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What's a CPU to do when it has nothing to do? []
Many CPUs (including Intel) have multiple "idle states" they can enter (but there is a cost to enter the state). They made Linux smarter about which to use and when to enter which reduced idle power consumption by 20%.
via:HackerNews  hardware  linux  programming 
october 2018 by mcherm
“Most serious” Linux privilege-escalation bug ever is under active exploit | Ars Technica
A privilege escalation bug on Linux has been there for 9 years. Average lifespan of a security bug is 5 years. And it's not for lack of willingness to fix them: we suck at finding these things.
security  linux  ArsTechnica  via:HackerNews 
october 2016 by mcherm
Air Force may suffer collateral damage from PS3 firmware update
This is the kind of thing that happens when a company removes a feature from their hardware after releasing it (by sending out an "upgrade" that downgrades it). The air force had networked thousands of PS3s running Linux, then Sony removed the ability to run Linux.
ps3  linux  law  drm  via:ArsTechnica  ArsTechnica 
may 2010 by mcherm
Unchecked malloc s in libjack thread.c and libjack intclient.c
Article recommends NOT checking the return value of malloc(), because it doesn't do what it once did, and recovery is pretty close to impossible anyhow.
programming  C  memory  linux 
december 2009 by mcherm
Who wrote 2.6.20?
An analysis of who contributed to linux. Less than 1/3 is by hobbyists... there seem to be lots who are paid for their work. There are also lots of ways to count "who contributed".
opensource  linux  via:HackerNews 
september 2009 by mcherm
Advogato: Blog for dwmw2
Acer made it VERY difficult to get a refund for Windows, including demanding that something be shipped in (at cost higher than the value of Windows) before granting the refund. They didn't even open up the item that had been sent in.
linux  windowstax  Microsoft 
july 2009 by mcherm
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer :: the How-To Geek
How to restore files from a windows system after it has crashed, using a Linux live CD.
windows  linux  backup  via:digg 
september 2008 by mcherm
no substance. all eloquence.
HP is trying to build a cool new user interface to distinguish their PC line. The author suggests they should build on Linux instead, to have REAL control over the UI.
linux  windows  HP  via:slashdot 
september 2008 by mcherm
Getting a Windows Refund in California Small Claims Court
Getting a windows refund in small claims court.
law  linux  windows 
may 2008 by mcherm
The History of Tux the Linux Penguin - Wikiid
This history of the logo for Linux: Tux the penguin.
linux  design  logo 
march 2008 by mcherm
Wubi - The Easiest Way to Linux
A special installer for Ubuntu -- it installs (and uninstalls) as a normal application within Windows.
linux  software  ubuntu 
january 2008 by mcherm
Amazon to host Red Hat Linux online
Linux hosting available now from Amazon's cloud.
amazon  linux  personal_net 
november 2007 by mcherm
An in-depth look at Puppy Linux
Description of a distribution for very old machines.
personal_net  linux 
october 2007 by mcherm
linux kernel monkey log
Public offer to create linux drivers for any hardware device.
personal_net  linux 
january 2007 by mcherm
Palm support on Linux
Page describing some of the options for palm support on linux.
personal_net  linux  palm 
november 2006 by mcherm
linux kernel monkey log
Talk on linux kernel development.
personal_net  linux 
july 2006 by mcherm
Guide to mounting Windows partitions under Kubuntu
Simple instructions for mounting windows partitions under linux and mounting linux partitions under windows.
may 2006 by mcherm
SANS Top 20 Vulnerabilities
List of the most serious vulnerabilities in Windows and Linux.
personal_net  security  linux  windows 
may 2005 by mcherm
Bastille Linux
A program to tell you how to improve security on your linux system.
refs/linux  security  linux 
april 2005 by mcherm
The Zero Install system
Another simpler Linux install system. VERY EASY TO USE.
personal_net  linux  linux-install 
march 2005 by mcherm
Wing IDE
A decent (I hope) IDE for Python
linux  python 
november 2004 by mcherm

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