Google wants to add Rust programming language to Linux kernel
Google has made its first moves to add support for Rust to the Linux kernel. The company sees the programming language as an opportunity to write better and more secure code for the kernel.
Kernels have been written primarily in C for almost half a century. This programming language provides the...
Linux kernel will soon feature native Apple M1 support
Developers of the Asahi Linux project have added support for the Apple M1 processor to the Linux kernel. The support should be available from version 5.13 of Linux.
This is still a basic version of the support, but it is an important first step in making Linux run smoothly on Apple M1 computers....
German Linux company SUSE prepares pre-summer IPO
The Swedish investment firm EQT stands behind the $9 billion offering
Frankfurt-based SUSE is targeting a pre-summer initial public offering valued at 7-8 billion euros ($8.3-9.5 billion), according to Reuters. Quoting sources close to the deal, Reuters reports that SUSE's owner, buyout group EQ...
Linus Torvalds releases Linux Kernel 5.11
The godfather of Linux delivers a Valentine's Day gift to Linux users everywhere.
Linus Torvalds has delivered version 5.11 of the Linux kernel to the world. He announced the new version in a weekly state of the kernel post published on February 14.
"Nothing unexpected or particularly scary h...
DreamBus botnet targets servers running on Linux
The new threat is a variant on previous malware from 2019.
Zscaler’s ThreatLabZ research team have recently identified a new Linux-based malware family. They announced their findings in a "Technical Analysis" published last week on Zscaler's website.
The researchers have named their new fin...
Red Hat introduces no-cost RHEL for small production workloads
The move is in response to the storm of anger over Red Hat's announced changes to CentOS Linux.
Red Hat this week announced that it is introducing no-cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for small production workloads. They are also adding no-cost RHEL for customer development teams. The an...
AWS announces a new UI project based on open source
The AWS UI heralds a more general move towards open source and away from Windows.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) have announced the first release of what they are calling AWS UI, what they call a first step in creating a new open source design system.
Industry observers have noted that AWS has rec...
Red Hat OpenShift can now run Windows Kubernetes containers
Red Hat extends their enterprise Kubernetes platform to deliver a single, fully-open Kubernetes experience for Windows and Linux systems
Red Hat this week announced the ability to run and manage Windows Containers through Red Hat OpenShift, the company's enterprise Kubernetes Platform. This deli...
Tableau 2020.4 simplifies data preparation and management
Enhancements include Tableau Prep browser based data management plus resource monitoring for Linux users
Tableau Software this week announced the general availability of Tableau 2020.4. This latest release brings the "full suite" of Tableau Prep capabilities to the browser on Tableau Server and ...
Researchers find power leakage attacks that threaten Intel CPUs
A multinational team of security researchers have identified a new threat to machines using Intel CPUs.
An international team of security researchers from TU Graz, CISPA and the University of Birmingham are presenting new side-channel attacks. These are attacks which use fluctuations in software...
New version of ransomware targets Linux systems
The new iteration of the notorious RansomEXX ransomware targets machines running the Linux operating system.
Most ransomware up until now has been best known for attacking computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system. However, last week industry experts detected a new version of the ...
Linux 5.10-rc1 Released With New Hardware Support
Driver updates and additional processor support have been added.
Linus Torvalds just announced the release of Linux 5.10-rc1. The new release comes at the end of a two week merge window for the End Of Year 2020 kernel.
Writing in Linux Today, Torvalds commented on the release. "This looks to ...