[cryptome] Re: utorrent and episcale bitminer: Was RE: Re: Netanyahu

  • From: Andrew Hornback <achornback@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:19:05 -0400

On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 4:13 PM, Douglas Rankine <
douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Dear Andrew, & Colleagues,


> Like Andrew, I do like to be consulted and asked permission before I
> install a piece of software, but one never gets anything for free, these
> days...unless it is with Linux and Ubuntu...and Ubuntu has been caught out
> trying it on...

You really need to try the BSD variants.  I can see complete, unholy hell
being raised if any of them tried to push software that you didn't ask for.

FreeBSD is a really nice item to work with, especially if you have
experience with Linux - but be forewarned, it doesn't do everything for
you.  OpenBSD is purported to be one of the more secure systems right out
of the box - http://www.openbsd.org/ - and their tag line is "Only two
remote holes in the default install, in a heck of a long time!"

And in most cases, if there's a package built for Linux, there'll be a
package also available for the BSDs.

> I used utorrent for many years before I installed utorrent and was very
> satisfied with it. When my Ubuntu laptop was working, I used transmission
> and found it very good, better than utorrent, but I don’t think there is a
> Windows edition...
> Dougie.
> P.S. Andrew, as you have obviously expressed a wish, desire or need to be
> asked this question...Please enlighten me, if not us and pray tell me, what
> is an OLVWM, and what does it do...and should I have one...?

 OLVWM - Open Look Virtual Window Manager.  The term comes from Solaris,
which was the name of the non-CDE GUI available with Open Windows on SunOS
(before SunOS became Solaris - ahh, marketing driving name conventions,
gotta love it).  http://xwinman.org/olvwm.php and
http://xwinman.org/screenshots/olwm.gif for more information.   I love
OLVWM simply because it's extraordinarily clean.  There's no need to have a
3D capable video card just to render your desktop.

My all time favorite has to be the old Indigo Desktop - which turned into
the IRIX Interactive Desktop (again, damn marketing folks -  http://
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRIX_Interactive_Desktop).  This is what shipped with
SGI's (now classic) high performance workstations.  A nice example of a
desktop - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IRIX_desktop.png  I love it
because it doesn't get in the way of what you're doing, has enough
functionality to aid your processes without slowing you down, which is
exactly what a desktop should do, IMHO.

--- A

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