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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Zenoss Core 2.5 with 40 New Zen Packs

Nov 03, 2009

The Zenoss Core free monitoring suite is available in a new version 2.5.

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Ubuntu and Windows Boot Times Compared

Nov 03, 2009

A boot time test as a rule brings more criticism than praise for the tester, seeing that the tests are usually considered flawed. A new test has fixed all that.

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Mysterous Mail: Will Skype Become Open Source?

Nov 02, 2009

French Mandriva user Olivier Faurax registered a support case at Skype complaining about a missing Mandriva package. Instead of the package he received a reply of some amazement.

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ApacheCon 2009 Free Live Stream

Nov 02, 2009

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is holding ApacheCon US 2009 from November 2-6 in Oakland, California. The foundation for a free webserver is also celebrating its 10th birthday. In honor of this 10th birthday, the celebration includes three days of the conference program available as a FREE Live stream.

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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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U.S. Defense Department Promotes Open Source

Oct 30, 2009

An open memo from the U.S. DoD declares that open source software is no worse than traditional software, perhaps even useful.

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Oracle to Invest More in MySQL Development

Oct 30, 2009

In a new FAQ, Oracle explains their position regarding SPARC, Solaris, Java, MySQL, and Open Office to clear up the many questions circulating.

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