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by wanderer7
Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What mobile operating system do you use?
Replies: 32
Views: 4195

Re: What mobile operating system do you use?

I've heard of Replicant, but I don't know much about it. Does it allow access to the Google Play Store? Replicant is a fully free Android distribution and it uses F-Droid: https://f-droid.org/ F-Droid contains FOSS apps only. I don't know about Google Play Store, in Replicant forums someone asked t...
by wanderer7
Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Won't connect to wireless internet?
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: Won't connect to wireless internet?

Is the model of the computer Asus? The reason I'm asking this is because on some Asus laptops wi-fi is "hard blocked" and in that case, this thread will help you: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2181558
by wanderer7
Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What mobile operating system do you use?
Replies: 32
Views: 4195

Re: What mobile operating system do you use?

killer de bug wrote: So I guess you can choose the CyanogenMod (or other Android custom ROM) option :wink:
Thank you, killer de bug. :)
by wanderer7
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What mobile operating system do you use?
Replies: 32
Views: 4195

Re: What mobile operating system do you use?

Well, what about Replicant: http://replicant.us/
Which option should one choose in that case?
by wanderer7
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Foundation/Free Software Foundation
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: Linux Foundation/Free Software Foundation

Linux Foundation doesn't sponsor any GNU/Linux distribution, it is mainly focused on the Linux kernel, while Free Software Foundation(FSF) supports free software in general. For example, "the ongoing development of Linux" (kernel) is sponsored by LF and "protecting against threats from proprietary s...
by wanderer7
Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: SupersPort 286
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: SupersPort 286

:shock:
Can it run FreeDOS (http://www.freedos.org/) ?
by wanderer7
Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:14 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 90084

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

glhallway wrote:Next came Mint 15, OK but always went back to Windows 7 to do anything again hot corners and freezing.
You can disable hot corners.
by wanderer7
Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 90084

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

- you can use it right out-of-the-box, no need the install codecs or the Ubuntu fonts ( linux is way too ugly to use without these fonts ) I used to think like that too, but it's not because of fonts. You can check out this link: https://wiki.debian.org/Fonts That page says: The default fonts in De...
by wanderer7
Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I hate Apple (&) Macs! A one time rant.
Replies: 8
Views: 1858

Re: I hate Apple (&) Macs! A one time rant.

Good post, Jedinovice! :D
Sometimes I just wonder, what Apple would have done, if FreeBSD had been licensed under GNU GPL or some other copyleft license. :lol:
by wanderer7
Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I see now difference between Proprietary s/w and open-source
Replies: 10
Views: 1367

Re: I see now difference between Proprietary s/w and open-so

This is not the main diffrence between proprietary and free software. The main difference is freedom. With free software you have 4 freedoms: 1. The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose (freedom 0). 2. The freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does your compu...
by wanderer7
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I see now difference between Proprietary s/w and open-source
Replies: 10
Views: 1367

Re: I see now difference between Proprietary s/w and open-so

eanfrid wrote:* With closed source software you are a wizard-apprentice using parts of Gandalf's spellbook, so you need to send money to Gandalf for rent and support.
:lol:
by wanderer7
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Finally, Firefox 31.0 ESR with Australis UI
Replies: 12
Views: 1577

Re: Finally, Firefox 31.0 ESR with Australis UI

killer de bug wrote: In the last 6 months, Firefox did not crash once on my system.
Same here. So far Firefox has been working very well. :)
by wanderer7
Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What Linux Distros do you currently use?
Replies: 95
Views: 14225

Re: What Linux Distros do you currently use?

RacerBG wrote:Laptop Acer Aspire 5738Z: ? (Arch, Mageia or pure Debian I had not decided yet)
Choose Debian. :wink:
by wanderer7
Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Abrupt end to a software revolution
Replies: 21
Views: 4211

Re: Abrupt end to a software revolution

First of all, thank you for translating the article. Even if Munich goes back to windows, at least there are 15 000 empoyees who now know windows is not the only OS in the world. In the future, they might want to return to GNU/Linux again. This has nothing to do with the quality of their Linux syste...
by wanderer7
Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: China shipping 'naked pc's'..
Replies: 21
Views: 2822

Re: China shipping 'naked pc's'..

Same goes for server environment, I do love linux and use it for HPC or farming but for anything mission critical I always make sure to have a support and maintenance contract with someone (OS and software). Again it's just about liability. That's why Red hat and SUSE exist (and now Canonical) - fo...
by wanderer7
Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Password strength
Replies: 14
Views: 1393

Re: Password strength

eanfrid wrote:base64 obfuscation makes bad passwords however... But why python when you can simply do:

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echo "<coded_text>" | base64 -d
:shock: Thanks for that command, I didn't know it existed. :wink: This just shows how much I have to learn about GNU/Linux terminal. :mrgreen:
by wanderer7
Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firewall?
Replies: 9
Views: 864

Re: Firewall?

Thank you everyone, I have installed ufw from its web site. I was unable to find it on Software manager, in fact I can find nothing on there unless I laboriously scroll down all the programmes until I find what I am looking for. The search slot does not seem to react to anything, I have tried Left ...
by wanderer7
Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Password strength
Replies: 14
Views: 1393

Re: Password strength

eanfrid wrote:Not so difficult.
"Somewhere near Paris, France" :shock:
Wow, I didn't think it was base64. :)
eanfrid wrote:Try something here: http://www.base64decode.org/ ;)
No need for online decoders, when I have python and its documentation: https://docs.python.org/2/library/base64.html 8)
by wanderer7
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Password strength
Replies: 14
Views: 1393

Re: Password strength

eanfrid wrote:I tried: government cracker / old school SHA512 :wink: And I keep my secret secret :mrgreen:
If this is your location - (U29tZXdoZXJlIG5lYXIgUGFyaXMsIEZyYW5jZQo), then I can only imagine how strong your password might be. :lol:
by wanderer7
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: China shipping 'naked pc's'..
Replies: 21
Views: 2822

Re: China shipping 'naked pc's'..

Lenovo said it reached an agreement with Microsoft in June of this year to ensure that Lenovo PCs sold in China would come pre-installed with a genuine Windows operating system. I guess this will happen only inside China, outside the country "naked" PCs will still be sold, right? This is just a tem...

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