New Worm, RHEL Risk Report, and a $99 Supercomputer

by Ostatic Staff - Dec. 02, 2013

While searching around for an interesting article topic I found several other headlines that just had to be shared. News broke last week of a new Linux worm. Softpedia thinks whatever Fedora can do, Korora can do better. Jack Wallen lists 10 reasons to use Red Hat. And Bryan Lunduke thinks some popular Linux distributions should develop a mobile version.

This isn't exactly new news, but in case you missed it, apparently there's a new worm out in the wild targeting embedded Linux systems. This includes devices such as routers, cameras, and television boxes. It's been covered quite extensively, but has a nice little summary and relevant links. Our own Sam Dean also covered this today as well.

Red Hat 6.5 was recently released and today Jack Wallen compiled a list of reasons company's should use it. Number one on his list is Precision Time Protocol. He must of really ran out of reasons at nine. PTP really sounds like a throw in. But check out the rest which highlights some of the new features of Red Hat 6.5.

In other Red Hat news, Mark Cox published the latest risk report on RHEL, this time for 6.4 to 6.5. He said, "For a default install, from the release of 6.4 up to and including 6.5, we shipped 54 advisories to address 228 vulnerabilities. 3 advisories were rated critical, 18 were important, and the remaining 33 were moderate and low." See the rest of the report for more information.

Softpedia ran a short blurb on the release of Korora 20 Beta today titled, "Whatever Fedora 20 Does, Korora 20 Will Do It Better." I thought such a bold declaration deserved a look. Softpedia reports that "Korora 20 Beta features five versions, for GNOME, MATE, KDE, Cinnamon, and Xfce. It comes with a few default applications such as Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, Google Earth, RPMFusion, and VirtualBox. The distribution is based on KDE 4.11, Kernel 3.11.2, Firefox 25, and GNOME 3.10." See their piece for more.

And finally here are a few bonus links:

* Why openSUSE, Arch, and elementary each need a mobile distro

* Get a Linux supercomputer for $99

* openSUSE 13.1 Tips, Tricks, and Tweaks

* Installing Linux Mint 16 on a UEFI system with Ubuntu