I have got the WIFI working on my laptop with FreeBSD, I am using the Broadcom integrated WIFI adapter in my laptop and it is working like a charm. I had to install the Broadcom firmware from ports, but now it is working perfectly. I tried a USB Belkin adapter, but that would re-boot the …

http://www.dailytech.com/Firefox+4+Finally+Released+Brings+Windows+XP+GPU+Rendering+Support/article21179.htm http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/251910,mozilla-firefox-4-officially-available-to-download.aspx Firefox 4.0 has been released with GPU acceleration support and a host of new features. Read more about this at the link above. This browser is 4 months late and I can only hope it can beat Internet Explorer 9.0 and Chrome 10 as the best browser. The Firefox browser has always been …

My installation of FreeBSD 8.2 is still going very well indeed, I am have installed Eterm, so that I can set a wallpaper with Esetroot and I am playing mp3 music right now with xmms whilst I write this post. The bug in Linux where the headphone audio is muted and inaudible on a laptop …

I have just completed the set up of FreeBSD 8.2 on my Asus A3H laptop and it is working better than Linux! When I am playing an MP3 with xmms, I can plug in earphones and still hear the music, with Ubuntu and every other distribution I have tried even Linux Mint 10, it would …

The update to Opensuse 11.4 is all done, I had to download 1.89 Gigabytes of data, but it was worth it to update all of my software at once and reboot into the all new and improved software I now have. There are a couple of bugs with wine, but other than that it works …

Just running the update to OpenSuse 11.4, I can not wait until the installation is finished and I can use my newly updated operating system. OpenSuse 11.4 uses kernel 2.6.37.1 which will include many new and interesting features for sure. it had to download 1.89 Gigabytes of data, but that is worth it to be …

Still using Debian GNU/Linux and very impressed with how well it works as compared to Linux Mint and Ubuntu. The new Ubuntu, as I have said before does not impress me and I will stick with Debian. The new graphical installer was easy to use even though my USB mouse would not work for some …

“In an experiment, 41% of Facebook users were willing to divulge highly personal information to a complete stranger. This according to IT security firm Sophos, which invited 200 randomly selected Facebookers to befriend a bogus Facebook user named ‘Freddi Staur’ (an anagram of ‘ID Fraudster’). Of those queried, 87 responded to the invitation, among them …

A nuclear reactor in Japan has exploded after losing power and therefore losing cooling water that is pumped into the reactor to cool the nuclear reactor`s core. This is unbelievable, the government is ordering people to stay indoors and keep windows closed as the cloud of steam will be carried by the wind and could …

http://blakeyrat.com/2010/11/macbook-air-security-wtfs/ According to the posting linked above, the Macbook Air has quite limited security by default, very worrying when the firewall is turned off by default, but that can be rectified after booting up, but why would you have auto-login enabled when this will reduce security? anyway, after the tragic earthquake and resulting tsunami that …

|{~}-{Fri Mar 11 21:13:04} -{shoggoth@Lorien } $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.0 _Squeeze_ – Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20110205-18:15]/ squeeze contrib main deb http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main deb-src http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib deb http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main contrib deb-src http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main contrib # deb http://packages.enlightenment.org/debian …

Yesterday afternoon a website started offering free Microsoft Points. I’m sure you if you type “free Microsoft Points” into Google you’ll still get pages upon pages of websites saying you will get free points if you just fill out 4 surveys and give them your social security number. This time, this really was a site …

Just installed Debian GNU/linux 6 to replace Linux Mint 10, as Mint is based on Debian “Squeeze” 6.0 and therefore I am happy to run this distribution and it loads way faster than the Linux Mint or OpenSuse distributions, as they are loaded down with Mono which slows down the desktop with unwanted bloat. I …

http://igurublog.wordpress.com/2011/02/19/archs-dirty-little-notso-secret/ Quoting from the website. Most distributions, even Windows, sign their packages so that when the computer downloads and installs them, it can check the signature to make sure the package is authentic – it hasn’t been tampered with on the server, or anywhere between the server and the local system. This mechanism has been …

I have just installed OpenBSD on my computer and I am stoked with how well it runs and how easy it was to install. I wanted to run something that was a little more challenging than OpenSuse and Ubuntu and I have got it. I installed it from the Amd64 installation iso which is only …