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Ask Slashdot: Are We Witnessing the Decline of Ubuntu?

Markos Re:Linux Mint anyone? (631 comments)

Ease of install. I remember installing Debian back then and having to futz around to get my monitor and my TV Tuner card working. When I first tried Ubuntu it set up everything without any interaction, I was quite impressed.

about a year ago
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What the iPad 3 Looks Like

Markos Re:Cheaper iPad 2 (471 comments)

You're comparing apples to oranges. Most 5-year-old PCs won't run Windows 7 very well, if at all, and have no chance at Windows 8.

Most 5 year old PC's are running some variant of the Core 2 Duo, and run Windows 7 just fine.

more than 2 years ago
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LG To Pay Licensing Fees To Microsoft For Using Android

Markos I'm guessing it's related to FAT32 (359 comments)

If it is indeed for the file system, then it's understandable.

more than 2 years ago
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Fedora 15 Changes Network Device Naming Scheme

Markos You can delete the persistent rules, you know? (132 comments)

If you want to clear the rules, go to /etc/udev/rules.d and delete the persistent net rules file. The new mac will then default to eth0 again. Or edit the rules file to your hearts content.

more than 3 years ago
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Openwall Linux 3.0 — No SUIDs, Anti-Log-Spoofing

Markos Re:Not Trolling? (122 comments)

That is an example of code obfuscation not security through obscurity.

more than 3 years ago
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Openwall Linux 3.0 — No SUIDs, Anti-Log-Spoofing

Markos Re:Not Trolling? (122 comments)

The typical definition of "security through obscurity" refers to hiding bugs and vulnerabilities by keeping the design and implementation secret via closed source. Neither the design or implementation is secret in open source software, so by definition the OPS statement is incorrect.

more than 3 years ago
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Openwall Linux 3.0 — No SUIDs, Anti-Log-Spoofing

Markos Re:Not Trolling? (122 comments)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_through_obscurity "Software which is deliberately released as open source cannot be said to be relying on security through obscurity (the design being publicly available), but it can nevertheless also experience security debacles (e.g., the Morris worm of 1988 spread through some obscure—though widely visible to those who looked—vulnerabilities)."

more than 3 years ago
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Openwall Linux 3.0 — No SUIDs, Anti-Log-Spoofing

Markos Re:Not Trolling? (122 comments)

You are getting modded down because you claim Linux practices security through obscurity.

By definition, it's impossible for open source software to practice security through obscurity.

more than 3 years ago
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Gran Turismo 5 To Be Released November 24th

Markos Re:Thank guys (110 comments)

PS2 compatibility was dropped from the PS3 a *long* time ago.

more than 3 years ago
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Gran Turismo 5 To Be Released November 24th

Markos Re:I'll pass (110 comments)

Actually, if you are using HDMI, you do.

It's funny that your are modded as "Informative" though!

more than 3 years ago
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'Bloatware' Becoming a Problem On Android Phones

Markos Begun to complain? (415 comments)

Points to a thread where 20 people have posted, and not even all of them are complaining. Clearly this is a huge problem of epic proportions.

more than 4 years ago
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X Prize Foundation Wants AI Physician On Every Smartphone

Markos Processing... (245 comments)

(AOL VOICE)

You've got.... AIDS.

more than 4 years ago
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Visually Demonstrating Chrome's Rendering Speed

Markos Privoxy for the 1000th time (140 comments)

Hate to sound like a broken record, but yes Privoxy works great blocking ads on chrome. Yes, it does block the ads before the it reaches the browser.

more than 4 years ago
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Hands-On With Windows 7's New Features

Markos SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 (662 comments)

Alas I could never afford a genuine Sound Blaster. My OPTi 82C924's "Sound Blaster Emulation" was about as convincing to games as a midget trying to pass as a professional basketball player.

But nothing was as painful as trying to get that thing to work in FreeBSD.

I'm beginning to rant.

more than 5 years ago

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