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New comment on SELinux is unmanageable; just turn it off if it gets in your way:


As someone that spend well over a week trying to get my head around SElinux, I ended up with even more questions, and less understanding, there IS a way to disable selinux for a speciflc program / label whatever, but I cant find even a whisper of how to do it online anymore.

I run permissive and know that one day, ill have to re learn it and hopefully grasp it better.

Just like LDAP, if youre fine with having a vague understanding of how it works, and not knowing what to do when it breaks, then crack on.

New comment on I’ve joined Vivaldi Technologies:


I love the promise of Vivaldi, unfortunately it takes a very long time for a feature they include to become good enough and the Chromium lineage causes a lot of issues (like poor text rendering or abysmally bad extensions API)

what I do like are configurable hotkeys (so we don't have to adhere to the Chromium insanity that Mozilla decided to use too), mouse gestures that actually work and easy way of removing these pesky close tab buttons

what I don't like are incomplete support of uBO, inability to move extension buttons separately and don't get me started with the mobile app... sure, it handles text scaling properly out of the box (most of chrome-like doesn't) but the UI is just off and lack of extensions hurts

New comment on How to remove the Adobe Acrobat Update service:


Thank you for this! Didn't have to even go searching on Reddit. You're the only thing that comes up on google that is useful. RIP google.

New comment on How to enable hibernation on Fedora Linux:


Very cool tutorial! It worked for me

New comment on What is the best file format for web shortcuts:


Great article! It's so strange that there isn't a global standard for such a simple thing.

New comment on How to add CalDAV and CardDAV accounts and sync with Windows 10:


This no longer works on Windows 11. They have changed the way they sync with iCloud. It says that Microsoft requires a app password to be created on icloud that Outlook for Windows will use and will sync iCloud data with MS Cloud. This method appears to be obsolete now unfortunately. They probably discovered the security hole that people were using and patched it. In all honesty, that's a good thing. After all, this method was a work-around, or back door if you will, to get in via a method designed for something else and this was just exploiting that flaw.

New comment on Windows now blocks Edge browser competitors from opening links:

Tony Hall

Another example of the American ethos of profit oriented motivation above all, ignoring user, suppliers, and individuals interests. Just like the mob who are now changing the formula 1 car series into dollar making industry rather than an attractive sport!!

New comment on Windows now blocks Edge browser competitors from opening links:


I'm very happy I stumbled across this, Thank you! My MOFI router is now going crazy with warnings telling me I'm using EDGE and its going to corrupt the router. Luckily only 3 hours into trying to fix it I came across this. Not surprising though. If they get away with this what's next.. Power trip, maybe just a little.

New comment on The deafening problem with the FreeStyle Libre 3 app for Android:


don't use their 1p app! I use this FOSS 3p app https://www.juggluco.nl/Juggluco/libre3/ and love it.

New comment on Dual-booting Linux with BitLocker Device Encryption and Secure Boot:


Hello Daniel, thank you for sharing this, I've been searching for information on how to do this but seems not to be a highly sought after piece of information.

Last time I tried this, I noticed that any time I booted into linux (I would reboot into linux a couple times a day when necessary), it would often require the Bitlocker key again and also made standby/hibernation non working which made it unusable for me.

Did you manage to solve all these issues?

Do you have any updates for 2024, with Windows 11 and Ubuntu 22 or 23 variants?