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...next: buildroot

Posted 10-07-2011 at 12:54 PM by Thor_2.0

Buildroot has been suggested here before. I downloaded it already and was looking for a tutorial. Well, I found one.

Next, why not try buildroot to set up something?

The question some will ask is: why?
The answer: to get (back) to the essence of Linux: Open Source.
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A script is born

Posted 10-07-2011 at 12:00 PM by Thor_2.0

So...as noted in a previous post, all stuff can be automated...by a Bash script.

Wow, never did that before...so my first one is ... totally out of style? I know. Yes, it is, I admit

So far, it preps the disk, sets up networking, downloads and installs ... one package, but it's a proof of concept...

Next, I need to make it a bit more "pretty" and add the packages in there, and in the right order. This means hunting down the depencencies,...
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"Your time is coming"

Posted 10-07-2011 at 11:42 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

During the summer of 2010 I had a nerve-wracking interview with Google. It was fun, mind you, but it was stressful. I passed the phone screenings with flying colors, flew to the west coast, underwent a grueling all day interview, and flew home confident I'd impressed them. Then I got the call saying they weren't moving forward with me. I was really bummed, but the timing just wasn't right. "It wasn't meant to be", everyone told me..."Your time is coming", they said. I got...
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"no virus" != "secure"

Posted 10-05-2011 at 12:43 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 01-14-2012 at 12:21 PM by rocket357 (spellcheck fail)

This seems to pop up a lot lately in Linux and Mac circles...

The presence of viruses for a particular platform does indeed point to security issues. However, supposing the reverse to be true in all manners is a logical fallacy (Denying the antecedent, for those interested in philosophy). It goes like this: "If a platform has viruses, it is insecure. Linux does not have viruses, so it is not insecure."

The problem with this logic is that viruses, while...
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Micro Virus

Posted 10-05-2011 at 06:08 AM by pierre2

Installed a M$xp as a guest in a virtual box under Mint, yesterday.
Then tried to install & run some older M$ games on the virtual M$xp system, but it was a real NoGo.

A bit of a pity about this, as it would have been the best of both worlds - secure O/S & the M$ virus in a sandbox.

However, some more research, shows that the VB graphics may not be up to scratch. - no direct9x layer.- Now will have to see if the VB guest additions make any difference....
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