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Don't turn off security features, customise them!

Posted 10-13-2009 at 12:27 AM by rich_c

I’ve noticed a worrying trend recently. People seem to be hell bent on ‘turning off’ prompts for the root password to perform various admin level tasks because it’s ‘annoying’. In a similar way, one of the main criticisms of Vista has been User Access Control and much has been written about turning that off. Indeed, Microsoft seem to have taken this criticism on board and allows users to easily turn UAC off! Great! Just because users are lazy and impatient, turn security off!

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Linux Quizzes

Posted 10-12-2009 at 07:07 PM by engless
Updated 02-27-2015 at 01:33 PM by engless

You can find a series of quizzes about LINUX and for LINUX users here:

1. Starters ( for beginners )
2. History
3. From the Shell
4. Expert
5. Wifi
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Patch Tuesday...

Posted 10-12-2009 at 07:03 PM by rich_c
Updated 10-12-2009 at 07:04 PM by rich_c (spelling!)

I just read this article and it struck me that, in the last few paragraphs, there's an ever so subtle hint that there may be alternatives to suffering the constant barrage of malware and the resultant rounds of critical updates. It's not often you see that!
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A quick review of Slackware 13 and KDE 4.3.1 on my old laptop...

Posted 10-12-2009 at 11:05 AM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)
Updated 10-16-2009 at 09:21 AM by Lufbery

I posted this as a thread, but it makes a good blog entry:

This past weekend I installed Slackware 13_x86 on my IBM A22m laptop. The laptop is a Pentium III 1 GHz with 512 MB of RAM.

I was running Slackware 12.1 on this computer, so before I started I backed up my /etc, /home, and /root directories onto my desktop computer and then reformatted the hard drive. This gave me a clean slate for the new installation.

For the installation, I selected all of...
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Upgrade Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) to Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Beta

Posted 10-12-2009 at 06:17 AM by sridhar11

The Ubuntu developers are moving quickly to bring you the latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has to offer. This is the Ubuntu 9.10 beta release, which brings a host of exciting new features.

Note: This is a beta release. Do not install it on production machines. The final stable version will be released
on October 29th, 2009.

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