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Enterprise-Worthy Improvements in the 3.7 Linux Kernel

The 3.7 Linux kernel was released just in time for Christmas, gifting us with a host of enterprise-worthy and desktop user additions and improvements.

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The 3.8 Kernel Is An Amazing Gift To Linux Users

While we are just a few days into the Linux 3.8 kernel merge window and there's still a number of pull requests that have yet to appear for this next kernel development cycle with new features, there's already a ton of exciting work.

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Values of science at odds with desire to turn it into a commercial product

 

Scientific software tools have long lived in the conflict zone between open source ideals and proprietary exploitation. The values of science (openness, transparency, and free exchange) are at odds with the desires of individuals and organizations to transition scientific tools to a commercial product. This has been a problem in neuropsychology and neuroscience for decades, and extends outside the bounds of software...

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The Linux 3.8 Kernel Can Save A Lot Of RAM

For certain workloads with the Linux 3.8 kernel the physical memory usage is lowered by a significant amount thanks to improvements within this kernel that's presently under development...

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A hash-based DOS attack on Btrfs

Pascal Junod has disclosed a pair of denial-of-service attacks against the Btrfs filesystem based on hash collisions. "I have created several files with random names in a directory (around 500). The time required to remove them is negligible. Then, I have created the same number of files, but giving them...

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