Neowin News Feed for: Unix Neowin News Feed for: Unix en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Linux/Unix exploit allows some restricted commands to be run as root without clearance <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A subset of users with sudo access could have run commands restricted to root users by leveraging a discovered exploit in a function return call that changes the user ID in Linux and Unix systems. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:54:01 +0000 Save 96% off this DevOps Master Class Lifetime Bundle <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The monster, 86-hour guide to today&#039;s most in-demand technologies and breaking into one of today&#039;s fastest growing industries can be yours for just $39, saving you hundreds of dollars! <a href="">Read more...</a> (News Staff) Sun, 14 Jul 2019 15:46:01 +0000 Bash comes to Windows with the help of Ubuntu <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Continuing its push to integrate open-source technologies in Windows, Microsoft just gave the developer community an exciting piece of news by announcing Bash for Windows. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Shreyas Gandhe) Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:54:47 +0000 China makes good on its promise to ditch Windows with "NeoKylin," inspired by Windows XP <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>China has been planning to ditch Windows for a long time, after the support for Windows XP got cut off. In line with this, the country&#039;s homemade OS, NeoKylin has recently been showcased. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Wed, 23 Sep 2015 08:56:01 +0000 Apple has released a fix for the Shellshock bug in Mac OS X <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple has launched bug fixes for the various currently supported versions of Mac OS X to address the recently discovered serious security flaw in Bash, known as &quot;Shellshock&quot; <a href="">Read more...</a> (Shreyas Gandhe) Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:08:01 +0000 Shellshock bug impacts NAS devices like QNAP and Synology <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>While the UNIX world worked hard to fix the vulnerability in the bash shell, attention is now being turned to embedded-type devices such as routers and personal NAS devices as they run bash too. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Christopher White) Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:56:01 +0000 "Shellshock" bug affecting Linux, Unix and OS X discovered <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A vulnerability believed to be more serious than the Heartbleed bug, has been discovered in Bash which is a shell widely used in various Unix and Linux based operating systems including Mac OS X. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Shreyas Gandhe) Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:28:01 +0000 YouTube Geek Week Easter Egg gives the site a UNIX overhaul <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/122708913youtube2011.png" alt="" /></div>Google is promoting their upcoming Geek Week event on YouTube with a special Easter Egg that turns the site into something that resembles a UNIX workstation display. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Thu, 25 Jul 2013 23:15:31 +0000 Trivia Tuesday: Xenix - Microsoft's forgotten OS <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Windows, MS-DOS, OS/2... and Xenix? Once upon a time, Microsoft was selling the world&#039;s most popular version of Unix, and rumor has it that they even used it to develop DOS and Windows. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Tue, 20 Nov 2012 09:57:29 +0000 Only 3 of the world's most powerful computers run Windows <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>3 of the world&#039;s 500 most powerful supercomputers run Windows, compared to the 469 running Linux. The good news? That&#039;s more than in June. The bad news? It&#039;s still even less than last year. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Thu, 15 Nov 2012 03:39:35 +0000 'Whonix' appears in the wild, makes your IP harder to find <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1633780371ww.jpg" alt="" /></div>With Linux and its open source nature people have been able to create unique projects, and the wittily named &#039;Whonix&#039; is no exception. Combining security tools it brings several layers of IP security. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Thu, 01 Nov 2012 06:36:40 +0000 Trivia Tuesday: All About Operating Systems <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>This week&#039;s Trivia Tuesday takes a look at operating systems; what they are, how they work, and their history, from their unlikely origins at General Motors to the source code of Windows. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Tue, 14 Aug 2012 19:36:51 +0000 Dennis Ritchie, creator of C and co-creator of Unix, dies <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1633780371ww.jpg" alt="" /></div>Dennis Ritchie, the creator of the C programming language and the co-creator of the Unix operating system while he worked at Bell Labs, died over the weekend at the age of 70. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Thu, 13 Oct 2011 23:23:36 +0000 Former contractor alleges OpenBSD has FBI backdoors <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1399584693metronewsl.jpg" alt="" /></div>A former US Government contractor has claimed the FBI placed a number of backdoors into the OpenBSD operating system. In an email made public on Tuesday, Gregory Perry former chief technologist at the now-defunct Network Security... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Jones) Thu, 16 Dec 2010 08:01:58 +0000 Party like it's 1234567890 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/nw_dailynews.gif" alt="" /></div>This is one of those tidbits only a true geek will appreciate. For those of us who are completely out of the Unix loop, the operating system measures time by counting seconds from January 1,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Christopher Vendemio) Fri, 13 Feb 2009 17:25:17 +0000 SCO guilty of lying about Unix code in Linux in Germany <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In the United States, SCO's Linux/Unix litigation has been stalled out while the company's bankruptcy trial is being dealt with. In Germany, however, several court cases have found SCO Group GmbH, SCO's Germany branch, guilty... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 13 Nov 2007 18:27:49 +0000 Judge Rules: SCO Does Not Own Unix <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The SCO Group, notorious for its legal campagin against Linux users and developers, was dealt a devastating blow last week. A federal judge ruled that Novell, not SCO, owns the copyrights to Unix, effectively cutting... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 12 Aug 2007 21:37:21 +0000 SCO To Unix Developers: We Want You Back <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The SCO Group Inc. is trying to become something other than the company that sued prominent users of Linux. &quot;During the last 25 years, SCO has been committed to the Unix platform and continues... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 21 Jun 2006 16:23:31 +0000 LSB Goal: Save Linux From the Fate of Unix <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Before there was Linux, before there was open source, there was (and still is) an operating system called Unix that was robust, stable and widely admired. It was also available under license to anyone... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Stanclift) Wed, 31 May 2006 02:17:01 +0000 Longhorn following Unix on security? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft's delayed Longhorn operating system appears to be taking a page from the Unix management book by curbing user's administration rights. Mike Nash, Microsoft's security business and technology unit corporate vice president, has said Longhorn... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 11 Jul 2005 22:36:37 +0000 UNIX Authors Rush to Patch Telnet Flaw <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Several high-profile distributors of the BSD version of the Telnet protocol have rolled out patches for a critical bug that could cause system-hijack attacks. The bug, which was reported by iDefense Inc., is a remotely... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 31 Mar 2005 21:46:01 +0000 IBM Says It Swamps Rivals in Key UNIX Computer Test <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>IBM said on Thursday its workhorse commercial computers have smashed the industry's most demanding tests, which analysts said creates a performance gap that could put further pressure on Hewlett-Packard or Sun Microsystems to recalibrate their... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 19 Nov 2004 17:09:18 +0000 Mac OS X, BSD Unix top security survey <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>London-based mi2g Intelligence Unit on Tuesday released a report that says Mac OS X and Berkeley Standard Distribution (BSD) Unix are the &quot;world's safest and most secure 24/7 online computing environments.&quot; Linux operating systems offer... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 03 Nov 2004 16:03:30 +0000 IBM brings Unix, faster chip to Power blades <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>IBM has improved the processor of its JS20 blade servers and now sells them with its AIX version of the Unix operating system, the company plans to announce Tuesday. The changes mean the blades now... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 08 Oct 2004 12:03:18 +0000 SCO tries to revive Unix System Labs name <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Company has applied for a trademark on the term but is vague about how it plans to use the name. The SCO Group Inc. is trying to revive the name of the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 31 Jul 2004 22:14:50 +0000 Unix to beef up Longhorn <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Last year rumors surfaced that Microsoft was considering including its Services for Unix (SFU) into Longhorn. Today vnunet is reporting that Microsoft is indeed going to include SFU into its next generation OS. Exactly... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 12 Jul 2004 17:07:39 +0000 IBM plans July launch of Power5 Unix server <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The tech giant IBM is expected to unveil new Unix servers on July 13. These new servers will be using IBM's Power5 processors. Several sever models will be announced ranging from two, four,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 06 Jul 2004 14:39:55 +0000 Software maker unites Windows, Unix <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>And the Unix system will lay down with the Windows system, and lo, there shall be peace among the vendors. IT folks are hoping for major interoperability improvements between leading server systems as... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 25 May 2004 10:25:03 +0000 Windows Services for UNIX Version 3.5 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 provides a full range of supported and fully integrated cross-platform network services for enterprise customers to use in integrating Windows into their existing UNIX-based environments. Download:... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 09 Apr 2004 17:54:36 +0000 Microsoft's Newest Version of Windows Services for UNIX <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Latest Version of Microsoft's Award-Winning Windows UNIX Interoperability Product Offers Customers Enhanced Performance and New Functionality That Extends Investments In UNIX-Based Systems; SFU 3.5 Is Finalist in LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards ... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Thu, 15 Jan 2004 14:32:46 +0000 Services for Unix 3.5 To Go Live This Week <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft's secret weapon in its fight against Unix and Linux will feature P-thread, enhanced clustering support and more. If Microsoft can't beat outright Unix and Linux, it can at least improve its... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Mon, 12 Jan 2004 22:20:58 +0000 Unix users to be 'major beneficiaries' of Panther <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Unix users will be &quot;major beneficiaries&quot; of Panther, the next major rev of Mac OS X, Apple software product manager Darren Sng said at this week's Australian Unix and Open Systems User Group (AUUG) conference... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 04 Sep 2003 19:45:20 +0000 Windows Services for UNIX version 3.5 - Beta <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Overview Before you continue, it is important to understand that the Beta release of any product will not display the stability of a shipped Microsoft product. You may encounter problems with beta release of... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 29 Jul 2003 07:30:22 +0000 Sun expands Unix deal with SCO <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A previously secret licensee of SCO Group's Unix intellectual property has revealed its identity: Unix leader Sun Microsystems. SCO's Unix licensing plan got a major boost of publicity in May when Microsoft announced... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 11 Jul 2003 11:28:17 +0000 Sun Microsystems Aims to Exploit IBM's Unix Woes <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sun Microsystems Inc., looking to poach customers from a rival in a weak market for server computers, said on Thursday it had begun contacting companies that may be worried about a legal challenge to IBM's... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 21 Jun 2003 11:20:00 +0000 Apple in court dispute over Unix <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As legal battles heat up over who owns the rights to the Unix operating system, another dispute has been quietly simmering over the rights to the Unix name itself. Apple Computer is... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Thu, 12 Jun 2003 00:10:06 +0000 SCO Unix licence irrevocable, says IBM <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>IBM has told that SCO cannot carry out its threat to revoke its Unix licence on 13 June. Last week SCO vice president Chris Sontag said that SCO would enforce its threat to... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 22 May 2003 17:14:13 +0000 Microsoft to license Unix code <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is acquiring the rights to Unix technology from SCO Group, a move that could impact the battle between Windows and Linux in the market for computer operating systems. According to a statement... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 19 May 2003 11:22:22 +0000 IBM plots new processors for Unix servers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>IBM scampered on Tuesday to announce new processors for its high end Unix systems on the same day that rival Hewlett-Packard will lay out its enterprise hardware plans. IBM will start shipping... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 06 May 2003 11:06:19 +0000 IBM denies charges of Unix theft <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>IBM has denied SCO Group's allegations that it misappropriated Unix trade secrets, but Big Blue isn't giving hints about what its eventual strategy will be for battling the lawsuit. In an 18-page filing... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 01 May 2003 19:53:49 +0000