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posted by cmn32480 on Monday June 06 2016, @02:22PM   Printer-friendly
from the they-gotta-be-kidding dept.

An engadget story has the following to say about KeePass2 and developer Dominik Reichl:

Think it's bad when companies take their time fixing security vulnerabilities? Imagine what happens when they avoid fixing those holes in the name of a little cash. KeePass 2 developer Dominik Reichl has declined to patch a flaw in the password manager's update check as the "indirect costs" of the upgrade (which would encrypt web traffic) are too high -- namely, it'd lose ad revenue. Yes, the implication is that profit is more important than protecting users.


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  • (Score: 2) by Pino P on Tuesday June 07 2016, @09:31PM

    by Pino P (4721) on Tuesday June 07 2016, @09:31PM (#356619) Journal

    I want a large laptop, the more screen space the better.

    I guess our needs differ, as a bag that's more obviously a laptop bag is more likely to attract muggers. So I carry my current Linux netbook in a nondescript satchel. I just worry about what'll replace it once it finally dies.

    I alrady know that Android is available on notebooks and tablets [...] Android is, after all, based on Linux.

    I guess it depends on how hard it is to bring up X-based desktop applications in a GNURoot [google.com] inside Android. But then this reintroduces the application compatibility barrier, as ARM tablets probably don't run an x86 VM efficiently.

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  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Tuesday June 07 2016, @10:01PM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday June 07 2016, @10:01PM (#356629) Homepage Journal

    Pino, I wasn't sure if you were trolling, or if you were serious. Sorry for being suspicious.

    This guy went with an 11" and he seems to be doing well, initially at least - https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/3j6hnb/linux_compatible_netbook/ [reddit.com]

    Similar reddit discussion here - https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/4397p8/linux_for_netbook/ [reddit.com]

    This looks kind of promising, but I can't find a list of compatible hardware - http://simplicitylinux.org/ [simplicitylinux.org]

    The search terms I used return a lot of Chromebooks - I'm not thrilled by the things I've heard about those, but that is a possibility.

    I am encouraged that there are discussions on the net, regarding small devices such as you describe. Apparently, you're looking around, and giving some thought to your next laptop, netbook, or whatever now. That's the way to go. Waiting until the day after your device dies to start looking would guarantee a lot more frustration.

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