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WireGuard VPN makes it to 1.0.0—and into the next Linux kernel

Enlarge / WireGuard will be in tree for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (pictured), as well as the upcoming 5.6 kernel. WireGuard We’ve been anticipating WireGuard’s inclusion into the mainline Linux kernel for quite some time—but as of Sunday afternoon, it’s official. Linus Torvalds released the Linux 5.6 kernel, which includes (among other things) an in-tree WireGuard. Phoronix […]

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How computational power—or its absence—shaped World War naval battles

Enlarge / This kind of perspective? Yeah, it’s ideal but not available to the admirals of WWI and WWII. Samuel Axon “Network-centric warfare” is the hot concept in modern military thinking—soldiers fighting not just with weapons but within a web of sensors and computation, giving them and their commanders superior awareness of the battlefield. But the […]

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The exFAT filesystem is coming to Linux—Paragon software’s not happy about it

Enlarge / Proprietary filesystem vendor Paragon Software seems to feel threatened by the pending inclusion of a Microsoft-sanctioned exFAT in the Linux 5.7 kernel. MTV / Geffen / Paramount Pictures When software and operating system giant Microsoft announced its support for inclusion of the exFAT filesystem directly into the Linux kernel back in August, it didn’t […]