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by BlackRider
28 Dec 2011, 18:26
Forum: General chat
Topic: What is your favourite desktop?
Replies: 70
Views: 15064

Re: What is your favourite desktop?

nobody wants kde-4 as is too heavy, nobody wants Trinity as it's not modern enough. is LXDE the only way to go for Porteus? should we drop second DE and focus on LXDE as the only option? I don't like when a distribution drops a given package, but I suppose that being a distro manager means taking h...
by BlackRider
10 Dec 2011, 20:04
Forum: Development
Topic: Porteus "encrypter"/cryptoloop Broken!!
Replies: 14
Views: 4008

Re: Porteus "encrypter"/cryptoloop Broken!!

P.P.S What other weaknesses I can expect with "copy2ram" and without using "changes" cheatcode? Data can leak to the swap space if you are not careful. If the encryption implementation you use is a lame one, this could lead to an attacker retrieving data from your swap space and performing a chosen...
by BlackRider
09 Dec 2011, 10:50
Forum: Development
Topic: Porteus "encrypter"/cryptoloop Broken!!
Replies: 14
Views: 4008

Re: Porteus "encrypter"/cryptoloop Broken!!

please shout in this thread if you want encryption of whole porteus back. :Yahoo!: :Yahoo!: :Yahoo!: :Yahoo!: :Yahoo!: :Yahoo!: :Yahoo!: :Yahoo!: :Yahoo!: Between having a flawed security scheme and having none, I prefer having none. That does not mean I like having none... While brokenman says I t...
by BlackRider
11 Nov 2011, 23:50
Forum: General chat
Topic: Anyone concerned over UEFI?
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Re: Anyone concerned over UEFI?

But we really shouldn't take this threat too lightly. We both agree about this. And why would you sign the FSF petition anyway? Because it makes no harm, costs you not much time or money and it is better than doing nothing. Sooner or later, we'll have to use an UEFI machine (on a newer Itanium serv...
by BlackRider
11 Nov 2011, 09:41
Forum: General chat
Topic: Anyone concerned over UEFI?
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Re: Anyone concerned over UEFI?

And to be honest, going back to the FSF, no one stopped Apple from building the next iPhone, and they need to face the fact that no one will listen this time either. There are almost 20,000 signatures for the campaing right now. It is evident that someone has "listened". It is open to debate if the...
by BlackRider
02 Nov 2011, 09:52
Forum: Development
Topic: Translations please
Replies: 11
Views: 2563

Re: Translations please

Spanish translation: Starting Porteus now -->> Arrancando Porteus Loading interface -->> Cargando interfaz Loading graphics -->> Cargando gráficos Preparing desktop -->> Preparando el escritorio Entering usable phase -->> Entrando en fase usable Grabbing a beer -->> Tomando una cerveza Preparing me...
by BlackRider
27 Oct 2011, 21:29
Forum: Development
Topic: Porteus pure UEFI booting (no BIOS emulation)
Replies: 8
Views: 3324

Re: Porteus pure UEFI booting (no BIOS emulation)

i guess that '+mac' version contains modified Grub 2 loader. Good to know. I wondered which bootloader they where using here. I don't think we should start to worry, because motherboards are supposed to have compatibility modes, but we'd better keep an eye on this UEFI thing. Who knows. Maybe it sh...
by BlackRider
22 Oct 2011, 18:54
Forum: Development
Topic: Porteus pure UEFI booting (no BIOS emulation)
Replies: 8
Views: 3324

Re: Porteus pure UEFI booting (no BIOS emulation)

From Ubuntu docs: From Ubuntu 11.04 onwards (x86_64 only), the ISO CD supports UEFI booting Ensure you can virtualizate x86_64 environments, as only the x86_64 version will do the trick. You need to have a capable processor to use amd64 architectures under VirtualBox. Is your iso the amd64? If so, w...
by BlackRider
21 Oct 2011, 12:29
Forum: Development
Topic: Porteus pure UEFI booting (no BIOS emulation)
Replies: 8
Views: 3324

Re: Porteus pure UEFI booting (no BIOS emulation)

I just asked because of curiosity. You can use a virtual machine to emulate an EFI motherboard. VirtualBox OSE has an EFI mode, if you want to give it a try. Don't take me wrong, I don't like UEFI very much. In fact, I think it is a mess. Damn it, even Linus says it is a mess! The problem is that UE...
by BlackRider
21 Oct 2011, 08:43
Forum: Development
Topic: Porteus pure UEFI booting (no BIOS emulation)
Replies: 8
Views: 3324

Porteus pure UEFI booting (no BIOS emulation)

I am interested in knowing if Porteus developing team is planning to add the capability of booting Porteus in UEFI environments without BIOS emulation. I think Ubuntu's Live CD can boot in such a mode but, according to what I have read, Syslinux does not support it yet. This feature could be interes...
by BlackRider
21 Oct 2011, 08:36
Forum: General chat
Topic: The FSF against hardware lockdown
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

Re: The FSF against hardware lockdown

Can the new secure boot scheme prevent us from booting into porteus? via cd? I am not sure about cd booting. via usb? I think USB booting would be impossible under a Secure Bot scenario in which this feature cannot be disabled. I have been made aware of this :( But am not really sure about many thi...
by BlackRider
19 Oct 2011, 21:02
Forum: Development
Topic: Porteus-1.1-rc1-x86_64 is ready for testing
Replies: 58
Views: 12860

Re: Porteus-1.1-rc1-x86_64 is ready for testing

I will have a look at it when possible.

Can I ask how the issue with the loop device encryption has been dealt with?
by BlackRider
18 Oct 2011, 08:39
Forum: General chat
Topic: The FSF against hardware lockdown
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

The FSF against hardware lockdown

The FSF (Free Software Foundation) has started a campaign to fight the threat that Secure Boot represents for the free software community. Roughtly speaking, Secure Boot is a mechanism that vendors (Acer, Hp...) use to ensure that their machines boot only authorized systems. A more detailed explanat...
by BlackRider
10 Oct 2011, 17:30
Forum: Development
Topic: Porteus Linux as "Cloud computing OS"
Replies: 17
Views: 4366

Re: Porteus Linux as "Cloud computing OS"

The next version will give users control of firewall ... not sure where the lack of security comes in. I have nothing against Iptables. In fact, users have control of the firewall in Porteus if they know how to alter Netfilter variables by hand. I guess you meant " The next version will give user-f...
by BlackRider
06 Oct 2011, 14:41
Forum: Development
Topic: Porteus Linux as "Cloud computing OS"
Replies: 17
Views: 4366

Re: Porteus Linux as "Cloud computing OS"

I think this would be HUGELY popular ... but alas it is not for me Glad to know I am not alone in this field. My main concern about cloud computing is that most cloud vendors are trying to convince us to put at their disposal things that have worked very well in traditional workstations. I don't kn...