Linus has closed the merge window for this release and released 4.0-rc1 — meaning, of course, that the current plan is to call the release “4.0”. “But nobody should notice. Because moving to 4.0 does *not* mean that we somehow changed what people see. It’s all just more of the…
Network World: The top spot for vulnerabilities in operating systems no longer goes to Microsoft Windows; in fact, Windows isn’t even listed in the top three.
Unity 8 is making great strides and it’s looking more and more like a proper desktop. Canonical is getting ready to ship this new desktop by default next year in April, and everything is falling into place. Many users were worried that the upcoming Unity 8 desktop would look a…
Last time on My Open Source Life, I selected an open source project to start working with, mainly on the documentation side of the project. That project is Project Atomic, a minimal host for managing and running clusters of containers. read more…
Robolinux is an easy-to-use Linux distribution based on Debian that features various flavors. The developers have just upgraded all the flavors and have announced that the new 7.8.2 version is out and comes with many interesting features. Robolinux made its name by promising users to let them run Windows apps…
By corbet The Samba 4.1.17, 4.0.25 and 3.6.25
releases are available; they fix an unpleasant code-execution
vulnerability. See this
Red Hat security blog entry for more information. “CVE-2015-0240
is a security flaw in the smbd file server daemon. It can be exploited by a
malicious Samba client, by sending specially-crafted packets to the Samba
server. No [authentication] is required to exploit this flaw. It can result in
remotely controlled execution of arbitrary code as root.”
Chipmaker AMD is looking to hire a CPU performance engineer to help optimize the company’s graphics drivers with an eye to improve CPU gaming performance.