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Comment: Re:I've also test driven PC-BSD (Score 1, Insightful) 285

by Serilkath_Montreal (#19572861) Attached to: 24-hour Test Drive of PC-BSD

I might be being a tool, I might be a complete n00b with it, maybe I should STFU... maybe. But if I didn't find it to be an easy alternative when I've got experience with unix-like systems and am not afraid of doing some research (although I admit it was pretty limited)
I used to use Linux up until I had to do it for real (i.e. in production and quickly), then I switched to FreeBSD. Why ? Because it's an OS... A real one, not a patchwork of more or less random stuff put together to cater to the pimple squad. Each distro has it's own particular way of doing thing, there's no consistency between one or another and most of the time you got a couple of gigs of totaly useless stuff. I recently had to work with Linux, my god, I missed my FreeBSD so bad, there is not a distro that hasn't a major flaw and each time you switch from one to another you pretty much have to start from scratch... If you ask me, windows or Linux, it's all the same...
Security

+ - Severe Google Desktop XSS Vulnerability

Submitted by
Tsudohnimh
Tsudohnimh writes "A new research from Watchfire has revealed a serious vulnerability in Google Desktop.
The attack, which is fully presented in a new Watchfire research paper released today can allow a malicious individual to achieve not only remote, persistent access to sensitive data, but in some cases full system control as well.
The full paper can be found here (1).
A demonstration of the attack flow can be found here(2).
1. http://www.watchfire.com/resources/Overtaking-Goog le-Desktop.pdf
2. http://download.watchfire.com/googledesktopdemo/in dex.htm"
Programming

+ - A Universal Markup Storage Format

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Every blog, forum, or CMS has its own markup language for formatting posts. But when you start to mix and match markups, things go haywire. If you have a web-based platform and are looking to support multiple markup languages for posters/authors to use, then you need to start to use a universal markup storage format in your database to preserve formatting, extend flexibility, and allow users to switch from one markup language to another."
Hardware Hacking

+ - How to Laser Tag (i.e. graffiti) a Building

Submitted by
John3
John3 writes "The Graffiti Research Lab has posted video of laser graffiti they created on a Rotterdam building. The effect is very cool, and a complete guide on how they did it is posted on Theodore Watson's website. All you need is a laptop, LCD projector, and laser and you too can graffiti buildings without any permanent damage (unless you fry the retinas of a curious late night janitor). The GRL site states they are "dedicated to outfitting graffiti artists with open source technologies for urban communication" and there are several other examples of previous high-tech graffiti experiments, including drive-in GIF theater."

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