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  1. Thread: Open JDK risks

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    [SOLVED] Re: Open JDK risks

    Good discussion and though there was no definitive answer, it has provided some ideas to pass on to the individual who is concerned.

    Thank you all for your replies.

    Mac
  2. Thread: Open JDK risks

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    [SOLVED] Re: Open JDK risks

    Paddy: I had suggested Speedcrunch and he tried it but found SuperbCalc and asked about it.

    1clue: Your point is taken. But understand that I am cutting corners because I am just an unpaid...
  3. Thread: Open JDK risks

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    [SOLVED] Re: Open JDK risks

    So what I get from this discussion is that it matters not the source of Java (OpenJKD, or download from Java.com) Once installed, it still poses a threat to a local user's security and therefore...
  4. Thread: Open JDK risks

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    [SOLVED] Re: Open JDK risks

    Thanks for the help folks. I will assure the newbies that they have nothing to fear from installing OpenJDK on their 'buntu installations, but for reasons other than what I gave them when they...
  5. Thread: Open JDK risks

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    [SOLVED] Re: Open JDK risks

    I too would be surprised if any financial institution would use Java applications but I think what the user was asking, and I did not quote him completely, was "Does having OpenJDK installed on my...
  6. Thread: Open JDK risks

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    [SOLVED] Re: Open JDK risks

    Thanks QIII

    I am more knowledgeable on the subject of Java now, and really appreciate your point about apparmor.

    So what is your opinion about the risks of someone using a 'buntu to do on-line...
  7. Thread: Open JDK risks

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    [SOLVED] Open JDK risks

    I have been helping people make the switch to Linux.
    One of the questions I get asked, because the security risks of Java have gotten a lot of news coverage this year is "Does Java pose a risk to...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: Cannot start VirtualBox on Ubuntu 11.10 new installation

    Mozkill:

    I solved my problem when I was trying to migrate a Virtual WinXP System from Kubuntu 11.04 to 11.10.

    I was starting out with a clean /home but I had copied the entire .virtualbox...
  9. [SOLVED] Re: Cannot start VirtualBox on Ubuntu 11.10 new installation

    Yes. from Oracle and from the repositories. Several times.



    Thanks I will give that a try.
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Cannot start VirtualBox on Ubuntu 11.10 new installation

    I just copied the .virtualbox directory to a backup file then copied the VDI and Machines back to the new .virtualbox directory.

    I have done this several times in the past and everything worked.
  11. [SOLVED] Cannot start VirtualBox on Ubuntu 11.10 new installation

    With clean installation of Ubuntu 11.10 but previously used VirtualBox VDI, I am not able to run the virtual windows VDI.

    Have installed VB from the Ubuntu repositories and no joy
    Have installed...
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I have installed Ubuntu Netbook remix on an Acer Aspire One and I have also installed Kubuntu 11.10 on the same machine. Both worked well.
    Mac
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Started using Linux with Ubuntu 8.04 and Linux is now the default OS on my four computers.

    Had to install VirtualBox to run an MS Windows accounting application that my wife refuses to give up,...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Server or Desktop Installation for limited server use?

    Thanks anyway.
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Server or Desktop Installation for limited server use?

    Prodigy_ I read your comments vis a vis things you dislike about Linux, and I can identify with your points. You may even be sympathetic to the problems I have encountered in trying to set up a...
  16. [ubuntu] Server or Desktop Installation for limited server use?

    Have been using Ubuntu for about 3 years but I am not well versed in networking and servers.

    My present system consists of 4 computers all running Ubuntu (just upgraded to 10.04) and all have a...
  17. [SOLVED] Re: Cannot install Ver 10.04 on new hardware with on-board raid controller

    That is interesting! Thank you for posting that work-around.
  18. [SOLVED] Re: Cannot install Ver 10.04 on new hardware with on-board raid controller

    Thanks for the reply. I kept trying different installs and found that when the installation process tells you it found a raid controller (I forget the actual term) and asks if you want to actuate...
  19. [SOLVED] Cannot install Ver 10.04 on new hardware with on-board raid controller

    Trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 on a brand new computer with the following specs:
    Motherboard - Intel BOXDQ57TM
    Ram - 4 Gb
    Processor - Intel Core i3 540 3.06 CPU
    Hard drives - 2 WD3200AAKS Sata...
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    Taskbar cannot be changed

    Just did an update from Ubuntu 9.10 netbook remix to 10.04 netbook remix on an Acer Aspire One.

    Taskbar icons cannot be moved, deleted nor new ones added.
    When right clicking on an icon the only...
  21. Poll: Re: Sound Is Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala`s biggest problem ?

    Brand New Acer Aspire One. New installation of Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix -- Seemed to work pretty well until I installed Skype.

    I spent 2 frustrating days trying to get the microphone to work...
  22. Thread: VPN connection

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    [ubuntu] Re: VPN connection

    Bump Any ideas at all?
  23. Thread: VPN connection

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    [ubuntu] VPN connection

    Trying to set up a VPN connection from with Virtual Windows XP (virtualbox) and the network shows verifying user name and password but then times out and give me a message that it could not connect...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 9.04 only partly allows write to NAS

    Solved the problem:

    If you are interested the solution turned out to be simple... if you know the answer. See this thread:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1375269&page=2
  25. [all variants] Change font sizes in applications like Kontact

    With larger high resolution monitors, application fonts have become very small. I have been looking for a way to set the default size of screen fonts but have not found any.

    I am particularly...
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