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by linux_rules
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Launch the Tor browser in a Firejail sandbox
Replies: 0
Views: 41

Launch the Tor browser in a Firejail sandbox

Hi,
I am using MX Linux 19 so I am posting in the chat area.
I have downloaded the Tor browser and extracted it to
/home/username/Downloads. I want to launch the Tor
browser in a Firejail sandbox.

Please tell me how to do that.
by linux_rules
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firefox DNS-over-HTTPS
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Firefox DNS-over-HTTPS

Have you heard about the Firefox DNS-over-HTTPS ?
Who else is using it & what is your opinion about it ?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/fi ... over-https
by linux_rules
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I need pi-hole ?
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Do I need pi-hole ?

@xenopeek

Now I have an idea what pi-hole does. I won't be using it.
I have removed some of my addons and added some. Please have a look & tell give me your opinion.
by linux_rules
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I need pi-hole ?
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Do I need pi-hole ?

addons.png
I use these addons on FIrefox. Is pi-hole necessary is my case ?
Never used it.
by linux_rules
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you consider Google as a privacy threat similar to Facebook ?
Replies: 20
Views: 641

Re: Do you consider Google as a privacy threat similar to Facebook ?

OK, that's always nice to know .. StartPage be similar, as well. 8) No StartPage actually use Google. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Startpage.com While Ixquick aggregated results from multiple search engines, Startpage exclusively uses results from Google, which the company pays Google for.
by linux_rules
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you consider Google as a privacy threat similar to Facebook ?
Replies: 20
Views: 641

Re: Do you consider Google as a privacy threat similar to Facebook ?

it seems that I've got issues in reading that Quora article, as it always wants me to Sign In .. . you will often, find that some folks will switch to Google Search, - as their result on either DuckDuckGo Search // StartPage Search was too inconclusive you do have to poke around, a bit to actually ...
by linux_rules
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you consider Google as a privacy threat similar to Facebook ?
Replies: 20
Views: 641

Re: Do you consider Google as a privacy threat similar to Facebook ?

YEP - - most of them are filtering your search, via Google Search, and then presenting you with that filtered search .. thus they are able to claim to be more "private" in nature. ie: they simply don't have the resources, to be able to compete with Google Search, and so they are simply an front-end...
by linux_rules
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you consider Google as a privacy threat similar to Facebook ?
Replies: 20
Views: 641

Re: Do you consider Google as a privacy threat similar to Facebook ?

Pierre wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:32 am
but that just another front-end for the Google Search, in most cases.
You mean Duckduckgo is just a front end for the Google search ?
by linux_rules
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you consider Google as a privacy threat similar to Facebook ?
Replies: 20
Views: 641

Do you consider Google as a privacy threat similar to Facebook ?

I have started using ProtonMail instead of Gmail. I have also stopped using the Google search engine.

I am using DuckDuckGo now.

Do you consider Google as a privacy threat similar to Facebook ?
by linux_rules
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: After using Facebook for 10 years I finally deleted my account
Replies: 18
Views: 606

Re: After using Facebook for 10 years I finally deleted my account

i thought i deleted my bookface10 years ago, but it was activated by who knows who and started getting emails again. bookface would not let me "delete it" if that's even possible i'm sure it's in a storage drive somewhere. they would not let me delete it because who remembers passwords from 10 year...
by linux_rules
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: After using Facebook for 10 years I finally deleted my account
Replies: 18
Views: 606

After using Facebook for 10 years I finally deleted my account

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/facebook- ... nightmare/

After reading the above I finally deleted my account.

Do you guys use Facebook ? Are you concerned about your privacy too ?
by linux_rules
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Proud today
Replies: 13
Views: 914

Re: Proud today

I was dual booting MX & Manjaro. I was tired of installing huge amount of updates for Manjaro so I got rid of it.
Now I am using MX only. MX forum is very newbie friendly like this forum.
by linux_rules
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Which external HDD are you using ? For how long ?
Replies: 14
Views: 515

Re: Which external HDD are you using ? For how long ?

in the local store(s) it would seem that I've watching the Triple Value Pack: - 3 x 4Gb for $19.95 - 3 x 8Gb for $24.95 - 3 x 16Gb for $29.95 there is no value pack, for those 32Gb - as yet - maybe later this year :!: Sorry I didn't explain properly. I already have a Sandisk 32GB flash drive. The q...
by linux_rules
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Which external HDD are you using ? For how long ?
Replies: 14
Views: 515

Re: Which external HDD are you using ? For how long ?

Pierre wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:21 am
it really depends on what you want to do .. those 1Tb drives - are quite cheap, these days.

ie: do you really need anything bigger, than that ?.
I just want to backup my KeePassXC database file. A 32GB usb flash drive is more than enough for me.
by linux_rules
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Which external HDD are you using ? For how long ?
Replies: 14
Views: 515

Re: Which external HDD are you using ? For how long ?

an commercially bought Seagate 1Tb drive - for several years, or so. an few HDDs that have been pulled from some Dead Laptops, & placed into an caddy - for the last few years. No Issues with any of them. Reading your reply makes me think that the next HDD I purchase should be from a local store and...
by linux_rules
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Which external HDD are you using ? For how long ?
Replies: 14
Views: 515

Re: Which external HDD are you using ? For how long ?

Thanks everyone for the replies.
The only file that I need to backup is my KeePassXC database file.
Do you think an usb flash drive is enough in my case ?
by linux_rules
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Which external HDD are you using ? For how long ?
Replies: 14
Views: 515

Which external HDD are you using ? For how long ?

I purchased a WD Elements Portable 2.5 inch 500 GB External Hard Disk on 2014.

It went bad after approx 1 year. I can't explain how terrible I felt about the wastage of

hard earned money.

Which external HDD are you using ? For how long ?
by linux_rules
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is there a Mint 20 iso ready for download (for testing) ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1138

Re: Is there a Mint 20 iso ready for download (for testing) ?

xenopeek wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:38 pm
Beta release can probably be expected around May/June. You can follow the blog to keep up to date about (beta) releases: https://blog.linuxmint.com/. Subscribe through RSS/Twitter/Facebook.
That info helped. Thanks.
by linux_rules
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is there a Mint 20 iso ready for download (for testing) ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1138

Re: Is there a Mint 20 iso ready for download (for testing) ?

@trytip
I am actually interested in the alpha or beta release. I don't remember exactly its called.
I will just wait.
Thanks a lot.
by linux_rules
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is there a Mint 20 iso ready for download (for testing) ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1138

Re: Is there a Mint 20 iso ready for download (for testing) ?

kc1di wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:02 am
Mint 20 will be based on Ubuntu 20.04 which will come in April so it will be some weeks after that.
Cheers!
Got it. Thanks.

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