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Review: Ubuntu 10.04

Edit May 17: I have encountered a few bugs. The indicated applet often shows the same item multiple times and does not show other items. (see the picture)

Ubuntu often turns off networking at boot for some reason. It also has some problems with recovering from sleep mode (on my computer anyway)

Another thing that has been annoying me is that it seems that ubuntu turns the audio on at boot by default (and won’t let you mute it during boot). This is annoying because sometimes I am in public places where I don’t want my computer screaming annoying noises. I haven’t really looked into this much. So, take this with whatever size grain of salt you want.

Unfortunately Fedora 13 was delayed again so it will be a few more days before I can give that a shot.

Edit May 5: I just realized I forgot to mention the new social crap thing. All I have to say about it is that I found it completely pointless and useless. Maybe if I used twitter I would care.

As some of you may know I have no great love for Ubuntu. I don’t really hate Ubuntu itself I just like to poke fun at many of its users Some of you may also be aware that I have done a few reviews of a couple of different distros in the past. However, I’m sure all of you know that Ubuntu 10.04 LTS was released on April 29th, 2010.

I have been using Fedora for the past few years(since september, 2007) and have been very happy with it, until the release of Fedora 12. I stuck with Fedora 11 because 12 was unstable. Fedora 13 is on its way and I hope it is an improvement, but in case it isn’t I decided to give Ubuntu another try since I haven’t used it since 2007. I have to say I am impressed so far. Here is a synopsis of what I thought of it in the first 3 days of using it. Keep in mind that I have been using a year old version of linux and may be unfamiliar with changes to software (gnome) that have occurred in the past year (so I might complain about something that isn’t Ubuntu’s fault)

Day 0: (April 30th)
Install:
This is about as I expected. It has changed a bit. I think it might be a little bit more userfriendly than before because you get just the installer and it is certainly more professional looking. The install was pretty quick but that is what you would expect from an minimalist installer like ubuntu’s. I would have prefered the user stuff to be set up after the first reboot rather than before.

Ubuntu Software center:
This is really nice. This is what/wanted I expected apple to do years ago. it is really well polished and easy to use. Not everything a geek will want is in this list (no big deal apt-get is still there), but 90% of things are. Ubuntu has much larger repositories than fedora so a lot of things that I use (chrome/flash) were already in the list, but not installed of course)

first impression: Ubuntu 10.04 looks very nice and is much more professional looking than the past versions. Canonical seems to have put a lot of work into this (which is what one might expect from an Long Term Support release). I like the new dark theme (much better than the shit colored them). The window buttons being on the left is a bit odd and pointless but that is a pretty minor detail. I really think Ubuntu is trying to compete with mac os and not just windows.

Day 1: (may 1st)
I didn’t use the system a whole lot today. What time I did spend using it was mostly used to fix the problem from moving stuff and installing programs that I need. It would have been nice if the installer had offered to install programs during the instillation. I don’t remember there even being network support (or updates of course) during the install.

I know Canonical wants ubuntu to fit on a cd to make it more accessible I would rather have had it on a dvd and had more stuff installed by default. This isn’t in anyway important since there are repositories and it is only for the first few days that I will need to install stuff every 5 minutes.

Though I like dark themes they have 1 major flaw in my opinion. They contrast way to much with the bright white all programs use. Also it is hard to get the contrasts you sometimes need with a dark them for instance a dark gray on light gray progress bar can be annoying.

I don’t like apt that much. yum is much nicer. apt annoys me because apt-get only installs stuff (or is only really useful to install stuff but you still have to tell it to install (apt-get install). apt-cache only is useful to find package but you still have to tell it to search (apt-cache search). this is a lot of typing. I would rather just be able to type apt search or apt install (like yum). I’m sure this is somethingt I could get used to I would just rather not have to. yum is one of the reason I switched to fedora.

Day 2:
I got most of my major thoughts on 10.04 in the first two days, but I do have a few complains and observations for today. First is that the location of the power controls in the right corner of the top panel really annoys me. There is nothing bad or wrong about this, and in fact it could be a good thing, but I’m not used to it being there so I tend to look for it under the system menu. Also the power controls dialog box seems to be less extensive than Fedora’s.

Ubuntu’s pre-configuredness (sudo and what not) is nice for the average user who doesn’t know anything about computer but annoying for geeks. As a geek I want to have root access to my computer and to know how and what it is doing. I like being able to set and change things myself without the system fighting me.

When a program is not responding it fades to indicate that it is not responding. This is a nice touch and is more than I have seen in other distros, but I would really like to see a lot more. I think this is probably enough for a program that has frozen, but it would be nice if a full crash is reported to the users. I don’t remember ever having a program fully crash while using Ubuntu 10.04 (maybe if I had used Firefox more) so I can’t say for sure that they are not reported. Reporting is of course often annoying to users, but I would rather have a dialog box that tells me that the program died (and ask if I want to report it to the developers) then just have the program disappear (sometimes without me noticing). For a freeze (not responding) reporting to the user may not be such a good idea because programs which freeze often will start working again in a few minutes. However, if the program continues frozen for a long enough time the user should probably be told about it and asked what to do. Ubuntu does warn the user by fading the window (which as I said I like), but it doesn’t go the extra step to report crashes or extended freezes (as far as I know). Programs should crash gracefully (of course this is really something the programmer should take care of and the os should only have to deal with in an extreme condition). Good start Ubuntu, but I want to see more in the future.

and lastly a note to all the programmers out there. Ubuntu comes with python 2.6 only by default. if you wish to use python 3 you will have to install it yourself. Also perhaps of more interest g++ is not installed by default (though gcc and make are). To be fair I don’t think Fedora comes with any developer tools installed by default.

(back to today)
Overall I have to say Canonical has done a very good job and I do like Ubuntu 10.04 and I will probably continue to use it if Fedora 13 is as bad as 12, but if Fedora 13 turns out well I will probably use that. Fedora 13 will be out in 14 days (May 18th) so I will see what happens then and I’ll be sure to write about it.

 
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Posted by on May 5, 2010 in review, ubuntu, Uncategorized

 

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Adding some color to ls in Mac OS

If you have ever used ls in the Mac OS terminal you have probably noticed that you get a boring monochrome list. If you have never used Linux before you might not find this a problem at all. Why would you anyone expect or need it to have color? Well, sometimes color is very important, for instance if you are in an unfamiliar directory and you don’t know what is a file and what is a sub-directory.If you are completely new to the Terminal/Unix-like operating systems a short explanation of what ls is is in order.ls is a program which lists all of the files and directories in a directory. Try opening the terminal and typing ls to see what I mean (type man ls for more information on how to use ls). On a mac, and all other BSDs to my knowledge, the output text will all be in one color (probably black in your case),but on Linux the output will be color coded (files and directories have different color text)So you want Mac OS to have colored output just like Linux? well, that is easy. ls has the argument -G which will output colored text (on Mac OS. Linux uses -C (–color) but you shouldn’t need that, and I don’t know what other BSDs do.) So, you could type ls -G every time you want to list the contents of a directory, but that would get every annoying after a while. There is an easy way you can make it output colors every time you run ls so you won’t have to add the -G every time! Go the command line and type:

cd ~/ (if you are not already there)

echo alias ls=’/bin/ls -G’ >> .bash_profile

Now every time you type ls you will see colored output (if you ever want to remove this just edit ~/.bash_profile with your favorite text editor and remove the line we just added) Enjoy!

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2008 in apple, bash, concatenation

 

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Leopard sucks

Leopard Sucks! “Why not just switch to Linux then; you are always talking about it” you say. Well I tried. When Fedora tries to start anaconda (the installation program your those not in the know) the screen just flashes red, green, blue, black, white, and gray. At first I thought well maybe it is testing the video card or something but after 20 minuets I decided that probably wasn’t the case. Sure I could use other distros but I like Fedora

So why does leopard suck?

  1. The Dock looks retarded so you have to hack it into a simi-non-retarded state. At least they kind of almost fixed stacks.
  2. Only about half of your settings are stored in your user folder, so you have to reset everything when you reinstall. Of course, Apple never really intends you to reinstall.
  3. Its slow and often unresponsive. Much like windows Leopard gets slower over time
  4. Spaces not only still sucks but there is now (or maybe I’m just now noticing it) a bug that will cause the Finder to stay in focus if you move to a space with nothing running in it and then move to another space where something is running. So, incase that doesn’t make sense I will give an example of what I mean. You have Firefox running in space 1 and you are looking at websites or something, in space 2 you have Thunderbird running, and in space 3 you have nothing runnig (just the Finder). If you move from space 1 to space 2 Thunderbird will come into focus, but if you move from space 1 to 3 and then to 2 the Finder will be in focus. Spaces uses already used keyboard comands… What?! Why would you do that?!
  5. They somehow made previewing things suck. If you want to preview audio or video the only controls you have are play and stop. Not to mention that sometimes their preview in Finder thing sometimes randomly opens random files when you didn’t tell it to.

I have one more general complaint about Apple which doesn’t really belong in the list above. Apples main purpos for creating new versions of there software is to make money by forcing people to upgrade by creating backward incompatibly (ie. new APIs which are only available with the new version of mac os). If you don’t update within a year or two most applications won’t run on older versions.
Apple even knows that Leopard sucks being that (much like Microsoft) they are already planning to release a new version soon (the only difference between the two being that Microsoft is completely incompetent and will much longer than anyone can guess to get their new version out). I would say I hope that this new version (snow leopard) is better but I don’t really care because the rumor is that it will be X86 only and I’m not going to buy a new mac just to use it.

P.S. Let me know if you have gotten Fedora to work with an IBook G4 and if so what version and what model Ibook

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2008 in apple

 

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The’re out to get us! maybe

As I promised I will now attempt to convince you of the importance of being paranoid about security.

To convince you that you need to worry about your security I think I first need to make it clear to you why you need security. Its pretty simple really, you need to keep your information secure to keep your pocket secure! wheather you like it or not we live in a world where the slightest piece of information could allow someone to steal your identity and empty your bank account or worse. Some of you right now are yelling “RUBISH!” but it isn’t! Your saying “Why would anyone want to steal my information?” or “Well, its has to be hard to actually steal someone’s identity and even the how could it possible be used against me?.” Lets take a little closer look at these.

Why would anyone want to steal my information

Why not? Lions go after the gazelles in the back limping around and looking at the flowers instead of looking for lions! If you don’t care about your security it becomes very easy for anyone to steal your information. Furthermore, these people don’t care if who you are, where you are from, or how much money you have. The pros are going to get into your bank account empty it out, open a few credit cards and max them out, and maybe sell of your information to someone who wants to use your information to get medical care that you will have to pay for (plus it will be in YOUR medical records that you had a kidney transplant, or whatever, when you didn’t). At best you will probably loose your life savings to some druggie.

Well, its has to be hard to actually steal someone’s identity and even the how could it possible be used against me?.

Of course it will probably take more than your name, but one piece of fairly arbitrary information could lead the person to more information about you. It is pretty easy to figure out where people live and from there you can learn a lot about a person by stealing their mail. Now, this kind of goes back to why would anyone go to all of this trouble. Well, they probably won’t unless they have a good reason to target you. You can take the chances at your own risk.

I don’t want you to think that security is only related to computers. You should be paranoid in all aspects of life because “there is no patch for human stupidity.” You should consider the possibility that any given person is out to get you. That means the guy casually talking to you at the store might be looking for people who are going to be out of town for the weekend so he can rob them. Every one might be out to get you.

I don’t know why some people are born paranoid and others are born to be overly trusting but I consider it a good thing that I’m one of those paranoid people. It can be a bit annoying at times because I’m always looking for malice where there is none to be found (e.g. from people who don’t have the mental capacity for trickery). The real reason I’m talking about this isn’t to save people money but because I don’t want them to use insecure practices and get their computers taken over by botnets and then send me spam.

You may already be a paranoid person, if you are then try to spread the paranoia. All you have to do is make a well placed comment to a friend and they will always be a little paranoid in the back of their mind :).

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2008 in security

 

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FreeBSD: a review

By popular demand of one person I present to you my review of FreeBSD 7.0. I hope to be a little bit more thorough with this review than I have with past reviews.

Things to note

First there are a few things to note about FreeBSD. FreeBSD is not an anyway Gnu/Linux. If you are used to Linux you may find somethings different about FreeBSD and you may not like it because it isn’t what you are used to.

FreeBSD is more of a server or workstation OS and may not be quite what you are looking for in a home pc out of the box. The great thing about open source software is that you can make it what you want (assuming you have the knowledge to do it).

FreeBSD has a Linux binary compatibility mode but I still had problems with Linux binaries (and one python script, I only tried one though). I presume that this may be, in part, due to system calls that are not supported.

Installation

If you have ever installed FreeBSD before then you know what to expect in 7.0. The installer is text based and can be kind of annoying. I’m not a fan of this installer at all; I especially hate the partitioner. I’ve tried to find some screenshots because I don’t have the set up to get them but was unable to locate any. To bad for you. The installer isn’t really all the complicated but I would suggest looking at the handbook the first time you install. First it will ask you some questions about settings and then you will be given the opportunity to choose what to install. After this installation will begin. It wants to jump around between all three disks (you can’t get a dvd) to install different things. It seems to have a list of things to install and goes through installing each one after another until it hits one that is not on the disk that is in the drive at the time. At which point it will ask you if you would like to switch disks. I would hope that you could say no and then get that stuff later but I don’t think I have ever tested it. I always just switch.

FreeBSD is supposed to get a new graphical installer sometimes soon. The installer is called finstall and is supposed to be release sometime in the near future to be used with 7.0.

Using it

The first boot

On the first boot you are ready to go and FreeBSD is completely installed as you may expect. I don’t remember anything interesting about the first boot, but it has been a while. As far as I can remember it was just like every other time I booted.

First the bootloader askes you what you want to do then FreeBSD asks what you want to do (regular boot or safemode or whatever else) and then you then you are dumped to a standard text login. If you want a graphical login you will have to configure that yourself. I’ve done it in the past but I didn’t mess with it this time around because it was ocationally useful to go straight to the command line. In fact, you will probably need the command line to configure X to your liking and whatever else you may want to configure. Like I said in the beginning this is not an OS meant for your average Joe. It is meant for a person who has experience with unix or unix-like operating systems.

Gnome

What can I say? Gnome is Gnome. If you want auto disk-mounting you will have to set it up yourself (which is not Gnome’s fault but it would be nice if you didn’t have to). Other than that the only comment I have is that screen savers didn’t work for me. They also didn’t work with Gentoo so I would assume that it is a configuration problem.

package management

I don’t know if what FreeBSD has fits my definition of true package management, but it does have packages and it is easier to install software than doing The make dance. FreeBSD uses zipped tarballs(.tbz) as packages. It essentially just has a script that does that does the make dance for you. I don’t consider it to be true package management due to the way it works not with the packages themselves. All packages are stored on the FreeBSD FTP server and one must download a package and use pkg_add to install it (or you can just use pkg_add -r to get the version in the tree for your version or maybe it is the most resent one I’m not sure.) My definition of a true package manager is program that allows you to wield complete control over the software installed on your system. This means installing, un-installing, updating, auto-update-checking, version checking, searching, and so on. pkg_add does not do many or even most of these things. I have heard of other package managers for FreeBSD but I didn’t look into any.

other stuff

Fileroler didn’t support zips out of the box; I had to install unzip. This might have had something to do with my configuration when I installed. In any case if you want to unzip things make sure you have unzip

My mouse seems to act a bit odd with FreeBSD. It is really sluggish even after I have messed with the mouse settings in Gnome and also seems to have a problem moving up and down. There are two possible answers to why this is: one is that my mouse is a piece of broken crap, while it may be a piece of crap it is not to my knowledge broken as it worked just a few hours before I installed FreeBSD; or That there is a problem in X’s mouse support (Do ps2 mice have drivers?). When i reinstall Linux I will make an edit to this post on the status of my mouse.

As I said in the opening FreeBSD is not Linux and it should not be expected to act as Linux does. FreeBSD does not use GNU’s coreutils so many common programs will behave a bit differently. This isn’t normally a problem and I can’t say that I experienced any problems while testing. I am only aware of the difference because I use a mac which also uses BSD utilities instead of GNU’s.

In Conclusion

I know that I always seem to only find problems with software that I review, but that is because the problems are what stick out to me the most. That doesn’t mean that the software is necessarily bad just that it isn’t what I want. When I try a Linux or BSD distro I go into it expecting a fully functional OS for the purposes of my daily computing needs. FreeBSD is not meant for that without some love and care that I don’t have time to put into it. Therefor I must say that FreeBSD 7.0 does not meet my approval for an everyday home PC. I would however consider it for a server. From what I have heard most of the major improvements to the kernel are in areas that only really affect servers, such as SMP. FreeBSD 7.0’s SMP support is, from what I’ve heard, much better than Linux’s and allows FreeBSD to blow Linux out of the water in speed tests.

I’ve decided to take LinuxCrayon’s advice (which he left in a comment here if anyone is interested) and will be trying slackware next. I hope it can beat fedora for my distro of choice but I wouldn’t bet on it (and to think not to long ago I was a Debian guy!). I’ve seen it around and though about trying it before but just never did it. I’m not going to promise to write a review on it (I will if it blows me away).

Well I think that about raps it up for me. There is no way I’m going to get the read and edited so you will just have to suffer my typos and what-nots. :p

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2008 in freebsd, review

 

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11 security tips

A lot of people don’t seem to know or care about the security of their computers. If you are reading this site you probably aren’t one of those people but I’m sure you know some, and if you are one of those people then READ THIS! Even if you are a security knowledgeable citizen of the intertubes there may be a few things you don’t know or you can at least share this with your “dumb” friends :).

If you happen to be one of those “dumb” friends and you don’t understand any of this don’t hesitate to ask you “smart” friend for help. We love it when you ask us for help with your computers.

Don’t use Microsoft products:

As a general rule Microsoft products are not the most secure, though thats not to say if its not made by Microsoft it is secure or that only open source software is secure. I’m not just talking about windows here; outlook, IE, MSN messenger, and whatever tend to have more security flaws then their competitors. I believe this is partially due to the way Microsoft makes products (e.g. buy something someone else made and give it to developers that aren’t familiar with it and tell them to screw with it so that it is different then it was when they got it and get it out the door as fast as possible with absolutely no testing), Microsoft’s monopoly, having fewer devs looking at the code than an open source project would. This really is the most important thing you can do to protect yourself. I guess I can’t just tell you to stop using Microsoft products without giving a suggestion on what you should use. Ubuntu is probably the best thing for a non-technical person to use if they want to continue to use the computer they already have. If you are a non-technical person or your “friend” is and you are in the market for a new computer I would suggest apple products. If you insist on using Windows I only ask that you stop using IE. Switch to firefox.

Keep up to date:

In general software becomes more secure with time. So it is generally a good idea to have the latest version of software, or at least the software that is going to be connecting to the internet (i.e. your web browser, email client, or instant messenger). It is especially important that you keep up to date on the updates for you OS.

Browse defensively

It a pun of defensive driving get it? Yeah, I know it wasn’t funny… Anyway, unsafe browsing habits is among the top causes of security problems. Pay attention to what you are doing. If you get an email claiming that paypal needs your password treat it the same way you would if you got a letter in the mail that says Social Security needs your social security number. This is called phishing. You will be sent to a web site that looks a lot like paypal but is not paypal. All you have to do is look at the address bar and see that you are at http://www.someurl.com (that is an example and not really where you will be) instead of at http://www.paypal.com.

Besides getting your information stolen unsafe browsing can lead to viruses and root kits (a program that takes control of your computer so that a cracker can use it). So be careful what you download. If you are doing loading a file and its called 5billionpicsofsexygirl.exe.zip, it is not the porn you wanted but a virus! You should always be leery of files with two extensions. Also, check the file size. if it is really 5 billion pictures it is going to be much larger than 500kb.

This topic is another great example of why you shouldn’t run windows. Windows has many vulnerabilities that will allow an attack to install software onto your computer by simply directing you to a webpage or getting you to open an email.

Use long, random passwords:

Passwords are generally your first line of defense against an attack and the longer and less guessable they are the safer they are. I talked recently about a website that generates a very long password for you. I suggest that you use it.

Don’t right down your passwords:

You remember those dosen long random passwords I told you to use? Yeah, never ever write them done (or give them to others). If you do it completely defeats the purpose of having them because then anyone can just read it! There are some memory tricks you can use remember them if you are having trouble: break each password up into small section of 1-3 characters (e.g. if your password is oetuhc89dh break it into oet uhc 89 dh or oet uhc 89d h), or assign each character in your password to an object and place that object in you memory palace.

To be honest, I don’t remember most of my passwords. I let firefox remember them for me and I just use a master password. I know this isn’t the most secure thing to do but its better than using the same one password I remember for every site. I also keep all of my passwords in an encrypted text file (that is NOT labeled passwords.txt). If you are really paranoid you might want to keep this on a flash drive so that the people in black helicopters can’t steal your hard drive and recover the unencrypted text file from your deleted files. I just use srm.

Use security extension for firefox:

I’ve already said that you shouldn’t use IE because it isn’t secure and that you should use FireFox (or opera if you want). Now I’m going to tell you that FireFox is still not secure enough. FireFox is better than IE but like all things in this world it isn’t perfect. Fortunately, there are some extensions that can bring Firefox closer to perfection.

fireGPG
flashBlock
McAfee Siteadvisor
NoScript
SafeCache
SafeHistory

secure your network:

I’m all for sharing your network with others, but it really isn’t very secure. a lot of people don’t even know that it is possible to log in to their wifi router and change things. Well you can. so lets all go to http:192.168.1.1 and change our routers passwords and then go over to the security tab and turn on encryption (make sure you know the wep key or wpa password).

If you know what your doing and you want your network to be secure but also want to allow others to use it, you can make a section that you use which is secure and a section for others to use that is open.

Turn off file sharing:

File sharing is evil turn it off when you aren’t using it. Next time you stay at a hotel that offers free wifi poke around at the network a bit and you will be amazed to find probably dozens of windows machines that have file sharing (not as in p2p) on and completely open to you. This is yet another reason why you should not use windows. Linux/BSD/Mac OS will make you work to reach this level of insecurity whereas windows does it by default (or maybe it is a toggle in the network settings I can’t remember). However, I do believe that vista is a bit more secure than XP when it comes to file sharing.

Use multiple passwords:

As well as using long, random passwords you should be using multiple passwords. In fact, you should really have a different password for everything. At very least use a different password to login to your computer as you use on to log into the bank’s site and yet another for myspace or whatever.

Encrypt your stuff:

Anytime you are using a computer you should have the expectation that someone could get access to your files if they are determined enough. Thus, the only sure way to protect yourself is to use encryption (unless the FBI, CIA or any other organization with a three letter abbreviation for a name are after you.) You have two options: encrypt only the files that you want to secure or encrypt all of your files. Both have their advantages. If you only encrypt certain files it will be a red flag to anyone who finds them that they are important. Encrypting everything means encrypting the partition that your stuff is on. Recently some security experts have shown thatit is relatively easy to get around this kind of encryption. I presume that the attack used to do that only works if the partition is mounted at start up; so if you don’t mount it at start up and simply mount it yourself after you have logged in I think you may be able to protect yourself from this.

If you want to go with the first method (encrypting individual files) you should check out a series I wrote about GNUPG a long time ago.

If you would prefer to use the second method (full partition encryption) you should check out the series that Zeth over at the Commandline Warriors put together.

Remove important stuff with srm or shred.

If you are using full disk encryption this section probably isn’t for you, but if your not listen up. When you delete things from your computer they are not gone! it simply tells your computer that the space that was used for the old data can now be used to something else. So when you delete a file it can often be recovered by people who have the money to do that kind of thing.

Never fear, you can protect yourself from this one Too! Just use srm or shred to delete those important files (both of these (or maybe just one) should be available in your friendly neighborhood repository). Some people argue about which is better and I don’t know so I’m not going to comment. I think both will probably get the job done, however srm is more widely available.

If you are reinstalling your OS or getting rid of your computer you want to make sure that there is nothing left behind from the old OS that could compromise you security. I suggest using a live disk called Darik’s Boot and Nuke (DBAN). If you don’t want to mess with this when you are just reinstalling your OS that is fine, but This is a must if you are going to be getting rid of your computer/hard drive. If you do not wipe the drive before you get ride of it the person who gets it next will have complete access to all of your files.

If you still need a reason to worry about the security of your computer know this: most spam comes from computers which have been taken over by attackers completely without the knowledge of their owners.

Stay tuned for the second part of my security series where I will try to get you to think like a paranoid person. Also Mr.linuxcrayon that FreeBSD review will becoming any day now.

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2008 in security

 

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React OS 0.3.4!

WOOT! it looks like React OS 0.3.4 was finally released today! From the Release notes:

We are pleased to announce the release of the next version of ReactOS in the 0.3 series. This is a culmination of the last 3 months of development, and some significant progress has been made in various areas.

Maybe this version will work on my computer! I’m really excited about this project and they seem to finally be moving forward.

If you want to see what React OS looks like take a look at the screenshots available on the project page. Once you’ve done that give it a download, I know I will be.

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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