Parsix GNU/Linux is a live and installation DVD based on Debian. Our goal is to provide a ready to use and easy to install desktop and laptop optimized operating system based on Debian's stable branch and the latest stable release of GNOME desktop environment. Users can easily install extra software packages from Parsix APT repositories. Our annual release cycle consists of two major and four minor versions. We have our own software repositories and build servers to build and provide all the necessary updates and missing features in Debian stable branch.
There are however some hiccups with vendor lock-in, in cloud computing or elsewhere. It just hasn’t disappeared. The lock-in still exists through proprietary or otherwise unimplementable file formats; through undocumented protocols and weak or non existent reversibility clauses. Vendor lock-in has not gone away, it has become more subtle by moving up the ladder. If your entire business processes are hosted and run by a cloud service provider there may be some good reasons for you to have made that choice; but the day the need for another provider or another platform is felt the real test will be to know if it is possible to back up your data and processes and rebuild them elsewhere and in a different way. That’s an area where open standards could really help and will play an increasing role. Another area where open standards are still contentious is multimedia: remember what happened to Mozilla in 2015 when they chose to embed proprietary, DRM-riddled codecs because of industry pressure.
I kinda assumed that mariaDB was basically like running MySQL. I had read it was binary compatible. I started moving databases over to it then realized that some of the software I use like atlassian products don't officially support it because MariaDB causes problems. Is it not safe to replace MySQL with mariaDB ? Should I move to something like Postgres?submitted by /u/fellow_earthican
I've been looking to install Linux for a year or so now, and have dual-booted it several times for a day or so each, but never really got "hooked" on Linux. I used Ubuntu, Mint, and Arch, and liked Ubuntu the most, but couldn't find any reason to use it over Windows.
I do like the package management system in Linux, and how heavily customizable everything is. Software compatibility is a problem, and the number of hoops that I'd have to jump through to play a game, or run some Windows software is a problem as well. I do like OSS and how everything is hackable, and how I can have full control of everything, akin to rooted Android or jailbroken iOS.
I like Windows because it is familiar, I've grown up using it, and everything comes incredibly easily to me. I also have basically no reason to stop using it, I've disabled updates so it doesn't update without my permission. I do dislike the lack of customizability, but I haven't had any problems with the more locked-down aspects of the OS. Some development things are suited much more for Linux, but there are workarounds if I want to get them working on Windows. For instance, I've recently wanted to start developing an operating system for fun, it's pretty hard to do on Windows but much easier to do on Linux.
So, is Linux the right operating system for me? Is there anything more that I should know about Linux that may convince me that it is the OS for me?submitted by /u/Artillect
I'm looking for a distro suitable for a small child (like, 2-ish years old small), who has recently expressed an actual interest in a spare laptop we had lying around.
Unfortunately, cursory googling turned up either distros that are stale and abandoned, or Sugar which everyone seems to agree is more classroom oriented.
So I turn to you, /r/linux - are there any worthwhile, still-living distros suitable (preferably right from the get-go) for small children?submitted by /u/kephir
The announcement posted by Linux Mint project leader Clement Lefebvre on May 6, 2016, was a pretty big one, revealing a lot of information about the upcoming Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" operating system.
Reddit: Is it possible for a Chromium-based browser to be significantly more secure than Google Chrome?
I don't really know to what extent Chromium emulates Chrome (as far as I know, it's only aesthetics, but I don't know... very far). Now that Ubuntu 16.04's out, I'm putting together everything for a clean install and would like to move away from Chrome—and Google in general, for that matter. I really like Chrome, so a Chromium-based browser seems like a good idea.
But, if one thinks Chrome isn't private, is it really possible to have a "privacy-oriented" browser based on Chromium?
(Either way, I'll probably end up using Tor Browser)submitted by /u/AmagicalFishy
This Single Command Can Hack Your Windows AppLocker In Seconds
If you use Windows AppLocker to restrict others from using some applications and locking down your Windows PC, here’s something to worry about. Casey Smith, a security researcher, has found a way to bypass the AppLocker whitelist and run arbitrary scripts. IT admins are advised to run this command on their systems and see if some loopholes exist in their network.
Here's how I verify data breaches
Other headlines went on to suggest that you need to change your password right now if you're using the likes of Hotmail or Gmail, among others. The strong implication across the stories I've read is that these mail providers have been hacked and now there's a mega-list of stolen accounts floating around the webs.
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An update on SSH protocol 1
At this stage, we're most of the way towards fully deprecating SSH protocol 1 - this outlines our plans to complete this task.
- High-Severity OpenSSL Vulnerability allows Hackers to Decrypt HTTPS Traffic
Firejail 0.9.40-rc1 Release Announcement
We are happy to announce the release candidate of Firejail version 0.9.40-rc1 (download). Firejail is a generic Linux namespaces security sandbox, capable of running graphic interface programs as well as server programs. This release includes a number of major features, such as X11 sandboxing support, file transfers between sandboxes and the host system, run-time configuration support, Ubuntu 14.04 AppArmor support, and firecfg, a desktop configuration utility. A number of smaller features, documentation and bugfixes are also included: