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UEFI and Secure Boot In Depth

Q&A: My questions on UEFI and secure boot, answered by Mark Doran, the president of the UEFI Forum.

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Kernel Progress On Improving I/O Wait, Interactivity

Progress is being made within the Linux kernel for reducing the I/O wait times and system interactivity/responsiveness when dealing with large I/O operations...

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Feature Set of Linux 3.9 Has Been Established

RAID 5 and 6 in Btrfs and a Device Mapper target for using SSDs as hard disk cache will be two of the major new features of Linux 3.9. New Stable and Longterm kernels offer bug fixes, and kernel.org has been given a facelift...

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Stable Kernels 3.8.1, 3.4.34, and 3.0.67

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the release of the 3.8.1, 3.4.34, and 3.0.67 stable kernels. 3.8.1 and 3.4.34 contain the fix for the recent local privilege escalation, CVE-2013-1763 (3.0.x is not affected). As usual, there are also fixes throughout the tree and users should upgrade.

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Torvalds Strongly Objects to Windows 8 Secure Boot Keys in the Linux Kernel

Linux founder Linus Torvalds makes no bones about it. He thinks inserting signed binaries into the Linux kernel is "moronic".

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