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With Linux, You Don't Get One Kernel of Truth... You Get Many

2018-01-09 23:10:23| TechNewsWorld

As much as I love to poke at the inner workings of my computer, I'll admit that until recently, I didn't give much thought to which version of the Linux kernel my desktop system was running. For most desktop users, this isn't all that odd. Compatibility of kernel modules is often critical for servers and production systems, but day-to-day desktop usage doesn't change much from update to update.

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Early Data Shows Linux Update to Fix Intel Security Flaw Hits Performance Hard

2018-01-03 23:02:17| Extremetech

Early Linux data suggests Intel CPUs take a fairly heavy hit in some tests when the new page table isolation fix is enabled. Database benchmarks and possibly cloud server performance could drop significantly, however. The post Early Data Shows Linux Update to Fix Intel Security Flaw Hits Performance Hard appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Take Linux and Run With It

2017-11-14 14:00:00| TechNewsWorld

"How do you run an operating system?" may seem like a simple question, since most of us are accustomed to turning on our computers and seeing our system spin up. However, this common model is only one way of running an operating system. As one of Linux's greatest strengths is versatility, Linux offers the most methods and environments for running it.

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Fixes MIA for Many Linux Kernel Flaws

2017-11-11 20:00:00| TechNewsWorld

A Google code security researcher's recent discovery of 14 flaws in Linux kernel USB drivers led to last-minute fixes in the Linux 4.14 release candidate code set for distribution on Sunday. The flaws, which Google researcher Andrey Konovalov disclosed this week, affect the Linux kernel before version 4.13.8. All 14 have available fixes. However, there are other flaws that have not been fixed.

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Linux Foundation Launches Open Data Licensing Agreements

2017-10-24 01:09:41| TechNewsWorld

The Linux Foundation has introduced the Community Data License Agreement, a new framework for sharing large sets of data required for research, collaborative learning and other purposes. CDLAs will allow both individuals and groups to share data sets in the same way they share open source software code. The agreement could help foster an increase in data sharing across a variety of industries.

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