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#4 Re: Devuan Derivatives » No networking on Refracta OS and then Refracta Snapshot issue on Mint » 2021-03-12 13:55:43

https://www.devuan.org/os/source-code#licensing

Devuan also provides [contrib] and [non-free] packages from Debian though we don’t recommend using them:

    the [contrib] section contains free code that depends on non-free software.
    the [non-free] section contains packages distributed under the terms of proprietary licenses that deny you one or more computing freedoms.

But sometimes you don’t have a choice. If your machine requires non-free firmware to run, some computing is better than none. You should be aware that non-free firmware may contain undisclosed functionality that may be used against you (backdoors or spyware) and there’s little chance to discover it as the source code is not available for review. Using non-free software means to trust the vendor not only to be cooperative but also not to be coerced into shipping insecure or malevolvent code.

Proprietary software licenses (non-free) may grant the vendor explicit or implicit rights beyond what the law requires from you as a user such as copyright waivers for content created using the program or the ability for the vendor to use your image or sell your private information. Please consult a lawyer before choosing to relinquish your freedom.

edit "/etc/apt/sources.list" with the following content if you agree with proprietary software licenses (non-free)

# ****************Devuan ASCII Repo****************

# deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ ascii main non-free contrib 
# deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ ascii main non-free contrib 

# deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ ascii-updates main non-free contrib 
# deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ ascii-updates main non-free contrib 

# deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ ascii-security main non-free contrib 
# deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ ascii-security main non-free contrib 

# deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ ascii-backports main non-free contrib 
# deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ ascii-backports main non-free contrib 

# ****************Devuan Beowulf Repo****************

# deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ beowulf main non-free contrib 
# deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ beowulf main non-free contrib 

# deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ beowulf-updates main non-free contrib 
# deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ beowulf-updates main non-free contrib 

# deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ beowulf-security main non-free contrib 
# deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ beowulf-security main non-free contrib 

# deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ beowulf-backports main non-free contrib 
# deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ beowulf-backports main non-free contrib 

#5 Re: Off-topic » Music » 2021-03-10 16:42:37

Scandroid - Thriller (Fury Weekend Remix) (Instrumental)

https://ytprivate.com/watch?v=12wFJBnEWik

#7 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Release » Refractux GNU/Linux » 2021-02-03 21:21:37

Derivative "Refractux X 2020" renamed to "Refractux X 20"

Refractux X 20 [Final]:
Replaced:
-dark themes
-dark icons
Added:
-new dark themes (grey, green, purple)
-new dark icons (grey, green, purple)
-ceni (a better network manager)
-keepassx (password manager)
-pypass (pseudorandom password generator)

#8 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Release » Refractux GNU/Linux » 2020-12-31 21:29:41

This needs to be fixed, at least in "Devuan" derivatives section, where you need to update/edit the info to avoid waste of space in the topic.

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Saved: https://archive.is/clKAw

For now i will try to keep the info updated on the "Internet Archive": https://archive.org/details/refractuxgnulinux

#9 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Release » Refractux GNU/Linux » 2020-12-31 21:27:21

jaromil wrote:

Very intresting! FYI another encryption tool is Tomb https://github.com/dyne/Tomb best GUI for it is this https://github.com/dyne/Tomb/tree/master/extras/gtomb but there is also Zulucrypt that supports a bunch of other encryption file formats. Let me know how goes and if you have suggestions how to improve!

Thank you!

#10 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Release » Refractux GNU/Linux » 2020-12-30 00:59:54

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"Refractux X 2020 Patch 02" is online.
Screenshot list updated

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#11 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Release » Refractux GNU/Linux » 2020-12-30 00:58:38

BoneZ wrote:

Just wanted to report here as well. I tried this version "Refractux", and like I have mentioned with Devuan and also Refracta OS, I couldn't get neither my Ethernet nor WiFI working on this OS with my newer AMD system. I did get a reply on the Devuan thread about the issue and that it's apparently a known issue. Just wanted to report here as well after I tried this one without success. Thank you!

https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?pid=26463#p26463

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

That CPU and the wireless & internet cards are only supported by the kernel version in the beowulf-backports repository. The wireless card also needs the backported iwlwifi firmware package and the ethernet card probably needs the backported Realtek firmware package.

These are known issues and the package versions in the main beowulf repositories will never be bumped because that's not how Devuan works but thank you for your report :-)

Thank you BoneZ

Based on "Head_on_a_Stick" reply, i did a little patch that you can use to try solve your problem after install ["Refractux X 2020" iso + patch 01 + patch 02]

Refractux X 2020 Try 01 [Run as root]: https://mega.nz/file/9l4G1BBJ#5NRT92MbJ … iNz5nepv-s
password: 404

#13 Re: Off-topic » Info » AppImage security and alternatives » 2020-12-23 18:37:52

After these replies i learned (hope this help someone):

"AppImages", "Flatpak" projects are good for portability

BUT

if we promote these projects may one day new linux users will left behind the distribution repositories replaced by one centralized platform like the "Apple""App Store"/"Google""Play Store".

#14 Re: Off-topic » Info » AppImage security and alternatives » 2020-12-23 16:51:40

https://thp.io/2019/flatpak-vs-snapcraft.html

Distribution Packages

I still hope that there's a place for distribution packages. The leaf packages ("apps") do need some kind of sandboxing, as sandboxing is good and important to have (not only to protect the "root" user, but protect the user's data, as usually there's more privacy-related juicy info in $HOME than in all of the system folders).

Even with Flatpak, there's still some duplication (e.g. the GTK version from the distro package and the Freedesktop Platform Flatpak), but it's better than Snap's "let every snap ship with its own version of ICU" or AppImage's "just run this executable, it contains Everything" approach.

#15 Re: Off-topic » Info » AppImage security and alternatives » 2020-12-23 16:44:10

Analytics in each site: "Flatpak", "AppImage", "Snapcraft".

Flatpak:
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AppImage:
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Snapcraft:
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#18 Re: Off-topic » Info » AppImage security and alternatives » 2020-12-23 12:00:28

My way to go:

1: apps from official distribution repositories
2: tar ball + binaries
3: apps from source
4: flatpak apps [try to avoid/dont promote]

#20 Off-topic » Info » AppImage security and alternatives » 2020-12-22 21:10:15

rgl808
Replies: 18

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Some ".AppImage" applications come from untrustworthy publishers. You can use "bwrap/firejial" to restrict the running environment of those ".AppImage" applications.

If you have a better way to restrict the running environment of ".AppImage" applications, please reply.

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[Info] (Please,dont reply/quote this, a reply/quote to this may can cause a nonsense discussion and a permanent loss of neurons)

Review "X" if you want, but be shure to share your best idea if you have ideas to solve/improve "X".
Are you going to criticize "X"?:
-Stop if you can (you may not know what you are talking about, no one knows everything)
-Explain why and wait for someone that have ideas to solve/improve "X" (if you think you may know what you are talking about)

#21 Off-topic » Info » GNU/Linux for smartphones » 2020-12-22 00:39:10

rgl808
Replies: 2

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Just want to share this (you probably already know this):

https://github.com/nikhiljha/awesome-linux-mobile (Info)
https://tuxphones.com/ (Info)
https://maemo-leste.github.io/ (Devuan for smartphones)

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[Info] (Please,dont reply/quote this, a reply/quote to this may can cause a nonsense discussion and a permanent loss of neurons)

Review "X" if you want, but be shure to share your best idea if you have ideas to solve/improve "X".
Are you going to criticize "X"?:
-Stop if you can (you may not know what you are talking about, no one knows everything)
-Explain why and wait for someone that have ideas to solve/improve "X" (if you think you may know what you are talking about)

#22 Re: Off-topic » Info » Wine security » 2020-12-20 22:43:32

zapper wrote:

RISC-V is the future man!

A distant one, but a future nonetheless...

wink

I hope that one day we can have computers/smartphones with "RISC-V" + "GNU/Linux" working.

#23 Re: Off-topic » Info » Wine security » 2020-12-20 18:41:26

Rod wrote:

Is it? I think this is a better answer...

Thanks Ron

manyroads wrote:

I personally keep my wine secure in the cellar... wink

In a nutshell:

Dont use "Wine", Use "Windows" in a non personal computer.

#24 Re: Off-topic » Info » Wine security » 2020-12-19 17:19:32

A good answer, if anyone needs it: https://unix.stackexchange.com/question … x-security

That means that it only runs programs that you directly tell it to run.

Implications

What this essentially means is that any windows malware needs to be executed to work, so if you download a corrupted version of someProg that in turn downloads and executes someMalware, then nothing would happen. The reason being is that instead of executing someMalware like Windows, for the malware to work it would need to be initiated by WINE, and therefore by you. Installing WINE does not open your computer up to any "Windows malware" because you are directly in control of what exes, bats, and coms WINE executes. The only theoretical danger is if you download a Linux program that downloads a windows virus, and then calls WINE to execute that virus, and then fixes everything to work out of the WINE sandbox.

#25 Off-topic » Info » Wine security » 2020-12-19 15:46:20

rgl808
Replies: 9

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I thinking on add "wine" to my system. How much secure is "Wine" for online applications?

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[Info] (Please,dont reply/quote this, a reply/quote to this may can cause a nonsense discussion and a permanent loss of neurons)

Review "X" if you want, but be shure to share your best idea if you have ideas to solve/improve "X".
Are you going to criticize "X"?:
-Stop if you can (you may not know what you are talking about, no one knows everything)
-Explain why and wait for someone that have ideas to solve/improve "X" (if you think you may know what you are talking about)

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