is about Microsoft adopting some recommendations from the “Certificate
Authority Security Council” that code-signing keys should be embedded
in special hardware devices, not simply kept as files on a regular
computer. Apparently they are also suggesting some yet-to-be-defined
“cloud-based service” as an alternative, which raises some questions.
One of the commenters linked this article
which gives a good overview of hardware signing key devices that are
certified to the various levels of the FIPS 140-2 standard.
The idea is not a new one. But like most security techniques that are
worth a darn, it can cause all kinds of irritations in practical use.
Happy new year everybody. Somehow i missed the first meeting. For the next
one could we do a live benchmark of web browsers available on linux?
Theres a couple of things to consider such as:
how quickly new browser versions are available - security updates
accuracy of rendering - i have found Midori feels fast but does not display
some web pages the same as others
Theres also flash and HTML5 we could look into. A few years ago (around
2010/2011) I made a simple HTML5 canvas with some animations that looked
like a space invaders game, from memory, on debian i had the following
IE, can't remember version, got around 20 fps
chrome scored 120 something fps
firefox received around 12 fps
I dont know what benchmarks are available for us to use but it would be
interesting, it would also be interesting to look at comparing browsers on
fedora and ubuntu
'Until about five years ago, techies and others who wanted a speedier,
extensible, more privacy-oriented web browser on their desktops often
immediately downloaded Mozilla's Firefox to use instead of Internet
Explorer on Windows or Safari on the Mac.
But those days seem long ago. Firefox is hardly discussed today, and
its usage has cratered from a high of over 30 percent of the desktop
browser market in 2010 to about 12 percent today, according to
Mozilla, citing stats from NetMarketShare. (Various other analytics
firms put the share as low as 10 percent or as high as 15 percent.)
And Firefox’s share on mobile devices is even worse, at under 1
percent, according to the same firm.
Today, the go-to-browser is Google’s Chrome, which has over a 50
percent share on both desktop and mobile, according to
-- source: http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/25/14376710/walt-mossberg-mozilla-firefox-br…
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University of Waikato, NZ
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[AdNauseam 3.0] contains some new features we’ve been excited to
discuss with users and critics, but the discussion was quickly
derailed when we learned that Google had banned AdNauseam from its
store, where it had been available for the past year. We also
learned that Google has disallowed users from manually installing
or updating AdNauseam on Chrome, effectively locking them out of
their own saved data, all without prior notice or warning.
For a more detailed appraisal of Zorin than was possible at the last
meeting see issue 695 of Distrowatch Weekly.
See also with reference to Fedora a derivative called Korora bubbling
under at 49 on Distrowatch. Tracks Fedora releases without much delay.
Korora is a little blue penguin.
'Korora was born out of a desire to make Linux easier for new users,
while still being useful for experts. The main goal of Korora is to
provide a complete, easy-to-use system for general computing.
Originally based on Gentoo Linux in 2005, Korora was re-born in 2010
as a Fedora Remix with tweaks and extras to make the system "just
work" out of the box.'