Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Nov 2007 21:22 UTC, submitted by irbis
Window Managers "Linux has proven amazingly flexible: after nearly 10 years of use, I'm still impressed by how the Linux operating system does exactly what I want on any type of hardware. Desktop customization is no exception; from the ultra-modern KDE and GNOME window managers to with the likes of Fluxbox and AfterStep, there's a Linux desktop to suit everyone."
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RE[6]: wm for a server?
by autumnlover on Wed 21st Nov 2007 03:56 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: wm for a server?"
autumnlover
Member since:
2007-04-12

Use evince (...) for a native 64-bit PDF viewer.


I found it unstable and producing garbage when scrolling some PDF-s. Adobe Acrobat displays such files just fine.

Gnash. Works natively in 64-bit.


Great. But it is not Flash.

It is embedded into the OS. You can't remove it entirely,


But still it can be blocked on firewall, and since its blocked I do not worry about IE being insecure.

"Activation is required, YES!"


If you got at least five XP boxes in your organisation, it isn't ;-)

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RE[7]: wm for a server?
by lemur2 on Wed 21st Nov 2007 04:18 in reply to "RE[6]: wm for a server?"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I found it unstable and producing garbage when scrolling some PDF-s. Adobe Acrobat displays such files just fine.


Shrug. I haven't had a case of evince or kpdf having any problem with any pdf file to date.

Great. But it is not Flash.


... but nevertheless it displays flash material. It can handle even youtube videos now.

in any event, Ubuntu at least has a "wrapper" mechanism for 32-bit browser plugins, if you find that you really must run a proprietary 32-bit binary blob plugin.

But still it can be blocked on firewall, and since its blocked I do not worry about IE being insecure.


Very foolish. You could get an ActiveX control downloaded by your non-IE browser or IM client or e-mail client or somesuch mecahnism, and having got past your firewally suddenly IE gets invoked, picks up the ActiveX control and your machine is compromised.

http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;959081077;fp;4194304;f...

You would also need to unblock IE in order to get access to Windows Update.

Finally, blocking IE from the web seems to be a particularly topsy-turvy thing, since it begs the very question "well why do I have to have this useless thing in the OS in the first place"?

If you got at least five XP boxes in your organisation, it isn't ;-)


WGA can still get you, even if you have a thousand XP boxes in your organisation.

Edited 2007-11-21 04:24

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RE[8]: wm for a server?
by autumnlover on Wed 21st Nov 2007 04:26 in reply to "RE[7]: wm for a server?"
autumnlover Member since:
2007-04-12

WGA can still get you, even if you have a thousand XP boxes in your organisation.


"The rights to create a standard image and deploy it on multiple machines, and rights to transfer licenses from one machine to another."

http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/programs/open/overview.mspx

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