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So maybe someone here can help me maybe not. I'm trying to boot my ppc g5 off a usb which isn't supported and install 10.5 on my system. When booting my computer refuses to detect the USB drive. I've looked into it and from what I can gather usb booting isn't supported on my model. Anyone know how I can do this?

 

EDIT: also thanks for that sony link but they claim to have no knowledge of my dvd burner.

 

If it doesn't support booting an OS from a USB, then attempt to burn the .dmg onto a disc and install 10.5 from there.

 

 

 

**This may or may not work, since you said that it doesn't support USB booting. Try it anyways**

 

Make sure that the USB drive is formatted to what a OSX hard drive would be normally formatted to, Mac OS X Extended (Journaled), in order for it to be bootable and recognized as a bootable drive by your G5.

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anybody running Linux on a Chromebook? need feedback. I got it up and running but cant get a program called Mixxx to work with my midi device.

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you can try deepin linux. you dont need a lot of computer knowledge to install programs. you cant get viruses, and it's free. it also uses less resources than windows.

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you can try deepin linux. you dont need a lot of computer knowledge to install programs. you cant get viruses, and it's free. it also uses less resources than windows.

 

LOL, that advice literally came 4 years after the fact, but appreciate your spirit of helping out. How good are you at website stuff?

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Got a build in the works, basically all parts from friends that had them laying around. cobbling together some sort of gaming rig. Then I can play games w yall/

Updates coming this weekend 

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NOt sure if this was asked, I could lurk for months.

 

If you're hosting your own website, that doesn't involve mail, just a static site. What are some good (free) webservers on gnu/linux based OS? and not bloated crap..

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If it's not too much trouble, can someone whip up a list of the latest software (apps) to have, to keep our desktops safe (I'm asking for Windows10).

 

CCleaner, Brave Browser, etc.

 

What else do I need?

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On 8/28/2019 at 7:19 PM, NightmareOnElmStreet said:

Tech industry standards......? Mac or PC? Asking for a friend 🧐😏

Mac or Linux is you can’t afford Mac hardware. 

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On 9/26/2019 at 3:06 AM, T4M* said:

If it's not too much trouble, can someone whip up a list of the latest software (apps) to have, to keep our desktops safe (I'm asking for Windows10).

 

CCleaner, Brave Browser, etc.

 

What else do I need?

LOL... Get a Mac. 

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Computer security has many facets.  My basic recommendations for a home user are the following:

 

* Use a good brand of router, do not rely upon what the telco provided you to be secure.

example: I have google fiber at home.  The WAN IP is set to pass through the google fiber box and get assigned to my Mikrotik router.  This puts me in control of my traffic and makes the google fiber box just a stop light I have to go through to "exit my hood".

 

* There is no "safe" software that you can just install and call it done.  Security is a mindset and a practice that is constant.  If you browse the internet, use a secure browser with plugins that assist in securing your surfing activities.

example: I have always used netscape/firefox.  I highly recommend using "no script".  I never got on the google chrome wagon for, what I believe to be, very obvious security/data related reasons.  It is for this same reason that I will not own a phone with an operating system that google wrote on it (read: android phones).

 

* Use a VPN, even in your home.  This will secure your traffic from your telco spying on it.  One thing it will not prevent is DNS queries being seen by them.  This means that if you type hotchickswithbigdicks.com in your browser, they will be able to see that you went to the site, but all the data stream after that is encrypted and not able to be spied on (easily).

example: I use privateinternetaccess.com.  I've used them for years and have no reason to use any other VPN service.  You can even configure network hardware (like a mikrotik router) to send all traffic meeting certain criteria through the VPN.  This would mean that you don't have to run a VPN client or even think about it on the computers you use at home, because the router will always put the traffic through the VPN.

 

* DO NOT USE THE SAME PASSWORD FOR EVERYTHING.

example: if you log into your email with a password, don't use that password as your authentication to paypal.  You're just asking to get hacked to fuck if you use the same password ANYWHERE.  What I do is keep various passwords memorized that I use.  For very secure things I've memorized passwords that look like this: Afvb4e44##df6^r.  For everything else I use the format of:
<digit><digit>.<word>.<WORD>.<digit><digit>  20.fat.CHICKS.69 is a secure password that won't be cracked or guessed easily, but is very easy to remember.  Structure your passwords like this and you should never have a problem with your stuff getting hacked (because of your negligence anyway).

 

* Change your password frequently.  I know this is a pain, but do it anyway.  The last thing you want is your paypal or bank account to get hacked because it will make you have a sad time.

 

* Use 2FA if it's available.  BE VERY CAREFUL if you use an app on your phone like google auth.  Google auth is fine but if your phone takes a swim and you don't have your recovery codes, you are like.... royally fucked for recovering your account.  Recovery codes for 2FA are provided when you enable 2FA on an account.  You would be VERY naive to not copy these down on a piece of paper and hide them somewhere.  This is the one case where I will tell you that it's ok to write something like this on a paper and put it away.

 

* You can save your passwords written down somewhere, but there's a secret way of doing this securely.

example:  I have a note on my iphone that is locked.  It has all my usernames and passwords for everything in it.  Pretty dumb right?  Well let's say that my password for my bank account is billybob.  I can write this down in a note as "gf$#wsbillybobasd###@ffh56^"..... and as long as I know that the password starts after "ws" and ends before "as" then I can show this to someone and they still cannot use it to hack my account.  They don't know what part of it is my password but I do.

 

If anyone has any questions about computer security stuff please feel free to ask me here or DM me.  I will be more than happy to help anyone that's interested in being helped with this subject.

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Little Snitch

Link: https://www.obdev.at/products/littlesnitch/index.html

 

As soon as you’re connected to the Internet, applications can potentially send whatever they want to wherever they want. Most often they do this to your benefit. But sometimes, like in case of tracking software, trojans or other malware, they don’t. But you don’t notice anything, because all of this happens invisibly under the hood.


Little Snitch

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