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


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.

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Dell Now Shipping Laptops With Intel’s Management Engine Disabled

Dell is now selling laptops with Intel’s Management Engine disabled, following Linux laptop vendors in doing so. It’s the first major OEM to disable the security solution after Intel’s Nov 22 bug disclosures.

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Red Hat, SAP Team on New Integrated Enterprise Linux Platform

Red Hat on Tuesday announced the launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions, a new platform that combines two existing systems for analytics and data management into a single offering. The new platform combines the existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Applications and Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA into a single, consolidated platform. “There is no single technology stack to solve every enterprise challenge, and big data analytics is no different,” said Jim Totten, vice president and general manager of the Platforms Business Unit at Red Hat.

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Linux Gains Ascendance in Cloud Infrastructures: Report

Linux is now the dominant operating system on Amazon’s AWS cloud service and is growing rapidly on Microsoft’s Azure platform this year, according to a report on public cloud adoption trends Sumo Logic released on Tuesday. The company’s second annual State of Modern Apps report reveals usage trends on AWS, Azure and Google clouds, and how they impact the use of modern apps in the enterprise. The report gives organizations a set of frameworks, best practices and hard stats to guide their migration to the cloud.

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Build a portable computer on a USB stick

USB computer

It’s a PC that you can carry anywhere.

Using modern-day Linux distributions, you can set up a portable computer that will fit on a standard USB flash drive. You simply plug it into any other machine.

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/portable-computer-usb-stick?dom=rss-default&src=syn

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Red Hat Linux Upgrade Pushes New Security, Automation Tools

Red Hat has announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 beta. RHEL 7.4 includes new security and compliance features and streamlined automation, along with tools for improved systems administration. This latest upgrade comes nearly three years into the series 7 lifecycle. It continues to provide enterprises with a rich and stable foundation for both existing applications and a new generation of workloads and solutions. “RHEL 7.4 enables data centers to continue running mission-critical stuff,” noted Red Hat’s Steve Almy.

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Hell freezes over as Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation


Microsoft announced today it is joining the Linux Foundation, some 15 years after declaring Linux was a cancer. Looks like the cancer won.

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Linux flaw puts 1.4 billion Android devices at risk of spying attack, experts warn

A Linux flaw that lets attackers hijack internet traffic also affects nearly 80 percent of Android devices, security researchers warn.

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Another new kernel flaw that Google won't fix for Android users prompts more switching to Apple's iOS

Article Image A new kernel privilege escalation flaw discovered in the Linux kernel requires server operators to install a patch, but is not going to be fixed for the majority of Android users. After record numbers switched to iOS last quarter, Google’s inability to update its user base is inciting switchers to move to iPhones even faster.

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Linux Foundation Gives Blockchain a Boost

The Linux Foundation last week announced it was teaming up with a group of high-tech and financial giants on a project to advance the blockchain technology made famous by bitcoin virtual currency. IBM, Cisco and Intel have agreed to collaborate with financial institutions including startup R3 CEV, the London Stock Exchange Group, J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo, the Deutsche Bourse and ANZ Bank to develop an enterprise-grade open source distributed ledger framework. Other companies joining the effort include Accenture and Digital Asset Holdings.

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Microsoft Rolls Its Own Linux Distro

Microsoft is building its own Linux distribution to manage cloud networks. Through the Azure Cloud Switch, or ACS, Microsoft aims to help network operators rapidly add the network features they need, while avoiding changes that would increase risk and complexity, said Kamala Subramaniam, principal architect for Azure Networking. The challenge for maintaining cloud and enterprise networks “is integrating the radically different software running on each different type of switch into a cloud-wide network management platform.”

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Can IBM’s LinuxONE mainframe compete with cloud computing?

IBM’s continued expanding support of Linux and Open Source projects makes sense given that these platforms and tools provide much of today’s connected infrastructure.

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Open Mainframe Project Pushes Linux's Limits

The Linux Foundation on Monday announced the formation of the Open Mainframe Project to advance the development of Linux on the mainframe among academia, government and corporate partners. The foundation announced the software consortium at the LinuxCon/CloudOpen/ContainerCon gathering in Seattle. Linux on the mainframe is nothing new. It has been on the IBM mainframe for the last 15 years. However, the Open Mainframe Project will create a set of tools and resources to drive further development, collaboration and improvements.

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Star Wars: KOTOR II gets first patch in a decade, adds Mac, Linux support

KOTOR II just got its first patch in a decade, with 4K and 5K support, Linux and OS X gaming, and mod support via Steam Workshop. The Sith Lords Restored Content Mod is already available.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/210668-star-wars-kotor-ii-gets-first-patch-in-a-decade-adds-mac-linux-support

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Suse Linux Enterprise 12 Says Hello to ARM

Suse Linux this week announced a partnership to extend support for 64-bit ARM server processors. The goal is to give Suse Linux Enterprise 12 users greater flexibility and cost efficiencies with respect to their infrastructures. This expansion makes available to seven partners a version of Suse Linux Enterprise 12 that lets them develop, test and deliver products to the market using 64-bit ARM chips. The partners are chipmakers AMD, AppliedMicro and Cavium, and server manufacturers Dell, E4 Computer Engineering, HP and SoftIron.

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TrackingPoint, the Linux-powered rifle manufacturer, may be bankrupt

TrackingPoint rifle lets you hit targets you can't see
TrackingPoint, the company behind the Precision Guided Firearm / Linux rifle, is reportedly headed for bankruptcy, despite reporting positive financials just weeks ago

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/206074-trackingpoint-the-linux-powered-rifle-manufacturer-may-be-bankrupt

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Microsoft may lock out other OSes with Windows 10

If you’ve a fondness for installing old versions of Windows and alternatives like Linux on your desktops and laptops, be warned: It looks likely that some Windows 10 machines will be made to run Windows 10 and nothing else.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/03/23/microsoft-may-lock-out-other-oses-with-windows-10/

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Red Hat Fortifies RHEL 7 With Docker Support

Red Hat on Tuesday rolled out Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, the latest major release of the company’s flagship Linux platform, six months after the software’s beta version made its debut. Among the key new features included in the release are KVM virtualization technology, an improved installation experience, Active Directory/Identity Management integration, and Linux containers as a key application packaging and delivery technology. More than 90 percent of companies in the 2013 Fortune 500 use RHEL, the company said.

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