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@aaronco36 feeling pretty comfy with my AMD server right now. Not that I run any proprietary or otherwise potentially malicious code but whatever

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Intel CPUs impacted by new #Zombieload side-channel attack
zdnet.com/article/intel-cpus-i

Proof of Concept code: github.com/IAIK/ZombieLoad
Demo: zombieloadattack.com/

Major OS creators are releasing patches and/or mitigation advisories, like... right now.

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More intel CPU vulnerabilities from the same people who found #spectre and #meltdown on the way… 😣
#ZombieLoad and #Store-to-Leak
zombieloadattack.com/
Mitigation might cost 30-50% performance! 😭
#infosec

So the current news on the street is that the side-channel attack on processors zombieloadattack.com/ could not only impact personal computers but can also be exploited in the cloud!😬
also poses a distinct security threat for Linux systems
zdnet.com/article/linux-vs-zom

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RT @misc0110@twitter.com

#ZombieLoad: a new #Meltdown attack on #Intel CPUs leaking data which is currently loaded from memory - across programs, hyperthreads, SGX, and VMs. #MDS #cpufail #intelbug zombieloadattack.com /cc @mlqxyz@twitter.com @danielmgmi@twitter.com @jovanbulck@twitter.com @blitzclone@twitter.com @gonzodaruler@twitter.com @lavados@twitter.com

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«Apparently Intel attempted to play down the issue by trying to award the researchers with the 40,000 dollar tier reward and a separate 80,000 dollar reward as a "gift" (which the researchers kindly denied) instead of the maximum 100,000 reward for finding a critical vulnerability.» news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1 #zombieload

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Our sensitive and private health information belongs to us! It should not be put into large proprietary software and servers. is a human health issue!

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The systemd service manager and init system is a fully-free piece of software, however it comes with many limitations and that compromise portability and other values that free software lovers typically gravitate toward. I encourage you to join the Devuan GNU/Linux's Init Freedom Campaign to support your preferred alternative to systemd. GNUPropaganda officially supports and endorses The GNU Shepherd which available on POSIX systems with guile.

devuan.org/os/init-freedom/

With love and freedom!

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@fatboyVoid has my vote. Have always wanted to play around with Devuan though.

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The and the just-maybe-its-true-they-love-us response reminds me of battered women who return to an abusive lover.

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Can someone please explain to me why one would Linux in a VM on a Windows machine?
You are literally running the most efficient piece of software on top of the most inefficient piece of shit (can't call it software for obvious reasons).

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@mike If someone thinks Microsoft is doing anything for the right cause or believing for a second they "love" Linux or open source, then they're more naive than me. And I'm as naive as someone can get. :)

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@mike Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me 23 times, I'm a freaking idiot.

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I know there are many who have been arguing that Microsoft is just trying to do the right thing, and some that have said they trust Satya Nadella, but this feels like we're moving into the "Extend" phase to me.

"Microsoft Becomes Master of Its Own Linux Kernel | Developers | LinuxInsider"

linuxinsider.com/story/86007.h

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Tonnes of great feedback from everyone around my “is Ubuntu still a fork of Debian” question - thanks folks, some really great debating going on there.

However, I have another for you guys (based off the conversations my original question spawned)...

What actually makes an Open Source OS?

Is it the base OS itself? Is it the packages it’s bundled with? It is the support? The UI? The UX? The community? Its upstream contributions? All of the above? Or something entirely different?

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I found my 13 year old laptop in storage. As I tried to breathe life in to this 32-bit relic, I discovered Just Installed it successfully with xfce. The learning begins...

voidlinux.org/

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LINUX QUESTION:

So I’m listening to the @ubuntupodcast and they were talking about advocating Linux on the desktop (great episode, highly recommended)

Anyway, that got me thinking - at what point would Ubuntu be considered a distro in its own right and no longer a fork of Debian?

Personally, I feel it surpassed the title of “fork” a long time ago, as they’re two completely different OSs.

What do you guys think? Is Ubuntu an OS in its own right, or will it always be a fork of Debian?

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@aaronco36 where google panics and decides to exit social media, facebook keeps on keeping on and dropping user data like it was pennies...

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Oh, look. Another privacy related fuckup. Anyone still surprised?

Though it's "just" 540 million records, so it's not *that* bad. Right?

upguard.com/breaches/facebook-

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