Linus Torvalds has released the new 2.6.25 kernel just slightly behind schedule. Besides improvements to the CFS scheduler and a plethora of new drivers, the kernel also introduces a political aspect: it debars non-GPLd USB drivers.more »
A recent survey by the Linux Foundation (LF) on Linux kernel development shows that the number of kernel developers has tripled in the last three years. In most cases the developers' work is funded by corporate sponsorship.more »
The new "linux-next" Git tree, which aims to simplify and accelerate kernel development is more or less complete.more »
Andrew Morton had a dream: a new kernel tree which would make kernel development easier to follow and more efficient. He looked for a maintainer and found one in Stephen Rothwell.more »
Recent kernel versions back to the older kernel 2.6.17 may contain a vulnerability that can be exploited by local attackers.more »
The biggest change to the second alpha version of Opensuse 11 has to be the inclusion of KDE 4, which now replaces the older KDE version 3.5.8.more »
Linus Torvalds has announced the first release candidate of the new 2.6.25 kernel, codenamed "Bloody Large".more »
A controversial patch for the imminent kernel 2.6.25 is causing much debate in the developer community: in a similar move to one he made two years ago, the well-known kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman has submitted a patch that prevents closed source USB drivers from using the kernel's USB driver API.more »
Version 16 of the popular Linux desktop reveals new tools, edge-snapping, and performance improvements.
Symantec says Linux-Darlioz burrows in through PHP.
Dell renews its quest for the ultimate developer machine.
Innovative back door looks like normal SSH traffic.
One of CeBITs most successful forums opens the new year with a new name. The popular Open Source Forum continues in 2014 under the name Special Conference: Open Source. This year, the forum will be bigger and offer a wider range of possibilities for sponsors.
New release offers better graphics drivers and expands filesystem support.
New mail protocol will shut out the NSA and prevent snooping on metadata.
A new web application helps users visualize distributed denial-of-service attacks.
Ubuntu 13.10 takes a step toward convergence, with lots of mobility, but Mir only partly here.
Galileo board is targeted to embedded developers and educational institutions.