Oracle announced today, March 28, 2017, the release and general availability of the Oracle Linux 6.9 operating system, the ninth update to the Oracle Linux 6 stable series.
Prominent features of Oracle Linux 6.9 include support for TLS (Transport Layer Security) 1.2 on all system components, along with vsftpd support for TLS 1.2 and auditd support for incremental_async, implementation of the cpuid utility supporting AMD, Intel, and VIA CPUs, improved SSSD (System Security Services Daemon) support for Active Directory (AD), and better support when running as a Hyper-V guest.
Today, March 28, 2017, CloudLinux's Mykola Naugolnyi announced the immediate availability of a new Beta kernel versions for users of the CloudLinux 7 operating system.
It's been a while since CloudLinux 7 users using the Beta channel received an updated kernel, and today's 3.10.0-427.36.1.lve1.4.42 build addresses quite a bunch of issues and security flaws discovered lately. For example, is attempts to fix a deadlock with the HCP server backup manager developed by R1Soft.
Red Hat on Monday announced a new Application Platform Partner Initiative at its North America Partner Conference in Las Vegas. The goal is to provide a more robust ecosystem for companies engaging in digital transformation.
OpenStack drove a chunk of Red Hat’s largest deals during the fourth quarter, with cloud proving more lucrative than its trademark Linux business.
One-third of what Red Hat called its largest deals in the three months to February 28 contained an OpenStack private cloud component.
More than a third involved Red Hat’s Ansible automation management technology.
At the end of January, the submission phase for Fedora 26 Supplementary Wallpapers opened. Now, the submission phase is closed and the voting phase is now open. If you have a FAS account and meet the CLA+1 group requirement, you can cast your vote in Nuancier.
Bolton goes live with OpenEyes open source software
A million-pound open source electronic patient record has gone live in a northern NHS trust’s eye department.
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust deployed the ophthalmic OpenEyes software in January.
David Haider, consultant ophthalmologist and chief clinical information officer at Bolton, told Digital Health News that he was doing a “slow deployment”, with the EPR being used in cataracts first.
“Because we’re running from a fairly digitally immature trust, we didn’t want to do anything to fast.”
Haider said the deployment had “not been particularly painful at all”.
This is an interesting one, Snoost, a new cloud gaming service powered by Amazon AWS supports Linux. It uses Steam's in-home streaming with your own games library.
It actually launched only this month, so it is a very new service. That means there may be things that aren't quite as polished as you might hope. Things like miss-worded text can be forgiven for now, but I will still point it out though. Sadly the experience so far was not what I was expecting from a paid service.
Sumoman [Steam] is a brand new and rather hilarious puzzle platformer powered by the UNIGINE engine. It released with day-1 Linux support and I took a look.
Disclosure: Key provided by the developer before the release.
Last week I published a number of Radeon and NVIDIA Vulkan/OpenGL Serious Sam 2017 benchmarks while those curious about Intel graphics performance for the updated Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter have some data to look at today.
As expected, Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition [Official Site, GOG, Steam] has now been announced with a trailer and it looks like it will launch with Linux support. It will have a release on both GOG and Steam so everyone can enjoy it.