So my Pi came in today and I have been using it since I came home from work, with
2012-10-28-wheezy-raspbian.img on it, 64 GPU ram dedicated. I made Vice C64 emulator Launch, SSH’ed into it with my Laptop and ran all of it updates, including obtaining and running
The movie I was talking about is Pitch Perfect, Its alittle Girly but If your a fan of Vocal Music like I am, and I thank my Choir Teacher for it, Its an awesome Movie.
But at what cost?
I ordered this piece of equipment over three. Months ago and still have yet to see it, I’m glad I’ll get the extra 256mb ram if it ever gets here that is.
If I had paid any more for this I would be fuming that it wasn’t here yet but the device with case only cost $50 so I’ll continue to wait.
For my now V 2.0 Raspberry Pi
This is the schedule they sent to my email
Last order number shipped*
5th – 11th November
12th – 18th November
19th – 25th November
26th Nov – 2nd December
3rd – 9th December
10th – 16th December
17th – 23rd December
Since my Last post with Windows 8 I have since removed it and put back Windows 7, Windows 8 is now in a VM and running happily as I’m not impressed with it in the least I only boot it up to check the latest Vulnerabilities on it and to update it.
Currently as of Friday Oct 26 2012 Microsoft has a Give away under the addons page for Windows 8 where they are giving away the Media Center Addon for free, Me and a few colleagues have signed up for this and none of us have received any keys to do so, the time span has passed hours.
Again not impressed with Windows 8.
On to Ubuntu 12.10,
Ubuntu 12.10 feel and operates alot like 12.04 with some of the errors We were seeing (Dropping to login while operating, random reboots, etc..) fixed. Now what really disapoints us is the fact that Canonical Decided to take the Liberty to push Amazon down every bodies throats without an easy way to turn it off, There’s an apt-get remove command to remove it from the unity search parameter.
Still, Foul move Canonical.. Foul move..
My Favorites Ubuntu 12.04 for Day to Day work, Win 7 for Gaming.
So as for my Security Class My Teacher wants us to “scan one of your systems for vulnerabilities” Being vague I went and tried to go out of my way for excellence, along with two children and a Father who is now showing interest in the subject, I have Implemented..
With these alarms should sound with less false positives, these could be Virtual Machines or Physical boxes on the network.
Long live the Penguin..
Some one seems to have taken fun in getting into my vBulletin Database. now I could be getting paranoid and it could have been HDD corruption but not taking the chance the Forum has been removed until it is either needed or I feel like dealing with it, while currently working on school this is on the back burner..
The Operating system its self is not bad, Though I would like to see the ability to shut off Metro in exchange for the “classic” windows look.
Beyond that, There were a few programs that I installed that would not work.
I Have taken the step back to Windows 7 for now and Virtualized my copy of Windows 8
New Visual Bootloader
Nice UI for the Most Part
Cons: UI is meant for a Tablet
No Current means to Boot along sides Linux
Major Incompatibility issues
Alright from what I have seen Windows 8 is not supposed to be released until sometime in October, not that I really care all that much, as the more that I learn about computer security the more i stay away from windows..
Not to say that the other Operating systems don’t have there problems.. but at least in my using Linux I can scan the source code for any back-doors or other holes in the code.
None the less Windows 8 has been released in a full 90 day evaluation from Mircrosoft though please note that if and when you get a full copy it cannot be upgraded or activated into a full copy so only install it on a Test environment or Virtual machine.
Also some Schools offer free software for Computer Department students, I’m lucky enough to be one of these students,
So I will be screwing around with Windows 8 for the next few weeks, I will be taking looks at it from all sides, from user to looking to poke holes in it so that before my family gets a hold of it I know how to protect them.