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by Faust
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: QUBES and TAILS operating systems VS linux mint
Replies: 6
Views: 1017

Re: QUBES and TAILS operating systems VS linux mint

TAILS , Qubes and Mint <=> Apples , oranges and bananas Likewise with privacy , security and ease of use . I've used all three systems extensively and each OS has a quite different primary aim , Note : there are suggestions that merely downloading and using TAILS may draw unwanted attention from Th...
by Faust
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Recommended Wireless Router
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: Recommended Wireless Router

........ On the downside, it's expensive. Ain't that always the way ..... :) If cost were not an issue I'd be getting a Gryphon , no question . I'd never heard of it before , but I regularly follow the postings by "Slyguy" , over at Malwaretips . What that man doesn't know about network security is...
by Faust
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: With the advent of Fuchsia the Linux devices share will decrease
Replies: 36
Views: 1454

Re: With the advent of Fuchsia the Linux devices share will decrease

For me, it's a two-sided medal.... Google does take a lot, but at least it gives back a lot as well. Namely many cost-free useful tools of high quality. Whereas other "big data" slurpers mainly take without giving much in return (Facebook comes to mind). It's certainly a valid point . But for me th...
by Faust
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: With the advent of Fuchsia the Linux devices share will decrease
Replies: 36
Views: 1454

Re: With the advent of Fuchsia the Linux devices share will decrease

I would like to remove Google from my life completely, ........ Yes sir ! I second that wholeheartedly . Google are one of the " Toxic Triumvirate " in my world , along with MS and Facebook . Andoid , ChromeOS and Fuschia are not welcome in my home , and never will be . My aim is to have everything...
by Faust
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Bitwarden password manager - anyone using it ?
Replies: 21
Views: 789

Re: Bitwarden password manager - anyone using it ?

Yes, it's the point where I decided to stop experimenting. ........ ..... And I still may at some point just use their infrastructure --- but for now, KeePassXC will do... I'm inclined to agree . Earlier today I came across this article from last January https://medium.com/@davis.a.brandon/bitwarde...
by Faust
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Bitwarden password manager - anyone using it ?
Replies: 21
Views: 789

Re: Bitwarden password manager - anyone using it ?

...... it's not the idea that you deploy the server to the individual machines in your network. The server would run on one, supposedly always-on, system only; the other machines on your local network simply contact it there. That's the idea of a central password database that can be synced to mult...
by Faust
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Over 1 Billion Login Credentials Leaked
Replies: 52
Views: 1615

Re: Over 1 Billion Login Credentials Leaked

........ making the thread utterly cluttered and getting in the way of those seeking information ...... Bitwarden is clearly of interest to some people here so I've started a new topic https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=286327&sid=8487cde76f5adbf71e7c320133db6759 There has been some ...
by Faust
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Bitwarden password manager - anyone using it ?
Replies: 21
Views: 789

Bitwarden password manager - anyone using it ?

The safest way to go these days seems to be unique random passwords for every site that needs a login . Other members have mentioned this in another recent thread :- https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=285984 So a password manager is going to be needed , and from what I've read , Bitwa...
by Faust
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Over 1 Billion Login Credentials Leaked
Replies: 52
Views: 1615

Re: Over 1 Billion Login Credentials Leaked

I had a test run with it a few months ago and was fairly satisfied. A major downside for me was missing Thunderbird support, a major upside the possibility to host the Bitwarden server locally. In the end it for me fell short of simply using e.g KeePassXC but that in part due to me simply not react...
by Faust
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remote desktop
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Remote desktop

I found a post on Mint subreddit recommending NoMachine, downloaded and installed it. Worked out of the box first time and v easy to use. Using in a linux only environment across three machines. It's also available for win so no reason to suppose that it won't work in a mixed environment. Nice one ...
by Faust
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Over 1 Billion Login Credentials Leaked
Replies: 52
Views: 1615

Re: Over 1 Billion Login Credentials Leaked

For the same reasons, I have been considering these past few days to move away from Lastpass to Bitwarden. If you are taking it for a "road-testing" I would really appreciate If you wanted to share your experience and thoughts about it. Yes , I'll do that , but I will start a new thread .... .... d...
by Faust
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Over 1 Billion Login Credentials Leaked
Replies: 52
Views: 1615

Re: Over 1 Billion Login Credentials Leaked

...... Personally I use different random passwords for every site so I'm not all that bothered since a breach to one site will be contained to that site. Same here . I'm about to start " road-testing " Bitwarden to manage them all , and I'm wondering if others here have used it . Open source and cr...
by Faust
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Running off Live USB stick permanently?
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Running off Live USB stick permanently?

Definitely not a good plan , for all of the negative reasons mentioned above . The sheer relentless grind of read/write cycles that a running OS will make on a USB stick is probably " electronic cruelty " - :shock: I run stacks of stuff on USBs , on many different makes of drive , but I wouldn't exp...
by Faust
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]How to combine several quotes from different users in one post?
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: How to combine several quotes from different users in one post?

..... Do they select the text quotes from several users manually (copy paste) and then put quotes tags around it themselves? Or is there an easier way that I am overlooking? Good question . I've often wondered the same thing , but I always end up doing it the hard way , just as you described . Mayb...
by Faust
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] Need help with bash script...
Replies: 15
Views: 294

Re: Need help with bash script...

Also, I agree about python : I also find the syntax super-weird... I probably dislike the most that you even have to indent comments properly. Leave my comments alone. :D Have you ventured down the Ruby road at all ? Now that really is irritating when it comes to indents and spaces .... :lol:
by Faust
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Privacy vs Linux ??
Replies: 131
Views: 4807

Re: Privacy vs Linux ??

hi trytip...wherever did you dig up that old aquarium fossil for testing fps? In order to even begin to use that thing, you have to disable both the ublock origin as well as the brave browser shield...heres one that will work without disabling any security...DAMIEN https://testdrive-archive.azurewe...
by Faust
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: It's time for my twice a year pilgrimage
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: It's time for my twice a year pilgrimage

Good work on the backup program ( nice looking GUI ) !

Enjoy your trip , safe travels , and no dancing on volcanoes :lol:
by Faust
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: can not open anandtech forums
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: can not open anandtech forums

Now I can , but only with Waterfox ....
.... the chrome clone is still a blank .... odd .
by Faust
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: can not open anandtech forums
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: can not open anandtech forums

I can not get to anandtech forums. Can get to other sites including Linux Mint. Can someone test to see if it is working for you ? Thanks. That name rang a bell ..... I don't know why , and it's not in my bookmarks , but I can't get there either , and I tried with two different browsers . FWIW - Is...
by Faust
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Privacy vs Linux ??
Replies: 131
Views: 4807

Re: Privacy vs Linux ??

Reading the recent posts here , I see that I also have a lot of overlap with other members and their choice of add-ons ( I'm using Waterfox as my main browser ) . I suppose that is to be expected on a forum where folks are generally well-informed and have chosen their add-ons to do something useful ...

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