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"no virus" != "secure"

Posted 10-05-2011 at 01:43 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 01-14-2012 at 01:21 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 07:08 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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duckduckgo - search engine without tracking and search bubble

Posted 10-04-2011 at 03:12 PM by jere21
Updated 10-23-2011 at 04:36 PM by jere21

When I had a first look on it, I didn't like it. Now, one year later, I checked again - and now I really do:

http://duckduckgo.com is a really privacy oriented search engine. But under its very clear surface it also has other features:
  • unbiased search results, NOT depending on any profile that you got. See http://dontbubble.us/
  • privacy, duckduckgo.com doesn't save your data, nor does it turn it to the found website. See http://donttrack.us/
  • instant answers (like "define:TERM"
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Transfer files from Ubuntu 8.04 to 10.04 on new machine

Posted 10-03-2011 at 03:47 PM by sundry_50

Old machine: Self built hardware (2007) from Microcenter and Tigerdirect, Ubuntu 8.04, dual boot Windows XP, two PATA drives, 32 bit.

New machine: Dell 560 off lease from Microcenter, Ubuntu 10.04.3 dual boot Windows7 Professional(preinstalled), added a drive, two SATA drives, 64 bit.

After reading 20 or so articles I decided to use the following method to transfer files for three users to a new machine.

Windows migration tool over the local home network...
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funambol: Sync contacts and calendar

Posted 10-03-2011 at 12:13 PM by jere21
Updated 03-11-2012 at 11:57 AM by jere21 (added init script)

  1. Download funambol server package bundle (including java, webserver tomcat and database Hypersonic):
    32 bit: https://www.forge.funambol.org/servl...=FUNBUNDLE-LIN
    64 bit: https://www.forge.funambol.org/servl...UNBUNDLE-LIN64
  2. Install funambol:
    Code:
    chmod +x funambol-10.0.3-x64.bin
    sudo ./funambol-10.0.3-x64.bin
    • "yes" - accept license
    • "RETURN" - accept to install to /opt
    • "no" - Don't start the server yet
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