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by Sydney
Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: tracking cookies and cross-platform (browser) malware
Replies: 27
Views: 2316

Re: tracking cookies and cross-platform (browser) malware

"Tracking cookes etc " i.e. spyware / malware, i.e. privacy issues, i.e. anything that retrieves information. The times when cookies were just cookies are long gone. Flash cookies are not "good old classic cookies", are they ? DOM didn't exist a few years ago and so on and so for...
by Sydney
Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: tracking cookies and cross-platform (browser) malware
Replies: 27
Views: 2316

Re: tracking cookies and cross-platform (browser) malware

Except there are programs that get rid of tracking cookies etc ... in Windows. How it can be that there is no such thing (not even one!) in Linux is entirely beyond me. So much for "Linux being safer".
by Sydney
Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: tracking cookies and cross-platform (browser) malware
Replies: 27
Views: 2316

Re: tracking cookies and cross-platform (browser) malware

Very funny, Reorx, esp. since I already said "And no: not accepting any cookies or deleting all cookies when exiting the browser is not an option for me - even if that would get rid of tracking cookies".
by Sydney
Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: tracking cookies and cross-platform (browser) malware
Replies: 27
Views: 2316

Re: tracking cookies and cross-platform (browser) malware

Hi guys, thanks a lot for your replies. NoScript is not an option for me, as I have already pointed out. I did try it for a while and it is just not workable. Below is a list of tweaks that I have already been running in Firefox on my Windows-computer that did not prevent me from catching tracking c...
by Sydney
Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:42 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Connections to various google hosts without intervention.
Replies: 29
Views: 13218

Re: Connections to various google hosts without intervention

Sorry to ask, but I too find this disturbing and would like to "fix" it - as suggested by Clam here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=145176 "Enjoy the code fix and have fun applying it yourself between now and Mint 16." This link is provided: https://github.c...
by Sydney
Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: tracking cookies and cross-platform (browser) malware
Replies: 27
Views: 2316

tracking cookies and cross-platform (browser) malware

Hi, I'd like to know how to go about spyware / malware such as tracking cookies, cross-platform malware (Flash etc) and browser vulnerabilities in Linux, please ? (Yes, I have read "Questions about Defragging or Antivirus ? Look here first" including all comments, but I am not inquiring ab...
by Sydney
Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Color calibration ?
Replies: 3
Views: 11175

Color calibration ?

Hi, could anyone tell me where in Linux Mint DE Mate I can adjust the colors of my monitor, please ? I do not seem to be able to find this function. It is not listed in the obvious places (appearance or monitor - settings) and I can't find it anywhere else either. Thanks very much. edit 11 Dec remov...
by Sydney
Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: user-friendly firewall for Linux Mint DE
Replies: 21
Views: 3734

Re: user-friendly firewall for Linux Mint DE

@nomko: My expectations of a one-post reply came from prior experience, when someone posted a wham-bam, thank you mam - answer and could not have been more on the spot :) I kinda thought it would be like that :) :) :) but I enjoyed the discussion :) @eanfrid: I understand what you are saying, and I ...
by Sydney
Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: user-friendly firewall for Linux Mint DE
Replies: 21
Views: 3734

Re: user-friendly firewall for Linux Mint DE

I understand that it sadly does not exist (and I am not the only one lamenting that fact), but to repeat mantra-like that "one does not need it" is not helping either. How would Linux or any poster here know what I require my computer's resources or my slow web-access for at a particular t...
by Sydney
Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: user-friendly firewall for Linux Mint DE
Replies: 21
Views: 3734

Re: user-friendly firewall for Linux Mint DE

Quite honestly, it baffles me that something like Zone alarm does not exist in Linux. The web is full of users looking for a Linux alternative to it and not finding one (just startpage [translation:google] it) and you will see that even die-hard Linuxers [yes, making up words on purpose :) ] agree t...
by Sydney
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: user-friendly firewall for Linux Mint DE
Replies: 21
Views: 3734

Re: user-friendly firewall for Linux Mint DE

P.S.: Something like this: http://linuxappfinder.com/package/linux-firewall.org would be perfect. Except that particular one is obsolete, as one can read in the comments. At the same time, the comments also reveal that this sort of program was sorely needed (in 2009) and people installed it due to a...
by Sydney
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: user-friendly firewall for Linux Mint DE
Replies: 21
Views: 3734

Re: user-friendly firewall for Linux Mint DE

What I would like to control is whether or not a program on my computer is allowed to access the web. I would not want to tweak Firefox in the manner you described. That would be way too complicated for me with way too many potential problems. I would generally be happy for things such as web-browse...
by Sydney
Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint DE 32-bit or 64-bit ?
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: Linux Mint DE 32-bit or 64-bit ?

"it's a simple matter to wipe the 64 bit installation and install the 32 bit version" For a level 5 with 600 posts it might be, for a level 1 with 10 posts (all basic questions) it is not :-( Plus I do not have an endless amount of time to invest into getting the computer up and running. A...
by Sydney
Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: user-friendly firewall for Linux Mint DE
Replies: 21
Views: 3734

Re: user-friendly firewall for Linux Mint DE

Hi and thanks for your replies. Just for the record - in case some other newbie reads this - the firewall in Mint 15 is pre-installed but it is NOT on by default. In fact imho enabling it should be the first thing everyone should do after installing Mint. But that's just on a side note. So, from wha...
by Sydney
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint DE 32-bit or 64-bit ?
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Linux Mint DE 32-bit or 64-bit ?

Hi, if possible, I would love to get some advice please on which Mint DE to use: 32-bit or 64-bit. It will be installed on a Lenovo Thinkpad T410s (Intel i5, 520M 2.4GHz, 8GB RAM, 250GB SSD). Naturally, I was leaning towards the 64-bit version as that seems to be the way to go these days. However, b...
by Sydney
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: user-friendly Acronis True Image alternative for Linux
Replies: 8
Views: 2729

Re: user-friendly Acronis True Image alternative for Linux

Oh my God...YESSSSS ! Thank you very much !!! :-) :-) :-)
by Sydney
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: user-friendly firewall for Linux Mint DE
Replies: 21
Views: 3734

user-friendly firewall for Linux Mint DE

Hi, I am looking for a SIMPLE and VERY EASY to use Linux firewall. I know of the firewall that comes with Mint, but do not consider it easy to use. On my Windows PC I am using Zone Alarm, but I am not entirely happy with it for the following reasons: - programs have multiple entries and it is often ...
by Sydney
Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: user-friendly Acronis True Image alternative for Linux
Replies: 8
Views: 2729

Re: user-friendly Acronis True Image alternative for Linux

Somehow I do not get notified of replies to my topics ?? Yes, the backup and restore speeds of Redo are just fine. I compared both Paragon and Redo on a Win7 machine, and they were on par. I was not able to compare them to Acronis as I only have an old version that does not run on Win7, but from pri...
by Sydney
Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: user-friendly Acronis True Image alternative for Linux
Replies: 8
Views: 2729

Re: user-friendly Acronis True Image alternative for Linux

Oh thank you so much for that !!!
Exactly what I need: quick, easy, fool-proof.
I can't believe that I waded through hundreds (it seems) search results without ever having come across this one.
You guys just made my life so much easier, thanks a ton !!

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