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Linux 4.14 'getting very core new functionality' says Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds has unsentimentally loosed release candidate one of Linux 4.14 a day before the 26th anniversary of the Linux-0.01 release, and told penguinistas to expect a few big changes this time around. “This has been an 'interesting' merge window,” Torvalds wrote on the Linux Kernel Mailing List. “It's not actually all …
Simon Sharwood, 18 Sep 2017
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Linus Torvalds' lifestyle tips for hackers: Be like me, work in a bathrobe, no showers before noon

Linux Lord Linus Torvalds has offered some lifestyle advice for hackers, suggesting they adopt his admittedly-unglamorous lifestyle but also his ethos of working on things that matter. In an on-stage interview with Linux Foundation founder and executive director Jim Zemlin at the Open Source summit in Los Angeles on Monday, …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Sep 2017
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Linus Torvalds passed a kidney stone and then squeezed out Linux 4.13

Linus Torvalds has released Linux 4.13 to a waiting world and in so doing detailed a tricky work week in which he endured “seven hours of pure agony due to a kidney stone”. “I'm all good, but it sure _felt_ a lot longer than seven hours,” he wrote on the Linux Kernel Mailing List, “and I don't even want to imagine what it is …
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Linus Torvalds pens vintage 'f*cking' rant at kernel dev's 'utter BS'

Linux overlord Linus Torvalds has fired off an expletive-laden rant of the sort that only he seems to find acceptable. His post to the Linux Kernel mailing list takes aim at a chap named Kees Cook, who The Register believes to be a Google employee working on security for the company's Pixel phones. Cook appears to have earned …
Simon Sharwood, 31 Jul 2017
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Linus Torvalds may have damned systemd with faint praise

Linux 4.13 is under way. Linus Torvalds pulled one of his semi-surprises by announcing release candidate one on Saturday, rather than issuing his usual Sunday evening missive. The headline features of the next kernel include support for Intel's forthcoming 10nm Cannonlake CPUs, due later this year, and the 14nm Coffeelake that …
Simon Sharwood, 17 Jul 2017
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Linux 4.12 kernel lands: 'Go forth and use it' quoth Linus Torvalds

As anticipated last week, version 4.12 of the Linux kernel landed Sunday amid a storm of … well, placidity, as it happens. Linus Torvald's release announcement is suitably low-key for something he expected to land without fuss. “Things were quite calm this week, so I really didn't have any real reason to delay the 4.12 release …
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Linus Torvalds slams 'pure garbage' from 'clowns' at grsecurity

Linux lord Linus Torvalds thinks he'll be able to give the world version 4.12 of the Linux kernel next week. In his post to mark the release of 4.12 release candidate seven, Torvalds wrote “It's fairly small, and there were no huge surprises, so if nothing untoward happens this upcoming week, this will be the final rc.” “But …
Simon Sharwood, 26 Jun 2017

Linus Torvalds and Greg Kroah-Hartman both have new Linux in mind

Linux lords Linus Torvalds and Greg Kroah-Hartman have clarified Linux's short term future. Torvalds took to the Kernel Mailing List to announced release candidate six of Linux 4.12, along with his fervent hope that “this would be a normal release cycle where rc7 is the last rc.” If so, that will mean Linux 4.12 will get its …
Simon Sharwood, 20 Jun 2017
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Linus Torvalds stops personally signing Linux kernel RC tarballs

Linus Torvalds might just be a big softie after all. The Linux Lord, infamous for his occasional foul-mouthed criticism of those who don't meet his standards, has just popped out release candidate one for Linux 4.12 a day early so he could give his undivided attention to Mother's Day. “So I'm doing this one day early, because …
Simon Sharwood, 14 May 2017
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Rejoice, for Linux 4.11 has been delivered!

Linus Torvalds has given the world version 4.11 of the Linux kernel. “So after that extra week with an rc8, things were pretty calm,” Torvalds posted to the Linux Kernel Mailing List, adding “I'm much happier releasing a final 4.11 now. So what do we get this time around? Among other things, Linux is now better at hot- …
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Linux 4.11 delayed for a week by NVMe glitches and 'oops fixes'

The Register hasn't needed to spend much time covering Linux 4.11 because hiccups haven't happened and Linux daddy Linus Torvalds' comments have been sparse and measured, other than a slightly terse lesson on how to Pull properly. But today he's posted that this version of Linux has hit a speed bump in the form of “NVMe power …
Simon Sharwood, 24 Apr 2017

Git sprints carefully towards SHA-1 deprecation

Following the February controversy over whether or not Google's SHA-1 collision broke Git, its community has taken the first small steps towards replacing the ancient hash function. For context: the Chocolate Factory last month produced the first reproduceable SHA-1 collision needing relatively* low computing power – something …
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Linus Torvalds explains how to Pull without jerking his chain

Linux kernel developers have again given Linus Torvalds cause for complaint. The Linux Lord felt the need to take to the Linux Kernel Mailing List late last week to tell a chap called Wolfram Sang that “If you cannot explain a reason for a merge or be bothered to try to write a commit message, you shouldn't be doing that merge …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Mar 2017
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Linus Torvalds lashes devs who 'screw all the rules and processes' and send him 'crap'

Linux 4.11's first release candidate has been released, but not without a little friction after Linus Torvalds railed at the quality of some code sent his way during the merge process for the new update to the platform. Torvalds has a few gripes, writing that “if you cannot follow the simple merge window rules (this whole two- …

Git fscked by SHA-1 collision? Not so fast, says Linus Torvalds

About that SHA-1 collision: Linus Torvalds has taken to Google+ to emphasise that in Git, its main role is error detection, so “the sky isn't falling.” The weak hashing algorithm is used, among other things, to provide a digital signature for software, documents like PDFs, and encryption certificates. The mathematical …
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Oh happy day! Linus Torvalds has given the world Linux 4.10

Linus Torvalds has given us all version 4.10 of the Linux kernel. “So there it is, the final 4.10 release,” Torvalds told the world after his customary Sunday afternoon effort. “On the whole, 4.10 didn't end up as small as it initially looked,” he adds. “After the huge release that was 4.9, I expected things to be pretty …
Simon Sharwood, 20 Feb 2017
Linus Torvalds at Open Source Leadership Summit

Talk of tech innovation is bullsh*t. Shut up and get the work done – says Linus Torvalds

OSLS Linus Torvalds believes the technology industry's celebration of innovation is smug, self-congratulatory, and self-serving. The term of art he used was more blunt: "The innovation the industry talks about so much is bullshit," he said. "Anybody can innovate. Don't do this big 'think different'... screw that. It's meaningless. …
Thomas Claburn, 15 Feb 2017
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Linus Torvalds decides world doesn't need a new Linux today

Those waiting for the milestone that would have been version 4.10 of the Linux kernel have another week to wait, after Linus Torvalds decided not to release the final version this week. “Hey, it's another week, and I could have released the final 4.10,” Torvalds posted to the Linux Kernel Mailing List, adding that “... I …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Feb 2017

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