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Linux offers to ignore Meltdown and Spectre
Published in News
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
Published in News


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
Published in PC Hardware


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
Published in News


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
Published in News
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
Published in News
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.

Microsoft thows Linux a life saver
Published in News
Thursday, 11 October 2018 11:38

Microsoft thows Linux a life saver


Just as it did with Apple

Software king of the world Microsoft is helping the open saucy Linux by making shedloads of patents available to the movement to protect them from patent trolls.

Phone vendors are not updating their Linux kernels
Published in Mobiles


Pop goes the kernel

Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman has warned that despite developer efforts, security problems can persist thanks to outside vendors beyond their control.

Azure dominated by Linux
Published in Cloud
Friday, 28 September 2018 10:33

Azure dominated by Linux


How Vole quit worrying and learnt to love the penguin

Software King of the World Microsoft's flagship Azure product is mostly used in Linux boxes.

Germans swing another putsch against Linux
Published in News


More Lebensraum for Microsoft

The German state of Lower Saxony is set to follow Munich in migrating thousands of official computers away from Linux to Microsoft's Windows.