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by SYSTEM
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Firefox Portable
Replies: 128
Views: 215551

Re: Firefox Portable

Mozilla is considering a paid version of Firefox: https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/ne ... x-in-works
by SYSTEM
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Is the "testing portability" FAQ up to date?
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: Is the "testing portability" FAQ up to date?

Right, that FAQ isn't up to date at all. It doesn't even take into account that TPFC database isn't being curated by Andrew anymore.
by SYSTEM
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Firefox Portable
Replies: 128
Views: 215551

Re: Firefox Portable

bitcoin wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:16 am
SYSTEM wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:03 am
bitcoin wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:32 am


how about just don't track people who don't want to be tracked?
Who is that remark directed at?
you
All right then. Fortunately I don't have a site of my own, so I already don't track you. Glad to be of help!
by SYSTEM
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Firefox Portable
Replies: 128
Views: 215551

Re: Firefox Portable

Website owners can track users anyway (via JavaScript, for example). Not implementing ping tracking would merely drive site owners to use other techniques. And other suggestions here, such as displaying a prompt, would likely be extremely annoying (I bet that ping attribute is already being used al...
by SYSTEM
Wed May 22, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: HashMyFiles
Replies: 10
Views: 8978

Re: HashMyFiles

SHA1 Cracked? SHA-1 has been subject to more attacks since then: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SHA-1#The_SHAppening The authors estimated that the cost of renting enough of EC2 CPU/GPU time to generate a full collision for SHA-1 at the time of publication was between US$75K–120K, and noted that was...
by SYSTEM
Wed May 22, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: Hardware vulnerabilities resources
Replies: 6
Views: 1901

Re: Hardware vulnerabilities resources

From ThreatPost , insights on the team behind the disclosure of several of these vulnerabilities... Daniel Gruss, the researcher on the team behind the #Spectre, #Meltdown – and most recently, #ZombieLoad – CPU attacks, gives an inside look into the disclosure process and discovery of the flaws. @ ...
by SYSTEM
Tue May 21, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Basilisk web browser
Replies: 17
Views: 7765

Re: basilisk web browser

It's kind of crazy to think that around 15 years of addon history could get wiped by the browser company who allowed it to flourish but they've burned that bridge now and are continuing with WebExtensions instead. It's really lose-lose decision. If Mozilla doesn't put away the old toys, no one's go...
by SYSTEM
Sat May 11, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Presentation - draft site intro
Replies: 4
Views: 2442

Re: Presentation - draft site intro

The presentation looks good to me.

You could mention that in addition to not needing to insert settings on every PC, with portable software you also don't need to install your favorite programs on every PC you use. They are already there on your external drive.
by SYSTEM
Sat May 11, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Firefox Portable
Replies: 128
Views: 215551

Re: Firefox Portable

OTOH, they're adding yet another tracking device to the browser, without convenient user safeguards or easy opt-out paths: Mozilla revealed recently that it would integrate Hyperlink Ping Tracking in the Firefox web browser and enable it by default. @ www.ghacks.net /2019/05/10/simple-ping-blocker-...
by SYSTEM
Thu May 09, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Firefox Portable
Replies: 128
Views: 215551

Re: Firefox Portable

Mozilla has a technical breakdown about the incident: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2019/05/techn ... on-outage/
by SYSTEM
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Search overloaded?
Replies: 8
Views: 2410

Re: Search overloaded?

Referring to PortableFreeware on DuckDuckGo: !pfw Could it be related to this post/thread? I'm not sure, but I doubt it: the "!pfw" search in DuckDuckGo just directs to the search of TPFC catalogue and not a search of the Forum. Catalog search also performs a forum search to show related threads. (...
by SYSTEM
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: BriskBard web browser
Replies: 13
Views: 3741

Re: BriskBard web browser

salvadordf wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:01 am
First of all, I'm the developer that created BriskBard. I hope I'm not breaking any forum rule for self-promotion. If so, please accept my excuses and feel free to delete this post.
You're not. We like it when developers drop by. :)
by SYSTEM
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: This app rocks! This app sucks! Does this work properly?
Replies: 7
Views: 3585

Re: This app rocks! This app sucks! Does this work properly?

Might as well just change those to "add to favorites" and "remove from favorites", then change, or leave the "rocks" / "sucks" for voting purposes, because right now it seems like you can continually downvote an app by doing "this app sucks" over and over again because the option is still left ther...
by SYSTEM
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: This app rocks! This app sucks! Does this work properly?
Replies: 7
Views: 3585

Re: This app rocks! This app sucks! Does this work properly?

AFAIK, this is how it's supposed to work. "This app rocks" adds the app to your favorites, and "this app sucks" likewise removes it from there. Because an app that you dislike is unlikely to be in your favorites to begin with, "this app sucks" is always available even if the app isn't in your favori...
by SYSTEM
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Is Linux getting friendlier to portability?
Replies: 13
Views: 7973

Re: Linux (apparently) NOT getting friendlier to portability

The Snap package I could skip as snaps will not run on MX as snaps do not work on distributions that do not run systemd as the default init process . I think my experiment with getting Falkon up and running on my machines demonstrates that while portable package formats (such as Flatpak and Snap ) ...