OpenSUSE Opens up Kernel Git Repository

Nov 24, 2009

The openSUSE project has decided to set up an open Git repository for its kernel instead of the daily kernel snapshot.

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Brockmeier Issues Beginner's Guide to Vim Editor

Nov 23, 2009

Defenders of the somewhat unwieldy vi editor say, "Sure vi is user-friendly; it's just peculiar about who it makes friends with." Joe Brockmeier of openSUSE fame has now come out with a beginner's guide to Vim and what it does.

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Advisory Against WiFi Drivers in Linux Staging Tree

Nov 23, 2009

Dan Williams, Red Hat collaborator and NetworkManager developer, might be upset but doesn't let it get to him. In the GNOME blog, he advises "just say no" to WiFi drivers in the linux-staging tree and recommends changes.

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HookSafe Protects Kernel from Rootkits

Nov 13, 2009

A research group in the computer sciences faculty at North Carolina State University has written a prototype to prevent rootkits from manipulating kernel object hooks to do their damage.

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OpenSUSE 11.2 Arrives

Nov 12, 2009

The openSUSE project took an exceptionally long time to get its current version 11.2 to market. It's been almost a year since openSUSE 11.1.

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Update: Security Hole in Kernel Allows Privilege Extensions

Nov 04, 2009

A null-pointer dereference in the Linux kernel allows local users to assume root privileges. Brad Spengler, who claims first discovery, announced that he will present a corresponding exploit during the course of the day.

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Kernel News

Oct 31, 2009

 

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Linux-Kongress 2009 Tuning Gathering

Oct 30, 2009

The Linux-Kongress is traditionally where kernel developers exchange honors and advice about new features and enhancements. This year a number of speakers presented performance improvement data and discussed what aspects of Linux can be drawn out even more.

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