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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Out for Raspberry Pi 3, Supports Bluetooth & Wi-Fi

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The release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 2 is not the only thing SUSE Linux fans should get excited about today, as a community member published a very informative article about SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi.

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SUSE: Unleash the Tiger!

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This is our first dispatch from the front lines: Washington DC. And I am not speaking of the election front lines, but of the Linux front. Linux Journal has come to SUSECon this year to, among other things, gauge the state of the world concerning all things open source. To plagiarize every president at the start of every state of the union address, the state of Linux is strong!

Especially so if the “state of SUSE” is any indicator. Suse revenues and total billings have increased 18% this year, 24% in the US. More interestingly, and perhaps more indicative of the global, tidal-wave sized trend, their number of $1 million++ contracts signed this year grew 22% while the dollar value of those deals grew a staggering 65%. So SUSE has signed more larger contracts for more, much larger deployments than ever before.

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SUSE an open open-source company, says CEO

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As the company that holds number two rank among open source outfits, SUSE Linux isn't normally the kind of entity that tends to indulge in name calling.

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New Framework Lets openSUSE Tumbleweed Users Enjoy Latest Flatpak Releases

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openSUSE Project's Douglas DeMaio reports the availability of a new framework in the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling release operating system that promises to let users enjoy the latest Flatpak software releases.

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GeckoLinux Gets Major Update Across All Editions, Based on openSUSE Tumbleweed

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After a long break, the developer of the GeckoLinux operating system proudly announced today, November 4, 2016, the general availability of a new set of updated editions of his GeckoLinux Rolling distribution.

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  • openSUSE 42.2 RC2 Released, Last Test Before Final

    Douglas DeMaio today announced the release of openSUSE Leap 42.2 Release Candidate 2, giving testers one last chance to report bugs before the final. Elsewhere, Linux developers were suffering under a DoS attack today while at the Linux Plumbers conference and Scott Gilbertson shared his thoughts on Arch Linux. Dedoimedo reviewed Yakkety Yak and Bertel King, Jr. found five reasons to try it.

  • Last Release Candidate for openSUSE Leap 42.2 Released

    The development cycle for openSUSE Leap 42.2 Release Candidates (RC) is coming to an end.

    RC2, which will be followed by the stable release of openSUSE Leap 42.2 on Nov. 16, is now available for testers after its release today.

  • New Tumbleweed snapshot 20161101 released!
  • Ruby Meetup Prague @SUSE

    Although its "Ruby" meetup, it usually isn't just about Ruby. The programming language itself is not that important. Important is the reason: To connect great minds, ideas and solutions together.

openSUSE Leap 42.2 Slated for Launch on November 16, Release Candidate 2 Out Now

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Today, November 2, 2016, Douglas DeMaio from the openSUSE project announced the release and immediate availability for download of the second Release Candidate of the upcoming openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating system.

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Also: OpenSUSE 42.2 RC2 Released, Disables Nouveau 3D Support By Default

Suse: Question. What do you call second-place in ARM enterprise server linux? Answer: Red Hat

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ARM TechCon Suse is claiming victory over Red Hat by announcing – and these caveats are all crucial – "the first commercial enterprise Linux distribution optimized for ARM AArch64 architecture servers."

In plainer English, Suse has developed an enterprise-grade Linux distribution that runs on 64-bit ARM servers (should you happen to ever find one). Suse claims this software is a world first because it is a finished commercial product, thus beating Red Hat to the punch: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for ARM is still only available as a beta-like development preview.

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Tidelift Backed by Former Red Hat Chairman and CEO Matthew Szulik

  • Open source startup Tidelift snags $15 mln Series A
    Boston-based Tidelift, an open source startup, has secured $15 million in Series A funding. General Catalyst, Foundry Group and former Red Hat Chairman and CEO Matthew Szulik led the round. In conjunction with the funding, Larry Bohn, managing director at General Catalyst, Ryan McIntyre, co-founder and managing director at Foundry Group and Szulik have all joined Tidelift’s board of directors.
  • Tidelift raises $15M to find paying gigs for open-source developers maintaining key projects
    Tidelift wants to give open-source developers a way to earn some money for contributing to important open-source projects and while helping the companies that are using those projects in key parts of their business, and it just raised $15 million to build those connections. General Catalyst, Foundry Group, and former Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik co-led the Series A founding round into the Boston-based startup, the first time the 17-person company has taken financing, said Donald Fischer, co-founder and CEO of Tidelift. The other co-founders — Havoc Pennington, Jeremy Katz, and Luis Villa — share a wealth of open-source experience across companies like Red Hat and organizations like The Wikimedia Foundation and the Mozilla Foundation.
  • Tidelift Raises $15M Series A To Make Open Source Work Better--For Everyone

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Linux and CPU Security

  • 22 essential security commands for Linux
    There are many aspects to security on Linux systems – from setting up accounts to ensuring that legitimate users have no more privilege than they need to do their jobs. This is look at some of the most essential security commands for day-to-day work on Linux systems.
  • CVE-2018-3639: Spectre Variant 4 Vulnerability Affects the Linux Kernel
    A Spectre variant 4 vulnerability has been identified in the Linux kernel and represents a very dangerous threat to all affected machines. All system administrators are urged to apply the latest updates as soon as possible to mitigate any possible impact.
  • Spectre Number 4, STEP RIGHT UP!
    In the continuing saga of Meltdown and Spectre (tl;dr: G4/7400, G3 and likely earlier 60x PowerPCs don't seem vulnerable at all; G4/7450 and G5 are so far affected by Spectre while Meltdown has not been confirmed, but IBM documentation implies "big" POWER4 and up are vulnerable to both) is now Spectre variant 4. In this variant, the fundamental issue of getting the CPU to speculatively execute code it mistakenly predicts will be executed and observing the effects on cache timing is still present, but here the trick has to do with executing a downstream memory load operation speculatively before other store operations that the load does not depend on. If the CPU is convinced to speculatively execute down this victim path incorrectly, it will revert the stores and the register load when the mispredict is discovered, but the loaded address will remain in the L1 cache and be observable through means similar to those in other Spectre-type attacks.