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by Faust
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Picasa substitute Solved
Replies: 18
Views: 480

Re: Picasa substitute

I would not know how to start using a virtual machine?? I was just reading the replies and that very thing came to mind . It may look daunting if you have never done it before ( as with many things ) but it is remarkably easy . Install Virtualbox , click on "New" then mostly go with the default opt...
by Faust
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Leopards do change their spots, and why you should care
Replies: 15
Views: 507

Re: Leopards do change their spots, and why you should care

Interesting topic to read , but so many acronyms !
( my ageing brain does not cope well with all the "incoming info " of the modern age ) .

Some I worked out ( slowly ) , but what is EEE ?

And yes , I could have googled it .....
:mrgreen:
by Faust
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: First UEFI malware discovered
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: First UEFI malware discovered

Bootkits exist for both BIOS and UEFI and have been around for a while: https://www.webroot.com/blog/2011/09/13/mebromi-the-first-bios-rootkit-in-the-wild/ Although outdated , that link makes for some fascinating reading . Thanks for posting . When the malware is dissected into steps like that , it...
by Faust
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Google+ is dead...
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Re: Google+ is dead...

Google and certain others are at the top of my personal " &hit Parade " of the most ruthless and relentless data-harvesters on Earth . It's not a service I would ever have used , so I won't be shedding any tears . Just the usual caveat about all such services - Be extremely picky about where you pla...
by Faust
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Nemo, how to restore session (tab) after restart?
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Nemo, how to restore session (tab) after restart?

polo-file-manager from the same developer as timeshift / aptik / ukuu. It's very good and despite being labelled beta is one of the most fully featured file managers out there. ....... That's a new one on me , thanks for sharing ! I'm always keen to check out different file managers , and I've yet ...
by Faust
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What's the difference between apt and apt-get?
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: What's the difference between apt and apt-get?

It's a knee-jerk reaction for me ..... If I want to get something my fingers are already typing "apt-get" , before the brain has even kicked in . I'm still trying to force myself to like Mint 19 enough to make the switch ( with 17.3 heading for EoS soon ) . Not a big success so far .... old dog , ne...
by Faust
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Fonts
Replies: 15
Views: 377

Re: Fonts

...... irrelevant topic. I disagree , I think it is a highly interesting topic , thanks for posting . I know next to nothing about design / graphics etc. but I realized a while back just how much work goes into the creation of a font . ...... You're right: wrong forum, ...... Might be better if mov...
by Faust
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Avast Antivirus
Replies: 27
Views: 770

Re: Avast Antivirus

Not a proof of concept: https://www.zdnet.com/article/meet-torii-a-new-iot-botnet-far-more-sophisticated-than-mirai/ Yep , that one is interesting / troubling , and certainly goes beyond proof-of-concept I hadn't seen it before , thanks for posting ! And I note that your quote included the qualifyi...
by Faust
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Avast Antivirus
Replies: 27
Views: 770

Re: Avast Antivirus

.... What strikes me as odd is that there is linux malware out there yet not many, if any, of the regulars are actually concerned by it. ..... Well I , for one , am concerned about it , and I keep a constant weather-eye on the situation . Most of what I see is either of the proof-of-concept variety...
by Faust
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software to Clone HD/SSD
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Software to Clone HD/SSD

...... It's not real user friendly, but it does the job. I'm with you all the way on that . That text-based user interface desperately needs a total re-write , and then Clonezilla might be seen in a way that it deserves as a superb copy/clone utility . I'm still mighty glad it's around though :)
by Faust
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Permission denied on files in my home dir
Replies: 20
Views: 335

Re: Permission denied on files in my home dir

For me it's one of those "must have " commands and it's on my command cheat-sheet , stuck to the desk . Having files that I own but can't open is an insane situation , and that command is a one-line fix . Call me old-fashioned ..... ageing brain ( may have been accidentally hard-wired with Unix thin...
by Faust
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: SOLVED Spyware and Tracking
Replies: 17
Views: 576

Re: Spyware and Tracking

...... There is one known distribution which required the user to opt out of tracking and must have come upon the community as a real shock of betrayal to the very principles of Linux. ...... Are all Linux Mint distributions free of this activity? What about the installed apps? ..... Any OS that ha...
by Faust
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Which VPN
Replies: 12
Views: 646

Re: Which VPN

Hi, I'd like to use a VPN in this era of surveillance... Can folks suggest VPNs that work well (provide good privacy and are easy to install/maintain) with Tara? Thanks. -Howard 3 key factors :- 1] geographic location ( and the relevant jurisdiction ) 2] logging policy 3] leaks In recent times , va...
by Faust
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Any music producers out there using Linux DAW's????
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Any music producers out there using Linux DAW's????

......The main issue was with "JACK". Never was able to get it to work. So I am poking around here to see if there are any producers who have actually got these DAW's under Linux to work. ....... KXStudio is a good package , based on Ubuntu 14.04 ( I have the 32-bit version on an old Toshiba laptop...
by Faust
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: installing kali linux rom cd to usb stick
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: installing kali linux rom cd to usb stick

mostly curiosity, and to keep a check on the security of my laptop, not for hacking which i think is far too dangerous, any help to install it from the dvd rom to an usb drive will be appreciated. thanks in advance tony044 :?: As mentioned by other members here , Kali is a "tool-box" aimed at profe...
by Faust
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The funniest thread
Replies: 35
Views: 979

Re: The funniest thread

Not sure I agree on the first point .... maybe there's a need to redress the balance ? But on the second point , here's an animal joke combined with a nationalist joke ( yes , catweazel ) .... and those have been around forever ( Note : Fawlty Towers in Spanish portrays Manuel as an Italian ) Two Au...
by Faust
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The funniest thread
Replies: 35
Views: 979

Re: The funniest thread

I've got a winner of a feminist joke that makes men appear stupid , but it involves an anatomical reference that is probably not appropriate here :) I believe it is termed NSFW , in the parlance of our times . Ha ! The first time I saw that , I genuinely thought it was something to do with New South...
by Faust
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The funniest thread
Replies: 35
Views: 979

Re: The funniest thread

catweazel wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:56 am
lsemmens wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:30 am
A blond city girl...
Ok, then it must be time for me to tell the world's funniest blond joke.

Any objections?
Yes .

As a blonde city girl , I resemble that remark !
by Faust
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft to start charging monthly fee for Windows 7...
Replies: 28
Views: 848

Re: Microsoft to start charging monthly fee for Windows 7...

Windows 7 - that's a bit new. Was in my local co-op (supermarket) today, their checkout terminals are still running XP :D Operating systems that are past EoL do not automatically get ditched , nor should they . The bigger the organization , the more the cost of migrating to a new system spirals out...
by Faust
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: ‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else
Replies: 31
Views: 1139

Re: ‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else

If I were to take a hard-line “I'm only available via Signal and Tutanota (or, to be fair, ProtonMail, etc.)” stance, it's 99.999% certain I'd never be able to communicate with anybody. ....... Bang ! You've hit the nail on the head . There's a bunch of corporate entities that I don't want anywhere...

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