Links 13/5/2021: OpenSUSE Leap 15.3 on Finer Hardware, AMI Dabbling in Free Firmware

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… It was already possible to run Linux on M1 Macs via virtual machines and even with a port from Corellium, but none of these alternatives run natively — which means they don’t take advantage of the maximum performance of the M1 chip. However, some developers had been working to include native support for M1 in the Linux Kernel, and now this has become a reality.

Linux 5.13 adds support for Apple Silicon

Last year, Apple announced that the Mac will be transitioning from …


Links 11/5/2021: Bodhi Linux 6.0, Coreboot 4.14, and DragonFly BSD 6.0

Posted in News Roundup at 4:42 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… to conjure with. These days it is hard to remember the dominance of WordPerfect (now owned by Corel). While version 5.1 was arguably the pinnacle of the DOS incarnation of the product, 5.0 turned up in 1988 with all manner of enhancements, including improved graphics handling. Using it required commitment – no helpful menus for the faint-hearted here – but it did the job when it came to churning out documents.


Funeral smoke adds to South Asia’s woes …


Links 17/4/2021: GNOME 40 in Tumbleweed, Devuan 4.0 Alpha, Kate Editor Makes a Leap

Posted in News Roundup at 10:23 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… put into motion to successfully install Linux on M1-based hardware. One company, in particular, Corellium, set out to make it happen. This company had a leg up on this, thanks to their virtualization platform having been a provider of security research with particular insights into how operating systems function on Apple ARM CPUs.

Linux 4.4.267

I'm announcing the release of the 4.4.267 kernel.

All users of the 4.4 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 4.4.y git tree …


Links 11/4/2021: GnuPG 2.3.0, Linux 5.13 Additions

Posted in News Roundup at 1:35 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… port just yet.

This development comes on the heels of an announcement earlier this year where Corellium was successful at porting Ubuntu onto M1 Macs, although it wasn’t necessarily the “core Linux kernel”.

You might be able to run Linux natively on Apple M1 Macs as early as June

The new hardware from Apple runs on the ARM processor architecture and as a result, requires extra work to bring the same feature support as an Intel or AMD processor.

EXT4 With …


Links 3/3/2021: IPFire 2.25 Core Update 154, Red Hat Satellite 6.8.4, Kiwi TCMS 10.0

Posted in News Roundup at 9:26 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… and iOS applications. Organizations contributing to this effort include Airbnb, Capital One, Corellium, Elotl, Flare.build, GitHub, GogoApps, Haystack, Line, LinkedIn, Lyft, Microsoft, Peloton, Robinhood, Sauce Labs, Screenplay.dev, Slack, Solid Software, Spotify, Square and Uber.


Ubuntu Blog: GRUB2 Secure Boot Bypass 2021

In August 2020, a set of security vulnerabilities in GRUB2 (the GRand Unified Bootloader version 2) collectively known as …


Links 27/2/2021: IPFS 0.8, OnionShare 2.3.1, and New Stuff in KDE

Posted in News Roundup at 3:44 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.

Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called Linux, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project. …


Links 5/2/2021: Cockpit 237, Arctic Fox 27.11.0

Posted in News Roundup at 1:52 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… 3.38 and GTK3


Corellium the First to Boot Linux on M1 Macs

Linux is now completely usable on the Mac mini M1. Booting from USB a full Ubuntu desktop (rpi). Network works via a USB c dongle. Update includes support for USB, I2C, DART. We will push changes to our GitHub and a tutorial later today. Thanks to the @CorelliumHQ team ❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/uBDbDmvJUG

— Chris Wade (@cmwdotme) January …


Links 26/1/2021: Mozilla Firefox 85.0, Tails 4.15, Zentyal Server 7.0, GNOME 40 Alpha

Posted in News Roundup at 7:28 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… using a Flashcart device to be able to load the arbitrary code onto the game console.

Corellium to offer cloud-based iOS virtualisation to individual accounts

The company, which only recently ported Ubuntu Linux to work on Apple Silicon Macs, has announced on their blog that they will now offer their virtualisation tools for iOS to individual accounts on their CORSEC platform. Previously, only enterprise accounts could access the service, while individuals could only access …

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