SQLite 3.42 is now available as the newest update to this widely-used, embed-friendly SQL database option that is used by countless applications and other software for lightweight and speedy data storage purposes.
In December last year, Microsoft's exFAT on Linux received some really hefty gains in terms of performance thanks to Sony. Internal tests showed close to 60% gains in some instances. Speaking of file systems, Microsoft has now added support for XFS as root file system type for CBL-Mariner, which is Microsoft's Linux OS for Azure 1P services and edge appliances.
Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, has announced that Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernels will receive updates via the Livepatch service, just like Long-Term Release (LTS) kernels. The first kernel to gain support will be Linux 6.2 which will ship with Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster next week before being made available as an HWE kernel in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS in July.
On the 13th of March, 2023, the Kali Linux team announced the availability of a new version of their security-focused Linux distribution, named “Kali Linux Purple”. The new distribution is aimed at defensive security. “Defensive” not in the sense of simply protecting your personal computer for anonymity like Qubes OS and Tails, but in the sense of protecting other machines or resources that you might own, just like an enterprise-level defensive system.
Attractive as open source is, many organizations still have concerns. With these challenges in mind, Canonical, released Ubuntu Pro, a comprehensive subscription for open source security, compliance, and support.
Vali Cyber, Inc. announces the release of SecurityPerf™ 1.0, an open-source framework designed to benchmark the impact of security solutions on typical workloads run in Linux environments. As an open-source, always free-to-use solution, SecurityPerf enables anyone to run realistic benchmarks for common production workloads to measure cybersecurity overhead. The information provided by SecurityPerf is designed to inform cybersecurity purchase decisions with critical economic information.