Breathe new life into your old PC with GNU/Linux
Who doesn't know that new-gadget-itch? ...when you *need* to spend money on the latest and greatest whatever, because the thing you have on your desk or in your pocket is just too damn slow! Or the resolution isn't high enough. Or it doesn't run the latest and greatest software (Windows 10 anyone?). Maybe it's ugly. Or.... Admit it, you're just bored and want a new toy.
IBM has announced a new Linux-only mainframe aimed at both ends of the enterprise market.
Still a few problems
AMD has released new Linux drivers for the upcoming Linux 4.2 kernel.
Expanding hardware programme
Suse wants to speed the development of server systems based on 64-bit ARM processors.
The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) has been talking about its efforts to figure out what Linux projects need support now, instead of waiting for them to break.
"What drugs are these guys on?"
Linus Torvalds has made it clear that he does not understand the fear people have about artificial intelligence.
Catching up with Intel and AMD
Nvidia will begin supplying hardware reference headers for the Nouveau DRM driver in a move that will see it catching up with AMD and Intel on supplying the steadily growing Linux gamer market.
Powersaving from Cortex-A7 architecture
Freescale has been showing off its two Linux-ready, 28nm i.MX7 SoCs.
Microsoft even closer to Linux
Microsoft is taking steps to give its Powershell more control over Linux machines by adopting OpenSSH.
Yet it was supposed to be so safe
For at least five years, and probably longer, Linux and BSD servers have been used as spam machines thanks to a backdoor cased by a security flaw.
ESET researchers have found that the spammers are connected with a software company called Yellsoft, which sells DirectMailer, a "system for automated e-mail distribution" that allows users to send out spam.