Story 2015-09-05 KH7A Linux kernel version 4.2 released -- 24th anniversary edition

Linux kernel version 4.2 released -- 24th anniversary edition

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Linus has been busy toiling away on the next version of the Linux kernel, and now version 4.2 has finally been released. It brings some goodies worth having. The ChaCha20 stream cipher and the Poly1305 authenticator (see RFC 7539) are supported, and there's a new RSA implementation. The default crypto random number generator API is now DRBG. LinuxPlanet notes that there's support for security module stacking. Linux 4.2 uses CPU execution jitter to help seed its improved random number generator, a feature called “jitter entropy RNG” on the basis that sushi should be called “cold dead fish”.

The release of 4.2 comes just a few days after the 24th birthday of Linux, announced on newsgroup comp.os.minix. It isn't an overstatement to say that the modern world runs on Linux. If you look around you, almost everything is running on Linux -- from your home router to stock exchanges. Thanks to Linux, open source has become a phenomenon that is fast becoming a norm in the enterprise and consumer segments. Fierce competitors like Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Twitter, Red Hat, SUSE are all working together to make open source software even better.
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Sushi (Score: 1)

by fishybell@pipedot.org on 2015-09-05 18:31 (#KHS8)

Sushi may as well be called "cold dead fish" as almost everyone I know immediately rejects it on that basis, regardless of whether there is fish in it at all or if the fish is cooked or not. Admittedly, Utah isn't exactly known for its good sushi (or fresh fish in general), but it can be had. People are just missing out based on bad publicity.

Re: Sushi (Score: 1)

by lmariachi@pipedot.org on 2015-09-05 22:45 (#KJ7M)

Right, sushi is defined by the rice, not the presence of raw fish.

Re: Sushi (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2015-09-05 22:56 (#KJ87)

You are correct. Sashimi is raw fish. Sushi is the rice, with or without raw fish and other ingredients, usually including vegetables.

Re: Sushi (Score: 1, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on 2015-09-07 22:22 (#KQPV)

Sour rice is also awful. That leaves what, a bit of seaweed? OK, that part is edible.

Re: Sushi (Score: 1)

by insulatedkiwi@pipedot.org on 2015-09-08 16:08 (#KT4F)

It's still a lot easier than eating warm live fish, and the scales.. they always get stuck in your teeth.

Yes but (Score: -1, Troll)

by Anonymous Coward on 2015-09-06 14:34 (#KKRW)

... does it run SystemD?