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The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?

The Register - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 10:02
Game Theory And yes it does need a fat HDD (or SSD, it's cool with either)

Gamers' perception of Steam over the years has changed considerably. This digital distribution platform, which was developed by Valve, was met with derision when it launched back in 2004 – but jump forward 10 years and Steam is the coolest kid on the block. What self-respecting gamer doesn’t blow all their money on a Steam sale these days?

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Xennet wants YOUR machines for tradable supercomputer cloud

The Register - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 08:31
SETI@home, Bitcoin the inspirations

A group called Xennet wants to create a blockchain-managed market in which users rent out their spare processor cycles for a closed-shop crypto-currency.

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Lazy sysadmins rooted in looming Mozilla cert wipeout

The Register - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 05:32
CA maintainer warns 'check your infrastructure'

Mozilla is about to revoke some weak X.509 PKI certs, and has warned sysadmins that it will affect the Firefox browser and they'll need to assess their infrastructure.

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Operating Systems Still Matter In a Containerized World

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 05:10
New submitter Jason Baker writes: With the rise of Docker containers as an alternative for deploying complex server-based applications, one might wonder, does the operating system even matter anymore? Certainly the question gets asked periodically. Gordon Haff makes the argument on Opensource.com that the operating system is still very much alive and kicking, and that a hardened, tuned, reliable operating system is just as important to the success of applications as it was in the pre-container data center.

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Humble Bundle Jumbo 2 Launches With 7 Games

Omgubuntu - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 20:54

Wallets at the ready: there's a new Humble Bundle in town, and it's Jumbo sized, offering up DRM-free version of Deadlight among its titles.

The post Humble Bundle Jumbo 2 Launches With 7 Games first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Intel's Raspberry Pi rival Galileo can now run Windows

The Register - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 18:28
Behold the Internet of Things. Wintel Things

Windows fans can run their OS of choice on Intel’s counter to Raspberry Pi, courtesy of an Intel firmware update.

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'Fangless' activist investor chomps up chunk of Rackspace

The Register - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 17:32
Blue Harbour thirsting to quaff some fresh asset sweat

A so-called "fangless" activist investor has increased its grip on OpenStack cloud cheerleader Rackspace, with a view to a possible sale.

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Ubuntu MATE Remix Seeks Official Spin Status

Omgubuntu - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 15:51

A custom spin of Ubuntu using the GNOME 2-based MATE desktop environment by default is looking to gain official spin status from Canonical.

The post Ubuntu MATE Remix Seeks Official Spin Status first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Nexenta reckons it has Edge in squeezing your object storage BLOB

The Register - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 14:03
Dedupe for the little guy, not just the tech titan

Nexenta says its latest NexentaEdge software product delivers petabyte-scale block and object storage with inline deduplication.

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Linux kernel source code repositories get better security

Zdnet news - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 13:51
The Linux Foundation is strengthening the walls around the Linux kernel's source code Git repositories.
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Is Munich City About to Switch Back to Windows from Linux?

Omgubuntu - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 13:11

Munich's much vaunted migration to Linux could be about to unravel, sending the city back into the fee-driven bosom of Microsoft.

The post Is Munich City About to Switch Back to Windows from Linux? first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Xen to practice art of motor vehicle embedded development

The Register - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 03:58
Vroom vroom! Virtualised Volvos and Volkswagens are coming your way

The Xen Project has launched an “Embedded and Automotive Initiative” to take its virtualisation project under the hood.

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Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

The Register - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 01:09
Give a penguinista a hug, the Outlook's not good for open source's poster child

The German city of Munich, which famously adopted Linux and open source across its operations, may be about to reverse that decision.

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Linux kernel devs made to finger their dongles before contributing code

The Register - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 00:44
Two-factor auth enabled for Kernel.org repositories

Beginning on Monday, the security of the Linux kernel source code has become a little bit tighter with the addition of two-factor authentication for the kernel's Git code repositories.

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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 23:50
alphadogg (971356) writes with news that the transition from Windows to GNU/Linux in Munich may be in danger The German city of Munich, long one of the open-source community's poster children for the institutional adoption of Linux, is close to performing a major about-face and returning to Microsoft products. Munich's deputy mayor, Josef Schmid, told the Süddeutsche Zeitung that user complaints had prompted a reconsideration (Google translation to English) of the city's end-user software, which has been progressively converted from Microsoft to a custom Linux distribution — "LiMux" — in a process that dates back to 2003.

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MongoDB tosses support lifeline to open source downloaders

The Register - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 23:07
'Don't want our Enterprise Edition? No problem!'

Open source NoSQL database vendor MongoDB has added a new support option for customers who want to run the Community Edition of its software in production environments.

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As DBMS wars continue, PostgreSQL shows most momentum

Zdnet news - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 22:19
When it comes to the most popular database management systems, the top three are no surprise; but relatively unheralded PostgreSQL is gaining. And, despite what you may have heard, relational databases still rule.
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Xen Virtualization Takes On Automotive

Linux.com - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 21:40

On Aug. 18 at the Xen Project Developer Summit, the Xen Project unveiled an Embedded and Automotive initiative for its datacenter-focused Xen virtualization technology. 

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Docker's Improved Stability Fuels Continued Growth

Linux.com - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 21:30

This is the summer of Docker's ripening as it begins to mature into stable, enterprise-worthy software. The release of version 1.0 coincided with the first annual DockerCon, and finally moves Docker from an experimental state into a production-capable application. 

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Linux Kernel Git Repositories Add 2-Factor Authentication

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 21:09
LibbyMC writes For a few years now Linux kernel developers have followed a fairly strict authentication policy for those who commit directly to the git repositories housing the Linux kernel. Each is issued their own ssh private key, which then becomes the sole way for them to push code changes to the git repositories hosted at kernel.org. While using ssh keys is much more secure than just passwords, there are still a number of ways for ssh private keys to fall into malicious hands. So they've further tightened access requirements with two-factor authentication using yubikeys.

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