Linux’s Grsecurity dev team takes blog ‘libel’ fight to higher court

By Thomas Claburn Meanwhile, Bruce Perens wants his legal bills footed. Open Source Security, Inc., the maker of the Grsecurity Linux kernel patches, suffered a setback last month when San Francisco magistrate judge Laurel Beeler granted a motion by defendant Bruce Perens to dismiss the company’s defamation claim, with the proviso that the tossed legal challenge could be amended.…

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Linux Kernel 4.15 Delayed Until Next Week as Linus Torvalds Announces Ninth RC

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

While the Linux community was looking forwards to the final Linux 4.15 kernel release today, Linus Torvalds just delayed it for another week, announcing the ninth Release Candidate (RC) instead.

It’s not everyday that you see a ninth Release Candidate in the development cycle of a new Linux kernel branch, but here we go, and we can only blame it on those pesky Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities that affect us all, putting billions of devices at risk of attacks.

That, and the fact that things haven’t calmed down since last week’s eight Release Candidate, which was supposed to be the last for the upcoming series. According to Linus Torvalds, there are sti… (read more)

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No 4.15 final release today

By corbet As might have been expected from watching the commit stream, the 4.15
kernel is not ready for release, so we’ll get 4.15-rc9 instead.
Linus said: “I really really wanted to just release 4.15 today, but things haven’t
calmed down enough for me to feel comfy about it, and Davem tells me
he still has some networking fixes pending. Laura Abbott found and
fixed a very subtle boot bug introduced this development cycle only
yesterday, and it just didn’t feel right to say that we’re done.

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Security updates for Monday

By ris Security updates have been issued by Debian (bind9, couchdb, lucene-solr, mysql-5.5, openocd, and php5), Mageia (gdk-pixbuf2.0, golang, and mariadb), openSUSE (curl, gd, ImageMagick, lxterminal, ncurses, newsbeuter, perl-XML-LibXML, and xmltooling), Oracle (kernel), and SUSE (xmltooling).

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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 747

By distro@distrowatch.com This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Ubuntu MATE 17.10News: KDE to focus on Wayland features, DragonFly BSD dropping insecure remote tools, VirtualBox support being added to Linux kernelQuestions and answers: Recovering open files, starting a new Linux distroReleased last week: Porteus Kiosk 4.6.0, SolydXK 201801, NuTyX 10.0Torrent corner:….

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How To Install Themes Or Icons In Elementary OS

After installing Elementary OS, you may feel that you want to customize it to look more than Out-of-the-box system, and more of a personalized Operating system per se. It’s very easy to install themes and icons for your Elementary OS. The process is pretty much the same as installing icons and themes in any ubuntu system since it is built upon Ubuntu.

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