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CUEBALL: "So, do you know what Ubuntu is?"
CUEBALL: "It's an operating system for computers. It's free and you can download it from their website."
PRISCILLA: "And why would I want to download it? :confused:"
CUEBALL: "Well, it's got a lot of advantages. It's, well, free...it's very customizable, gets no spyware or viruses, open source etc."
PRISCILLA: "Really? No viruses?"
CUEBALL: "Nope, unless you try extremely hard to get one."
PRISCILLA: "Cool...I'll look it up."
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What if? If a pretender could be ANYONE...
How Did You Discover Linux? | Insider threat tactics
· Priscilla Felicia Harmanus · 1993 from the Netherlands · Last update: 25 aug 2020
No one knows who I am yet and what kind
of content I produce. So why not focus on a topic that
people are already searching for, right?
If a pretender could be ANYONE...
then you could have so many and interesting episodes that
the show could last for a long time. In the workplace, the hacker or insider can
simply walk in the door, like in the movies, and pretend to be a maintenance worker or
consultant who has access to the organization. Then the intruder struts through the
office until he or she finds a few passwords lying around and
emerges from the building with ample information to
exploit the network from home later that night. However, it isn’t
convenient or even remotely easy for some people to just
switch operating systems at the bat of an eye.
tablet or all three if you're 18 you
and that means you already
know things that older generations have
had to be trained on.
want to know hey, what is going on, I wanna know.
What Happens When Your Power Goes Out? This is a new web page... Could this happen to you?
It used to be that when you bought an appliance, you owned it, and you could take it apart, repair it, and plug in whatever accessories you wanted without the manufacturer's knowledge or permission.
Nowadays, software enables devices to do new, useful things, but it also enables manufacturers to exert more control than ever before over their customers. Manufacturers use software to ensure a device serves their financial interests throughout its lifetime, forcing you to go to an authorized repair shop, buy official parts, and stay out of the secret workings of the device that would let you know what it's doing with the data it collects about you.
The name GNU is a recursive acronym for “GNU’s Not Unix”, mostly chosen as it was a real word and fun to say ([FSF17]). This date marks the creation of the Free Software Movement that later evolved into the Free Software Foundation (FSF). The approach to open source was highly oriented towards an interpretation of software liberty back then, with the famous quote from Stallman: “‘Free software’ is a matter of liberty, not price. You should think of ‘free’ as in ‘free speech,’ not as in ‘free beer.'” ([FSF19]). This origin of the Free & Open-Source Software (FOSS) community still explains today why GNU open source licenses are more restrictive for corporations as they always underlie the release of any source code developed from a GNU licensed code.
In the 1980s, almost all software was proprietary, and one of the main goals of the FSF was to create the first real free operating system, and by the early 1990s, the GNU project had most of the major components of a free operating system, such as a compiler, editor, text formatter, mail software, graphic interface, libraries, etc. Nonetheless, the last missing piece of this ecosystem was a full operating system called Kernel. It’s only in 1991 that Linus Torvald released this missing piece with the open-source project Linux, the complete Linux operating system incorporates many elements from Stallman’s GNU project. While Linux is probably the world’s largest and most successful open-source project in history, it’s perhaps thanks to Torvald’s second-biggest open-source project Git – which aimed to help developer collaboration on the Linux Kernel source code in 2005 – that the open-source world could start to take over the proprietary world. The main reason behind Git’s success in open-source projects is that it didn’t need to be continuously synchronized with a code repository. This specificity enabled a large number of developers to collaborate in a decentralized and asynchronous manner. However, it’s GitHub in 2008 that imposed Git as the standard for open-source collaboration by giving it a web interface and a social dimension overpassing the legacy client-server version control systems such as CVS and SVN.