO Steve Ballmer, the HPC efforts are being rolled ...
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Breaking bad: Oracle's Unbreakable Linux website takes a break

Wed, 07/31/2013 - 11:12
What's in a name, eh, Larry? It might be dubbed "unbreakable", but Oracle’s Unbreakable Linux website is certainly stoppable.…
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IBM expands Penguin-loving Power server lineup

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 19:42
Pre-emptive four-socket Power7+ Linux strike ahead of Intel Xeon E7 assault Big Blue is adding to its Linux-only Power Systems server line, including a four-socket machine based on its Power7+ processors. These PowerLinux machines have a lower cost than plain vanilla Power Systems machines that are capable of also running its AIX Unix or IBM i proprietary operating system as well as Linux.…
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux gets cozy with MongoDB

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 19:16
Easing the path for organizations to launch big data-styled services, Red Hat has coupled the 10gen MongoDB data store to its new identity management package for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution.        
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Linux Kernel "UDP_CORK" Option Two Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

Fri, 07/26/2013 - 13:15
Two vulnerabilities have been reported in Linux Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service). 1) An error when uncorking pending AF_INET data on a ipv6 socket can be exploited to cause a crash.
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