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Apple’s OS X is NOT linux!

Because of all the recent news on Valve’s linux and OS X support for Steam and Source, I keep reading that same old misinformation again. So I repeat: Apple’s OS X is NOT linux! I’ve written a blog on the … Continue reading

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Valve to bring Steam and Left 4 Dead 2 to linux

There have been rumours about a linux version of Steam for a long time, but a few days ago, Valve finally made an official announcement of Steam for linux. At the same time, they are also making Left 4 Dead … Continue reading

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First Fedora, now Canonical

Following the move made by Fedora to support UEFI secure boot, Canonical has announced that they are going to support it as well. Canonical is taking a slightly different route however. They are dropping Grub completely (as they explain, Grub’s … Continue reading

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Voice of reason, quite…

For those who didn’t quite get the irony of the previous blog title… I generally find Linus Torvalds to be quite unreasonable. So I was rather surprised by his sensible response. But trust Linus to generate some positively outrageous outbursts only … Continue reading

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Linux and UEFI secure boot, or: Linus Torvalds as the voice of reason

As you may recall, I wrote a blog about linux and the problems with UEFI secure boot a while ago. Since there have been some changes regarding secure boot in the linux world recently, this calls for an update. My … Continue reading

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Another root exploit for linux

A few days ago, the following exploit was published: http://blog.zx2c4.com/749 Another small step in debunking the myth of linux security. What is also interesting is that this bug was introduced only recently: In 2.6.39, the protections against unauthorized access to … Continue reading

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Why I don’t use linux (and why you shouldn’t either)

As you may know, I have nothing against open source software. In fact, I am both a user of FreeBSD, and a developer of open source projects. But linux never sat well with me. It’s not so much the software … Continue reading

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First kernel.org, now mysql.com hacked

It was discovered that mysql.com was hacked, and was spreading malware. Shortly after kernel.org, this is another hack of a major distributor of open source software for the linux community (and also hosted on linux). I wonder how many more major … Continue reading

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The kernel.org hack

Kernel.org got hacked recently, the following text can be read on their frontpage: Security breach on kernel.org Earlier this month, a number of servers in the kernel.org infrastructure were compromised.  We discovered this August 28th. While we currently believe that … Continue reading

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20 years of linux

Linux has been with us for 20 years now. Although I am not a linux user myself (as you may have read elsewhere on this blog, I am a FreeBSD user), I do follow the linux world from the sidelines. … Continue reading

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