Microsoft's (MSFT) forthcoming SQL Server for Linux is more than a one-product development.
I was a long time Linux user until I switched to OS X about 4 years ago. I've been trying to find reasons to ditch macOS on my MacBook Air but haven't been able to do so. What are some things that Linux does better than macOS? To me macOS is not only as powerful as Linux but looks better and adds a ton of ready to go options for you. What am I missing here?submitted by /u/ingenioutor
Researchers have devised an attack that gains unfettered "root" access to a large number of Android phones, exploiting a relatively new type of bug that allows adversaries to manipulate data stored in memory chips.
The breakthrough has the potential to make millions of Android phones vulnerable, at least until a security fix is available, to a new form of attack that seizes control of core parts of the operating system and neuters key security defenses. Equally important, it demonstrates that the new class of exploit, dubbed Rowhammer, can have malicious and far-reaching effects on a much wider number of devices than was previously known, including those running ARM chips.
Previously, some experts believed Rowhammer attacks that altered specific pieces of security-sensitive data weren't reliable enough to pose a viable threat because exploits depended on chance hardware faults or advanced memory-management features that could be easily adapted to repel the attacks. But the new proof-of-concept attack developed by an international team of academic researchers is challenging those assumptions.
So I haven't used Duck Duck Go for a while and let me tell YOU - it's REALLY bloody good these days! I actually like it better than Google. Tho I never really "liked" Google, it's the results I cared about.
But I actually LIKE Duck Duck Go. And even the results are actually pretty good these days. Sure there's the Google Bang but... no thanks. Not Google.
I find it HIGHLY insulting that Google has once again presented me with a captcha in order to "prove" (rofl) that I'm not a bot, simply because I did a search.
I don't CARE if the search isn't what Google considers "normal", DON'T present me with a BLOODY captcha!! It pisses me off something chronic.
So long Google, and thanks for all the fish! May your arrogance be some day cured.submitted by /u/LinuxForGaming
Today, 35% of the Fortune 500 and thousands of companies worldwide use Apache Kafka.
Not mentioned in my earlier features you won't find in the Linux 4.9 mainline kernel is support for Intel's Cache Allocation Technology (CAT) but at least it was revised this weekend in still working towards mainline integration.
Developers, distributors, and users of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) often face a host of legal issues which they need to keep in mind. Although areas of law such as copyright, trademark, and patents are frequently discussed, these are not the only legal concerns for FOSS. One area that often escapes notice is export controls. It may come as a surprise that sharing software that performs or uses cryptographic functions on a public website could be a violation of U.S. export control law.
Export controls is a term for the various legal rules which together have the effect of placing restrictions, conditions, or even wholesale prohibitions on certain types of export as a means to promote national security interests and foreign policy objectives. Export control has a long history in the United States that goes back to the Revolutionary War with an embargo of trade with Great Britain by the First Continental Congress. The modern United States export control regime includes the Department of State's regulations covering export of munitions, the Treasury Department's enforcement of United States' foreign embargoes and sanctions regimes, and the Department of Commerce's regulations applying to exports of "dual-use" items, i.e. items which have civil applications as well as terrorism, military, or weapons of mass destruction-related applications.
'Sky Break' [Steam, Official Site] recently released and it's also available for Linux, it looks like a fantastic single-player open-world action & adventure game.
To me, it almost looks like a mix of No Mans Sky in visual style, with Horizon Zero Dawn styled robotic enemies. I think it looks extremely cool and i really want to give it go!
Not only is that an awesome piece of gaming history to have accessible to the world, but it also builds for Linux! Woah!
So Halloween is fast approaching, and you want to play something scary, here’s some good ones to try out.
It’s tough choosing which games, as honestly, we don’t really have all that many good quality horror games. There’s a lot of junk out there!
Discovering Colors - Animals [Steam, Official Site] is a cheap kids game about colouring and it recently gained a Linux version.