I know that no one, voluntarely, uses IE, but for those who have to use it, please see:
New Zero-Day Exploit targeting Internet Explorer Versions 9 through 11 Identified in Targeted Attacks.
OK, very quickly. Had no end of unwanted trash when I used to use Google chrome....bit reluctant...but yes I do use IE......so what do you suggest please?
Not only because of the 'hole' I appear to be in currently
I am also having probs with the browser....in other ways...
thanks in advance
I use Firefox because:
Specifically I use portable Firefox at work because:
Like Sam, I too only use Firefox, except in those instances where I have to use iE.
I too use a portable version of Firefox, I use it on an encrypted USB drive using PortableApps. This way I can go anywhere with my bookmarks and history.
Like Sam and Mike, my favourite browser is Firefox but not on USB - I lose my USBs all over the place, all the time, so not a practical option for me.
Also, Chromium browser has stopped working on Lubuntu (no text input anywhere at all; known bug, not yet fixed) so I'm trying out Midori, which is a free and open source webkit-based browser that has surveillance limiting features installed and enabled by default. So far, I like it. Might even not bother with Chromium when it's fixed except for testing.
I use 3 different browsers at home so I can sandbox google and facebag off from the rest of what I do on the net. I've been using Midori at home for a few weeks for facebook and it's works very nicely out of the box all except making pictures fullscreen. Meh!
Yeah, ditto with the sandboxing.
Kind of a black hole sucking everyone's time?
Seriously, yes, there are many holes everywhere (OS, browsers, etc.), causing the many security issues we see all the time (given the many factors involved it is relly surprising to have things actually working):
LOL But who thought of classifying that as a "Unix problem"? That someone was surely not in his/her right mind!
i mostly use google chrome and firefox because they are both good to use as well as quick and easy
Firefox it is. Should have stuck with it before...but messed around with too much stuff and stopped thinking about it....ethically it is also a sound decision....see link:
Chrome would actually be a good browswer if it weren't for its update "feature" and everything that derives from that; that's why I changed to SRWare Iron.
I'm sure Microsoft would tacitly like everyone to believe that they invented the internet. AFAIK, the US Department of Defense were responsible for developing it and the National Science Foundation for rolling it out to universities and eventually the wider public.
Most of the internet runs on free and open source languages and software (FOSS), and the whole concept and rollout was taxpayer/govt. funded. Microsoft, Google, Apple, Amazon, etc. only make money out of it and don't contribute enough back to the FOSS that they rely so heavily on. Apple are particularly bad at supporting FOSS projects that they directly depend upon. Am I missing something or is that really stupid? (Thinking of things like OpenSSL and Heartbleed).
Oh yeah, and they all avoid paying their fair share of taxes that could fund future IT research and breakthroughs that would benefit everyone.
Most of the internet runs on free and open source languages and software
Yes, that may be so, but it is also interesting to see how that came to be:
In a world where Microsoft increasingly threatens to dominate computing and the Internet...
So, in the end, villains aren't that bad after all
An interesting essay... I've only skimmed through it and looked at the more salient points to our discussion. The trouble with such aggregated statistics is that they tend to hide much of what is happening regionally. The EU has been running on directives for the past few years that require govt. agencies in all 17? member countries to consider free and open source options and demand open standards wherever possible. Govts. are by far the largest buyers and users of IT equipment and software. Already several municipalities, national police agencies, and even whole governments have switched to almost entirely FOSS systems. I believe some southern and central American countries are already involved in similar projects.
When govts. get involved, it's a real game-changer and something that Microsoft are lobbying like mad to try to prevent them from abandoning Windows and MS products. XP is already leaving a nasty taste in some agencies' mouths; using older software and networks for specialist purposes that is dependent on XP, e.g. for hospital record keeping, scanning, and x-ray equipment, and now vulnerable to malware and old, as yet undiscovered bugs because MS wants to abandon it. The cost of upgrading, in many cases, is prohibitive because it means throwing out perfectly good, necessary, and very expensive hardware that was designed around XP.
It's true that in the consumer markets, people almost always buy a computer and just use whatever's installed on it, usually Windows (Or OS X if you work mostly in espresso bars). In most cases, if you want to buy a computer with Linux installed, you end up paying more for the exact same machine. Perhaps that is why Linux doesn't do as well as it should in the consumer PC world. Linux (Android) and FreeBSD (iOS) seem to be doing pretty well on mobile devices and, more recently, Firefox OS and some other open mobile OS' (Linux based) are making their way into consumers' hands.
Let's see what happens.
That can't be right, Danny Boyle invented the internet, I saw it on TV in the opening of the 2012 olympics.
That could be very well it!
Long live XP!
No, even for free I wouldn't take it: