Archive for March, 2016
The creator of the Linux open-source operating system talks about its past, present, and future.
Linus Torvalds created the original core of the Linux operating system in 1991 as a computer science student at the University of Helsinki in Finland. Linux rapidly grew into a full-featured operating system that can now be found running smartphones, servers, and all kinds of gadgets. In this e-mail interview, Torvalds reflects on the last quarter century and what the next 25 years might bring.
Stephen Cass: You’re a much more experienced programmer now versus 25 years ago. What’s one thing you know now that you wish your younger self knew?
There’s just something about the fresh start you get with a new job. Both my
previous job and my new one began with the opportunity to build a new
infrastructure from scratch. In both cases, as is common with startup
infrastructure in its early stages, everything was to be built using Amazon Web
Services (AWS), specifically using its Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2)
Now that everyone is enjoying Linux kernel 4.5, though the reality is that we haven’t seen any production operating system using it until today, the time has come for early adopters to take Linux kernel 4.6 for a test drive.
Yes, you’re reading it r…
I got a great letter from a reader with a puzzle to solve, so let’s dig
in, shall we?
Here’s what he wrote:
Love your column in Linux Journal. I’ve read it
for years and learned a lot about shell scripting, but not quite enough to
solve a puzzle on my own.
File transfer between Linux systems (and perhaps all POSIX systems in
general) is in some ways a neglected subject. The arcane protocols in
common use are far from secure, and the SSH replacements offer too much
power and complexity. more>>
Improvements to SMTP will provide better guarantee of confidentiality
Graphics vendor embraces new reality in Linux graphics
On March 18, 2016, kernel developer Jiri Slaby announced the release of the fifty-seventh maintenance build of the long-term supported Linux 3.12 kernel series.
Earlier this week we announced several Linux kernel maintenance releases, including Linu…
Greg Kroah-Hartman on Thursday submitted his pull request of the staging area changes for targeting the Linux 4.6 kernel. Greg noted in the pull request, “Lots of little things here, over 1600 patches or so. [Notable] is all of the good Lustre w…
EFI-enabled systems will see some nice improvements with the upcoming Linux 4.6 kernel.
One of the big EFI changes for Linux 4.6 that was already delayed twice before is using separate EFI page tables when executing EFI firmware code…
Besides the 4.6 scheduler updates, another interesting pull request today by Ingo Molnar are the mm updates.
Most notable to the mm pull request is the enabling of full ASLR randomization for 32-bit programs. Yes, about Address …
Paolo Bonzini has sent in the KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) changes for the Linux 4.6 kernel merge window, which he describes as “one of the largest releases for KVM.”
While the KVM changes for Linux 4.6 are numerous, they are mostly arch…
If your organization manages Linux, AIX, HP-UX or Solaris servers
in-house, chances are your system administrators at least
occasionally need low-level access to those devices. Typically,
administrators use some kind of serial console—for example, traditional
serial port, Serial-over-LAN or Intelligent Platform Management Interface
Linus Torvalds went ahead and released Linux 4.5 over the night.
He announced, “So this is later on a Sunday than my usual schedule, because I just couldn’t make up my mind whether I should do another rc8 or not, and kept just waffling about it…
The new Linux Kernel Version 4.5 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-4.5.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 […]
The new Linux Kernel Version 4.4.5 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-4.4.5.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 […]
Pioneer Ray Tomlinson bequeathed the @ sign to a billions of Internet users
Back in 2014 is when longtime open-source graphics driver developer Jerome Glisse began pushing his patches for Heterogeneous Memory Management in the Linux kernel, while that work is still ongoing but has now been renewed.
We last h…
Immediately after announcing the release of Linux kernel 3.18.28 LTS, Sasha Levin published details about the general availability of the nineteenth maintenance build of the long-term supported Linux 4.1 kernel series.
Linux kernel 4.1.19 LTS appear…
With Linux 4.5 looking like it will release next weekend, here’s a look at my favorite features/changes of Linux 4.5..
– AMDGPU PowerPlay, AMDGPU PP, AMDGPU re-clocking, or “finally how I can get good performance out of my new Tonga~Fiji graphics ca…
Redmond says its classic database tool will run without Windows
Linus Torvalds has made his usual announcement for the next Release Candidate (RC) build of the upcoming Linux 4.5 kernel branch, which might just land next week.
Linux kernel 4.5 RC7 (Release Candidate 7) is now available for download to …
The latest version of the stable Linux kernel, 4.4.4, has been revealed today by Greg Kroah-Hartman, which makes it the most advanced stable version available. Even if the official website of the Linux kernel hasn’t been updated with this information, the Linux kernel 4.4 branch is an LTS one.
“I’m announcing the release of the 4.4.4 kernel. All users of the 4.4 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.4.y git tree can be found at git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.4.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git;a=summary,” said Greg Kroah-Hartman in his regular mailing list update.
The new Linux Kernel Version 4.4.4 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-4.4.4.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 […]