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Archive for July, 2015

Hacking a Safe with Bash

Through the years, I have settled on maintaining my sensitive data in
plain-text
files that I then encrypt asymmetrically. Although I take care to harden my
system and encrypt partitions with LUKS wherever possible, I want to secure my
most important data using higher-level tools, thereby lessening dependence on
the underlying system configuration. more>>

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Kernel Prepatch 4.2-rc4

The fourth 4.2 prepatch is out for testing. Linus says: “I really wish that things were calming down, but it hasn’t happened quite yet. It’s not like this is particularly big or scary, but it’s also not at the stage where it’s really starting to get …

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Information about the development status

Actually, since 2011, the project is maintained only by me, Alexander Löhner.  In the last weeks there were two guys that have sent some really helpful pull requests to the repository. But that was just like a small drop in the bucket. So I’m doing all the administrative, programming, supporting and fixing work alone on my own and […]

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Some statistical information

The Linux Counter Project was founded in September 1993 by Harald Tveit Alvestrand on http://counter.li.org. Since then it has collected a userbase of 563,752 registered Linux users and 157,855 registered Linux machines. The actual guess about the Linux users world wide is at ~80,600,000 users. In 2011 I, Alexander Löhner, have taken over the whole project from […]

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New Linux Kernel Version 4.1.3 available for download!

The new Linux Kernel Version 4.1.3 is available for download! Visit the Linux Kernel Archive here: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/ Get the new Linux Kernel directly through this link: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.1.3.tar.gz NEW: See the latest FUN statistics for this Kernel version here: https://www.linuxcounter.net/statistics/kernel See how many lines of code this new version has, how many bad words or how […]

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Embed Linux in Monitoring and Control Systems

The target vehicle for this project is a vintage intercity transport bus (think
Greyhound) whose instrument panel was sparse and mostly nonfunctional.
The speedometer cable was twisted off some place back in 40 feet of
cable,
and the fuel sensor had sunk long ago. What I wanted was an instrument
panel more in line with modern practice.
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Kernel Prepatch 4.2-rc3

The third 4.2 kernel prepatch is out for testing. Linus says: “Normal Sunday release schedule, and a fairly normal rc release. There was some fallout from the x86 FPU cleanups, but that only hit CPU’s with the xsaves instruction, and it should be all…

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New Linux Kernel Version 4.1.2 available for download!

The new Linux Kernel Version 4.1.2 is available for download! Visit the Linux Kernel Archive here: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/ Get the new Linux Kernel directly through this link: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.1.2.tar.gz NEW: See the latest FUN statistics for this Kernel version here: https://www.linuxcounter.net/statistics/kernel See how many lines of code this new version has, how many bad words or how […]

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A New Crop of Stable Kernels

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the release of the 4.1.2, 4.0.8, 3.14.48, and 3.10.84stable kernels. All contain important fixes and users should upgrade. In addition, this is the second to last 4.0.x release (i.e. there will be a 4.0.9, but that’s …

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Home Automation with Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi has been very popular among hobbyists and educators
ever since its launch in 2011. The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized
single-board computer with a Broadcom BCM 2835 SoC, 256MB to 512MB of RAM,
USB ports, GPIO pins, Ethernet, HDMI out, camera header and an SD card
slot. more>>

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New Linux Kernel Version 4.1.1 available for download!

The new Linux Kernel Version 4.1.1 is available for download! Visit the Linux Kernel Archive here: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/ Get the new Linux Kernel directly through this link: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.1.1.tar.gz NEW: See the latest FUN statistics for this Kernel version here: https://www.linuxcounter.net/statistics/kernel See how many lines of code this new version has, how many bad words or how […]

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One Million New Lines of Code Hit Linux Kernel

Linus Torvalds has loosed Linux 4.2-rc1 upon a waiting world, and rates it the biggest release candidate ever in terms of the volume of new code it contains.

The Linux Lord writes that “if you count the size in pure number of lines changed, this really seems to be the biggest rc we’ve ever had, with over a million lines added (and about a quarter million removed).”

Read more at The Register.

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Kernel Summit 2015: Call for Proposals

The 2015 Kernel Summit will be held October 26-28 in Seoul, South Korea; the call for discussion proposals is out now. Now would be a good time for those who would like to attend the Summit to come up with a good topic and get the discussion going. P…

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