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Comment: Why a full PC? (Score 1) 238

by thatkid_2002 (#47905297) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Advice On Building a Firewall With VPN Capabilities?

Why not get just a router (I've been contemplating a Netgear WNDR-4300) and load it with OpenWRT or even DD-WRT?

If OP wanted to do video transcoding/HTPC duties I could see the use for a full PC but otherwise it is just a nuisence compared to a small, efficient, embedded system.

The main advantage of OpenWRT over $OTHER is it's packaging system and ability to install updates without reflashing. It has good documentation and a great community too.

Comment: Re:Lie (Score 2) 170

by thatkid_2002 (#47851827) Attached to: Fedora To Get a New Partition Manager

It's not rewriting parted. Parted can't handle all modern storage technologies as it only deals with partitions which are only one part (pun intended) of the picture. In the [your favourite distro here] installer the UI calls out a *suite* of tools just like Blivet-GUI does. Previously in Fedora this was all piled into Anaconda - but now it is split out into this "Blivet-GUI" thing.

If you bothered to read the articles or browse the source you'd know that it depended on Blivet and subprocess calls to normal system utilities. Blivet has been around for at least two years already and has matured through its use in Anaconda. Anaconda has been around for many years and has always (AFAIK) depended on Python. Nearly every Linux distro (and other Unixes, OSX and even Haiku) come with Python by default. Most installation environments can use whatever they please without impacting the resulting system so even if you didn't want to install Python (or the more concerning GTK, IMO) you don't have to. This person was not engaging in NIH - they were simply writing a new GUI to an existing tool to allow for better integration, easier modification and fewer dependencies... Shock horror! OMG WHAT AN IDIOT RITE???

This mindless Red Hat bashing has really gone too far.

Comment: Re:First impressions (Score 2) 220

by thatkid_2002 (#47812871) Attached to: Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support
It's been as fast a Chrome for years. It's only Google fanbois on Slashdot who really say otherwise... Though I get the impression that maybe it is slightly different under Windows so maybe that's why some think it's slow. Most of the badness was quickly eliminated after FF4, and the UI changes are really just a storm in a teacup (they haven't changed the way I use FF at all).

Comment: Running Fedora - why not FreeIPA? (Score 1) 98

I think FreeIPA can address most of your needs and if you are already running Fedora then adding it to your network should be fairly trivial. FreeIPA is kind-of like an Active Directory type dealie (and it can synchronise against AD) that offers a lot of integration and control.

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