Mandriva 2010.0: Faster and More Stable

Nov 05, 2009

The new Mandriva 2010.0 has been ready for download since yesterday. After a month's delay, the French distributor has released the current version, code-named Adelie, for free. Some important changes were made.

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Project Timelord: Kubuntu to Become Even Better

Nov 04, 2009

Kubuntu isn't as good as it could be. That was the conclusion developers came to after version 9.10 was released. Project Timelord should now address that concern.

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Update: Security Hole in Kernel Allows Privilege Extensions

Nov 04, 2009

A null-pointer dereference in the Linux kernel allows local users to assume root privileges. Brad Spengler, who claims first discovery, announced that he will present a corresponding exploit during the course of the day.

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What's New in the Newest Linux in a Nutshell? Interview with Stephen Figgins

Nov 03, 2009

I'm amazed at all the technical people living here in Lawrence, Kansas, so I've decided to do a series of interviews to highlight what our small college town has to offer the international tech community. Recently I sat down with local author Stephen Figgins at a coffee shop to talk about what's new in the latest release of the popular Linux in a Nutshell book.

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Zenoss Core 2.5 with 40 New Zen Packs

Nov 03, 2009

The Zenoss Core free monitoring suite is available in a new version 2.5.

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Ubuntu and Windows Boot Times Compared

Nov 03, 2009

A boot time test as a rule brings more criticism than praise for the tester, seeing that the tests are usually considered flawed. A new test has fixed all that.

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GNOME Cleartext Passwords: Bug or Feature?

Nov 02, 2009

The current discussion in the Ubuntu forums is about a possible security hole in GNOME, specifically about GNOME registered users having their passwords appear as cleartext on the keyring. Not a bug, say its defenders, but the security concept behind the GNOME keyring.

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AMD Engineering Manager is the New Palm Head of Linux Kernel

Nov 02, 2009

Mobile specialist Palm strengthens its team by hiring Matthew Tippett, the Linux graphic driver developer since 2003 at ATI, to be in charge of Linux kernel development.

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