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Using Chrome OS as a safer way to use the WWW.

Posted 11-21-2009 at 12:36 PM by rich_c

With Google releasing Chrome OS in source code form this week, something occured to me...

It could be a way for security conscious Windows users (OK, I know. The thought of that gives me a headache too!) to perform online transactions like internet banking with a higher degree of safety from malware than they've had previously. Here's how I reckon it'd work:

1. Download Chrome OS from here. You've a better idea where it's coming from that way rather than the BitTorrent...
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How to allow users to execute admin applications.

Posted 11-16-2009 at 12:44 PM by rich_c

On a few forum posts now, I've stated that there must be a way of working around the need to provide the root password for certain administrative tasks. This is generally in response to threads started by people who find typing in a password when they want to install programs (For example.) to be extremely irritating.

I was convinced that there's a way of achieving this using sudo while maintaining some semblance of control of the system in question. I think I found it! I've implemented...
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I almost feel sorry for them...

Posted 11-11-2009 at 11:36 PM by rich_c

Bad news week for Microsoft then.

1. They got caught potentially violatinig the GPL here.

2. Everyone's lauging at them for trying to patent sudo.

3. Somehow it's a good idea to sue people who point out exploits that could be costing them dear.

Oh well, at least the Windows 7 honeymoon period isn't over yet. I'm guessing it'll only be a matter of time before people realise even with that, it's SSDD.
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A question answered.

Posted 11-02-2009 at 06:16 AM by rich_c

Well, ever since I first heard of Hannah Montana Linux, I wondered if there was any mileage in themed remasters.

In order to get some idea myself, I remastered PCLinuxOS Zen Mini with some cosmetic changes for a dog owner forum. Generally not very tech oriented people at all...

I tried to provide as much easily accessible information as I could, including info for using Live CDs etc. but the underwhelming response I got was it was still all too much for them to understand......
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txt msg

Posted 10-25-2009 at 05:23 PM by rich_c

My thanks to Silverbear on the MepisLovers forum for bringing to my attention a genius analogy! It concerns using the CLI.

Suggestion: forget the old farts who are afraid to type. Tell a young person that using the command line is faster, because it's directly text-messaging the operating system.
I'll certainly use that one!
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