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Linux Kernel Looks To Remove 32-bit Xen PV Guest Support

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:48
Coming soon to a kernel near you could be the removal of 32-bit Xen PV guest support as better jiving with Xen's architectural improvements and more of the Linux/open-source community continuing to shift focus to 64-bit x86 with trying to finally sunset 32-bit x86...

PureVPN 12th Anniversary – Buy 1 Get 12 Free Monthly Accounts

Tecmint - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:05
VPN which is shorten from Virtual Private Network is a method used to add security and improve the privacy of private or public networks. VPNs are used by both individuals and corporate companies to...

Clear Linux Could Soon Be Faster Within Containers On AVX2 Systems

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:05
While Clear Linux as part of its standard bare metal installations has long defaulted to having an AVX2-optimized GNU C Library installed by default, it turns out that it wasn't part of the default os-core bundle as used by containers. That though is changing and should yield even better out-of-the-box performance when running Clear Linux within containers...

Clear Linux Could Soon Be Faster Within Containers On AVX2 Systems - Phoronix

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:05
Clear Linux Could Soon Be Faster Within Containers On AVX2 Systems  Phoronix

While Clear Linux as part of its standard bare metal installations has long defaulted to having an AVX2-optimized GNU C Library installed by default, it turns out ...

21 to 1: How Red Hat amplifies partner revenue

Red Hat News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:00

At Red Hat Summit, we announced new research from IDC looking at the contributions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) to the global economy.

Ubuntu-based Linux Mint 19.2 'Tina' BETA is here with Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce - BetaNews

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:13
Ubuntu-based Linux Mint 19.2 'Tina' BETA is here with Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce  BetaNews

Linux Mint is an operating system based on the wildly popular Ubuntu. It comes with some interesting tweaks that many users appreciate, making it a popular ...

VIRTIO-IOMMU Driver Merged For Linux 5.3 Kernel

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 08:28
With the VirtIO standard for cross-hypervisor compatibility of different virtualized components there is a virtual IOMMU device that is now backed by a working driver in the Linux 5.3 kernel...

Fujitsu and GE Research join LF Edge

Linux.com - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 08:00

Fujitsu and GE Research have joined LF Edge as Premier members.

Microsoft Open Sources software to guard U.S. voting machines

Linux.com - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 08:00

Microsoft is rolling out an open-source software product called ElectionGuard, which it said uses encryption to "enable a new era of secure, verifiable voting." The company is working with election machine vendors and local governments to deploy the system in a pilot program for the 2020 election. Microsoft  would give away software designed to improve the security of American voting machines, even as the tech giant said it had tracked 781 cyberattacks by foreign adversaries targeting political organizations so far this election cycle.

Pivotal brings ‘cf push’ experience to Kubernetes

Linux.com - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 08:00

Pivotal has introduced the alpha version of PAS on Kubernetes, as well as new products based on PAS features that improve the developer and operator experience when using Kubernetes. The alpha version of PAS on Kubernetes brings the popular “cf push” experience to Kubernetes, making it easier for developers to focus on code, and lets the platform stitch together the required components for software deployment, networking, monitoring, and logging.

A new ransomware targeting Linux-based (NAS) devices - Linux.com

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 04:49
A new ransomware targeting Linux-based (NAS) devices  Linux.com

A new ransomware family has been found targeting Linux-based Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices made by Taiwan-based QNAP Systems and holding ...

A new ransomware targeting Linux-based (NAS) devices

Linux.com - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 04:44

A new ransomware family has been found targeting Linux-based Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices made by Taiwan-based QNAP Systems and holding users' important data hostage until a ransom is paid. Dubbed "QNAPCrypt" by Intezer and "eCh0raix" by Anomali, the new ransomware is written in the Go programming language and encrypts files with targeted extensions using AES encryption and appends .encrypt extension to each.
Source: The Hacker News

Mageia 7.1 Released With Systemd Fix For AMD Ryzen 3000 Systems

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 04:21
While Mageia 7 released at the start of July for this Mandrake/Mandriva-derived Linux distribution, out today is already Mageia 7.1 as a rush release to fix AMD Zen 2 support...

Linux Mint 19.2 "Tina" Available In Beta Form

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 02:43
The Linux Mint crew today released their 19.2 "Tina" beta releases of their Xfce, MATE, and Cinnamon desktop flavors...

Firefox 69 Beta On Linux Bringing Better Performance - Phoronix

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 00:15
Firefox 69 Beta On Linux Bringing Better Performance  Phoronix

With the recent release of Mozilla Firefox 68 there are some nice WebRender performance improvements that Linux users can enjoy. But with Firefox 69 now in ...

Firefox 69 Beta On Linux Bringing Better Performance

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 00:15
With the recent release of Mozilla Firefox 68 there are some nice WebRender performance improvements that Linux users can enjoy. But with Firefox 69 now in beta there is even better performance, including when enabling WebRender on Linux.

Ubuntu 19.10 To Ship With Flicker-Free Boot Support

Phoronix - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 22:54
Thanks to the upstream work achieved by Red Hat engineers working on Fedora the past few cycles, Ubuntu 19.10 should have a flicker-free boot experience...

Intel Is Still Working On Upstreaming SGX Enclave Support To Linux - Now At 21 Revisions

Phoronix - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 22:45
Intel Software Guard Extensions "SGX" have been around since Skylake for allowing hardware-protected (via encryption) memory regions known as "enclaves" that prevent processes outside of the enclave from accessing these memory regions. While supported CPUs have been out for years, the Intel SGX support has yet to make it into the mainline kernel and this week marks the twenty-first revision to these patches...

Intel Is Still Working On Upstreaming SGX Enclave Support To Linux - Now At 21 Revisions - Phoronix

Google News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 22:45
Intel Is Still Working On Upstreaming SGX Enclave Support To Linux - Now At 21 Revisions  Phoronix

Intel Software Guard Extensions "SGX" have been around since Skylake for allowing hardware-protected (via encryption) memory regions known as "enclaves" ...

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