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Linux Preparing To Disable Drivers For Microsoft’s RNDIS Protocol

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Linux Preparing To Disable Drivers For Microsoft’s RNDIS Protocol

It looks like the Linux kernel is getting ready to drop support for Microsoft’s RNDIS protocol due to security issues. RNDIS is the proprietary protocol used over USB for virtual Ethernet functionality.

It isn’t widely used nowadays, and due to its insecurities, the kernel devs are disabling it through the “BROKEN” Kconfig option.

Eventually, it’ll just be gone from the source code. Android’s had it disabled for years, so it doesn’t seem like anyone still needs it.

Bottom line: no more RNDIS in the Linux kernel soon.

AMD Ryzen 5 7600 / Ryzen 7 7700 / Ryzen 9 7900 Linux Performance Review

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Last week at the AMD CES 2023 keynote, Lisa Su announced some new 65 Watt Ryzen 7000 series processors, which are available in stores this week. The Ryzen 5 7600, Ryzen 7 7700, and Ryzen 9 7900 are all Linux-tested and come with a heatsink fan.

AMD reckons they’re a big step up from the Ryzen 5000 series and can compete with Intel’s Alder Lake and Raptor Lake. You can overclock these CPUs, but there’s no AMD Ryzen Master for Linux or any simple overclocking option on Linux. You can set them up through AMD EXPO or the BIOS, though.

They’re out in stores tomorrow, and the review embargo has been lifted today. So let’s check out the performance of these three Zen 4 desktop processors!

Tilck, a New Linux-Compatible Kernel is Here

Vladislav K Valtchev, a senior kernel engineer, created Tilck – a monolithic x86 kernel for educational purposes that supports Linux at the binary level. It’s small and simple, so it’s perfect for testing out kernel mode experiments while still allowing you to compare how the same usermode bits work with the Linux kernel.

You need an i686-musl toolchain from bootlin.com to get started with Tilck, and unlike other educational kernels, you don’t need to write custom apps – you can run popular Linux programs like BusyBox.

Although its monolithic design and Linux compatibility may limit it, this design may make it easier to use for practical applications in the future without having to spend a lot of time porting existing software onto it. Plus, Tilck can also create custom non-Linux syscalls.

Linux Operating System Market Booming at a CAGR of 20% by 2030

Linux is an open-source operating system that runs on the Linux kernel and is used in 90% of web servers. It is the core of the system and was released by Linus Torvalds back in 1991.

It usually comes in a Linux distribution for desktop and server use with versions like Ubuntu, Fedora, Linux Mint, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Market research on Linux OS is done to get valuable info on the existing top players and upcoming competitors.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 20% from 2023-2030 due to growing interest from individuals.