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Journal: Reminiscence XP 6

Journal by jawtheshark
As I said in my previous journal entry, I'd install Windows XP Home (OEM) in a Virtual Machine today in order to commemorate the death of XP. I documented it with screenshots. Yes, I know, it's Facebook album, but it's public. It was the quickest way to get something online.
From VM creation and installation from SP3 OEM ISO to fully patched in 1 hour and 30 minutes. Not a

Comment: Re:XP is (nearly) dead - long live Windows 7! (Score 1) 7

by jawtheshark (#46683481) Attached to: Tomorrow Windows XP dies, long live Windows XP!
Yup, you don't understand mature software. That's ok, most people in tech don't. As for the media? Slipstream the latest SP into your ISO and you're done. I have installed XP previously in a Xen DomU and itt' drop dead easy. 7 is a "just ok" replacement and only by virtue of Vista being so bad.

Comment: Hmmmm (Score 1) 186

by jawtheshark (#46671417) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

I had done all of the above in AVG Firewall on Windows, and it was very easy to do.

That's the part I actually doubt. All firewalls configured by normal users I've seen in my lifetime were so much of a mess, that they had more holes than a swiss cheese on were so strict they became unusable
I'm also quite surprised about "ranges known to be used by malware, marketers, etc...". If those were really even halfway public knowledge, there would be no malware of "marketing" problem on the Internet.
This one should get his medication, and think his strategy over.

Comment: Re:even easier (Score 1) 106

by jawtheshark (#46591131) Attached to: Security for the 'Internet of Things' (Video)
How is that going to work in a house that has abysmal cell reception? I build a new house and due to the higher grade isolation (I think, it's a guess. May be the floor heating too, that's a lot of water), cell reception is extremely bad. Outside, it's fine. Of course, I didn't know this and my alarm system is GSM based. They had to install the system under the roof, because it the basement it simply wouldn't work.

When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder. -- James H. Boren