Overclocking w/ Linux, Heartbleed Ideas, and LibreOffice 4.2.3

by Ostatic Staff - Apr. 11, 2014

Today in Linux news is a lot of suggestions on what to do to avoid the pitfalls of Heartbleed and InfoWorld.com runs down some in simple terms. In other news, Phoronix.com is reporting that NVIDIA overclocking is back with latest drivers. And finally, a fresh LibreOffice 4.2.3 was released yesterday.

The Heartbleed OpenSSL bug is still toping the news on most technology sites, but InfoWorld.com is suggesting folks "take a closer look at SSL alternatives from Mozilla and others." In his article, Serdar Yegulalp says "it's worth looking beyond OpenSSL and bearing in mind it's one of several competing software projects that satisfy many of the same needs." First up he suggests Mozilla's Network Security Services (NSS). "Another possibility: GnuTLS, which has broad support for many different protocols and standards." See his full story for full details. Wayne Rash has a few more suggestions as well.

Michael Larabel at Phoronix.com is reporting that NVIDIA's latest Linux driver brings GPU overclocking support for the GeForce 400 series and newer. Larabel explains "the new CoolBits over/under-clocking is all based upon offsets rather than absolute values and there's no support for manually manipulating the GPU voltage." But check out the full article for more.

Yesterday The Document Foundation announced the release of LibreOffice 4.2.3. Italio Vignoli wrote, " LibreOffice 4.2.3 “Fresh” is the most feature rich version of the software, and is suited for early adopters willing to leverage a larger number of innovations." It also, coincidently, includes a fix for that Heartbleed bug.

Today's bonus link is another from Jack M. Germain who writes about the shortage of software developers in the U.S.