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Broadband not being deployed “in a reasonable and timely fashion," says FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.
This week, we have peek at the 2014 public cloud services uptime report, look at how the cloud could support the burgeoning Internet of Things and learn how Google and Amazon are offering faster services for less money.
You may have heard that the NSA can decrypt SSH at least some of the time. If you have not, then read the latest batch of Snowden documents now. All of it. This post will still be here when you finish. My goal with this post here is to make NSA analysts sad.
Intel debuted an HDMI stick running Windows or Linux on a quad-core Atom SoC, with up to 2GB RAM and 32GB flash, plus WiFi, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity. Intel often comes out with reference designs that demonstrate the use of its silicon in typical consumer, industrial, or embedded formats. Accordingly, the company unveiled the “Intel […]
The team organizing the Southern California Linux Expo’s 13th edition, more commonly known as SCALE 13x, has begun to ramp up preparations for the show. This year, SCALE 13x adds a day to become a four-day event running from Thursday, February 19 through Sunday, February 22 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel. The speakers have been chosen and the SCALE Team is in the process of sending out acceptances and rejections — so if you’ve heard you’re in, congratulations. If you haven’t heard either way, you will soon.
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look to websites blocked in India, the debut of open source-powered devices at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015, and more!Open source news for your reading pleasure.January 3 - 9, 2015read more
Reflecting back over the holiday break, I would have to say that overall, it was pretty mellow. (This is not always a given when family gatherings are part of the equation.)This year, it was Christmas with the in-laws, and it was the first time we'd had a lengthy visit with them since I started working with the oVirt project. All my in-laws knew was that I had a new job and I was traveling a lot. This, naturally, led to the inevitable question: what is it that I actually do?read more
They've gone TOO FAR this time with Mac OS and Angry Birds ripoffsThe latest copy of North Korea's in-house Red Star Linux has leaked to the internet and it looks a lot like OS X, computer science graduate Will Scott says.…
Network monitoring is a critical IT function for businesses of all sizes. The goal of network monitoring can vary. For example, the monitoring activity can be part of long-term network provisioning, security protection, performance troubleshooting, network usage accounting, and so on. Depending on its goal, network monitoring is done in many different ways, such as […]Continue reading...The post What are useful command-line network monitors on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to install and configure Cacti on Linux How to monitor Nginx web server from the command line in real time What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins How to sniff HTTP traffic from the command line on Linux How to block unwanted IP addresses on Linux efficiently
Last June, Elon Musk and Tesla made some news in freeing up Tesla's patents, hoping to jumpstart the market for electric cars. As we pointed out at the time, this highlighted how patents can, and often do, hold back innovation -- and we hoped that others might take notice. It's taken a while, but at CES this week, Toyota also announced plans to free patents, focusing on the 5,680 patents (including pending patents) it has on fuel cell drive systems. The details still matter, but Toyota says that the patents are all available, "royalty free."
A short review of FocusWriter, a nice distraction-free word processor.
For many years we've seen DMCA takedowns that were clearly based on little more than quick keyword searches. There are so many of these cases that it's difficult to keep track of them, but a few examples: Fox demanded a takedown of an article on the SF Chronicle's website... because Fox owns the rights to the movie Chronicle.
Enigma-Dev is a fully featured game engine that compiles natively for Linux! Enigma is completely compatible with GML (the GameMaker Language), as well as C and C++. It is developed and written in Java, and can cross-compile to Linux, Mac, and Windows. It is a "work in progress" currently, but can compile full games.
Reading through the latest list of top 10 open source projects on Opensource.com has been a reminder of what a great year 2014 has been for open source. Established projects like OpenStack and Mongo have continued to break new records in adoption and usage.
Previous stories on KrebsOnSecurity about ATM skimming attacks have focused on innovative fraud devices made to attach to the outside of compromised ATMs. Security experts are now warning about the emergence of a new class of skimming scams aimed at draining ATM cash deposits via a novel and complex attack.
Mirantis today released it OpenStack 6.0 cloud platform, providing new capabilities for cloud server administrators to rapidly deploy clouds with new services. Among the key enhancements are improvements to Mirantis' Fuel system for plugin deployment.
We catch up with the SUSE execs at SUSECon 2014 and find out that everything is open
Mozilla recently switched the default search engine in its Firefox browser to Yahoo from Google, and it appears that the switch may have caused a significant drop in Google’s share of search users.
Harman’s Linux-based IVI system for entry-level cars integrates Aha Analytics, and supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and MirrorLink connectivity. A year ago at CES, Harman announced a Linux-based in-vehicle infotainment system featuring an HTML5 development environment, a type 1 hypervisor, and integration with driver assist functions. Now the company is offering a simpler IVI system […]
David Drysdale wanted to add Capsicum security features to Linuxafter he noticed that FreeBSD already had Capsicum support. Capsicumdefines fine-grained security privileges, not unlike filesystemcapabilities. But as David discovered, Capsicum also has somecontroversy surrounding it.