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Stable Kernels 3.9.3, 3.4.46, and 3.0.79

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the release of the 3.9.3, 3.4.46, and 3.0.79 stable kernels. As always, they contain important fixes throughout the tree, so users should upgrade.

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Switching From Windows to Nix or a Newbie to Linux – 20 Useful Commands for Linux Newbies

So you are planning to switch from Windows to Linux, or have just switched to Linux? Oops!!! what I am asking! For what else reason would you have been here. From my past experience when I was new to Nux, commands and terminal really scared me, I was worried about...

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Local Root Vulnerability in the Kernel

Commit b0a873ebb, merged for the 2.6.37 kernel, included an out of bounds reference bug that went undetected until Tommi Rantala discovered it with the Trinity fuzzing tool this April. It wasn't seen as a security bug by the kernel developers until an exploit was posted; the problem is now known...

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Linux 3.10 Kernel Integrates BCache HDD/SSD Caching

After being in development for more than one year, BCache was finally merged on Wednesday into the mainline Linux kernel code-base. BCache serves as an SSD caching framework for Linux by offering write-through and write-back caching through a newly-exposed block device...

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Full DynTicks Proposed For Linux Kernel Integration

Aside from the KVM pull request, another interesting proposed change for the Linux 3.10 kernel is the "full dynticks" support, also known as CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL. Ingo Molnar is trying to get this brand new feature into the next Linux kernel release...

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