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New FireFox Vulnerability: Remote Buffer Overflow

[ page last updated: Sep. 24, 2005. ] Both FrSIRT and CNET are reporting a recently discovered security vulnerability affecting all versions of Firefox, including the recently released Firefox 1.5 Beta. According to FrSIRT, “A vulnerability has been identified in Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Suite, which could be exploited by remote attackers to execute arbitrary [...]

Windows to Linux: Baby Steps.

Every so often, i get myself into an uncomfortable situation that involves me trying to explain to someone why they should to switch from Windows to Linux. It goes something like this, “because it’s faster, more secure, …” — but for some reason i just never know where to begin. I end up either confusing the person or just scaring them off with too much technical jargon.

I thought it would be a good idea to make a list that compared Windows to Linux softwares, side-by-side. That way, i could describe the difference between the two operating systems in terms that people were already familiar with. Try Firefox instead of Internet Explorer, Open Office instead of Microsoft Office, Thunderbird instead of Outlook Express.. and so on.