Writing for eSecurityPlanet.com, Sean Michael Kerner says, "The report, which investigated more than 900 serious data breaches that compromised more than 900 million online records, also found that the vast majority (96 percent) of the breaches could have been avoided had companies and organizations implemented basic security technology and policies. This latest data confirms what security experts have been saying for years: Cyber criminals are highly organized and capable of extracting personal information from customers and companies using socially engineered malware and sophisticated phishing scams to quickly turn stolen data into cash and goods — all from a browser."
Also, the report says the vast majority of breaches could have been avoided with basic precautions. In other words, "You snooze, you lose--and we told you so.""
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That's great for you and all, but almost every PC game that has ever been released is a testament to why Wine is still necessary (even if not necessary for some).
My words only express my experience, nothing more and nothing less.
I encourage those whom play Windows games to use Wine, to get Crossover Games and tell the game publishers, if you have a problem, call it in to support, go to their forums, make a little bit of noise showing your support for the game and your platform of choice, just don't be insane about it.
By all means use the tools available and work to make them better, give your feedback and help support those who work to support your gaming. Don't think that just because you've switched that you can't continue to enjoy your computer as you've done in the past.
And while it may not be perfect, if you're adamant about it and help others on official forums, you show that the market can be viable and that the risk for exploring it can be negligible especially given our normal distribution methods for software over the Internet.
Gosh, you're SO L33T!
Why do you think the rest of us care?
I know its bad to feed the trolls but here's a thought...
My experience has shown me that I don't need Windows apps as much as I though I needed them, I found better alternatives and while Wine is great at some point you just have to sit back and wonder, "Is it worth it?"
I went through updates which broke previously working applications, I went through configuration edit after edit for each application to get things working and at one point just decided to look for a better way. Don't get me wrong Wine is great for beginning Linux but it really shows the flaws in many Windows programs and with closed source, you can stumble onto one at random even if you're coding to established API for compatibility.
So why my comment? I commented because I felt it showed that Wine helps break the reliance on Windows applications, it's great for transition but not for long haul requirements and I'm not commenting for the sake of commenting, a review of my account can attest to that. You however seem to enjoy placing your finger up your rear trying to tickle the back of your throat hoping something worthwhile will eventually come out of your mouth.
Too bad it is a miss today for you but thankfully, I'm at least not an anonymous coward like you.
Long ago when I first switched to Linux I made the decision that I would not run a dual boot environment and would instead use Wine to run my apps I NEEDED from Windows on my Linux machine.
Fast forward six months from that switch, I removed the NEEDED applications because I found better ones (hello GnuCash) and haven't used a Windows application or required Wine since then, that was almost 3 or 4 years ago now when I fully switched my desktop to Linux.
Here's a thought, mind your tongue and you wouldn't have to try to abuse copyright law to squelch your stupidity.
Using opera 10.60.6386 amd64 no problems out of the box on Ubuntu 10.04LTS. Including this post. Been using opera since 5.x days and still see no reason to change.
Eh, maybe I'll try a clean install of it but I've never had this issue before in the previous updates.
For whatever reason, Opera 10.60.6386 64-bit on Ubuntu 10.04LTS would not connect to any place on the Internet for me, I had to downgrade back to 10.11 to get Opera working again, I filed a bug report but I don't know how helpful that will be, I don't use proxies, I don't have any special setup.