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  • Linux security: 8 more system lockdown controls
  • CrowdStrike Falcon bolsters Linux protection with ML prevention, custom and dynamic IoAs

    CrowdStrike, a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, announced the CrowdStrike Falcon platform is bolstering its Linux protection capabilities with additional features, including machine learning prevention, custom Indicators of Attack (IoAs) and dynamic IoAs.

  • CrowdStrike expands Linux protection, adds machine learning prevention
  • Microsoft Has Now Open-Source Their BASIC Code From 1983 [Ed: Microsoft is openwashing with abandonware again]
  • Percona users detail open source database challenges

    The business networking platform LinkedIn uses MySQL extensively as a back-end data store for both internal and public-facing assets.

    LinkedIn has a centralized MySQL site reliability engineering (SRE) team that provides MySQL as a managed service inside of the company, which uses about 2,300 MySQL databases currently.

    LinkedIn engineer Karthik Appigatla, during a technology keynote session Wednesday at the 24-hour Percona Live Online conference, outlined how the business networking site has managed to scale and secure its MySQL deployment.

    [...]

    Meanwhile, e-commerce platform vendor Shopify has seen firsthand some of the problems when deploying database services in the cloud. The Ottawa-based vendor deploys its fleet of MySQL services on the Google Cloud Platform at large scale.

    Shopify engineers Akshay Suryawanshi and Jeremy Cole, outlined some of the challenges they faced with cloud deployment during a technology keynote session at the Percona conference on May 19.

    Suryawanshi noted that Shopify is used by more than a million merchants during the peak Black Friday through Cyber Monday shopping period (Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 in 2019) and it can handle hundreds of millions of queries across its MySQL infrastructure.

    A key promise of the cloud is the concept of elastic scalability that enables users to start up new servers on demand to handle traffic. Cole noted that sometimes the instant, on-demand promise doesn't actually always work out as expected.

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Announcing the release of Spacewalk 2.10 for Oracle Linux

Oracle is pleased to announce the release of Spacewalk 2.10 Server for Oracle Linux 7 along with updated Spacewalk 2.10 Client for Oracle Linux 7 and Oracle Linux 8. Client support is also provided for Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 5 (for extended support customers only). In addition to numerous fixes and other small enhancements, the Spacewalk 2.10 release includes the following significant features... Read more

Android Leftovers

Pantheon Desktop Review: A Beautiful Alternative to macOS

The Pantheon Desktop is designed specifically for elementaryOS and is considered one of the most visually appealing desktops around. It clearly draws a lot of inspiration from macOS, which makes it a great alternative for those who are looking to make the switch or who have always wanted to master that workflow. In this Pantheon Desktop review, I take a look at user experience and performance, as well as some notable features, and deciding who should use the Pantheon desktop. Read more

Linux 5.9: Checkpoint/Restore and Scheduler Improvements

  • Checkpoint/Restore Of Unprivileged Processes Sent In For Linux 5.9

    Linux 5.9 is bringing another feature that's long been baking and of interest to a growing number of stakeholders... checkpoint/restore functionality of unprivileged processes. With Linux 5.9 all the pieces should be in place for allowing checkpoint/restore of processes not running as root. This saving and restoring of processes can be used for functionality like container migration, moving workloads in HPC environments, or for the Java JVM to speed-up startup time. The Linux kernel has supported checkpoint/restore of processes but only as root until now.

  • Linux 5.9 Continues Working On A Variety Of Scheduler Improvements

    Among the many pull requests sent in for the Linux 5.9 merge window by longtime developer Ingo Molnar are the usual assortment of scheduler improvements. [...] - The deadline scheduler is now capacity-aware and has seen other improvements too. - UClamp performance improvements for this utilization clamping functionality. - Cleanups to the energy/power-aware scheduling.