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Linux 6.8 Brings More Sound Hardware Support For Intel & AMD, Including The Steam Deck

Waiting for pulling into the mainline kernel once Linus Torvalds is back online following Portland’s winter storms is the sound subsystem updates for Linux 6.8, which include a lot of new sound hardware support.

Linux sound subsystem maintainer Takashi Iwai at SUSE describes the new sound hardware support for Linux 6.8 as:

“Support for more AMD and Intel systems, NXP i.MX8m MICFIL, Qualcomm SM8250, SM8550, SM8650 and X1E80100”

Read more at Phoronix

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OpenTofu is going GA

Today is a big day for OpenTofu! After four months of work, we’re releasing the first stable release of OpenTofu, a community-driven open source fork of Terraform. OpenTofu, a Linux Foundation project, is now production-ready. It’s a drop-in replacement for Terraform, and you can easily migrate to it by following our migration guide.

Read more at opentofu.org

Linux Foundation Newsletter: December 2023

Welcome to the Linux Foundation’s December newsletter! In this edition, we cover the many gatherings that took place across the globe, notably at Open Source Summit Japan, AI.dev in San Jose, CA., and for several Linux Foundation project teams, at COP28 in Dubai. This month also saw the publication of our 2023 Annual Report, “Rising Tides of Open Source,” our most comprehensive publication of the year, as well as the launch of the LF Management and Best Practices initiative, new research reports and surveys, and the announcement of new projects.  We’re also excited to share our final Training & Certification deals of the year! 

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Linux 6.8 To Drop The SLAB Allocator, SLUB Optimizations Coming Too

Following the SLOB allocator removal earlier this year, the Linux 6.8 kernel in the new year is now positioned to remove the SLAB allocator. Additionally, the lone good-for-everything SLUB allocator is set to receive further optimizations.

Read more at phoronix

Critical Bluetooth Flaw Exposes Android, Apple & Linux Devices to Takeover

Attackers can exploit a critical Bluetooth security vulnerability that’s been lurking largely unnoticed for years on macOS, iOS, Android, and Linux device platforms. The keystroke injection vulnerability allows an attacker to control the targeted device as if they were attached by a Bluetooth keyboard, performing various functions remotely depending on the endpoint.

Read more at darkreading.com

Linux Foundation Projects Unite at COP28 to Showcase Open Source Action on U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, is excited to announce a one-hour live-stream presentation at COP28, Dubai that will explore the transformative power of open source and how it is being used to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Featuring speakers from Linux Foundation Research, Linux Foundation Europe, OS-Climate, Hyperledger Foundation, AgStack Foundation, Fintech in Open Source Foundation (FINOS), Sustainable & Scalable Infrastructure Alliance, and the ELISA and Zephyr projects, the presentation will take place on December 6th from 15:00 – 16:00 GST in the COP28 Blue Zone. 

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Linux Foundation Newsletter: November 2023

This month, our communities met in Chicago for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America, where AI topics were front and center. Two new LF Research reports have been published: the World of Open Source Global Spotlight and the 2023 State of Open Source in Financial Services. We also launched two new projects, the App Defense Alliance and DAOS Foundation, and announced an intent to form the High Performance Software Foundation. And as the LF delegation heads to COP28 in Dubai, we’re excited to share a preview of Linux Foundation and OS-Climate events. Lastly, don’t miss our biggest Training & Certification deals of the year! Click here for more.