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  1. Adjusting "ShmMax" of kernel, a good idea?

    I wanted to install Avast (I have a Windows partition and deal with Windows computers and files a lot) but it comes up with an error when trying to update. It seems fixing it requires changing the...
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    Re: Hypothetical Linux Malware Question.

    I guess I am taking the fact iOS cannot run any executables it hasn't pre-checked as fact. I'll do some homework and check up on that but it doesn't sound unrealistic, some sort of file signing...
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    Re: Hypothetical Linux Malware Question.

    @1clue, Your reluctance to admit the iOS approach (only pre-allowed software is able to run) significantly lessons malware is not realistic.

    I understand normal (well intended/non-malicious)...
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    Re: Hypothetical Linux Malware Question.

    Deleted, duplicate
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    Re: Hypothetical Linux Malware Question.

    I'm all for being poetic but that does sound very vague.

    You think nothing needs to be implemented and it will sort it's self out over time? Your basically saying a system will be implemented but...
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    Re: Is Linux The OS Of The Future.

    I think Steam coming to Linux and deciding to launch Steam OS, is massive for the future of Linux. Hundreds of millions of people dropping XP (sometime soon hopefully) could also be a big break.
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    Re: Things that you dislike in Ubuntu

    Your right there is a Buntu for everyone. As long as everyone knows about them and knows that they are of a very high quality. But I don't think they do, it seems as though many Windows users only...
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    Re: Loosing faith in Linux / Ubuntu?

    Just saw some screenshots on the Ultimate Edition official site. My eyes hurt.

    Just choose an official Ubuntu derivative (They all have much better desktop environments/window managers in...
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    Re: Things that you dislike in Ubuntu

    I think that is why people are so passionate in there dislike for Unity. It's exciting that Ubuntu is going semi mainstream and they don't want to see that ruined.

    I think Canonical should invest...
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    Re: Which version for Older laptop

    It'll run fine, there are a bunch of Linux OSes that run well on 512MB of ram.

    But as soon as you open the newest version of Chrome/Chromium/Firefox, Flash Player and a few tabs, it will be slow,...
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    Re: Which version for Older laptop

    You cannot use a modern browser and browse complex modern websites quickly and smoothly with 512MB of ram on any operating system.

    1GB ram is like night and day compared with 512MB, buy 512MB of...
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    Re: Hypothetical Linux Malware Question.

    @buzzingrobot, So the average, non technically minded user needs an administrator? An actual human to make sure they don't break there OS, run malware etc? That is definitely how computers try to...
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    Re: Hypothetical Linux Malware Question.

    Sounds reasonable. It's just that you can't force people to educate themselves.

    Again in the hypothetical situation a billion Windows users came to Linux, would you propose a system to try and...
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    Re: Hypothetical Linux Malware Question.

    Good quote haha.

    Well I enjoyed this discussion I think we've covered every possible angle now. The idea of only running pre-checked software definitely isn't as flawless as I thought, by a long...
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    Re: Hypothetical Linux Malware Question.

    My idea (the one I blatantly stole from iOS) has way more holes in it than I originally thought. I totally admit that.
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    Re: Hypothetical Linux Malware Question.

    I understand what an MD5 hash (Sha1 etc.) is, I just thought some sot of digital stamp would be an easier system.

    That is a good idea though, how about some "hash white list"? That'd work. The...
  17. Re: Counter-intuitive scroll bar. Ubuntu/Gnome 3.

    Fare enough, most of these UI arguments are irrelevant in a way as Linux/Ubuntu is so customizable. But you could make that statement about almost any issue a distro has, just tell the person to "fix...
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    Re: Hypothetical Linux Malware Question.

    Can we keep this civilized bro?

    Admittedly that "iOS is the safest OS on earth" comment I made was not well thought out. It mostly came from the fact there is nothing (except the fact the current...
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    Re: Hypothetical Linux Malware Question.

    Cheers for the lesson on signing files on Windows :) (no sarcasm intended)

    When I brought up the idea of "signing" software I didn't intend all those rules of "signed" Windows software to be taken...
  20. Re: Counter-intuitive scroll bar. Ubuntu/Gnome 3.

    I should save my breath for when this UI "decision" effects a distro I use regularly. I think it is a good example of the "style over substance" problem happening at the moment, but I will leave this...
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    Re: Hypothetical Linux Malware Question.

    @1clue ^, Linux is great because there are no limits to how many distros are out there and the approach those distros decide take. There are things about distros I dislike so I simply don't use those...
  22. Re: Counter-intuitive scroll bar. Ubuntu/Gnome 3.

    ??? You said your'self the current scrolling UI is You said that.

    How did you disprove me?
  23. Re: Counter-intuitive scroll bar. Ubuntu/Gnome 3.

    I'm not using Ubuntu any more, I never intended to keep Ubuntu as my main OS, it's an interesting distro and has got a lot of things going for it, and I play around with it twice a year.

    I'm not...
  24. Re: Counter-intuitive scroll bar. Ubuntu/Gnome 3.

    I see your point, perhaps this "UI decision" only negatively effects a small portion of people, But the fact the scroll handle is there to be used but cannot be accessed from the right side of the...
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    Re: Hypothetical Linux Malware Question.

    Exactly, I'm not suggesting this distro for any one taking part in this discussion (perhaps not even me for that matter), it's for the masses.



    Like other's have said this has already happened...
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