Linux Mint users in hot water for being slow with security updates, running old versions

Automatic updates? ‘We have ideas on how to improve this,’ says founder. Linux Mint founder Clem Lefebvre has complained that too many users are slow to apply updates or run unsupported versions of the operating system.…

Source: LXer – Linux Mint users in hot water for being slow with security updates, running old versions

Fanless Coffee Lake computer targets testing and analysis

Nexcom’s semi-rugged “Neu-X302” embedded PC offers an 8th or 9th Gen Core CPU plus 4x USB 3.0, 2x GbE, 6x COM, and 2x M.2, plus SATA, VGA, and HDMI. Nexcom announced a variation on its 8th Gen Coffee Lake based Neu-X300 embedded computer that adds support for 9th Gen Coffee Lake Refresh and more serial […]

Source: LXer – Fanless Coffee Lake computer targets testing and analysis

Linux as root partition on Hyper-V: Microsoft submits patches for kernel 5.12

Next step in Redmond’s ‘complete virtualization stack with Linux’. Patches submitted by Microsoft for the next version of the Linux kernel, 5.12, add the ability to boot the OS as the root partition on its Hyper-V hypervisor.…

Source: LXer – Linux as root partition on Hyper-V: Microsoft submits patches for kernel 5.12

Red Hat returns with another peace offering in the wake of the CentOS Stream affair: More free stuff

Approved open-source projects to get no-cost subscriptions (if they haven’t already got one). Red Hat today further extended its olive branch to open-source groups with another freebie of sorts: this time, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for Open Source Infrastructure.…

Source: LXer – Red Hat returns with another peace offering in the wake of the CentOS Stream affair: More free stuff

Tor-Based OnionShare 2.3 File Sharing Tool Gets Tabs, Anonymous Chat, and Dedicated CLI Version

OnionShare, the open-source and cross-platform tool for securely and anonymously sharing files, hosting websites over the Tor network, has been updated to version 2.3, a major release with new features and improvements.

Source: LXer – Tor-Based OnionShare 2.3 File Sharing Tool Gets Tabs, Anonymous Chat, and Dedicated CLI Version

Void Linux Has Been Working To Deliver Great POWER Support

Void Linux, a rolling-release distribution we have covered before that is known for its XBPS package manager and interesting design decisions like using the Runit init system and supporting the Musl C library, has recently been working on enhancing its POWER CPU architecture support…

Source: Phoronix – Void Linux Has Been Working To Deliver Great POWER Support

Arm-based IoT gateway reaches out with WiFi, Bluetooth, LTE, and NB-IoT

Aaeon’s compact “SRG-3352C” IoT gateway is equipped with a TI AM3352, 3x USB, 2x RS-485, 2x GbE, WiFi/BT, mini-PCIe with micro-SIM, and an NB-IoT connector. It’s always a bit troubling when vendors omit the name of an embedded system’s processor. However, Aaeon’s fanless SRG-3352C Compact Edge IoT Gateway System, which is said to be based […]

Source: LXer – Arm-based IoT gateway reaches out with WiFi, Bluetooth, LTE, and NB-IoT

"Recovering Our Lost Free Will Online: Tools and Techniques That Are Available Now" is This Weekend's Long Read

John Goerzen: “[O]ur present moment is one of enormous consolidation of power, and yet also one of a proliferation of technologies that let us wrest back some of that power.”



Source: Linux Today – “Recovering Our Lost Free Will Online: Tools and Techniques That Are Available Now” is This Weekend’s Long Read

Broadcom VK Accelerator Driver, More Intel ACRN Code Arrives For Linux 5.12

Greg Kroah-Hartman this week sent in “the large set of char/misc/whatever driver subsystem updates”, which as usual — given it’s a catch-all area of kernel drivers not fitting well into other subsystems — there is an interesting mix of additions…

Source: Phoronix – Broadcom VK Accelerator Driver, More Intel ACRN Code Arrives For Linux 5.12