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by Sontaran
Thu May 07, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: SHA256 and HTTPS for hashes
Replies: 2
Views: 1688

SHA256 and HTTPS for hashes

Hello. I'd like to suggest upgrading from MD5 to SHA256 (or better), for the hash you post for users to verify their files, now that MD5 has been crackable for some time. Also, I'd like to suggest implementing https for the pages that show the file verification hashes. Since Mint is the most popular...
by Sontaran
Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:56 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Clear legal information about when licensing is needed
Replies: 1
Views: 1411

Clear legal information about when licensing is needed

While Linux Mint is called "free software", not everything is under GPL, creating some complex situations, I think. Question: If I want to start a business -- in Canada -- migrating commercial offices' computers from Windows to Linux Mint (full version, not OEM) , do I need to pay license ...
by Sontaran
Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first!
Replies: 323
Views: 261668

Re: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first!

Thank you, Husse ! :D This got me looking in the right direction. Some of the better bits I found: http://www.avertlabs.com/research/blog/index.php/2009/02/23/running-windows-malware-in-linux/ " Although it is difficult for malware to autostart in Wine, it is not impossible. Malware can be writ...
by Sontaran
Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first!
Replies: 323
Views: 261668

Re: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first!

Hello, Can some Windows spyware, keyloggers or other malware run on Linux if Wine is installed? I've tested running Windows software on Wine without having first installed it through Wine (basically, just went to the Windows partition and ran it from the Program Files folder). Some works OK (eg. Irf...
by Sontaran
Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot problem"Server Auth. directory does not exist" [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 2920

Re: Boot problem"Server Authorization directory does not exist"

Thanks, DrHu, for the speedy rescue!! I had no idea that GDM could simply be reinstalled without reinstalling all of Linux. That's great! I just reinstalled GDM using code I found here: http://ubuntu-virginia.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=700234 sudo apt-get install --reinstall gdm Everything wo...
by Sontaran
Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot problem"Server Auth. directory does not exist" [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 2920

Boot problem"Server Auth. directory does not exist" [SOLVED]

Hello. Can anyone direct me to a solution to this problem: Bootup does not finish, but instead shows a bluescreen with this error message: " Server Authorization directory (daemon/ServAuthDir) is set to /var/lib/gdm but this does not exist. Please correct GDM configuration and restart GDM "...

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