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Troubleshooting SELinux

LXer - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 13:53
SELinux is one of the most powerful security features in your Fedora system. It’s like a valet key for your computer services, only allowing them to access approved data. SELinux has outgrown its early-days reputation for difficulty. Now it has... Continue Reading →

Neon: the naked KDE

LXer - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:56
KDE Neon is a distribution created by the KDE team featuring the most recent version of KDE (Plasma) desktop environment on top of Ubuntu core.

Twitter's 280-char blog mode can be enabled client-side. Just sayin'

TheRegister - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:07
Here's some code and Curl commands to get you on the path of milliblogging

Twitter's plan to limit public trials of 280-character tweets has been foiled by web devs, who discovered the feature could be enabled by twits on the client-side.…

Managing users on Linux systems

LXer - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:58
Here are some tasks and tools that make managing Linux accounts a little easier – and keep your Linux users happy.

Power meltdown 'fries' SourceForge, knocks site's servers titsup

TheRegister - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:39
Total Inability To Support Unusual Projects

Exclusive A crippling data center power failure knackered SourceForge's equipment yesterday and earlier today, knocking the site offline.…

Spend Bitcoin Anywhere

Linux Journal - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:37

I've written about Bitcoin several times during the past few years, and I still love the technology. I am a little disturbed by the amount of electricity the Bitcoin blockchain consumes using dirty power sources, but that's another discussion altogether. more>>

6 steps to perfecting an open source product strategy

LXer - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:01
Suppose you have an open source software idea that you want to spread quickly. To gain users, you must make sure your product is both well-made and has all of the right features. You also need to make sure people understand why your project exists and why they should be interested.read more

OpenDaylight Nitrogen Released Providing SDN Modularity

LXer - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:04
New open-source Software Defined Networking platform release is now a more modular effort, thanks to Apache Karaf.

Don’t let lack of All Flash Array experience hold you back

TheRegister - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 09:24
Bridging the chasm

Research There are many reasons why someone might not be using an All-Flash Array. It might be that you can’t get the budget, say, or that you think it has been over-hyped. Maybe you are sceptical about whether your application set would benefit from it, or if it would fit into your operations seamlessly.…

Massive revenues from RAM, flash make Micron chief a happy chappy

TheRegister - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 08:58
Mehrotra hints beyond 64-layer tech could land next year

Massive revenues from DRAM and flash have made Micron CEO Sanjay Mehrotra a happy chief. Third-quarter revenues were good but they have just been eclipsed.…

The World's First Blockchain Smartphone Is In Development

Slashdot - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 08:40
A company called Sirin Labs is developing an open-source smartphone that runs on a fee-less blockchain. "The Finney -- named in honor of bitcoin pioneer Hal Finney -- will be the only smartphone in the world that's fully secure and safe enough to hold cryptographic coins," reports Engadget. The company is launching a crowdsale event this October (date to be confirmed) to support the phone's development. From the report: According to Sirin, all Finney devices (there's an all-in-one PC coming, too) will form an independent blockchain network powered by IOTA's Tangle technology. The network will operate without centralized backbones or mining centers cluttering up the transaction process, using the SRN token as its default currency (only SRN token holders will be able to purchase the device). And it'll all run on a Sirin operating system specially designed to support blockchain applications such as crypto wallets and secure exchange access. The phone comes with all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a device with a $1,000 price tag, including a 256GB internal memory and 16MP camera, plus a hefty suite of security measures.

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'Alexa, play Charlie Bit My Finger.' I can't do that, Dave. No, really

TheRegister - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 08:33
Google and Amazon clash over YouTube on the Echo Show

Google's low-intensity rivalry with Amazon has just escalated. Amazon's Echo Show speaker has been barred from playing YouTube videos.…

Feasting on Azure blobs: Caringo and Scality are doing it

TheRegister - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 08:06
Adding S3 gateways to Mr Blobby's storage in the Microsoft cloud

Both Caringo and Scality are adding S3 gateways between their object storage and Microsoft's Azure Blob storage.…

Vacuum Company Dyson To Build 'Radically Different' Electric Car

Slashdot - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 08:00
British inventor Sir James Dyson has announced plans to build an electric car that will be "radically different" from current models and go on sale in 2020. The Guardian reports: The billionaire who revolutionized the vacuum cleaner said 400 engineers in Wiltshire had been working since 2015 on the 2.5 billion British pound project. No prototype has yet been built, but Dyson said the car's electric motor was ready, while two different battery types were under development that he claimed were already more efficient than in existing electric cars. Dyson said consumers would have to "wait and see" what the car would look like: "We don't have an existing chassis [...] We're starting from scratch. What we're doing is quite radical." However, he said the design was "all about the technology" and warned that it would be an expensive vehicle to purchase. While he did not name a price, he said: "Maybe the better figure is how much of a deposit they would be prepared to put down."

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In a surprise to no one, BT and TalkTalk top Ofcom's whinge-list

TheRegister - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 07:34
'Some providers still not doing enough,' says regulator

Update BT and TalkTalk are the providers most moaned about, according to UK comms regulator Ofcom's quarterly whinge data between April and June – a result that will surprise no one.…

Maxta provides nifty escape route from vSphere tax

TheRegister - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 07:04
Put a Red Hat on your virtual machines and steal away

Maxta has found a neat way to differentiate itself from the hyperconverged system pack; it can run vSphere and Red Hat Virtualization VMs simultaneously and convert between them.…

Russia Threatens To Shut Down Facebook Over Local Data Storage Laws

Slashdot - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 07:00
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Facebook Inc. will be shut down in Russia next year if it fails to comply with requirements to store user data locally, according to the head of Russia's state communications watchdog. "The law is mandatory for everyone," Alexander Zharov told reporters Tuesday. Roskomnadzor will be forcing foreign internet companies to comply or shut down in the country. President Vladimir Putin signed a law in 2014 that requires global internet firms to store personal data of Russian clients on local servers. Companies ranging from Alphabet Inc.'s Google to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd complied, while others like Twitter Inc. demanded extra time to evaluate the economic feasibility of doing so.

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TalkTalk once told GCHQ: Cyberattack? We'd act fast – to get sport streams back up

TheRegister - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 06:16
National Cyber Crime Unit spills on pre-2015 megahack convo

Updated Prior to its disastrous 2015 mega hack, UK ISP TalkTalk had told British spies at GCHQ that should an attack occur, its main focus would be to restore "online sports streaming", according to the head of operations at the country's National Cyber Crime Unit.…

Get your tiny violins out: Troubled FalconStor has flown the Nasdaq coop

TheRegister - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 05:59
Delisted storage firm now trading stock on OTCQB

Struggling storage software company Falconstor has been delisted from the Nasdaq Stock Market and its shares are now trading on the OTC Market Group's OTCQB marketplace.…

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