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Mozilla seems to work okay with Chrome's flash player

Posted 02-21-2015 at 11:16 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 02-23-2015 at 05:44 AM by the dsc

I'm not really a fan of flash, but since I'm trying to switch from Chrome to Iceweasel, which seems to be less sluggish in my machine, and I don't like the idea of using a plugin from the late 90s when I have to, I decided to try the wrap-around trick/plugin I've found. It seems to be working normally, as fas as I can tell.

http://www.webupd8.org/2014/05/fresh...per-flash.html

It had a few more dependencies than stated in the how-to, but the make/configure output...
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Things continue their downward spiral: Ads Go Live on Firefox

Posted 11-17-2014 at 11:00 AM by flshope
Tags ads, firefox

Things continue their downward spiral: Ads Go Live on Mozilla's Firefox Browser

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2472160,00.asp

At what point does the proliferation of nuclear weapons no longer seem like the worst idea on the table?
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Howto install Oracle Java on Debian

Posted 03-10-2012 at 03:47 PM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 09-05-2012 at 01:36 PM by craigevil (added Java 7)

Steps for Oracle Java 6


Quote:
Version 1.6.x (a.k.a Java 6 Update x)
NOTE: Java 6 is scheduled to die (End of Life or EOL) in November 2012
As of April 27, 2012 the latest version of Java 6 is 1.6.0_32 (Version 6 Update 32).
According to Oracle, "This release includes bug fixes and performance improvements." No security patches.

First install java-package, and fakeroot.
Code:
apt-get install java-package fakeroot
...
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Fixing the annoying firefox' associations issue once and for all

Posted 08-19-2011 at 04:49 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Probably affects all gecko-derived browsers, like iceape, kazehakase, epiphany, namoroka, whatever. May be exclusively a KDE-derived problem though, I don't know.

Sometimes, for some reason, the system decides that you probably want to open downloaded PDFs, from iceweasel's/firefox' downloads window, with krita or gimp, programs that won't open PDFs at all. It's really confusing because you even have a correct, pdf-reader application set as default in other parts of the system (file...
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Security and Privacy on the Internet

Posted 08-12-2010 at 04:31 AM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 08-11-2013 at 12:44 PM by craigevil (added Antisocial ADP list)

If you are really worried about privacy there are a few things you can do including:
Use the Adblock Plus extension for Firefox and use the
Easy Privacy list as well as the Antisocial list.
This list blocks the ever increasing social networking content on third-party sites.

Use a hosts file to block the multitude of clicktrackers

If you want to do the same thing without having the hosts file slowdown, dnsmasq offers similar functionality and it...
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