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Kernel Prepatch 3.10-rc4

The fourth 3.10 prepatch is available for testing. "Anyway, rc4 is smaller than rc3 (yay!). But it could certainly be smaller still (boo!). There's the usual gaggle of driver fixes (drm, pinctrl, scsi target, fbdev, xen), but also filesystems (cifs, xfs, with small fixes to reiserfs and nfs)." Note that...

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Sharp: Linux Kernel Internships (OPW) Update

Sarah Sharp reports on the response to the availability of a set of Outreach Program for Women internships working on the Linux kernel. "As coordinator for the Linux kernel OPW project, I was really worried about whether applicants would be able to get patches into the kernel. Everyone knows that...

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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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