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by revian
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: $1 million for zero-days exploits for GNU/Linux based softwares
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Re: $1 million for zero-days exploits for GNU/Linux based softwares

which are Tails and the TBB. https://www.zerodium.com/program.html https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/exploit-broker-zerodium-offers-1-million-for-tor-browser-zero-days/ http://www.hackbusters.com/news/stories/1951303-exploit-broker-zerodium-offers-1-million-for-tor-browser-zero-days "T...
by revian
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Don't believe everything that you read
Replies: 20
Views: 1503

Re: Don't believe everything that you read

.. there are no current Linux malwares that I am aware of. And do you know why that is? Because it's a waste of time to devote resources toward writing malware that specifically targets a system that is designed to be as secure as possible and maintained by people who can't help but learn about sys...
by revian
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Don't believe everything that you read
Replies: 20
Views: 1503

Re: Don't believe everything that you read

Besides malware that targets Linux directly... Would you be so kind as to list current malware that attacks Linux directly? I would like to learn about these and how to protect against them. I hear people talk about this subject quite a bit but no one is ever able to list current Linux-targeting ma...
by revian
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Don't believe everything that you read
Replies: 20
Views: 1503

Re: Don't believe everything that you read

Aren't statistics wonderful ;) (I didn't care about market share when I used Windows, so why would I care now ;) ) Those statistics would be much different had they been talking about servers - I believe Linux would have a much higher number. One negative to a rising use of Linux would be more atta...
by revian
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Permissions
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: Permissions

rtbcomp wrote:Thanks for the quick responses, I didn't realise chown could be used in conjunction with sudo. The machine's tied up for the next half hour or so, I'll let you know how I get on.
Any command can be used with sudo, but it's generally a good idea to not use sudo until it is actually needed.
by revian
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Do those who can even make changes read these forums?
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: Do those who can even make changes read these forums?

I'm just wondering if when we request a change or fix, do those who are able to act on these requests even read them, or are we typing to the wind? Not a swipe, but Interested to know. I don't think the content on an open forum is reliable enough to warrant the attention of developers. Consider the...
by revian
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to set up Root?
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: how to set up Root?

"Unread postby Termy » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:29 pm Oh my Lord! Please tell me you're not actually loading up the entire desktop environment as the root user. All GUI elements. All programs, daemons, everything? Aaaaah, my spleen. Please reconsider. You're practically handing your data to hackers on a ...
by revian
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Will Mint run on my Netbook?
Replies: 9
Views: 2894

Re: Will Mint run on my Netbook?

Hi Guys, I'd like to have some advice, whether Linux Mint runs on my netbook or whether I should look for a more lightweight distribution. Netbook: Acer TravelMate B117 (B117-M-C1W5) https://us.hardware.info/product/386471/acer-travelmate-b117-m-c1w5/specifications (4 GB RAM, Intel Celeron N3160 (4...
by revian
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is dead? Seems pretty alive to me.
Replies: 82
Views: 7947

Re: Linux is dead? Seems pretty alive to me.

Fred Barclay wrote:I like Linux because it works well for my needs. As long as it continues to do that, market share doesn't have any impact on my decision to use Linux.
Exactly! I use what works, I couldn't care less about market share.
by revian
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Creating a new Nemo script
Replies: 6
Views: 1595

Re: Creating a new Nemo script

very simple a new document for each Libreoffice application, here are the scripts New document Writer #!/bin/sh libreoffice --writer New document Calc #!/bin/sh libreoffice --calc New document Draw #!/bin/sh libreoffice --draw New document Impress #!/bin/sh libreoffice --impress New document Base #...
by revian
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Nemo actions menù
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: Nemo actions menù

Thank you for these! I'm just learning about Nemo actions and scripts and these will come in handy :D
by revian
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Creating a new Nemo script
Replies: 6
Views: 1595

Re: Creating a new Nemo script

minitux wrote:I have Nemo script for Libreoffice
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Very nice! Would you be willing to share the contents of your scripts?
by revian
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Creating a new Nemo script
Replies: 6
Views: 1595

Creating a new Nemo script

Description : Nemo scripts are script files which are executed when run from the Scripts entry in the Nemo drop-down menu. When executed from a local folder, scripts will be passed the selected file names. When executed from a remote folder (e.g. a folder showing web or ftp content), scripts will b...
by revian
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Nemo script
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Re: Nemo script

As of 2017, the location has changed. The new location is ~/.local/share/nemo/scripts.
by revian
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Protection Software
Replies: 14
Views: 728

Re: Protection Software

Remember though, just because you don't need AV software that ddoes not mean you can't be hacked. You still need a strong password, and accept that you'll have to enter it often. Indeed that's one of the biggest reasons there aren't Linux viruses. True. It also helps to keep in mind that the user i...
by revian
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Protection Software
Replies: 14
Views: 728

Re: Protection Software

As a slowly converting Windows user that has relied upon Kaspersky's protection for years, before I start to use Mint for more personal activities I would like to ask if there are comparable packages available for Linux.....Obviously I have the Firewall activated, and I know that Linux is not norma...
by revian
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Chat channels for other languages?
Replies: 1
Views: 532

Chat channels for other languages?

One of the main support methods is via IRC on SpotChat. This is a good thing, but I have an idea that I feel would benefit the Mint community. The main help channel for Mint is #linuxmint-help. I would like to see official channels in other languages to ease participation for people in other countri...
by revian
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Security updates on linux mint.
Replies: 26
Views: 4107

Re: Security updates on linux mint.

Well thanks for advices. Now i am sure i dont need to lool around more and stick to linux mint. I hope 18,3 will give us this mintreport tool, and other awesome stuff. I've been using Linux distros for 16 years (haven't touched a Microsoft product since 2001) and Mint is the best distro I've ever u...
by revian
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Security updates on linux mint.
Replies: 26
Views: 4107

Re: Security updates on linux mint.

I feel that this thread is not the place for such a discussion. Well, why not? It's certainly relevant for the topic of this thread, and I'm always open for suggestions to correct errors on my site. Furthermore, if you publicly state in this thread that my site contains bad advice (given the contex...
by revian
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Security updates on linux mint.
Replies: 26
Views: 4107

Re: Security updates on linux mint.

Pjotr wrote:
revian wrote:You should always research things for yourself.
Agreed.
That site you linked has its own share of bad advice, just like most other sites..
Exactly what advice on my site do you consider to be bad?
I feel that this thread is not the place for such a discussion.

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