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Nvidia publishes Linux GPU kernel modules
Published in Graphics


Promises to maintain it

Nvidia, which is named after a Roman vengeance daemon, is publishing their Linux GPU kernel modules as open-source and has sworn by its dark gods to maintain them.

Microsoft finds huge holes in Linux desktop systems
Published in News


2022 might not be the year of Linux on the desktop after all

One of the problems that Linux has now that it has been more widely adopted by Microsoft is that Volish engineers keep finding flaws.

Open saucers get Linux running on M1 Ultra
Published in News


Arch Linux seems to run on Apple Silicon Macs

A small group of volunteers has worked to get Asahi Linux up and running on Apple Silicon Macs, by adapting existing drivers and (in the case of the GPU) painstakingly writing their own, and rescue the hardware from the Walled Garden.

Linux has a big hole
Published in News
Wednesday, 09 March 2022 12:33

Linux has a big hole


Dirty pipe “Most serious” Linux privilege-escalation bug 

Linux has yet another high-severity vulnerability that makes it easy for untrusted users to execute code capable of carrying out a host of malicious actions, including installing backdoors, creating unauthorised user accounts, and modifying scripts or binaries used by privileged services or apps.

Torvalds moves Linux to C11
Published in News
Monday, 28 February 2022 11:54

Torvalds moves Linux to C11


Old one out-of-date, but this one goes to 11

Linus Torvalds is about to shift Linux from a version of C which is so old it was written before the fall of the Soviet Union – C89.

Linux bugs fixed faster
Published in News
Wednesday, 16 February 2022 11:39

Linux bugs fixed faster


Closed source is slower 

Google's Project Zero team have released their latest time-to-fix data and it looks like no one stomps on bugs faster than a Linux developer.

Linux kernel will support Intel Hardware Feedback
Published in PC Hardware


Background tasks and light workloads can be run on the E-cores

The Linux 5.18 kernel is adding support this spring for the Intel Hardware Feedback Interface to make better decisions about where to place given work among available CPU cores/threads.

Linux malware rises
Published in News
Tuesday, 18 January 2022 12:05

Linux malware rises


Up 35 per cent last year

The number of malware infections targeting Linux devices rose by 35 per cent in 2021, and it looks lie the writers want to recruit IoT devices for DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks.

2022 is not going to be the year of Linux on the desktop
Published in News


You probably were not expecting this

It has been the time of year again when Linux fanboys emerge from their dust-filled server rooms to declare that 2022 might be the year that their favourite operating system will replace Windows on the desktop.

Linux can play 75 percent of the top games
Published in News
Wednesday, 22 December 2021 12:42

Linux can play 75 percent of the top games


2022 is the year of Linux on the desktop


After years of complaints that the reason people had to stick with Windows was there were no games for Linux, Steam has released figures which say that 75 percent of the top 1,000 games run on Linux now, and the figure is even higher, at 80 percent, for the top 100 games.