White paper: the state of KVM

Linux Weekly News - sze, 2014-10-15 12:03
For those with an interest in the KVM hypervisor: the Linux Foundation's Open Virtualization Alliance has published a white paper [PDF] with an overview of KVM and where it is going. "OpenStack is one of the brightest spots for KVM. As cloud deployments gain in adoption, OpenStack is the leading open source option and has tremendous community momentum behind it. KVM is the most popular hypervisor for OpenStack deployments, so as OpenStack succeeds, so will KVM."
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What’s new in the graphics stack in Fedora 21? (Fedora Magazine)

Linux Weekly News - sze, 2014-10-15 01:16
Fedora Magazine looks at new features in the Fedora 21 graphics stack. "This article details some of the driver support and feature updates that will be available for the graphics stack in Fedora 21. Note that this post does contain some pretty low level details about new drivers and features in Fedora 21. While most users won’t directly see many of these features in day to day usage, the effects of all these low-level updates make more graphics cards work better on Fedora. Special thanks to Adam Jackson for collating this list of updates for this article."
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Linux Top 3: CAINE 6, VyOS 1.1 and 4MLinux 10

LinuxToday - sze, 2014-10-15 00:45
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Firefox 33 released

Linux Weekly News - k, 2014-10-14 21:21
Firefox 33 is available. The release notes have the details. This version includes sandboxed OpenH264 support, improvements to search through the location bar, slimmer and faster JavaScript strings, search suggestions on start pages, a new CSP (Content Security Policy) backend, support for connecting to HTTP proxy over HTTPS, and much more.
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 released

Linux Weekly News - k, 2014-10-14 21:06
Red Hat has announced the release of the sixth update to RHEL 6. "From the kernel to the network stack, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 has been tuned to optimize performance. With support for higher processor counts and memory limits as well as kernel optimizations that allow for more efficient CPU utilization on large NUMA systems, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 better accommodates dense single-server workloads. Other system performance enhancements include support for additional 40 GbE network adapters, reductions in network latency and jitter, and support for high performance, low latency applications." See the release notes for details.
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Can GNOME Make a Comeback?

LinuxToday - k, 2014-10-14 19:45
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Tuesday's security updates

Linux Weekly News - k, 2014-10-14 19:00

CentOS has updated rsyslog (C7: denial of service).

Fedora has updated mediawiki (F20; F19: code execution), openjpeg (F20: regression in previous update), and squid (F20; F19: buffer overflow).

openSUSE has updated claws-mail (13.1, 12.3: unspecified vulnerability), libvirt (13.1; 12.3: two vulnerabilities), and python (13.1, 12.3: buffer overflow).

Oracle has updated rsyslog (OL7: denial of service).

Red Hat has updated chromium-browser (RHEL6: multiple vulnerabilities), cups (RHEL6: multiple vulnerabilities), file (RHEL6: multiple vulnerabilities), glibc (RHEL6: two vulnerabilities), kernel (RHEL6: multiple vulnerabilities), krb5 (RHEL6: multiple vulnerabilities), luci (RHEL6: code execution), openssh (RHEL6: two vulnerabilities), rsyslog (RHEL7: denial of service), trousers (RHEL6: denial of service), and X11 client libraries (RHEL6: many vulnerabilities).

Scientific Linux has updated bind97 (SL5: denial of service), conga (SL5: multiple vulnerabilities), krb5 (SL5: multiple vulnerabilities), krb5 (SL5: code execution), php53 and php (SL5, SL6: multiple vulnerabilities), and rsyslog (SL7: denial of service).

SUSE has updated Containment-Studio (SUSE Studio: multiple vulnerabilities).

Ubuntu has updated oxide-qt (14.04: multiple vulnerabilities) and requests (14.04: multiple vulnerabilities).

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How To Configure SSL In Tomcat

LinuxToday - k, 2014-10-14 18:45
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[$] CUPS reaches version 2.0

Linux Weekly News - k, 2014-10-14 18:23

Version 2.0 of the CUPS printing system was released on October 1. In addition to marking the 15th anniversary of version 1.0, the 2.0 milestone primarily designates that CUPS has implemented a full set of APIs for running an HTTP and Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) service. This includes support for the IPP Everywhere effort that makes IPP printers available to smartphones, tablets, and other sub-PC devices. But there are many other enhancements as well, including improved system compatibility for Linux and several security fixes.

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VeraCrypt a Worthy TrueCrypt Alternative

LinuxToday - k, 2014-10-14 17:45
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