__/ [ John Bokma ] on Monday 13 March 2006 10:04 \__
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> __/ [ John Bokma ] on Monday 13 March 2006 09:36 \__
>>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> __/ [ John Bokma ] on Monday 13 March 2006 09:06 \__
>>>>>> <snip />
>>> http://tinyurl.com/gkzu4 (since my newsreader doesn't like long
>> A KNode rebuttal?
> No Xnews bug.
>>> <snip />
>> MSN in Korea has password leaked as well, if I recall correctly. As
>> for Yahoo, well... if you ask them nicely, they'll probably hand it
>> over to you.
>>>> < snip />
>> They (Microsoft) have taken lessons from Linux.
> About time, I mean GNU/Linux has been taken so many lessons from MS ;-)
> Some I wish they hadn't taken though. Does KDE still default to the
> broken MS behaviour of the mouse / focus?
Yes, it's one of the first things I must change at the start (when setting up
new boxes). It's also one of the things which prevents many users from
working effectively under Windows. Think about back and forth copy-and-paste
from one windows to another (click to focus, highlight, then CTRL+C, move,
click to focus, CTRL+V). I am sure some third-party software can *mend* it,
just as extensions exist to serve as pager for virtual desktops,
transparency (cruft) and flexible WM's such as LiteStep. KDE can run under
Windows if you set up Cygwin properly, but I hear it's rather hard.
>>>> < snip />
>> As for Ubuntu, shame on Connonical. It only affect Bandger 5.10 and is
>> not a Linux issue. It also puts in jeopardy machines on which multiple
>> user accounts already exist. So a user could, in principle, gain
>> administrator privileges. Elating script kiddies to script Gods
>> (script: less /var/log/installer/cdebconf/questions.dat ). We all know
>> that using a floppy, anyone can do this in Windows. *grin*
> Care to explain how you can become Administrator under XP using a
> floppy? As far as I know one needs a password to "mount" the NTFS
> And doesn't booting from a very small linux on a floppy, and mounting
> the right partition(s) also not make me god?
As in most O/S's (OSen) (SuSE and Palm included) there are ways to recover
administrator password. The only redemption is encryption of the filesystem.
As regards Windows, search the Web for "windows lost admin password". Also
With kind regards,
Roy S. Schestowitz
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