Linux will be the last operating system left on the desktop
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Some year really will be the year of Linux on the desktop

While the concept of Linux being the primary operating system on the desktop is an industry joke, there is a belief that it might get there by default.

Apache needs a patch
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Friday, 05 April 2019 12:15

Apache needs a patch


Severe hole in the Teepee

The Apache Software Foundation has patched a severe vulnerability in the Apache (httpd) web server project that could allow rogue server scripts to execute code with root privileges and take over the underlying server.

VMWare’s GPL woes continue
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Monday, 11 March 2019 11:25

VMWare’s GPL woes continue


Court case drags on

For the last decade, VMware has been accused of illegally using Linux code in its VMware ESX bare-metal virtual machine hypervisor.

HPE servers stuck in space
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Thursday, 28 February 2019 11:23

HPE servers stuck in space


Above the cloud

Two Hewlett Packard Enterprise servers on the International Space Station have still not come back to Earth, three months after their intended return.

Linux offers to ignore Meltdown and Spectre
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Monday, 04 February 2019 12:37

Linux offers to ignore Meltdown and Spectre


At the request of administrators

The Linux kernel will disable mitigations for the meltdown and spectre bugs.

Linux system faces a couple of memory corruption bugs
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You ask it the time and it forgets its own name

Security researchers have found three vulnerabilities that affect a system service part of 'systemd,' a core component in Linux that manages system processes after the boot process.

RISC-V and Linux Foundations promotes Open Source chip
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RISCy business

The Linux Foundation and RISC-V Foundation announced a collaboration project to promote open source development and commercial adoption of the RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA).

Latest Spectre patches bring big performance hits to Linux 4.20 kernel
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From two to up to 35 percent in some tests

Spectre and Meltdown fixes have been slowly coming for most of this year, and according to results, the performance hit on Intel CPUs in the latest Linux 4.20 kernel can be over 30 percent.

Big Blue buys Red Hat
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Monday, 29 October 2018 12:09

Big Blue buys Red Hat


$34 billion deal

IBM is acquiring software maker Red Hat in a deal valued at $34 billion, the companies said Sunday.

Linus Torvalds is back in charge
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Tuesday, 23 October 2018 12:31

Linus Torvalds is back in charge


We don't know if he is back to being Mr Sweary

After taking some time off to figure out who he wants to be, the creator of Linux is back.