Rocks Cluster 6.1 Now Supports the ZFS File System

Rocks Cluster, an open-source Linux cluster distribution that enables end users to easily build computational clusters, grid endpoints and visualization tiled-display walls, is now at version 6.1. Highlights of Rocks Cluster 6.1:• Host-based SSH authentication is now used by default;• libqrencode.so and qrencode were added to easily generate QR 2-dimensional codes;• New ZFS-linux roll has been implemented to support the ZFS file system;&…

Mesa 9.1-devel LLVMpipe With LLVM 3.1/3.2

With a number of commits made to the mainline Mesa repository recently that concern the LLVMpipe Gallium3D driver for pushing OpenGL onto the CPU, here are benchmarks of the very latest Mesa Gallium3D development code from and AMD FX-8350 Vishera Eight…

Linux Kernel Vulnerability Fixed for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)

A security vulnerability that was discovered in the Linux kernel affecting the Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) operating system was announced by Canonical.This is the kernel vulnerability found in the Linux kernel packages: CVE-2012-4565. The system could be made to crash under certain conditions.A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel’s TCP Illinois congestion control algorithm. A local attacker could have used this issue to cause a denial of service.The se…

Enlightenment E17 Alpha 7 Desktop Environment is Ready for Testing

Enlightenment E17, a lean, fast, modular and very extensible window manager for X11 that provides all the necessary packages to run a desktop, is now at version Alpha 7.Highlights of Enlightenment E17 Alpha 7:• DND operations in the filemanager now crash less often;• The Notification gadget has been removed;• The gadget for fileman_opinfo shows a red light when its window wants attention;• Extremely large menus no longer align impro…

OStatic’s Updated Guide to the Open Cloud

As we approach the end of 2012, many new frontiers for open source are apparent, and one of the clearest is in the cloud computing arena. OpenStack, originally launched by Rackspace and NASA only a couple of years ago, is now backed by a hall-of-fame list of tech heavyweight companies and its own foundation. Meanwhile, [...]

Using AddressSanitizer & ThreadSanitizer In GCC 4.8

While born originally at Google as projects for LLVM, AddressSanitizer and ThreadSanitizer have been ported to GCC and will be part of the forthcoming GCC 4.8 compiler release. Back at Google, they’re onto developing MemorySanitizer for LLVM…

Linux Mint 14.1 released to fix showstopper bugs

The developers of Linux Mint have released version 14.1 of their distribution and have remastered the corresponding ISO images to fix three bugs affecting performance with Intel GPUs and booting on EFI systems
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NVIDIA L4T R16 Ubuntu 12.04 Performance

With Linux 4 Tegra R16 now having an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (hardfp) sample file-system and the R16 drivers supporting ARM hard floating-point as the preferred format over softfp, new Tegra 3 “Cardhu” tablet benchmarks were carried out to look at the perform…

Avoiding Frame Jitter With GNOME’s Mutter, Weston

Owen Taylor has written a new blog post about avoiding jitter in composited frame display. Owen — along with help from Kristian Høgsberg — made improvements to the algorithm for compositor frame timing as used by GNOME’s Mutter compositing window ma…

Another Enlightenment E17 Alpha Already Tips Up

The rapid releases of Enlightenment E17 Alpha continue. Just two days after E17 Alpha 6, there is now a seventh alpha release with less than one month to go until the official E17 1.0 release…

The Linux Foundation Announces Holiday Membership Drive

The Linux Foundation has announced the start of the Holiday Individual Membership Drive and promotion that makes members eligible to win free Linux.com Store T-shirts, hats, mugs and more.

This drive has been initiated for the new members who sign up for individual membership between today and December 14, 2012. They will automatically enter into a drawing to win one of two $75 gift cards to the Linux.com Store.

“Individuals power Linux in more ways than one. It…

Why KDE Is Great For Gaming On The Linux Desktop

Martin Gräßlin, the well known KWin developer, has written a new blog post explaining why if you’re wanting to play Valve’s Source Engine games or the other new native Linux games you should be using KDE Plasma…

Google Chrome 24.0.1312.27 Beta for Linux Repairs GPU Leak

Google Chrome, a browser built on the WebKit layout engine that aims to be minimalistic and versatile at the same time, is now at version 24.0.1312.27.

This latest version of Google Chrome brings a few bug fixes, but it also introduces one very important new feature, full screen apps.

Highlights of Google Chrome 24.0.1312.27:

• A memory leak in GPU accelerated canvas has been fixed;
• A bug affecting the console.log, which doesn’t ou…

Unified Parallel C (UPC) Comes To LLVM/Clang

Clang UPC has been announced, which is a Unified Parallel C implementation targeting the LLVM/Clang compiler stack. Unified Parallel C is a C99 extension targeting high-performance computing on parallel machines…

Suricata 1.4 RC1 Has Interactive Unix Socket Mode

Suricata, a high-performance Network IDS, IPS and Network Security Monitoring engine that is open source and owned by a community-run non-profit foundation – the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF), is now at version 1.4 RC1.

Highlights of Suricata 1.4 RC1:

• An interactive unix socket mode has been added;
• IP Reputation (loading and matching) is now available;
• The improved –list-keywords command line option now gives detailed i…

Rocks Cluster 6.1 Adds In ZFS File-System Support

Rocks, the RHEL/CentOS-derived operating system focused upon supporting Linux on real and virtual clusters, has delivered on its 6.1 release…

Linux Mint 14.1 Released, Fixes Major Bugs

Linux Mint, a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system based on Ubuntu and Debian, has just reached version 14.1.

Linux Mint 14.1, codenamed Nadia, has just been released and features a few major performance improvements.

Users that have already installed Linux Mint 14.0, don’t need to reinstall. The new version will b…

Encrypt Your Data With EncFS (Ubuntu 12.10)

Encrypt Your Data With EncFS (Ubuntu 12.10)

EncFS
provides an encrypted filesystem in user-space. It runs without any
special permissions and uses the FUSE library and Linux kernel module to
provide the filesystem interface. It is a pass-through …

Blender 2.65 release candidates available

The next 2.65 release will happen soon. Help us getting it stable by testing the official binaries!

Canonical Repairs Perl Vulnerabilities for All Supported Ubuntu OSes

On November 29, Canonical published details about Perl vulnerabilities for its Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubuntu 8.04 LTS operating systems.

According to Canonical, Perl programs could have been made to crash or run programs if they received specially crafted network traffic or other input.

For example, it was discovered that the decode_xs function in the Encode module is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow …