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20 Jul 2017 VirtualBox 5.1.24 Adds Initial Support for Linux 4.13, Improves Fedora Support [65061]
Softpedia, July 20th 2017

"Nearly three months in development, VirtualBox 5.1.24 comes with a lot of improvements and bug fixes, in particular for users of GNU/Linux distributions. First off, it introduces initial support for the upcoming Linux 4.13 kernel series, whose development was kicked off last Saturday by Linus Torvalds.

Additionally, VirtualBox 5.1.24 reduces the kernel stack consumption for Linux kernels that are compiled with the CONFIG_CPUMASK_OFFSTACK option, improves compatibility with Linux kernel modules that are built with the GCC 7 compiler, and addresses a couple of issues with the Linux 4.12 kernel series..."
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05 Jul 2017 Oracle chip designers quietly work on new SPARC CPU [64809]
The Register, July 5th 2017

"Would be the first M-line server processor since 2015's M7...

Oracle engineers are seemingly working on a new SPARC processor: the M8.

This is judging from a series of patches submitted by Oracle developer Jose Marchesi to the widely used free-as-in-freedom compiler toolkit GCC.

The code "adds support for the SPARC M8 processor to GCC. The SPARC M8 processor implements the Oracle SPARC Architecture 2017," according to Marchesi, who runs the GNU Linux toolchain team at Oracle. Spokespeople for the database giant declined to comment further..."
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25 Jun 2017 Parted Magic Disk Partitioning Live CD Updated With Linux 4.11.4, ZFS On Linux [64382]
Softpedia, June 12th 2017

Marius Nestor reports in Softpedia, "Powered by the latest Linux 4.11.4 kernel, Parted Magic 2017_06_12 includes all sorts of up-to-date components, including the Clonezilla 3.25.11 partition and disk imaging/cloning program, the Wxfixboot 2.0.1 tool for modifying and fixing bootloaders, as well as the DDRescue-GUI 1.7.1 graphical user interface for GNU ddrescue.

On top of that, the new Parted Magic updated ISO snapshot ships with zfs-linux drivers and a screen magnifier, FileZilla 3.25.1 as default FTP program instead of gFTP, and it looks like the X.Org components have been updated to their latest versions. Many bugs and security vulnerabilities have been fixed in Parted Magic 2017_06_12..."
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12 Jun 2017 Parted Magic Disk Partitioning Live CD Updated With Linux 4.11.4, ZFS On Linux [64308]
Softpedia, June 12th 2017

"Powered by the latest Linux 4.11.4 kernel, Parted Magic 2017_06_12 includes all sorts of up-to-date components, including the Clonezilla 3.25.11 partition and disk imaging/cloning program, the Wxfixboot 2.0.1 tool for modifying and fixing bootloaders, as well as the DDRescue-GUI 1.7.1 graphical user interface for GNU ddrescue.

On top of that, the new Parted Magic updated ISO snapshot ships with zfs-linux drivers and a screen magnifier, FileZilla 3.25.1 as default FTP program instead of gFTP, and it looks like the X.Org components have been updated to their latest versions. Many bugs and security vulnerabilities have been fixed in Parted Magic 2017_06_12..."
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20 Nov 2016 Top 10 Best Kali Linux Hacking And Security Tutorials For Beginners [57883]
TechWorm, November 11th, 2016

"Kali Linux is one of the most loved distros by the hacking and security community because of its pentesting and exploit tools. It is one of the best security auditing operating systems based on the Linux kernel and the successor of the popular BackTrack," writes Vijay Prabhu in TechWorm.

"The Kali Linux has itself been upgraded to 2016.1, based on Debian GNU/Linux 8 'Jessie,' and that there's an official Kali Linux Docker image that lets users run the distro on any platform. However, what good is a tool or an exploit for a wannabe hacker or security researcher, if you don't know how to use it!..."
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