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Comment: Hey wait a second y'all! (Score 1) 161

by gfolkert (#37686734) Attached to: Air Force Network Admins Found Out About Drone Virus Through News Story
"Windows" was Orange Book C2 Rated in the 90s on WindowsNT v3.5SP3 on 3 certain Compaq Hardware Specs, with no CD Drive, Floppy Drive, no modem and no network connection. How much different could it be now. We have been told Windows 7 is the MOST SECURE Windows yet... so its gotta be better now than in the 90s. Right? The saying "Remember Ed Curry!" keeps popping up in my head for some reason.

Comment: Re:What an over sensationalist title (Score 1, Informative) 899

by gfolkert (#37466858) Attached to: How Microsoft Can Lock Linux Off Windows 8 PCs

Stop complaining. Vote with your feet, and take your business elsewhere.

Where? All the Big Box electronics stores where the average consumer buys things are all this way. Oh you mean the specialty shops only available on the Internet... Oh you mean Dell. Ohhh... right, try and find it on a powerful machine or laptop... Oh back to those Specialty shops on the Internet. Oh, Lenovo... try and order it from the website. Oh back to those Specialty shops on the Internet. Dude, you are batting pretty badly.

Comment: Welcome to Debian SID (unstable) (Score 1) 246

by gfolkert (#34332866) Attached to: Ubuntu May Move To Rolling Releases
I've been using Debian Sid for years, on all of my servers that aren't under contract.

I've also been using it on my desktops since *forever*

I've been using it on my laptops since about 2004.

I've had a total of a couple of hours of limited functionality, between my laptops and desktops. X barfs or my primary Desktop (Gnome or KDE) gets horked for a bit. I move to XFCE or andother Window Manager.

Servers have been rock solid except for a short time when the whole udev/hald/something changed its rules on how my NICs were named... no longer were they eth0/1/2 but eth4/5/6... Hurrah. Debian Sid is going mainstream.

Comment: Re:Serious first post (Score 1) 230

by gfolkert (#34109710) Attached to: Serious Security Bugs Found In Android Kernel
Did you read TFA?

They said that the level of bugs per 1000 lines is very much less than half the "normal" amount. Though yes more than the Linux kernel itself, but some of the bugs were already addressed before release. I'd like to see *YOU* do better with getting the OS on a Mobil Device.

I mean, come on, exactly how is a remote exploit (quite a few of the bugs are this type) going to happen on these phones when these things don't even listen on what is typically expected on the "network" and then even if it does, its typically been "rooted" (and they should get all they have coming to them if they don't know why they rooted and expect it to behave just like a non-rooted one) and even then... at least on Verizon doesn't allow any connection listening services on its "mobile" ip address ranges in any case.


How about Apple let Coverity do the same run down on iOS? Never happen, at least with public results.
Better yet, Windows Phone 7? Hah... never happen period.
Nokia's stuff? better chance of winning the Mega Lottery.

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