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Oracle Patches Spectre for Red Hat

Red Hat's Spectre remediation currently requires new microcode for a complete fix, which leaves most x86 processors vulnerable as they lack this update. Oracle has released new retpoline kernels which completely remediate Meltdown and Spectre on all compatible CPUs, which I install and test on CentOS here. more>>

ZFS for Linux

Presenting the Solaris ZFS filesystem, as implemented in Linux FUSE, native kernel modules and the Antergos Linux installer. more>>

Meltdown/Spectre Status for Red Hat and Oracle

The Red Hat family of operating systems addressed Meltdown and Spectre in its v3.10 kernel quickly, but relied too much upon Intel's flawed microcode and was forced to revert from a complete solution. more>>

Spectre/Meltdown Updates, Skype Snap, Red Hat's Open Brand Project and Happy Birthday to the Open Source Initiative!

News updates for February 2, 2018

The AV-TEST Institute tweeted yesterday that it has discovered 139 samples that appear to be related to recently reported CPU vulnerabilities due to the Meltdown and Spectre exploits. more>>

Chrome 64, GCC 7.3, Librem 5 Phone Progress and More

News updates for January 25, 2018.

Chrome 64 is now available for Linux, Mac and Windows, featuring a stronger ad blocker and several security fixes, including mitigations for Spectre and Meltdown. See the release updates for more info. more>>

Red Hat OpenStack Platform

The adoption of OpenStack in production environments has burgeoned, necessitating increased requirements for enhanced management and seamlessly integrated enterprise capabilities. more>>

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Daily Giveaway - Fun Prizes from Red Hat!

Red Hat is giving away prizes to Linux Journal readers through the end of October. Enter to win! Each day we'll be giving away some pretty cool Red Hat tumblers or scarves, with the grand finale prize of a Red Hat Video Classroom Course of your choice -- a value up to $3,500!


ACI Worldwide's UP Retail Payments

As customers of global-payments solution provider ACI Worldwide retire aging platforms, they are clamoring for Linux-based options. more>>

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 beta available on IBM Power Platform

Two open source titans put their rings together and joined forces to announce that Red Hat Enterprise Linux v7.1 beta is now available on the IBM Power Development platform. Last month Red Hat announced that v7.i beta supported IBM Power Systems based on little endian mode. more>>


Who Contributes the Most to LibreOffice?

Cedric Bosdonnat has been tracking contributions to LibreOffice since its announced fork from He uses Git Data Miner to gleen results from the main branch of LibreOffice Git repositories. Git Data Miner is more commonly known as the tool used by Jonathan Corbet in his periodic kernel code reports. more>>

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