The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) has announced a $500,000 investment in three projects designed to improve the open source technology's security and services.
The project will fund the ReproducibleBuilds, Fuzzing Project and FalsePositiveFree Testing initiatives.
Waiman Long of HP has been spearheading qspinlocks now for the past several months and with Linux 4.2 the queue spinlocks support will be merged.
The Acer Chromebook 13 so impressed me when I reviewed it months ago that I bought one. After using it for months it has replaced the 13-inch MacBook Pro as my daily work system in the office.
So after a *very* quiet week after the 4.1-rc8 release, the final 4.1
release is now out.
I'm not sure if it was quiet because there really were no problems
(knock wood), or if people decided to be considerate of my vacation,
but whatever the reason, I appreciate it. It's not like the 4.1
release cycle was particularly painful, and let's hope that the extra
week of letting it sit makes for a great release. Which wouldn't be a
bad thing, considering that 4.1 will also be a LTS release.
It’s generally fairly easy for new Linux administrators to get up and running with the basics of installing, configuring and managing Linux systems at a basic level. Truthfully, though, it takes years to get the in-depth knowledge required in many server environments today. One thing I really recommend learning early on — i.e. from the beginning — is security.