Why 28-backspace Vulnerability is not so Serious?

There have been news being circulated around regarding 28-backspace vulnerability of a Linux bootloader, Grub2. CVE-2015-8370 Back to 28: Grub2 Authentication 0-Day Why this is not a serious problem? Because relying your security on bootloader is utterly stupid to begin with. If someone has a physical access to your machine, that means, they can easily […]

How Far Can a $300 Laptop Go?

When my last laptop decided to give up on me, giving me a one blink on caps lock, which apparently means that CPU has failed, I needed to get a replacement quick. I decided to search for Linux laptops, because that’s what I used on my last machine. I could either shop some specialized vendors […]

4+ Things I don’t Miss About Windows

So now I have transitioned my desktop into Linux, this means I no longer have any system that runs Windows (at least at native capacity.) 1. No more crappy update systems Apparently, Windows has a defect (that roots from Windows XP) on its Windows Update driver, that can cause very high disk load on every startup/resume, […]

Why I Rather Want to See Linux Desktop Succeed

Linux Desktop looking better and better…maybe more so when Windows 8 is out. Because Windows 8 is One Step Away from the Operating System… Face it, Windows 8 is a mess. It mostly trying to push their agenda. (which Mac OS X in certainly guilty on some count of this) Those both platforms are trying […]

Ubuntu Unity Dash Search Problem and Fix

Just installed new virtual machine instance of Ubuntu only to found that Unity Dash Search not showing anything. Then I came across the post on Ask Ubuntu, titled Software Sources not found in Unity Dash Search. It generally consists of doing copy operation from default: mkdir -p ~/.local/share/applications cp /usr/share/applications/software-properties-gtk.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/ Then changingNoDisplay=true within. After […]

Linux: Some words about it

I have been advocating Linux for both notebook and desktop system for some time, let me run down some factors that will affect when you want make a switch. I have been using Linux exclusive from around 1994 to 1997, and after I some blank, I am now using Linux on couple of machines for […]

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