Linked by diegocg on Tue 11th Dec 2012 15:15 UTC
Linux Linux kernel 3.7 has been released. This release includes support for the new ARM 64 bit architecture, ARM multiplatform support - the ability to boot into different ARM systems using the same kernel; support for cryptographically signed kernel modules; Btrfs support for disabling copy-on-write on a per-file basis using chattr; faster Btrfs fsync(); a new experimental "perf trace" tool modeled after strace; support for the TCP Fast Open feature in the server side; experimental SMBv2 protocol support used by modern Windows systems; stable NFS 4.1 and parallel NFS; the vxlan tunneling protocol that allows to transfer Layer 2 ethernet packets over UDP; and support for the Intel "supervisor mode access prevention" security feature. Many small features and new drivers and fixes are also available. Here's the full list of changes.
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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by Alfman on Thu 13th Dec 2012 05:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

kaiwai,

Well, I certainly agree with that.

It's easy to point the finger exclusively at MS due to their involvement, but I'm afraid of what might happen if others follow. As you've noted, other mobile device vendors (including apples&androids) already lock down their OS with different levels of success. I have every reason to believe that those who locked-down non-UEFI devices will switch to secure boot just as MS does to restrict end-user modifications on future UEFI devices.

If that actually happens, we'll end up with a plethora of standard ARM UEFI devices (yay), most of which will prohibit any owner override (boo).

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