Kali Linux is a Linux distribution based on Debian Unstable, and designed for hacking and penetration testing. It comes loaded with the best Free and Open Source (FOSS) hacking applications available.
Thomas Hellstrom of VMware sent in their first pull request today of "vmwgfx" driver changes for the Linux 3.14 kernel, but it looks like the best is yet to come.
When SteamOS released at the end of last year, there were some features missing. Not just Steam features either, as drivers and support for AMD and Intel chipsets were also missing. There were work arounds for it, however Nvidia cards were clearly the best way to use the new OS. This situation hasn’t lasted long though, as SteamOS has been updated to now support these neglected cards.
With the addition just last week of the Google-led Open Automotive Alliance, nearly every automaker in the world is choosing Linux for technology integration and innovation in the car. This reminds me a lot of the early days of Linux in the enterprise or Linux in mobile. Is starts small and accelerates at an exponential rate. It’s one of the unique attributes of Linux.
Earlier today on Phoronix I delivered benchmarks showing Intel's Haswell graphics falling behind Ivy Bridge on Linux, something not seen previously and certainly not what's expected. Curious to see whether this likely Intel Haswell Linux performance regression was limited to just the HD Graphics or the processor performance overall, here's the complementary set of Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, and Haswell benchmarks. These tests span the Core i3/i5/i7 series when using the latest Ubuntu 14.04 packages and the Linux 3.13 kernel with these benchmarks focusing upon the processor performance.
Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Enterprise Linux 4.2. With this release we bring a lot of new features and functionality to Black Lab Enterprise Linux. In one area that we had to concentrate on was compatibility with Red Hat Enterprise Linux as well as CentOS. In the Education release we added the exact same compatibility for schools and educational facilities that use Red Hat, Fedora and CentOS. We will break down the Enterprise release and just add the different packages for the Education release.
There is an assumption that most tech bloggers are Apple fanboys and girls. Yet when I got in line to see the big Samsung keynote address on Day 1 of the show, the crew from one of Business Insider’s more annoying rival publications were all using Android.
The key to a good netbook operating system is that it needs to fully utilise its resources. Memory usage has to be kept to a minimum when running idle. The screen is smaller so you need to have a very intuitive navigation system that doesn’t clutter the screen.
Linus Torvalds has released Linux 3.13-rc8 as anticipated, while revealing that the final release should most probably happen next week.