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Wednesday January 2, 2019. 11:36 PM
The Internet Archive (IA) has been around for over 20 years now; many will know it for its Wayback Machine, which is an archive of old versions of web pages, but IA is much more than just that. Tracey Jaquith said that she and her IA colleague David Van Duzer would relate a...
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The linux-kernel mailing list carries the sad news that Shaohua Li, a talented contributor to much of the core kernel and the maintainer of the MD RAID subsystem, passed away over the holidays. Thank you for your work, Shaohua, you will certainly be missed.
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Dylan O'Mahony, the cloud architecture manager for Bose, opened a presentation at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 by noting that many attendees may be wondering why a '50-year-old audio company' would be part of a presentation on Kubernetes. It turns out that...
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (thunderbird), Fedora (terminology), openSUSE (GraphicsMagick), and Red Hat (rh-perl526-perl).
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Tuesday January 1, 2019. 05:24 PM
Cloud computing services that run customer code in short-lived processes are often called 'serverless'. But under the hood, virtual machines (VMs) are usually launched to run that isolated code on demand. The boot times for these VMs can be slow. This is the cause of...
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Security updates have been issued by Mageia (graphicsmagick, poppler, python, and python-lxml) and openSUSE (GraphicsMagick).
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Monday December 31, 2018. 06:43 PM
When the 4.20 kernel was released on December 23, Linus Torvalds indicated that he would try to keep to the normal merge window schedule despite the presence of the holidays in the middle of it. Thus far, he seems to be trying to live up to that; just over 8,700 changesets...
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The New York Times reports the death of Dr. Lawrence G. Roberts, who was heavily involved in Arpanet. 'Dr. Roberts was considered the decisive force behind packet switching, the technology that breaks data into discrete bundles that are then sent along various paths around a ...
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Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (go, go-pie, and webkit2gtk), Debian (c3p0, debian-security-support, libextractor, and tar), Fedora (electron-cash, leptonica, LibRaw, mingw-leptonica, mingw-openjpeg2, mingw-poppler, nettle, openjpeg2, php-pear, sqlite, and...
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Saturday December 29, 2018. 10:13 PM
The 4.19.13, 4.14.91, and 4.9.148 stable kernels have all been released; each contains another set of important fixes.
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Friday December 28, 2018. 05:58 PM
Most processors spend a great deal of their time doing nothing, waiting for devices and timer interrupts. In these cases, they can switch to idle modes that shut down parts of their internal circuitry, especially stopping certain clocks. This lowers power consumption...
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (libphp-phpmailer), Fedora (mosquitto and tinc), and Mageia (ruby-i18n and tcpdump).
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Thursday December 27, 2018. 06:03 PM
Kees Cook summarizes the security-related improvements in the 4.20 kernel. 'Enabling CONFIG_GCC_PLUGIN_STACKLEAK=y means almost all uninitialized variable flaws go away, with only a very minor performance hit (it appears to be under 1% for most workloads). It’s still...
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (ghostscript, graphicsmagick, libarchive, libsndfile, libvncserver, ruby-sanitize, and wireshark), Fedora (mosquitto and tinc), Mageia (monit, sqlite3, and thunderbird), and SUSE (openssl).
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Tuesday December 25, 2018. 05:30 PM
Security updates have been issued by Debian (libextractor and nagios3) and Fedora (adplug, mingw-podofo, and podofo).
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Monday December 24, 2018. 04:46 PM
Security updates have been issued by CentOS (firefox), Debian (ghostscript, libarchive, openjpeg2, and sqlite3), Fedora (krb5, mariadb, mariadb-connector-c, mingw-openjpeg2, openjpeg2, phpMyAdmin, python-lxml, spatialite-tools, sqlite, and squid), Mageia (kernel), openSUSE...
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Linus has released 4.20 as expected. 'Let's face it, last week wasn't quite as quiet as I would have hoped for, but there really doesn't seem to be any point to delay 4.20 because everybody is already taking a break.' Some of the headline features in 4.20 include network...
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Friday December 21, 2018. 11:56 PM
This year's holiday gifts will include the 4.20 kernel; that can only mean that it is time for another look at where the code going into this release has come from. This development cycle was typically busy and brought a lot of new code into the kernel. There are some new...
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Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the release of five new stable kernels: 4.19.12, 4.14.90, 4.9.147, 4.4.169, and 3.18.131. As usual, these contain important fixes throughout the tree; users of those series should upgrade.
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (libapache-mod-jk, libav, and netatalk), Fedora (kernel-headers, kernel-tools, and phpMyAdmin), Gentoo (go), Mageia (netty, jctools, php, and phpmyadmin), openSUSE (keepalived), Scientific Linux (ntp), SUSE (enigmail,...
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