ON ZORIN 5 SUGGESTIONS

Re: ON ZORIN 5 SUGGESTIONS

Postby pudnyka » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:29 am

Gom player auto subtitle like bs player? Is there a way to have gom player look for subtitles online, like bs player? maybe an extention or plug in?
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Re: ON ZORIN 5 SUGGESTIONS

Postby Wolfman » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:39 am

Hi,

try "gmpc-plugins", it might have what you want!!. You can install it via Synaptic.

(You can simply type "gnome plugins" in search in Synaptic and you will see a few other options!)

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Re: ON ZORIN 5 SUGGESTIONS

Postby Obsidian1723 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:02 pm

I tend to be a fan of Ubuntu LTS, Debian, and Cent OS vs. Fedora, Ubuntu Non-LTS, Arch, and other distros that while very cool for testing and bleeding-edge, severly lack in stability.

Both Zorin OS 4 and 5 are based on the Non-LTS versions of Ubuntu, which are really betas for the next LTS (12.04). Since Ubuntu's LTS starts out bieng pulled from debian-testing and the Non-LTS versions are pulled from debian-unstable, so therefore it's true that any distros forked from Ubuntu ( which Ubuntu itself is a fork from Debian ) will also come from these two sources of debian-testing and debian-stable as well. Linux Mint and Zorin OS are both forks of Ubuntu and are both affected by this.

I'm all for testing, bleeding-edge, etc,..... just not on any production / critical / main systems which I use. So that all being said, I like Zorin 5 for what it is, but because of the lineage back to debian-unstable, it (much like Zorin 4), doesn't work for me very well (and in some places, not at all.)

If I have a suggestion, it's more for Zorin in general than for a specific version; and it's this:

I recommend promoting the latest and greatest versions, BUT making it clear that Zorin OS 4, 5, 6, 7, etc, whatever version(s) that may be, aren't as stable as Zorin OS 3.1 is (since it's based on Ubuntu 10.04LTS). As such, please put a note comparing 3.1 and 5, with clear links to both on the Zorin OS homepage for downloding them. For the average Linux neophyte, Zorin OS 3.1 is my main choice to recommend - and it is the version I install on newly refurbished systems which I donate to people who need computers.

Lastly, I have downloaded Zorin OS 3.1 Ultimate and would like the passwords for both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of it; but I don't see anywhere to purchase them - only the orin 5 Ultimate versions. I'd also like to know exactly what the differences are between the Free and the Ultimate versions of Zorin OS. I know one difference is the Mac GUI, which isn't a selling point for me at all.

For those who want to customize Zorin, I write a script to modify Ubuntu (thus it works with Zorin OS, Linux Mint, Ubuntu, etc) http://sourceforge.net/projects/ubuntune/ which can be downloaded and read in gedit. It's highly commented inside of the script so that you can see and understand exactly what's going on, where, when, and why.
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Re: ON ZORIN 5 SUGGESTIONS

Postby Obsidian1723 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:41 pm

swarfendor437 wrote:The principal difference between core and Ultimate is that the latter has most of the packages that users will want to use depending on which version they want. The same packages can be downloaded via synaptic packages or Ubuntu Software Centre - with the exception of Zorin Background Plus.


ah ok, and Zorin Background Plus is what gives you the choice of using Luna (Windows XP GUI), Aero Windows Vista / Windows 7 GUI) and Aqua (Mac OS X GUI), correct? Are the only GUIs available?
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Re: ON ZORIN 5 SUGGESTIONS

Postby Obsidian1723 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:06 pm

Premium/Ultimate sounds like the best way to go. If you donate, do you get both the 32 and the 64 bit versions, or just the one that you pick?
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Re: ON ZORIN 5 SUGGESTIONS

Postby Obsidian1723 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:24 pm

chromium is better (for me) than chrome is, but my default to use is firefox, but only because I have it extremely pimped out and tweaked for looks and configuration.

When it comes to security, you can be more secure, but never secure completely. Let's say for instance, your PC was 100% totally secure in OS, applications, files, and network, cool..... but if someone can just walk in your front door and steal it, then while it was 100% secure in those ways, it was 0% secure in the physical sense.

Ok, Devil's Advocate time here......

Your PC is 100% secure in all of the ways above, including physically. Is it STILL at risk and STILL not secure?

Yes, of course it is....and here's why.

Amatuers hack computers. Professionals hack people.

Kevin Mitnick was a great social engineer. He had some technical chops, but why go through the mystical cyber voodoo skills and all of the technical spects, when it's much easier to baffle the end-user with bullsh*t and get in with the same results, but with far less work?

Security is a mindset. It is a way of thinking, acting, and being, in a 24/7/365 basis. It's not some hardware or software setting, configuration, or tool. Unlike code which can be patched and updated, doing that is far easier than for a human to patch themselves and upgrade their knowledge and skills in terms of computing and general overall security.

The ONLY thing that is secure in, around, or about Security, is that those who work in the IT Security field will have work for years to come. ...and on that note, and this is a different subject, but just wait until ipv6 becomes the standard. There's enough DNS-reachable IP addresses under ipv6, that each grain of sand on Earth could have it';s own unique, DNS-reachable IP address. EVEYRTHING will be remotely accessible, controllable, and reachable via the Internet.
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Re: ON ZORIN 5 SUGGESTIONS

Postby Obsidian1723 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:43 pm

swarfendor437 wrote:Normally just the one - but you could ask politely to see if they could oblige!


I may have to do that.
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Re: ON ZORIN 5 SUGGESTIONS

Postby Obsidian1723 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:57 pm

swarfendor437 wrote:Well raised points. I read an excellent article in Linux Magazine a few years back on how to build a nice secure system in every sense of the word - Would require an encrypted thumb drive (plus back up thumb drive) before the machine would boot - Now that 's what I call security! Bought the 10th anniversary mag which has ALL of the mags 10 year history on it last year.


Check out the E-Series laptops from Dell, they have a built in biometric reader which is intergrated into the system. the cool part is that the motherboard and hard drive are married to each other, so if one is removed, the other won't work.

Ubuntu, and by proxy, Zorin OS, have built in biometric support. In fact, you can see a rough demo of this by installing fingerprint demo software via sudo apt-get install fprint-demo - but you'll need to have an SDK to interface with it. (you;ll need a biometric device and the drivers for it, which is why an SDK is needed.). Incidently, the GSA (Government Services Agency) recently (last year) approved Ubuntu for use by government agencies. (Novel and Red Hat were the other two options they can choose from.)

I don't know if you've ever looked at the Red Book or the Orange Book, but check out what it takes to have compliance. Crazy stuff. STIG is another one to look at.

I currently work in the security field and often work with biometric devices, and security in general is one of my favorite subjects :)

Lastly, and this isn't a security related thing at all, but I got approved for Moderator status on here.
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Re: ON ZORIN 5 SUGGESTIONS

Postby Obsidian1723 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:55 am

swarfendor437 wrote:I get a bit squeamish on biometrics - especially in Fictional Movies where people are force to put their face against the retinal scanner then shot or people shot then hands/fingers amputated to gain access!


I've used them, (finger, not iris), but I'm also a huge privacy advocate - which is totally opposed to my work.

Honestly, if I never touched another PC or network but my own, I'd love it. If I could just write my books and articles for a living, that's my dream and goal.
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