Google Brings Linux to Chromebook » Linux Magazine

Linux-based Chromebooks are not capable of natively running Linux apps and utilities. Last year, Google launched project Crostini to allow Linux apps – primarily command line tools and utilities – to run natively on ChromeOS using containerization.According to some media reports, at the Google I/O summit this year, Google announced that “all Chromebooks launched in 2019 will be Linux-ready right out of the box.” It means all new Chromebooks will have Crostini enabled by […] Continue Reading…

NVMe: Lower Prices, More Features Expand Use Cases | IT Infrastructure Advice, Discussion, Community


The wide adoption of Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) over the last few years has completely revolutionized the storage industry in no small part due to lower prices and better performance. With the introduction of more features, such as management, more enterprises and hyperscale data centers are migrating to NVMe. The introduction of NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) promises to accelerate this trend for enterprises using a variety of infrastructures.

NVMe is architected with a layered approach, which enables NVMe data […] Continue Reading…

The BSDs Get Promptly Mitigated For The MDS Side-Channel Vulnerabilities

When Spectre and Meltdown came to light, there was some frustrations in the BSD community that it took time for them to be briefed and ultimately handling the mitigations for these CPU security vulnerabilities. Fortunately, with the new Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS, also dubbed “Zombieload”) vulnerabilities, the key BSDs have seen punctual patches.
FreeBSD on Tuesday issued a security advisory that does include patches and additional guidance. FreeBSD’s guidance is also recommending the disabling of Hyper Threading for systems […] Continue Reading…

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Available » Linux Magazine

At the Red Hat Summit, 2019 the company announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.According to Red Hat, RHEL Linux 8 is redesigned for the hybrid cloud era and built to support the workloads and operations that vary from enterprise datacenters to multiple public clouds.One of the goals of modern tech companies is to simply the consumption of tech. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 abstracts many of the deep complexities of granular […] Continue Reading…

A Slew Of Stable Kernel Updates Issued For Addressing MBS / Zombieload Vulnerabilities

Following today’s disclosure of the new MDS vulnerabilities affecting Intel CPUs, a slew of new Linux kernel stable releases have been issued.
Greg Kroah-Hartman has issued Linux 5.1.2, 5.0.16, 4.19.43, 4.14.119, and 4.9.176 with these now public mitigation patches that pair with Intel’s CPU microcode for mitigating this latest set of speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities. Greg wrote: All users of the 5.1 kernel series must upgrade. Well, kind of, let me rephrase that… All users of Intel processors made since 2011 must […] Continue Reading…