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#1 Nuno Brito

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Posted 2 weeks ago

The German Federal Office for Information Security, BSI (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik) published a detailed Windows 10 Telemetry analysis on November 20, 2018.
The research paper, which is available in English (partially) and German, provides a deep analysis of Telemetry functionality that Microsoft implemented in the company's Windows 10 operating system.

 

 

 The report list hostnames and IP addresses that Windows 10's Telemetry service uses for communication based on a connection log of 48 hours.

 

https://www.ghacks.n...metry-analysis/

 

 

Amazing to see the number of different services being called without user knownledge.


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Posted 2 weeks ago

Using it you are like the name of that Spanish TV show: "Con el culo al aire", (With the ass at the air).


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#3 Nuno Brito

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Posted 2 weeks ago

I'm sad about this situation. I got a new laptop this week, before booting the machine I had already replaced the SSD with another one of larger capacity and installed Linux directly on this new disk.

 

The new laptop never even got to run Windows. Some drivers for the touchpad are not working as expected, the suspend function is not working but all of this is still better than having my privacy completely upside down with Windows spy telemetry systems.



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Posted 2 weeks ago

As I read about new H310 ChipSets supporting Win7 on Coffee Lake platform, in order to improve my old (Win7x64) PC, recently bought an Asus Prime H310M-E R2.0 MB, a Pentium Gold G5500 (3.8 Ghz, 2 Cores, 4 Threads), two Kingston HyperX Fury 4 GB at 2400 MHZ modules of RAM, an Adata SU650 240 GB SSD, and as secondary the old 1 TB HDD.

On MB page there are available (almost) all drivers for Win7x64 but not the Video Driver, CPU Processor Graphics:  Intel UHD Graphics 630, and on Intel there is only driver for Win10. 

I tried all known tricks used to install HD Graphics 630 for previous generation processors, adding line for ID (PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3E91 taken from a Win10 install on another partition) and in fact they work and let me install the HD 630 driver (unsigned, but install anyway), but it is not loaded by the OS during boot, on device manager it is with the yellow mark and says device reported a problem and was not loaded by system (code 36 or 42 depending on driver version), driver versions tested are 21.20.16.4508, 4526, 4541, 4551 and 4678.

 

So far only solution was take a GT 710 2 GB RAM graphic board from another PC at home, after installing it with its last version drivers all is working great and I have Win7x64 running very fine on Coffee Lake without any issue.

 

I know this is and old graphic card, but it is good enought for my actual needs and I will remain running Win7 updated up to Dic/2017 (I'm not installing any more BS updates [all the catastrophic updates related to Meltdown and Spectre started on Jan/2018] on any of my machines since that date). for as long as possible until FireFox and Avast Free stop supporting it, then go to some Linux distro and a virtual machine to run my especific programs.

 

It's been some time since I'm testing several Linux distributions to be ready when needed. Ubuntu is too bloated, Linux Lite (Ubuntu based) seems to me as a good option, there is only MBR version, (no problem for me, I do hate UEFI as much as 10).

 

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Posted A week ago

Linux Lite.

 

Over the years I've kept using Linux Mint. Has the nice things from the older Windows (treeview on explorer window) plus some niceties already built-in like "command prompt here". The other thing is support for hardware, almost everything works out of the box there.

 

With Ubuntu was a real show-killer when they pushed with Unity as the desktop environment. Took too many years of people no longer using their operating system and complaining until the project was finally retired. Haven't tried any recent version, they are usually very polished. In general they are faster than Windows and usually possible to run Windows software Wine without needing the emulator in the middle.



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Posted A week ago

 

It's been some time since I'm testing several Linux distributions to be ready when needed. Ubuntu is too bloated, Linux Lite (Ubuntu based) seems to me as a good option, there is only MBR version, (no problem for me, I do hate UEFI as much as 10).

 

Cannot say about the actual LinuxLite OS, which most probably is the fourth best thing after sliced bread, icecream and grub4dos, but on their page they suggest to write on a USB stick the install .iso image  this "etcher":

If you are writing the ISO to a USB on Windows, Mac or Linux, please use Etcher - https://etcher.io/

 

that brings us to here:

https://www.balena.io/etcher/

 

where you can find the Windows 32 bit "portable" version of the nice, open source tool.

 

The download is only 65.6 Mbytes. (the 64-bit is 66.8, the Mac is 93.6, the Linux is 97.3/98.3 MB).  :hyper:

 

A note:

 

Made with JS, HTML, node.js and Electron.

 

Definitely humanity is doomed ...   :(

 

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Posted A week ago

@Wonko

 

Not very long ago they recommended to use win32diskimager to extract the ISO to the USB (haven't checked if it still work with new versions), but I have been using until today this approach to boot the Iso with grub4dos:  http://reboot.pro/to...using-grub4dos/

Also E2B can be used as per Steve6375 post No. 2 on previous link, and you can use AIO Boot too.

 

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Posted A week ago

@Wonko

 

Not very long ago they recommended to use win32diskimager to extract the ISO to the USB (haven't checked if it still work with new versions), but I have been using until today this approach to boot the Iso with grub4dos:  http://reboot.pro/to...using-grub4dos/

Also E2B can be used as per Steve6375 post No. 2 on previous link, and you can use AIO Boot too.

 

alacran

I know how to write a .iso to a USB, and also how to boot *almost anything* without using those automagic tools, thank you  :)

 

I was pointing out how if the good guys @Linux-Lite not only can accept, but actually recommend :w00t: :ph34r: that stupid §h*tload of bloated programming they have a different concept of "lite" than I have.

 

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Posted A week ago

I know that feeling.

 

On this new Linux I was installing Netbeans, an IDE for Java that I keep using since about a decade. The project belonged to Oracle after that acquisition of Sun and was abandoned given to the Apache Foundation.

 

The older version would require some 70MB for all bells and whistles (normal) but for some reason wasn't running after installed. I decided to try out the new version from the Apache Foundation. The same IDE was now requesting 4 GB to be installed. I went ahead (have a disk with 1 TB) because that IDE is needed. To my surprise, it is still the same IDE just with a new logo.

 

Bloat. Pure bloat.




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