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+ - How Is VirtualBox Doing?->

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "Phoronix notes how it has been a long time since last hearing of any major innovations or improvements to VirtualBox, the virtual machine software managed by Oracle. This comes while VMware is improving its products on all platforms, and KVM, Xen, Virt-Manager, and related Linux virtualization technologies continue to advance as well. Is there any hope left for a revitalized VirtualBox? It has been said that there is only four paid developers left on the VirtualBox team at the company, which is not enough manpower to significantly advance such a complex piece of software. The v4.3 series has been receiving some maintenance updates during the last two years, but that's about it."
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Comment: Re: why google keeps microsoft away (Score 2) 263

by jones_supa (#48938343) Attached to: Microsoft To Invest In Rogue Android Startup Cyanogen

Awesome. Can you please fix the biggest annoyance of android: if I place a call and immediately lock the screen the screen gets unlocked automatically when the call gets connected. That means if I put it in my pocket after I initiate the call it may hangup or go mute it whatever.

That's the main reason I went back to iPhone. Thanks!

Well, did you contact Google about this issue? They are a company that sometimes even responds to feedback.

Comment: Re:I wish they'd fix the missing functionality (Score 1) 145

by jones_supa (#48938087) Attached to: LibreOffice Gets a Streamlined Makeover With 4.4 Release

Guys, please write bug reports about such limitations, it might just be the next step to fix.

Agree.

Here's the link to their official bug tracker: https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/. Seems to be a quite active place, so one might even have some level of success in getting their issue fixed.

Open source usually comes with the luxury of open bug trackers -- use them!

+ - D-Link Routers Vulnerable To DNS Hijacking 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "At least one and likely more D-Link routers as well as those of other manufacturers using the same firmware are vulnerable to remote changing of DNS settings and, effectively, traffic hijacking, a Bulgarian security researcher has discovered. Todor Donev, a member of the Ethical Hacker research team, says that the vulnerability is found in the ZynOS firmware of the device, D-Link's DSL-2740R ADSL modem/wireless router. The firmware in question is implemented in many networking equipment manufactured by D-Link, TP-Link Technologies and ZTE, he noted for Computerworld."

+ - Ask Slashdot: When and how did Europe leapfrog the US for internet access?

Submitted by rsanford
rsanford (711146) writes "In the early and middle 90's I recall spending countless hours on IRC "Trout-slapping" people in #hottub and engaging in channel wars. The people from Europe were always complaining about how slow their internet was and there was no choice. This was odd to me, who at the time had 3 local ISPs to choose from, all offering the fastest modem connections at the time, while living in rural America 60 miles away from the nearest city with 1,000 or more people. Was that the reality back then? If so, what changed, and when?"

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