rm2

rm2

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  • Seriously? That is the conclusion one should arrive at from your experience? Have you ever heard of "confirmation bias"? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias I'd say we have a prime ...
  • Replied in PCLinuxOS
    PCLinuxOS is a great distro for non-geeks.  It makes things quite a bit easier than other distros.  And it is a rolling release, which means that once installed you can keep using it for years ...
  • You need a faster Internet Connection. That way you'll have a shorter wait while your keystrokes are recorded and sent to China. Or just upgrade your malware to a newer more efficient version. ;) S ...
  • OK, so this particular exploit does not affect you. There will be others. I was just trying to give an example of the type of vulnerabilities that will go unpatched in the future. Now, I do ...
  • If you read the advisory, it includes "previewing" a maliciously formatted message in Outlook (including Outlook Express). That is the kind of vulnerabilities that will never be fixed or reported, ...
  • You would be surprised. Here is an interesting "preview" of things to come: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2953095
  • Sure, but what about vulnerabilities with Windows Media, Outlook Express, etc? Most people are not going to put up the work required to keep their machine safe. I feel much better recommending ...
  • I don't normally side with Microsoft, but in this case I think they are correct. If a hacker knows of a vulnerability in the OS and gain root access to a machine, how can you trust the system any ...
  • According to Microsoft, running XP after April 8 is a bad idea: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247207/Microsoft_returns_to_scare_tactic_well_in_dump_XP_campaign?taxonomyId=125&pageNumber=1 ...
  • Nice setup. How noisy is it? What OS are you putting on it?
  • I doubt that the OP has any need for a waccom tablet. What did photographers do all the years before adjustment layers existed. The O.P. has managed to happily fill his hard drive with photos and ...
  • Well, at least you have an option in case it does get cracked. ;)
  • n.t.=="No text."
  • Of course, buying a new machine (either a Mac or a PC with Windows 7) is probably an easy way out, if your budget allows. But even if you take that route you are still left with your old hardware ...
  • 1) Download 2 or 3 different distros to try. You do this by downloading their particular CD or DVD ISO image. Some distros have more than one desktop environment to choose from. KDE is one of the ...
  • Hi Jim, I have been using a PC hooked up to my TV for almost three years now.  The PC has an nVidia card with a DVI port, but with a cheap DVI to HDMI adapter I was able to hook it up to the ...
  • Nice to hear of Linux newbies getting their toes wet. Come on in. The water is fine. :-) I started using Linux in 1990, mostly just for fun. Yes, I guess you can say I am a geek. But, over the ...
  • 7zip is awesome.  I use the command line version a lot. And since it is free and open source any one can have it.  7zip has its own file format (.7z) which in many ways is an improvement over ...
  • Spent a day at an orchard. A very nice way to spend a relaxing day. There was small lake and some how lots of apples and a few pumpkins found their way down into it. I experimented a bit with the ...
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