Will VulkanAPI compensate for cheap drivers, like NVIDIA's drivers? Is it possible, by NVIDIA trying to be VulkanAPI compatible and VulkanAPI being more low-level, to get a better video card experience, closer to Windows graphical applications' performance?submitted by /u/mehnuggets
I am currently using Mint 17.3 Cinnamon and will be switching to Manjaro or OpenSuse next. The reading I've done online tells me that while Mint and Manjaro are easy to use and popular, the are looked down on by Linux vets (usually for good reasons). However in terms of OpenSUSE there is nothing but praise. I have never seen anyone say anything negative about OpenSUSE, the only thing close to negativity is that it has a small community. This leads me to wonder why such an old distro that is universally praised by veterans, as well as easy to use, is unpopular?submitted by /u/ccc55544477722ff
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, has named Massimo Fatato vice president of its telecommunications business in EMEA. Effective immediately, Fatato will lead strategic development and program execution to support Red Hat's expansion in the telecommunications market in EMEA.
Open source software solutions company, Red Hat, has opened a new office in Canberra to provide a central location for Red Hat associates throughout the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
It will be Red Hat’s fourth Australian office, with existing offices located in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Softpedia has been informed by the Q4OS project about the availability of the Q4OS GNU/Linux operating system for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B single-board computer.
I first saw Linux in action around 2001 at my first job. I was as an account manager for an Austrian automotive industry supplier and shared an office with our IT guy. He was creating a CD burning station (one of those huge things that can burn and print several CDs simultaneously) so that we could create and send CDs of our car parts catalogue to customers. While the burning station was originally designed for Windows, he just could not get it to work. He eventually gave up on Windows and turned to Linux, and it worked flawlessly.
This is what a root debug backdoor in a Linux kernel looks like
A root backdoor for debugging ARM-powered Android gadgets managed to end up in shipped firmware – and we're surprised this sort of colossal blunder doesn't happen more often.
The howler is the work of Chinese ARM SoC-maker Allwinner, which wrote its own kernel code underneath a custom Android build for its devices.
Its Linux 3.4-based kernel code, on Github here, contains what looks to The Register like a debug mode the authors forgot to kill. Although it doesn't appear to have made it into the mainstream kernel source, it was picked up by firmware builders for various gadgets using Allwinner's chips.
Antivirus Scan On PC Crashes Heart Machine In The Middle Of Operation [Ed: Windows at work]
After the heart operation, a report was filed by the hospital authority towards Merge. Merge, the company responsible for the computer, began investigating the causes of the system failure revealed that it happened because of the security software which was configured to do deep antivirus scan every one hour.
Aruba! Aruba! Patch now, patch fast!
Aruba Networks is slinging patches at a bunch of vulnerabilities in management platforms, its Aruba Instant Platform, and its proprietary ArubaOS PAPI management API.
The company posted three advisories here after Google put it on a 90-day deadline, with the Chocolate Factory's Sven Blumenstein dropping a consolidated report of 26 individual vulns at Full Disclosure on Friday.
Al are considered “urgent”, according to the HP subsidiary.
- Don't keep changing your password, advises GCHQ [Ed: don’t change locks, said the bandit]
- Keeping changing your password brings more danger of hacking: UK cyber experts
- Now experts say you should protect yourself from hackers by NOT changing your password
- Computer gurus have been telling us to change our passwords often : Now experts say don’t change your password!
- How to protect data against Hacking? Don’t change your password
- Now experts say do NOT change your password to protect yourself from online hackers
- Changing Your Password Too Often Exposes You to Hackers
- Protect your passwords, protect yourself
7 Ways Cloud Computing Propels IT Security [Ed: Calling servers “cloud” magically makes them more secure… or something like that.]
A spate of high-profile public and private cloud security breaches is helping to push advancements in security such as encryption. Here's a look at 7 ways the cloud may be the largest driver of IT security today.
Today, May 10, 2016, Black Lab Software's CEO Roberto J. Dohnert informs Softpedia about the availability of the Black Lab NetOS operating system and corresponding Black Lab Cloudbook hardware.
Today, May 9, 2016, Josh Strobl of the Solus Project informed the Solus community about the latest improvements and software updates that landed on the stable software repositories of the GNU/Linux operating system.
Ubuntu Unity 8 is finally on the horizon--but what will this next phase in the life of Unity bring you? Here are a few bits of information that might help ease your mind and get you up to speed.
Canonical Patches Multiple Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and 15.10
We reported earlier on the availability of a new major kernel update for the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system, and now Canonical has released updated Linux kernel packages for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 15.10 too.
Major Kernel Update Released for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to Patch 18 Vulnerabilities
Just a few moments ago, Canonical published a new security notice to inform users of the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system about the availability of a new kernel update.