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Park Your Virus Impervious Smugness Mac (and Linux) Users

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

I use linux. I prefer it over Windows for many reasons. It’s more resistant to viruses, less of a target, but that doesn’t mean that malware or other viruses are impossible. If someone were to trick me into running something and even worse, trick me into using my administrator password to install something system wide, [...]

Free Codeweavers Wine today Only

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

This is for Mac or Linux. Their servers are VERY busy right now as you might imagine. But, if you’ve always wondered about crossover wine, see if you can get a copy today at Codeweavers main site. I was redirected to their DOWN page which is a lean page with the download links and a [...]

OpenOffice 3 officially released

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Good linux format review of the new features and the overall feel (if you can get to it this morning. The main openoffice.org site is down at the moment. New features include a plugin for pdf import, support for the new Microsoft XML docx style file formats (read only). Writer can show several pages at [...]

Hard drive testing utilities

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Windows users know chkdsk, linux users know fsck… users of each MIGHT have heard of SMART. These are different ways of TESTING hard drives. Well, there’s also a utility called TestDisk that looks promising for recovering data… Here’s the clip from their site. “free data recovery software! It was primarily designed to help recover lost [...]

X-Plane and linux

Friday, December 7th, 2007

I’ve mentioned X-Plane before – it’s a flight simulator that strives to be as accurate flight modeling -wise as possible. Realism is one of their goals and it’s also unique in that it’s available for Mac/Windows and Linux (version 8 that is). (There is flightgear also, but X-Plane has still felt like better competition for [...]

Exploits in wild for recent Apple vulnerabilities

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

If you’ve been delaying on updating with the recent Apple Mac OS X updates…. don’t, there are exploits in the wild now for at least one. It’s speculated that this code may have been in the wild before Apple released the security updates.    Send article as PDF   

Multiple Apple updates as Mac goes to version 10.4.8

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

Apple is fixing 15 security flaws with the 10.4.8 version upgrade of Mac OS X. (There is a second update as well…. Security Update 2006-006). In typical fashion there are a bundle of issues in these updates. Several address remotely exploitable vulnerabilities.    Send article as PDF   

Firefox zero-day vulnerability (or is it?)

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

I saw a comment somewhere else that zero-day was overused and in essense ANY previously unknown vulnerability in open source software is technically zero day… the intent here though is to use the word in this context…. “vulnerability has been released without giving the vendor an opportunity to patch…” Yes, the fun vulnerability weekend seems [...]

Apple Macbook pro and other wireless fixes

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

Do you remember the big bruhaha a month or so back about the “apple wireless vulnerability” that everybody picked apart because in the video taped demonstration they used a third party card…. EVEN though the demonstrators stated that the same vulnerability existed in Apple’s own driver some on the internet tore one reporter up over [...]

Firefox and Thunderbird updates

Friday, September 15th, 2006

As I’ve just posted to the security-update-notice category, Firefox and Thunderbird both have been released in 1.5.0.7 version…. the release fixes a number of known security issues and you should upgrade as soon as possible. Details on the issues at incidents.org Also, you can visit mozilla.com for downloads    Send article as PDF   

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