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Kernel Prepatch 3.9-rc5

The 3.9-rc5 kernel prepatch is out. Linus says: "Nothing really peculiar stands out. Exynos DRM updates, IBM RamSan driver updates are a bit larger, l2tp update... The rest is pretty much small patches spread out all over. Mostly drivers (block, net, media, tty, usb), networking, and some filesystem updates (btrfs,...

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Garrett: Secure Boot and Restricted Boot

Matthew Garrett asserts that people attacking UEFI secure boot are aiming at the wrong target. "Those who argue against Secure Boot risk depriving us of the freedom to make a personal decision as to who we trust. Those who argue against Secure Boot while ignoring Restricted Boot risk depriving us...

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VIA KMS Driver Now Supports HDMI Output

The VIA kernel mode-setting (KMS) driver, which has long been in development but has yet to reach the mainline Linux kernel, now supports HDMI...

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The State Of The Tux3 File-System For Linux

Is the Tux3 file-system alive and well for Linux or will it face a fate like Reiser4 where it may never see a mainline state?..

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PCI-SSD Maker Fusion-io Acquires Linux SCST Developer ID7

Fusion.io has acquired UK-based ID7, developer of the open source SCST Linux SCSI Target Subsystem. It is expected that ID7's expertise will be applied to increasing the capabilities of Fusion.io's ION Data Accelerator...

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