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Linux kernel 5.0 released

https://www.cyberciti.biz/linux-news/linux-kernel-5-0-released-how-to-install/ Linus Torvalds the creator and the principal developer of the Linux kernel announced the release of Linux kernel version 5.0. This release increases the major kernel version number to 5. from 4.x. There are not any major changed in features but still normal set of changes you can expect from version to another. On

Open-source communities fight over telco market | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/27/open-source-communities-fight-over-telco-market/ The Linux Foundation (LF) had its own booth at MWC. The booth is shared by the three LF projects: the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), Hyperleger and Linux Foundation Networking, the home of many of the foundational projects like ONAP and the Open Platform for NFV(OPNFV) that power many a modern network. With the

Breaking out of Docker via runC – Explaining CVE-2019-5736 | Twistlock

https://www.twistlock.com/labs-blog/breaking-docker-via-runc-explaining-cve-2019-5736/ More than a week ago (2019-02-11) a new vulnerability in runC was reported by its maintainers. Dubbed CVE-2019-5736, it affects Docker containers running in default settings and can be used by an attacker to gain root-level access on the host. The same fundamental flaw exists in LXC. Both runC and LXC were patched and

Linux 4.18 Continues Prepping For The Year 2038

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-4.18-More-Y2038-Prep The Linux kernel has already been prepping for years for Year 2038 and that work is still ongoing with the in-development Linux 4.18 kernel. The Year 2038 problem is when systems using a signed 32-bit integer for storing the time since 1 January 1970 (standard for the Unix time-stamp) will wrap around. Solving the

The Newly Released Linux Kernel 4.20

Get High with The Newly Released Linux Kernel 4.20 – It’s FOSS article at https://itsfoss.com/kernel-4-20-release/ tells that Linus Torvalds played Santa and released Kernel 4.20 just before Christmas. Torvalds sees no point in delaying the 4.20 release because everybody is already taking a break. If you are a regular/average Linux user, you should not try

Is Kubernetes The New Application Server?

You might have noticed that many widely used languages are interpreted and use “runtimes” to execute your source code. In theory, most Node.js, Python, Ruby and Java. Theoretically code can be easily moved from one platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) but usually there are problematic issues caused by factors external to your application. Why Kubernetes is

The largest software acquisition ever: IBM to buy Red Hat for $34B

This is a big deal for Linux business: https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/28/biggest-software-acquisition/ IBM announced today it would pay a record $34 billion in cash and debt to acquire enterprise open source provider Red Hat. This is the biggest software acquisition in history. It seems that IBM is buying Red Hat to become a hybrid cloud company. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/28/ibm-to-acquire-red-hat-in-deal-valued-at-34-billion.html Prior

Linus Torvalds and Linux Code of Conduct: 7 myths debunked

https://www.zdnet.com/article/linus-torvalds-and-linux-code-of-conduct-myths/ Since Linus Torvalds announced he was taking time off to work on his behaviorin the Linux developer community and a new Linux kernel developer Code of Conduct (CoC) was introduced, there has been hysterical myths regarding what’s happening. No, protesting programmers are not removing code from Linux; there are no purges of politically incorrect

A sysadmin’s guide to SELinux | Opensource.com

https://opensource.com/article/18/7/sysadmin-guide-selinux Security. Hardening. Compliance. Policy. The Four Horsemen of the SysAdmin Apocalypse. In addition to our daily tasks—monitoring, backup, implementation, tuning, updating, and so forth—we are also in charge of securing our systems. In the spirit of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, here are the 42 answers to the big questions about managing and