We're just about at the end of the two week merge cycle for the Linux 4.7 kernel and many of the subsystem maintainers have sent Linus Torvalds their git pull requests.
Jiri Kosina's live patching tree adds some new features to make the technology less architecture specific. There is also the addition of live patching documentation as well. The first live patching code landed back in the Linux 4.0 timeframe and has been incrementally improving ever since.
Ubuntu-Based BackBox Linux 4.6 Launches with Updated Hacking Tools, Kernel 4.2
Raffaele Forte, the maintainer of the Ubuntu-based BackBox Linux operating system designed for penetration testing and forensic analysis operations, announced the release of BlackBox Linux 4.6.
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CentOS Linux 6.8, based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8, is now available for download. This release comes with many important features and changes that include the support for up to 300TB data on XFS filesystems and lots of security fixes.
Red Hat Inc. has updated its recently acquired Ansible technology, launching a new version that comes with enhanced support for Docker containers and also Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform.
Ansible was only acquired by Red Hat in October of last year, and the new Ansible 2.1 update is actually the second new version of the DevOps IT automation technology since then. Ansible 2.0 was released last January, with a cleaner code architecture, but today’s release offers a lot more practical functionality.