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A Story of Three Kernel Vulnerabilities

A security-oriented firm called Trustwave recently sent out a preview of an upcoming report [PDF] that features some focused criticism of how the Linux community handles security vulnerabilities. Indeed, it says: "Software developers vary greatly in their ability to respond and patch zero-day vulnerabilities.

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Linux 3.8 Kernel Officially Released

The Linux 3.8 kernel was released on Monday afternoon by Linus Torvalds...

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Intel Has Good DRM Driver Changes In Linux 3.9

The Intel DRM graphics driver will feature a number of user-facing improvements within the Linux 3.9 kernel...

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TI OMAP DRM For Linux 3.9 Moves Out Of Staging

The Texas Instruments' OMAP DRM pull request for the Linux 3.9 kernel is now known. The OMAP DRM graphics driver will leave the kernel's staging area while at the same time picking up support for the OMAP5 SoC...

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NVIDIA's PRIME Helpers Are Ready For Linux 3.9

Aside from a lot of other exciting DRM driver happenings for the Linux 3.9 kernel, it looks like the DRM "PRIME Helpers" that were conceived by NVIDIA to help them support DMA_BUF in their binary driver will be merged...

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