http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10things/10-things-i-miss-about-old-school-linux/2309 Redhat Linux 6.2. The thing I miss the most about Linux is the coolness factor of having an operating system that is much better than Windows ’98 was and it supported your hardware without having to juggle disks installing drivers and installing virus scanners and other stuff to keep you safe on the Internet. …

Richard Stallman is explaining in this video, why the Linux operating system is virus free, essentially the main reason is the lower market penetration of Linux; compared to Windows which is used by just about every user and business in the world and therefore is a greater and easier target due to the lower security …

This documentary is a good explanation of the birth of Neutron stars, one of the most dense and awesome objects in the Universe. They are formed after a star explodes in a supernova and the stellar core is left behind with a huge amount of material compressed into the core that is the Neutron star …

Added a imagemap to the website title picture that will take you back to the home page when it is clicked, a lot of other websites have this and it is about time I added one to make navigation of the website much easier and quicker. I created it with the Gimp, which includes an …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaWFivMjJG0&feature=player_embedded. http://tech.slashdot.org/story/11/02/26/1653250/Microsoft-Shows-Off-Radical-New-UI-Could-Be-Used-In-Windows-8#comments. This video displays some of Microsoft’s new innovations like the surface computing and the new bubble interface for Windows 8. I am not sure about the bubble interface as I can not see where the start menu is and it takes up more screen real estate than rectangular or square windows. Maybe the …

Just watching the Star Trek Next Generation episode where the Enterprise was doing a propulsion experiment and they were sent through space 2,700,000 light years to another galaxy. That is the best episode of Star Trek TNG I think, apart from the one where they free the gigantic pure energy jellyfish and it is entwining …

Sure I would hardly watch a show like this, but the storyline involving the Bra boys and their fight with the Lifeguards was just too compelling, but this screen capture shows the character watching a video they have posted into their blog, but I am not sure that you can actually watch a video in …

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/No-more-desktop-Linux-systems-in-the-German-Foreign-Office-1191122.html “The German government has confirmed that the German Foreign Office is to switch back to Windows desktop systems. The Foreign Office started migrating its servers to Linux in 2001 and since 2005 has also used open source software such as Firefox, Thunderbird and OpenOffice on its desktop systems. The government’s response to the SPD’s …

The installation of Linux Mint 10 is very easy and when it starts the partitioning and package installation is already under way whilst you are setting up your date-time and user information and setting your user password. I have installed it on my laptop and desktop machines and it is very fast and reliable indeed. …

I have finally been able to try out the Linux Mint 10 live CD and I am impressed with how fast it runs on my i3 system with 2GB of RAM, Firefox loads instantly after the first time loading it and it overall is way faster than Windows 7 by orders of magnitude,very impressive indeed. …

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story.jsp?id=news/asd/2011/02/08/01.xml&headline=SpaceX%20Lands%20Contract%20To%20Fly%20To%20Moon&channel=space Quoting from the website. By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL— Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic Technology, a Carnegie Mellon University spin-off company, has signed a launch services contract with Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) for a Falcon 9 rocket to deliver a lander, small rover and up to about 240 lb. of payload to the surface of the Moon, …

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/02/anonymous-speaks-the-inside-story-of-the-hbgary-hack.ars/2 This article is a fascinating description of the HB Gary hack that enabled Anonymous to crack into a server machine and eventually deface a website. HBGary and HBGary Federal position themselves as experts in computer security. The companies offer both software and services to both the public and private sectors. On the software side, …

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/virus-cripples-triple-0-system/story-e6frf7l6-1226005527274 A computer virus has crippled a dispatch system at a triple 0 call centre, forcing ambulance operators to take down details of callers using pen and paper, which is a joke in 2011. The system was 10 years old and undoubtedly would be running Windows XP a release of Windows that is 10 years …

The only annoying thing about WordPress that way I have it set up is that when you update the WordPress core package, it overwrites the index.php that you have set up in the wwwroot. But I had to upgrade the WordPress core and that has reminded me to back up the index.php in my home …

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I am testing out the Blogilo blogging client in Fedora Core 14, I managed to get it setup with my website very easily and I am most likely going to use it for all of my posts if it works well enough. Sure I could be using Debian 6.0 but I love using Fedora as …

The best advance in desktop usage in Fedora Core 14 is that the Gimp now can layer the image window over the tool palettes when using it in KDE. This is better than in OpenSuse and Ubuntu where the tool palettes are always layered over the image editing window and get in the way which …

I have been doing some house cleaning on the website, I fixed up the css a bit and tweaked the layout of the website to make it look a bit better as well as adding a new titlepic. I hope you like it. and when you visit http://www.securitronlinux.com/linux there is a proper html page there …