|Story||Linux: Ready, willing and able||srlinuxx||11/04/2005 - 3:27am|
|Story||Microsoft's IT security plans spark controversy||srlinuxx||11/04/2005 - 3:27am|
|Story||Paris Hilton's sidekick hacked||srlinuxx||11/04/2005 - 3:27am|
|Blog entry||Weird *ss Weather||srlinuxx||11/04/2005 - 3:26am|
|Story||Greetings From the Most Connected Place on Earth||srlinuxx||11/04/2005 - 3:26am|
|Story||Get Into the Flame War ...please!||srlinuxx||11/04/2005 - 3:26am|
|Story||Linux kernel to include IPv6 firewall||srlinuxx||11/04/2005 - 3:25am|
|Story||Linux For The Future||srlinuxx||11/04/2005 - 3:25am|
|Story||M$ Not Ready to Settle Yet||srlinuxx||11/04/2005 - 3:24am|
|Story||security breach affects every state||srlinuxx||11/04/2005 - 3:24am|
- Time to Take Microsoft Out of British Aviation Before Planes Crash Into Buildings
- Ubuntu Core Announcement is Not About Microsoft and Hosting Ubuntu on Azure is Worse Than Stupid
- News From France and Germany: Battistelli Under Fire, But Not Fired Yet, Just Firing His Opposition
- US Patent Reform (on Trolls Only) More or Less Buried or Ineffective
- The USPTO is Broken: New Evidence Presented
- Software Patents in Canada Not Dead Yet
- Dreaming of a Just Christmas: When a Third of EPO Walks Out to Revolt and European Judges Attack the EPO Over Abuses
- France Gets Involved in Battistelli’s Abuses in the EPO – Part XII (Updated)
- Rolling of Heads Likely Imminent at EPO
Never heard of Visium before? Neither have we, but it's yet another platform where GCC can serve as the code compiler. Eric Botcazou of AdaCore explained Visium as "a 32-bit RISC architecture with an Extended Arithmetic Module implementing some 64-bit operations and an FPU designed for embedded systems...The Visium is a classic 32-bit RISC architecture whose branches have a delay slot and whose arithmetic and logical instructions all set the flags, and they comprise the moves between GP registers (which are inclusive ORs under the hood in the traditional RISC fashion)."
This week with the release of Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 we also announced LinuxBenchmarking.com, a collection of 32 systems running various upstream benchmarks on a daily basis in a fully automated manner. The daily upstream benchmarking ranges from the Linux kernel Git to Mesa to Arch/Antergos Linux to LLVM/Clang. Here's a walkthrough of the new lab housing this test farm where hundreds of benchmarks are run daily in looking for performance regressions and other changes with the upstream open-source code.
CoreOS has emerged over the course of 2014 to become an interesting approach to building and deploying a Linux distribution, focused on container deployment.
Helping lead the development of CoreOS is CTO Brandon Philips. In a video interview with ServerWatch, Philips explains how the key components of Linux ServerCoreOS, including Fleet and etcd, come together and how the Linux distribution works.
The Document Foundation today announced the release of LibreOffice 4.2.8, the final update to the 4.2 branch. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols brags on his favorite Linux applications and Chema Martin says "Fedora 21 absolutely rocks." And finally today, Chris Hoffman said "2014 shattered the myth of Linux impenetrability."
The Android Wear update has arrived, just in time for its new Pac-Man watch face to sway you into buying a smartwatch as a Christmas treat.
The update is rolling out to users right now (be patient: we haven't even seen it yet) and is a smart mixture of the watch faces we've been waiting for and genuinely useful new features and settings.
Earlier this year, I wrote about the European Commission's stunning incompetence in procuring desktop software: it actually admitted that it was in a state of "effective captivity with Microsoft", and that it wasn't really going to try to do anything about it. Fortunately, a recent article on the Commission's "Joinup" site, by Gijs Hillenius, paints a rather brighter picture as far as the server side is concerned:
The European Commission wants to make it easier for its software developers to submit patches and add new functionalities to open source projects. Contributing to open source communities will be made central to the EC’s new open source policy, expects Pierre Damas, Head of Sector at the Directorate General for IT (DIGIT). “We use a lot of open source components that we adapt and integrate, and it is time that we contribute back.”
Jiri Kosina has lined up his HID subsystem changes for the Linux 3.19 kernel that include more multi-touch device work and other input improvements.
The operating system of most famous open source is gaining ground in business particularly in cloud computing, according to a report from the Linux Foundation and Yeoman Technology Group.
The Linux Foundation has published a study called “2014 Enterprise End User Trends Report” that shows the steady growth of Linux in the market for large companies, especially in recent years driven by factors such as the growth of cloud computing, in addition to its known qualities in terms of safety, capacity deployment, costs or virtualization.
Containers are very tricky to implement. Trying to isolate sets of resources from each other completely, so that they resemble a discrete system, and doing it in a secure way, has to be addressed on a feature-by-feature basis, with many caveats and uncertainties. Over time, this makes the core kernel code more secure and robust, but each individual feature may have surprising issues.
The whole namespace idea—corralling subsets of system resources like user IDs and group IDs, and performing on-the-fly translations between the resource names within the container and the corresponding names in the outer system—is tough to manage.
Recently, Marian Marinov noticed that process counters in the outer system counted processes as being owned by the same user if his or her UIDs (user IDs) were the same inside two separate containers. The same was true for GIDs (group IDs). He didn't like this, because the two containers represented two logically isolated systems, and in that context, the same UIDs could refer to different users entirely. They shouldn't be counted together.