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by thomasl
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Privacy and Security of Vivaldi browser and vivaldi.net free email
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Privacy and Security of Vivaldi browser and vivaldi.net free email

@handy: I do get your point. These things are (alas?) mostly a matter of personal assessment. ("Alas?" because there's such an incredible amount of FUD, paranoia and fake news around (then again, "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you."). Acquiring reliable, trustworthy inf...
by thomasl
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Privacy and Security of Vivaldi browser and vivaldi.net free email
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Privacy and Security of Vivaldi browser and vivaldi.net free email

https://spyware.neocities.org/articles/vivaldi.html I've read through all the browser-related pages on that site... and I am not sure about the technical merits of the writer. I don't say there may be reasons against the browsers he criticises (practically all of them :cool: ) but at least some of ...
by thomasl
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Privacy and Security of Vivaldi browser and vivaldi.net free email
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Privacy and Security of Vivaldi browser and vivaldi.net free email

I use Vivaldi as a 2nd browser for those rare cases when a Chromium compatible browser is required. (My main browser is a strictly firejail'ed/sandboxie'd Pale Moon w/ uMatrix.) I've for a long time used Iridium for that but their update cycle is too slow; after much googling around I have decided t...
by thomasl
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: MX Snapshot: Spurious? error message
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: MX Snapshot: Spurious? error message

@Adrian: Thanks. Perhaps, as a stopgap, change the wording from a pretty threatening Fatal Error to a less menacing Warning ;)
by thomasl
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: MX Snapshot: Spurious? error message
Replies: 3
Views: 94

MX Snapshot: Spurious? error message

I have just done a (personal) snapshot (with the latest version of MX Snapshot) and got this error, as the last message in the Terminal window: installed-to-live Fatal Error: Could not find config file /tmp/installed-to-live/cleanup.conf This is a frugal install with dynamic root persistence enabled...
by thomasl
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: Small execute helper for the terminal
Replies: 0
Views: 62

Small execute helper for the terminal

This script was among the first bits I adapted from my Windows console helpers. It's basically for those who do a lot of work in a terminal (window). I've stored the script in a file called x (also setting its executable bit) so that I can do these things (and probably some more): $x # opens a fresh...
by thomasl
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Lynis security auditing
Replies: 12
Views: 219

Re: Lynis security auditing

As to Lynis, it is perhaps a useful tool, perhaps not. I don't know and the sole reason why I posted my OP was an attempt to find out. If the consensus should be that a general Linux user doesn't need to bother with that sort of thing, that's alright. I'll take that as an answer and that is that. Al...
by thomasl
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Lynis security auditing
Replies: 12
Views: 219

Re: Lynis security auditing

Lynis is definitely on my list of software to install and imho makes perfect sense to run occational... It probably does make sense to run it every now and then, though the number of warnings is pretty high and hard to disentangle. However, my main point is rather whether it would be a good idea to...
by thomasl
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Lynis security auditing
Replies: 12
Views: 219

Lynis security auditing

From their website : "Lynis is a battle-tested security tool for systems running Linux, macOS, or Unix-based operating system. It performs an extensive health scan of your systems to support system hardening and compliance testing." I have played with it for a while and it seems to be a solid but pr...
by thomasl
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: MX: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (long post!)
Replies: 9
Views: 484

Re: MX: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (long post!)

Thank you for your thorough comments regarding your experience with MX. Many are Linux specific rather than MX specific. That is since MX is a Linux distribution it inherits the basic characteristics of Linux. That's certainly right. However, MX happens to be the actual system I have been working w...

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