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Microsoft has issued a long write-up about flaws that could lead to escalation of privilege on Linux systems, which it has collectively called Nimbuspwn, but failed to mention that none of these flaws can be exploited remotely.

Published in Security

South African developer Jonathan Carter has been elected as the leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project for a third year, defeating two others in the poll which concluded on 16 April.

Published in Open Source

The head of Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, claims it recorded a profit of US$175 million (A$237.7 million) in 2021 and is likely to undertake an IPO in 2023.

Published in Open Source

A number of sites with Australian domain names did not resolve correctly on Tuesday afternoon, giving rise to speculation that a move by auDA, the domain administrator, to offer a new .au domain was the cause.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 17 March 2022 11:12

Three candidates in running to be Debian leader

Three developers have put their hands up to contest for the post of leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project, an annual exercise for the community GNU/Linux distribution.

Published in Open Source

A developer who had more than two decades of service in the Debian GNU/Linux project was stripped of his status in December leading to him deciding to leave the project.

Published in Open Source

The screen on the Android 11 Astro Slide phone slides up (hence the name) to reveal a full-sized keyboard in a format similar to a very small laptop.

Published in Mobility

The Debian GNU/Linux project, a community distribution, has released version 11 of its stable branch, Bullseye, after a little more than two years of development.

Published in Open Source

Veteran Debian developer Martin Michlmayr has released two reports on foundations that support free and open source software, a primer that covers non-technical aspects and a research report that looks at the challenges that such foundations face.

Published in Open Source

South African developer Jonathan Carter will continue to lead the Debian GNU/Linux project for a second year, after winning the election for the position, the results of which were declared over the weekend.

Published in Open Source

The Debian GNU/Linux project has voted to stay out of the controversy over Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman rejoining the board in March, by backing the option of not releasing a statement on the issue as an organisation.

Published in Open Source

Two of the three candidates who contested last year's election for the post of Debian project leader are set to fight it out again this year.

Published in Open Source

The open-source OpenSSL project has released an updated version of its software, 1.1.1k, to fix two vulnerabilities, the severity of both of which has been described as "high".

Published in Security

Extending its "breadth of expertise and geographical footprint" is Instaclustr, whose acquisition of the German and US operations of "credativ" delivers "expertise supporting PostgreSQL and other open source data technologies."

Published in Deals

Global security vendor Kaspersky has released an open-source tool known as TinyCheck, to help those who are being stalked online, during the Pause Fest Digital Startup and Innovation Conference which opened on Monday.

Published in Security

The release of version 2.0.0 by the OpenZFS project has some crowing as though some revolutionary new software, which will bring benefits to world+dog, has landed.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 22 October 2020 07:09

Microsoft releases a decent Edge browser for Linux

Microsoft has released a version of its Edge browser, based on Google's Chromium open-source browser, for Linux, an act that nobody would have considered possible some years ago.

Published in Open Sauce

Six-year-old comments made by Linux creator Linus Torvalds at the annual Debian conference of 2014 and part of a private mailing list of that project have been leaked to the campaigning website Techrights (formerly BoycottNovell) and written up as though they are hot news.

Published in Open Sauce

Two decades ago, I took on a task that had been about two years in the planning: changing operating systems from Windows to Linux.

Published in Open Sauce

The Debian GNU/Linux community Linux distribution has just completed the 13th and final update of its old stable distribution Stretch. The point release only adds some corrections for security issues along with a few fixes for serious problems.

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