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It's all a fashion show (or, forget the conventional wisdom)...

Posted 02-17-2010 at 02:51 PM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)

Once again, somebody had criticized a new GNU/Linux distribution for not being friendly enough to new users. This time the target is RMS's Mostly Slax, and the person criticizing is Bruce Byfield in this blog post.

As I understand it, the distribution has been pulled for now. But my comments here are more on Byfield's points of criticism. Specifically, this statement bothers me:

Quote:
However, Slax is not exactly the first name that comes to mind if you are asked
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Mounting truecrypt volumes on an sshfs mount

Posted 02-16-2010 at 09:53 PM by xri
Updated 02-16-2010 at 09:54 PM by xri

The task:
To mount a remote truecrypt volume locally, using sshfs.

The problem:
truecrypt /home/xri/sshfs-mounted-remote-directory/remote-truecrypt-vol /media/truecrypt1
gives an error message with "permission denied"

The solution:
a) Edit /etc/fuse.conf (or create it), and make sure it has this line:
user_allow_other
b) When mounting the sshfs remote directory, use this option
-o allow_other

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squid - Redirect to Another Proxy cache_peer

Posted 02-16-2010 at 12:32 PM by jvaldivia

There are sometimes when you will have to forward all your proxy requests to a parent proxy, we maybe will have so many proxys on the network but what that hell.

After configure you squid proxy (I have a <a href="http://soad1982.blogspot.com/2009/07/squid-initial-set-up.html">quick start here</a>) you will just have to add a couple of lines to redirect the proxy settings.

I know squid could change sometimes the lines, so here is the version I've...
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Ubuntu is using Yahoo! now!

Posted 02-15-2010 at 10:05 AM by jaymarting (The messy world of technology)

Ubuntu is switching the default search from Google to Yahoo!

Those of you testing out the development version of Ubuntu Lucid should notice a change in Firefox very soon. The default search provider for new installations of Ubuntu Lucid and upgrades will be Yahoo! and not Google. Canonical have struck a revenue sharing deal with Yahoo! which generates income for the company. This money should help pay the wages of Ubuntu Developers employed by Canonical.

There appears...
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Shareaza: "don't play with IE"

Posted 02-15-2010 at 06:57 AM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])
Updated 02-15-2010 at 07:04 AM by Web31337

A short story about Infernet Exploiter usage in popular P2P app "Shareaza".
It was last summer, when SourceForge wasn't so bad and I was always sitting and helping on their channel @ freenode, and, also, I was a windowz user.
Persons:
_AnywhereIs_: me
Ryo-oh-ki: Shareaza developer

Local time: GMT+06 (in DST)
Channel: #sourceforge
Place: IRC.FreeNode.net
Date: June 13-14, 2009

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