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March 2006

The LinuxWorld Rumor Mill

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Linux

I could tell you what you will see at LinuxWorld Boston this coming week, but what's the fun in that? Instead, here are some of the rumors I've been hearing about that may come up at the show.

Linux growth 'to outstrip Windows by a factor of 3'

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Linux adoptions are to grow in the next three to five years at nearly triple the rate of Windows, according to Oracle.

MINIX Gets (X) Windows

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OS

"With X Windows and over 400 UNIX programs, including emacs, vi, cc, gcc, perl, python, ssh, and many more, it is on the way to becoming a serious system," Tanenbaum said.

Microsoft claims breakthrough at EU antitrust hearing

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Microsoft left a two-day antitrust hearing in Brussels Friday claiming it had reached a breakthrough with European regulators. But the claim of a breakthrough was exaggerated, according to two other people involved in the closed-door hearing.

SuSE 10.1 b9 RPMlist Alphabetically

3ddiag-0.731-3.i586.rpm
844-ksc-pcf-19990207-602.noarch.rpm
855resolution-0.4-13.i586.rpm
BitTorrent-4.0.3-12.i586.rpm
CID-keyed-fonts-Munhwa-20021114-211.noarch.rpm
CID-keyed-fonts-Wada-20021114-211.noarch.rpm
CID-keyed-fonts-WadaH-20021114-211.noarch.rpm
CheckHardware-0.1-983.i586.rpm
Crystalcursors-0.5-34.noarch.rpm
DirectFB-0.9.24-11.i586.rpm
ElectricFence-2.2.2-538.i586.rpm
FA_clalsadrv-1.0.3-8.i586.rpm
FA_clthreads-1.0.2-8.i586.rpm
FA_clxclient-1.0.2-10.i586.rpm
FreeNX-0.4.4-12.i586.rpm
ImageMagick-6.2.5-11.i586.rpm
ImageMagick-Magick++-6.2.5-11.i586.rpm
ImageMagick-Magick++-devel-6.2.5-11.i586.rpm

SuSE 10.1 b9 RPMlist by CD

CD1
ziptool-1.4.0-119.i586.rpm
libmspack-0.0.20040308alpha-13.i586.rpm
i4l-isdnlog-2006.2.28-6.i586.rpm
ghostscript-fonts-std-8.15.2rc1-15.i586.rpm
wordcut-0.5.1b2-13.i586.rpm
postfix-2.2.9-3.i586.rpm
libicu-3.4-11.i586.rpm
855resolution-0.4-13.i586.rpm
device-mapper-1.02.03-3.i586.rpm
make-3.80-197.i586.rpm
psmisc-22.1-9.i586.rpm
strace-4.5.14-4.i586.rpm
dos2unix-3.1-311.i586.rpm
lukemftp-1.5-593.i586.rpm
dhcpcd-1.3.22pl4-218.i586.rpm
ethtool-3-10.i586.rpm
gpg2-1.9.18-12.i586.rpm
startup-notification-0.8-15.i586.rpm
elilo-3.6-8.i586.rpm
libgcrypt-1.2.2-8.i586.rpm

Changelog: SuSE 10.1 b9

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--- Changelog.i386 ---------- Thu Mar 30 18:35:48 CEST 2006 ------
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++++ libzypp-zmd-backend:

- let the target fill the pool.
- rev 2792.
- add resolvable kind to output of query-pool.
- move the zsources table to separate database (#161318)
- rev 2786

It's a Linux World

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Yours truly and other Linux aficionados will be in Boston next week for the love fest known as Linux World Conference and Expo.

This year's show is gearing up to represent the year of the ecosystem, as there won't be any major distribution announcements from the Linux heavies.

TUX Issue Preview: April 2006

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TUX's Editor in Chief offers a peek at what you can expect in the next issue. A distribution smackdown is going on, and it looks to be a no-rules brawl. That's right, TUX is cooking up something special for its first anniversary issue.

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FreeBSD 12 & DragonFlyBSD 5.6 Running Well On The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X + MSI X570 GODLIKE

For those wondering how well FreeBSD and DragonFlyBSD are handling AMD's new Ryzen 3000 series desktop processors, here are some benchmarks on a Ryzen 7 3700X with MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE where both of these popular BSD operating systems were working out-of-the-box. For some fun mid-week benchmarking, here are those results of FreeBSD 12.0 and DragonFlyBSD 5.6.2 up against openSUSE Tumbleweed and Ubuntu 19.04. Back in July I looked at FreeBSD 12 on the Ryzen 9 3900X but at that time at least DragonFlyBSD had troubles booting on that system. When trying out the Ryzen 7 3700X + MSI GODLIKE X570 motherboard on the latest BIOS, everything "just worked" without any compatibility issues for either of these BSDs. Read more

How to break out of a hypervisor: Abuse Qemu-KVM on-Linux pre-5.3 – or VMware with an AMD driver

A pair of newly disclosed security flaws could allow malicious virtual machine guests to break out of their hypervisor's walled gardens and execute malicious code on the host box. Both CVE-2019-14835 and CVE-2019-5049 are not particularly easy to exploit as they require specific types of hardware or events to occur. However, if successful, either could allow a miscreant to run malware on the host from a VM instance. CVE-2019-14835 was discovered and reported by Peter Pi, a member of the Tencent Blade Team. It is found in the Linux kernel versions 2.6.34 up to version 5.3, where it is patched. Read more

Sandwich-style RK3399 SBC has optional NVMe and 4G

Boardcon’s “Idea3399” SBC integrates a CM3399 module with 4GB LPDDR4 that runs Android 7.1.2 on a Rockchip RK3399. The SBC offers optional M.2-based NVMe and mini-PCIe-based 4G. Boardcon also recently unveiled a MediaTek-based CM-MT6737 module. Boardcon announced a compute module and an SBC based on it equipped with a hexa-core Rockchip RK3399 SoC. As noted by the CNXSoft story that picked up the announcement from Embedded Computing Design, the Idea3399 is the company’s second sandwich-style implementation of the RK3399, following its EM3399 from 2017. Read more