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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-Google Chrome Hardening

Posted 03-07-2011 at 12:53 PM by arniekat

Google Chrome Web Browser Hardening

These are the settings I use on Google Chrome, however you may go more stricter or looser with your security settings depending on your needs. I tend to disable any passwords saved, suggestions for searches, etc. Also, you can remove a lot of junk by using a hosts file (see the Hosts File Hack) which will disable banners, ads, etc.

The current version available from is google-chrome-9.0.597.84, but since the snapshot...
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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-Su/Sudo Hardening

Posted 03-07-2011 at 12:20 PM by arniekat

Su/Sudo Hardening Tutorial

In a default Slackware 13.1 installation, you create a root user with a root password. Normally, I create a regular user who is a member of the following groups: audio, cdrom, floppy, netdev, plugdev, power, users, video and wheel. The thought being that only members of the "wheel" group should be allowed to su (switch user) to root to do administrative work. Here's how it works:

bash-4.1$ su
Password: <root_password>...
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Two Browsers, Two Computers, Two Linuxes: Streaming Audio

Posted 03-07-2011 at 08:11 AM by caieng

07 March 2011

Despite numerous improvements in Linux, during the past decade, it consistently underperforms products by Microsoft (M$). This distinction may be blurred in newer computers, but on older machines, Linux dependably performs routine tasks more slowly than M$ software.

In some settings, however, this relative lethargy is not a significant handicap. One such application,using older computers, with Linux, where perceived diminution in responsiveness...
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Conservatism + Billions of $$ + "Christianity" = Hypocrisy

Posted 03-06-2011 at 11:00 AM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

There has been plenty of hype from the government about conservatives and how they equate conservatism with Christianity. They claim to go to church often, but that doesn't mean they're Christian. They claim to do good deeds (while sinning in other areas), but that doesn't mean they're Christian. They call themselves "Christians", but the way they act they are beginning to agitate me. Why? Read on.
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Where are desktop icons stored in KDE4 Plasma?

Posted 03-06-2011 at 06:34 AM by dr_agon

After switching to KDE4 I was little confused with its new philosophy of Plasma containers and activities. As it looked interesting, I tried to find more information. Now, there are some nice posts showing how to use it, but I couldn't find the answer for a simple question: where the information about desktop icons is stored on a disk?

Just for the record, in KDE 4.4.5 it is in
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