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by killer de bug
Mon May 29, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE3 ?!
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: LMDE3 ?!

See here for an ETA: viewtopic.php?f=236&t=243958
by killer de bug
Wed May 24, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: ETA for python3.6
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: ETA for python3.6

Not before the next major release. If Python 3.6 is in Ubuntu 18.04, then it will be in Linux Mint 19.
by killer de bug
Mon May 22, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Roadmap for MInt 18,2 and 18.3
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

Re: Roadmap for MInt 18,2 and 18.3

So, there will be a new layout for the Mintmenu in the futur. Could we upgrade to that layout in the Mint 18.2 without waiting the release of Mint 18.3 ? I guess that it will be possible with Cinnamon 3.6 version, isn't it ? We mostly don't predict the future. Therefore this is hard to answer. :wink:
by killer de bug
Sun May 21, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Hacked? Microsoft Says Blame the Government
Replies: 21
Views: 639

Re: Hacked? Microsoft Says Blame the Government

What irony? Microsoft complaining that the NSA kept an opening for themselves, when we know that Micosoft created some for the NSA is profoundly ironical. The Snowden Archives prove that the Microsoft and the NSA are going hand in hand. Microsoft also found the vulnerability and patched it. Well, m...
by killer de bug
Wed May 17, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Donations
Replies: 28
Views: 1938

Re: Donations

The Linux Mint project needs to declare and pay taxes on all donations. If they accept all kind of donations, they need to spend hours to prepare the report for the tax department, which is a huge pain and waste of time. By using only paypal, the report is generated automatically and painlessly. The...
by killer de bug
Wed May 17, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide
Replies: 62
Views: 2189

Re: An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide

I am sure about nothing. I am just saying that over the last few years, the Linux virus we have seen required to be manually installed. Regarding ssh, it has been patched in the last years for various reasons. But I have not seen a report on the Internet stating that a vulnerability was used to infe...
by killer de bug
Tue May 16, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: All Logins Are Displayed Every Time?
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: All Logins Are Displayed Every Time?

So the other users won't be able to log in? :mrgreen:

There exist some themes not listing the user list. And in the option of MDM you have a setting to automatically select the last user. This should solve your problem. :wink:
by killer de bug
Tue May 16, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide
Replies: 62
Views: 2189

Re: An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide

With the number of servers that run linux in the world, I am sure they have tried and failed miserably. We have already seen a fair amount of virus for Linux. The difference with Windows is located in the fact that you have to manually install the virus under Linux. The user has to manually execute...
by killer de bug
Tue May 16, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lightweight distros for old computers
Replies: 78
Views: 2714

Re: Linux Mint 13 has reached end of life

I would check a light distro like peppermint.
by killer de bug
Tue May 16, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any word...
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: Any word...

It was a joke. A running gag on the forum... :wink:
by killer de bug
Mon May 15, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide
Replies: 62
Views: 2189

Re: An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide

I'm not mad. I was just asking questions because I did not understand your message.
Sorry if you thought I was mad. That was not my intention. :wink:
by killer de bug
Mon May 15, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide
Replies: 62
Views: 2189

Re: An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide

In which source code? And what is your point?
For the fact that the fix was released in March, this is a statement from Microsoft.
by killer de bug
Mon May 15, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide
Replies: 62
Views: 2189

Re: An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide

chrisuk wrote: but I'd be interested to know what Wikileaks and the like has achieved... ever.

Awareness and counter power. Two important tools for a democracy.
by killer de bug
Sun May 14, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide
Replies: 62
Views: 2189

Re: An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide

To unequivocally state he is a hero seriously needs to fully disregard the damage that was done regardless of the the intent or reason. Intent or reason is why some do "hold" him as a hero and I will not debate that. The damage though? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h14YBB1c5j8 Well let ...
by killer de bug
Sat May 13, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide
Replies: 62
Views: 2189

Re: An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide

Another lesson to learn is that, unlike we could think, MS and intelligence agencies are not working hand in hand, or at least very partially and occasionally, often a case by case situation. I would not bet too much here. :wink: The patches for these 0 day exploit was released in March, just a few...
by killer de bug
Sat May 13, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: R project update
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: R project update

The question is if a newer version of R is really needed on your side ? By default, the packages are frozen for the lifetime of a Debian release. This is for stability reasons. Just for your information, and upgrade of R in December 2015 forced a new version of several packages on my system. This ki...
by killer de bug
Sat May 13, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide
Replies: 62
Views: 2189

Re: An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide

This is again the proof that when intelligence agencies decrease on purpose the security of a system (they did not reveal this 0 day exploit), all of us are impacted.
Special congrats to the NHS in England. Still proudly using XP. Congrats. You are the best. :roll:
by killer de bug
Wed May 10, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 492
Views: 59495

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

Cinnamon is a desktop environment. LMDE is a distribution.

Linux Mint main is based on Ubuntu.
LMDE is based on Debian.

Then both of them have a Cinnamon and a MATE edition. The look is the same. The base is slightly different.
by killer de bug
Wed May 10, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Problems with atifloor76@gmail.com
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Problems with atifloor76@gmail.com

This is not a Linux Mint issue.
Where are you trying to log with these emails? In Firefox on the main gmail website?

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