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by Phosgene
Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Linux mint can have viruses???
Replies: 13
Views: 1723

Re: Linux mint can have viruses???

There's nothing to stop me modifying the code of an already open source app to do something malicious and passing it off as the original. It's easy enough to spread malware across the linux userbase, possibly too easy. Stay open source and search through the code of everything that you install.
by Phosgene
Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Linux mint can have viruses???
Replies: 13
Views: 1723

Re: Linux mint can have viruses???

Fred wrote:drivatar,

It is possible to write a virus for Linux, but there are no Linux viruses out there for Linux. Ignore those pop ups. They are trying to trick Windows users into downloading bad stuff.

Fred


Research before posting

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Li ... es#Threats
by Phosgene
Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Vulnerabilities in Open Office
Replies: 16
Views: 7321

Re: Vulnerabilities in Open Office

You guys do realize that you can install OO 3.0 yourselves at any time. First, use the package manager to completely remove all traces of the native Linux Mint OO. Then, simply fetch the latest DEB packages from here: http://download.openoffice.org/other.html#en-US Unpack the tarball in your home d...
by Phosgene
Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:55 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: First look at Windows 7's User Interface
Replies: 15
Views: 2405

Re: First look at Windows 7's User Interface

What I will never understand is Microsoft's constant need to change things that do not need changing, all throughout their history they've made a number of pointless changes (like changing 'search' to 'find' or vice versa). But in the case of Vista they unnecessarily changed their winning formulae. ...
by Phosgene
Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint Home Server
Replies: 48
Views: 32689

Re: Mint Home Server

I can't really see what Mint would offer in the server market that any other distro doesn't have. CentOS would be my number 1 distro choice for a server, and OpenBSD if I had choices outside of Linux. Red Hat is always there if you want a more user friendly server. Why do you need everything to be G...
by Phosgene
Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Distrowatch Mint vs. Fedora
Replies: 60
Views: 21661

Re: Distrowatch Mint vs. Fedora

Have you seen the sheer weight of Fedora's userbase? It's heavier than the distro itself. In terms of popularity, Mint has a long way to go.
by Phosgene
Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Writing Simple Scripts in Mint
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: Writing Simple Scripts in Mint

Sorry for the delay in my post, had some problems regarding life etc. Either way, I have a few ebooks that I would consider great crash courses. The first is 'Python for Absolute Beginners' which is an awesome intro to programming using Python and 'Python: from Novice to Professional.' The latter wi...
by Phosgene
Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Writing Simple Scripts in Mint
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: Writing Simple Scripts in Mint

You don't have to be so hard on yourself :p You can be an incredibly competent Linux admin and not know anything about code. It's just that Linux is open source so changes you may want to implement may include rewriting portions of code, but considering that you're only writing a few small scripts a...
by Phosgene
Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Writing Simple Scripts in Mint
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: Writing Simple Scripts in Mint

Hmm, I think what you've mentioned for the switching users is basically the switch user feature, or maybe I'm misunderstanding something. Also I think that the mplayer script you want to write may actually be an option in mplayer unless once again I'm misunderstanding. The important thing is that ch...
by Phosgene
Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Writing Simple Scripts in Mint
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: Writing Simple Scripts in Mint

Welcome to the big wide world of coding. Chances are that it'll take a fair amount of learning to be able to write scripts like those, but it's entirely possible. I suggest python, it's high level and easy to follow, not to mention you're not going to be working at asm level :p This advice is somewh...
by Phosgene
Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Windows networking - what it should have been
Replies: 50
Views: 6658

Re: Windows networking - what it should have been

You are not being flamed. Yelling blindly that you're being flamed because you aren't hearing the answer you want to hear is not going to solve your problems. Firstly, the statement "We all want Linux to gain popularity and marketshare" is wrong. I do not care if Linux is popular or not. I...
by Phosgene
Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Windows networking - what it should have been
Replies: 50
Views: 6658

Re: Windows networking - what it should have been

Oh and the key to anything in linux is documentation. Hang out in IRC, google stuff, look in man pages, read forum posts. You'll find your answer if you just hunt around. You gottabekidding! You want my mom to do that? FORGET IT! :-) She is using Windows XP just fine without any manual. I do not ha...
by Phosgene
Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: moonOS
Replies: 48
Views: 15555

Re: moonOS

MoonOS is copying Mint? http://linux.softpedia.com/screenshots/moonOS-K_11.png http://linux.softpedia.com/screenshots/moonOS-K_9.png I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. Maybe this is Frugalware's big comeback after Mint knocking them off Distrowatch :p
by Phosgene
Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: First look at Windows 7's User Interface
Replies: 15
Views: 2405

Re: First look at Windows 7's User Interface

Considering this is Microsoft, they really are taking a step in the (reasonably) right direction as far as features go. As for GUI...Well it sucks as usual. Now all they have to concentrate on is slimlining their OS and making things much less bloated.
by Phosgene
Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread
Replies: 6596
Views: 769448

Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Okay, I'm sure you've noticed all themes and wallpapers I've used have been dark and you may know just from knowing me that I practically live in terminal and spend most of my time coding in the dark. Well, I've decided to lighten up. And I've gone for this cheerful theme which burns my eyes, but st...
by Phosgene
Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Fedora 9 Preview Comparison
Replies: 21
Views: 6157

Re: Fedora 9 Preview Comparison

FedoraRefugee, can you tell me anything interesting about Fedora 10? Anything that may draw me towards it? I heard it was going to be the most stable and rock solid since 7. Since you seem like a good fedora salesman, I'd like to know more.
by Phosgene
Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Windows networking - what it should have been
Replies: 50
Views: 6658

Re: Windows networking - what it should have been

... so far its taken me a solid week (7hrs a day) to research and configure it do all that an XP pro install can do Me thinks you are using the wrong OS. If you want Mint to be just like XP then use it instead. XP works just like XP should. Mint works just like Linux should. Linux is just a differe...
by Phosgene
Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread
Replies: 6596
Views: 769448

Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

omns wrote:My latest :)
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Nice background, I saw you submit it to gnome-look
by Phosgene
Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Three Linux Distros To Watch
Replies: 2
Views: 811

Re: Three Linux Distros To Watch

A distro I recommend watching is Draco Linux. Slackware based with a unique and awesome package management. I'm very suprised at the 3 to watch and the top 10. Why was OpenSuSE rated as one to watch? It's one of the biggest distros out there. gOS didn't interest me. Mint was the best choice by far. ...
by Phosgene
Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Web Browsers & GTK Themes - Streaming video/Flash
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: Web Browsers & GTK Themes - Streaming video/Flash

I'm glad I'm not the only one experiencing this problem. I was beginning to think that this was because of something I had misconfigured. The problem isn't browser specific. It happens to me on Opera just as much, I'm fairly sure it's a problem with how GTK is interacting with embedded flash. I'm us...

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