'A new Skype for Linux client is now available as an alpha.
The Skype client for Linux had been long abandoned—it's stuck on
version 4.3, compared to version 7 on Windows—but Microsoft has now
belatedly recognized that Skype is at its most desirable when it's
available on every platform. To that end, it has created an all-new
In fact, the new client has two versions. There's a Linux app for
users of traditional Linux systems. There's also the Skype Web Client,
which is supported in Chrome on Linux and Chromebooks running Chrome
OS. Whether using the Web or the standalone app, the core code and
capabilities are the same: it's using Chrome's WebRTC support to
provide a plugin-free, Web-based Skype client.'
-- source: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/07/skype-for-linux-is-re…
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Waikato, NZ
+64 (7) 858-5174
After my last post, either that night or early next morning I realized I
should have said a thank you to some folk. So to all those that shared
information in an effort
to help me.....Thank you.
People at this LUG may indeed be right about puppy, I don't know. Here
is an article about that policeman and puppy and banking:
So going off that article it would seem that any live distro that fits
on RAM is safe for banking.
Now as for Ian. It is intetesting to at least me. Many/most people don't
move away from where they were born/bought up in.
So a person could be getting sh*t from someine online that they
babysitted. I find that ironic. No I'm not going off that article but
rather family happenings bought me to that article.
Anyway .....Ian. After Ian had a go at me last month for no reason:
list.Waikato ac.nz/pipermail/wlug/2016-June/014171.html (I hope those
two last addresses are correct after the effort it takes to type them on
this finicky phone)
If a person is bought to court, they never wear a shirt saying 'I am
guilty'. Usually the jurry/judge has to go off circumstancial evidence.
The most important point with Ian is that he had just had a YELLING
RANT. Now when someone finishes a yellining rant, are they most likely
to go: 1. Now who can I help or 2. Who will I have a go at next?.
So anyway I'm having to type this out on my finicky little phone,
because I Haven't had the privilege yet of buying a new computer yet
that I know will work. So this isn't his entire
post:wlug/2016-June/014171. But you can just go to last month if you're
So the next point of interest is that the very next thing that he "says
to me' after his attack on me last month was this latest.....um stuff.
"NOW WHAT ABOUT TRIMMING THOSE POSTS!!! OTHERWISE I MAY BE FORCED TO
DIG OUT SOME ARCHAIC INTERNET ETIQUETTE FAQ AND POST IT IN FULL ALL IN
Just joshing people. But puhleeze???!
A word for Michelle and the quest for perfection. Sometimes in this
life there is a dichotomy between what we wish for and what we can
actually accomplish. Maybe near enough is good enough. Is there
actually such a thing as complete security on the internet? Possibly,
but probably not for the average citizen.
"You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it." Scott McNealy, formerly
of Sun Microsystems. Sad but probably true"
So about me and my quest for perfection:
UN my post this month I said:
"Well I give up.
I have tried for months and invested dozens of hours to get a machine
that runs qubes and it hasn't happened.....
If nobody is prepared to do that it is more than fine
. I will just buy a computer that runs a windows legacy os."
Now I'm sorry, perhaps I missed the part there about "my quest for
Saying to to someone there "quest for perfection" well, whether that is
taken taken as condescending or resemble depends on who said it, how
they said it and when they said it.Vin this cade is was by a guy who had
just insulted me and had just come of an angry rant!
U think there were other things I wanted to mention about Ian but I
can't remember. If I am amazingly wrong about Ian's intentions this time
then so be it be he completely bought it upon his own head.
On 2016-07-06 20:21, Peter Reutemann wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 4:46 PM, Michelle <michelle400(a)orcon.net.nz>
>>> Puppy was recommended by a police officer. I think he was doing
>>> banking for
>>> the police maybe?
>> Don't trust the filth. Surprised they even realize what Linux is.
> Please keep it civil!
>>> So unless someone is willing to help in a hands on way, I don't want
>>> help. Thanks anyway.
>> Suggested it before, will suggest one last time. Show up to Te Ata on
>> a Monday or Friday morning and someone from there will help.
>> I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help but I really tried. Now to trim.
> If you read Michelle's emails again, you will see that she is not well
> enough to travel. Therefore your offer is not an option.
> Cheers, Peter
Oh dear, what an aberrant keystroke will do. Moving on ....
While it is probably mandatory to scorn Puppy, and indeed Puppy is but
a pale shadow of its former self post the retirement of Barry Kauler,
a few steadfast souls continue to produce useful variants Including
one called Slacko.
I am excited to announce the release of Puppy Linux Slacko 6.3.2. It
is available in 32 bit and 64 bit versions.
This might be called a bugfix release to Slacko 6.3.0 but it is so
much more than that!
This is the first ever official puppy to support UEFI booting for both
for 32 and 64 bit versions and the same ISO image will boot legacy
BIOS PCs as well. And there is so much more that is improved, such as
the theming, sound detection, firewall, default application management
plus our home grown apps such as pMusic.
It is still based on upstream 14.1 but has all the latest security and
bugfix updates. There is much more going on here than a point release
can convey that is why we have given it 2 points!
The official release announcement is available for 32 bit and 64 bit.
For more information you can visit the release notes page and the download page.
I Hope you enjoy using Slacko!
Posted on 22 Jun 2016, 21:22 by 01micko
Never seen this before, need a hand. Fairly fresh Debian 8 install, fully
updated, running as root.
root@ROOTCA:~/ca# man opensslroot@ROOTCA:~/ca# man -kroot@ROOTCA:~/ca# which
man/usr/bin/manroot@ROOTCA:~/ca# man --helproot@ROOTCA:~/ca#
... When I execute man, it doesn't give me anything, and just returns me to
the command prompt. Not even man --help will return a response.
I've purged and reinstalled man-db, ensured that ncurses-base is installed,
even checked the size of man (106912 bytes), and checked dmesg for any
segfaults... there's just nothing I can find anywhere.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
Securely sent with Tutanota. It's good, you should try it:
'Following the recent vulnerabilities in Tor, researchers at MIT's
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Ecole
Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne have been working on a new
anonymity network that they say is more secure than Tor. While the
researchers are planning to present their new system, dubbed Riffle,
at the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium later this month, they
did say the system uses existing cryptographic techniques, but in new
ways. A series of servers are what make up Riffle, each of which
"permutes the order in which it receives messages before passing them
on to the next," according to a news release. "For instance, messages
from senders Alice, Bob, and Carol reach the first server in the order
A, B, C, that server would send them to the second server in a
different order -- say C, B, A. The second server would permute them
before sending them to the third, and so on." Nobody would know which
was which by the time they exited the last server. Both Tor and MIT's
anonymity network use onion encryption. Riffle uses a technique called
verifiable shuffle in addition to onion encryption to thwart tampering
and prevent adversaries from infiltrating servers with their own code.
Last but not least, it uses authentication encryption to verify the
authenticity of an encrypted message. The researchers say their system
provides strong security while using bandwidth much more efficiently
than similar solutions.'
-- source: https://news.slashdot.org/story/16/07/11/2041203
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Waikato, NZ
+64 (7) 858-5174
A summary of links comparing ODF (the file format native to LibreOffice
and OpenOffice) with OOXML (as used in Microsoft’s Office suite):
Another reason why saving LibreOffice documents in MS Office format may
cause formatting trouble (besides the usual inconsistencies that happen
with MS Office formatting anyway) is that OOXML cannot actually
represent all ODF information correctly.