Security vulnerability in NVIDIA's proprietary Linux drivers fixed

The H-Online: A new version of NVIDIA’s proprietary UNIX graphics drivers for Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD fixes a security vulnerability (CVE-2012-0946) that allowed attackers to read and write arbitrary system memory in order to, for example, obtain root privileges. To take advantage of the vulnerability, an attacker must have access permission for some device files – which, for systems with these drivers, is typically the case for users who can launch a graphical interface as 3D acceleration and some other features cannot be used otherwise....

April 12, 2012 · 1 min · 213 words · Omid Farhang

Announcing the release of Fedora 14

Jared Smith: It’s here! It’s here! It’s really here! Fedora 14 has been officially released! Fedora is a leading edge, free and open source operating system that continues to deliver innovative features to many users, with a new release approximately every six months. Fedora 14, codename Laughlin, is now available for download. Join us and share the joy of free software and the community with friends and family. We know you can’t wait to get started with Fedora 14, so simply follow this link to download it today:...

November 3, 2010 · 4 min · 713 words · Omid Farhang

Desktop Linux: The Dream Is Dead

The author of this article seems to think Linux in the desktop is dead, with so many missed opportunities, especially during the failure of Windows Vista, they will never break into the market now that Win 7 is so successful. In some ways I agree, but personally, I never thought Linux even had a chance with the average user on a home system. Being in IT, like most peeps in my field, I have become the “help desk” for family and friends; I really do not think the average user is ready for it....

October 22, 2010 · 2 min · 326 words · Omid Farhang