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Comment: Re:Expired and stagnant. (Score 2) 176 176

by Andrei D (#35686382) Attached to: Internet Explorer Antitrust Case Set To Expire
I still remember that, in my early days as a Linux user (circa 2000), I had a relatively decent machine. I was using Red Hat 6.2 with XFree86 and Window Maker at the time. Netscape was indeed slow, so I clocked it to see how long it takes to start (display the home page): 51 fucking seconds.

Comment: Re:Seems reasonable (Score 1) 949 949

by Andrei D (#32336550) Attached to: Pakistan Court Orders Facebook Ban Over Mohammed Images

After all, I don't know how much value have rational reasonings to someone who believes in sky pixies.

Well, it's really not that hard to find. You can start by checking these freaks on Wikipedia: Renee Descartes, Blaise Pascal, Thomas Aquinas, Henri Bergson, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, etc.

Comment: Re:Jediism, a.k.a. $CIENTOLOGY..... (Score 0, Troll) 169 169

by Andrei D (#29482651) Attached to: Supermarket bans Jedi Knight
You only prove that you are completely clueless. No matter what you think about Christianity, comparing Jesus to this Jedi clown or Joseph Smith is just plain stupid. Try to spend less time on Slashdot and read some books. Maybe something written by C.S. Lewis or G.K. Chesterton. Like you, they were also firm atheists, but they managed to use their brains and understand their errors. Get smart, will you?

Comment: Re:Why is KDE still not the mainstream? (Score 1) 274 274

by Andrei D (#22928896) Attached to: A Screenshot Review of KDE 4

I see KDE as a very good, highly configurable and modern desktop environment but still wonder why it is not yet the desktop environment of choice for the "major" distros. Why?
I think one of the top reasons is that some distros appreciate that Gnome has a stable release cycle. As I understand, KDE will follow this model as well (releasing a stable version regularly) so hopefully more distros will include it by default. We'll wait and see.

+ - New Samba release fixes 5 critical vulnerabilities

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An anonymous reader writes: Its time to patch your Samba installations. Five critical vulnerabilities have been fixed in the latest version that could allow attackers to gain remote root access to file servers running the vulnerable installations of Samba. With no workaround except upgrade, the vulnerability is extremely serious.

http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command =viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=spam__malware_and_v ulnerabilities&articleId=9019398&taxonomyId=85
http://us1.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2007-2446. html
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-07 -033.html
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-07 -032.html
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-07 -031.html
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-07 -030.html
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-07 -029.html

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