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Kirk M
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So, according to the list at Mashable, all my Google account passwords have to changed due to the Heartbleed bug even though Google says I don't have to. Okay, so I have 5 Google accounts and I changed all the passwords about 4 months ago.

You know something? I ain't gonna bother. I have trouble enough remembering the new passwords as it is and if I had to change my passwords every time that a new vulnerability hit the streets I'd be changing them every other week. Seems to me that these days if you go online you're immediately compromised anyway so why bother?

Am I being grumpy about this?

Anyway, here's the list.
Heartbleed: A look at which companies have issued a security patch to fix the Heartbleed bug.
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Oh, I'm always understandably grumpy even if I'm the only one that understands it. ;-)

Over 30 years in computers and all the related wonders that come with them and I'm about ready to donate both my computers to +Ken Starks (Reglue) and stick to watching old movies. I tell ya'.
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Spatry - Thanks for the review. I was rather surprised that Netrunner put out a rolling release based on Manjaro but it pleased me very much. They picked a good base to do so.

By the way. It's pronounced Manjaro as in Kilimanjaro, not Manharo. That's right from their website and the Wikipedia entry for Manjaro.
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+GrahamLinux - Hokay. Personally, I prefer the Kilimanjaro pronunciation as well.
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Just to prove how much I care for the woman I love.
(She'll kill me for this, I just know it.)
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What one rather famous (or infamous depending on your point of view) reviewer thinks of Mozilla's future plans for Firefox.

I rather agree with him this time.

Note: Be prepared for Dedoimedo's typical bluntness...which I, for one, always appreciate.

PS: He does actually realize he's not always right even though always says he is.
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Well, I did add the word "infamous" into my brief description of him now didn't I? And I certainly don't agree with everything he says and yes, he can be awfully crass at times but I do follow his articles as he often comes up with solutions to nagging problems and often gives good technical advice, etc. I can easily ignore his irrelevant attitudes.

However, as childish as the article sounds, overall I agree with it. I've been uneasy with the direction that Mozilla has taken Firefox lately and with the new "Australis" interface which I've been testing out. I understand that nothing is set in stone yet but I'm fairly certain will see Australis in the official versions of Firefox before too much time goes by and I'm not happy about it. It's too much "change for change' sake" and more.

Despite my age I'm hardly hidebound in my ways so when it comes to technology or anything else for that matter, I've always remained open minded. However, Mozilla seems to be following the crowd on working towards a dumbed-down "one-interface-for-all" paradigm as if non-touch laptops and desktops have suddenly vanished from the face of the earth.
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A 2 hour ride to a medical appointment, an impending snowstorm and the vehicle suddenly breaking down 30 miles from home. Is that destiny or what?
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Yup, a very intelligent vehicle the Jeep is. Full of common sense...I think.

And A Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.
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For anyone who is running Manjaro you need to update your openssl packages now. Please read the following forum announcement and run the one of the commands given for either the 32-bit (i686) or 64-bit (x86_64) versions of Manjaro in order to update your openssl version one that's not vulnerable. There's supposed to be an Update Pack 4 that includes the fix coming out sometime today but the entire Manjaro.org site is down (they took the servers down to fix the openssl vulnerabilities) except for the wiki and the forums so I wouldn't count on an update pack for fixing the problem any time soon
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For anyone who is running Manjaro you need to update your openssl packages now. Please read the following forum announcement and run the one of the commands given for either the 32-bit (i686) or 64-bit (x86_64) versions of Manjaro in order to update your openssl version one that's not vulnerable. There's supposed to be an Update Pack 4 that includes the fix coming out sometime today but the entire Manjaro.org site is down (they took the servers down to fix the openssl vulnerabilities) except for the wiki and the forums so I wouldn't count on an update pack for fixing the problem any time soon
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+Donald Baun Welcome.
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Just installed Manjaro/Cinnamon 0.8.9 final. All is well except for updating  via pacman (pacman -Syu) which wants to downgrade every single package to Manjaro 0.8.8 even though all mirrors were pointing to stable as they were supposed to according to the announcement. I ended up switching to the testing repositories temporarily to update the system properly and install the current version of various programs instead of the much older versions the stable repos were offering. I'm wondering if there's such a thing as an archived Stable repo that the mirrors are accidentally pointed at?

Anyway, I'm sure I'm missing something but I placed a post at the forum and I'll see what comes back.

Here's a screen shot of the default desktop.
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+Edward Tunnah - Thanks for the info and it will come in handy however, downgrading from the final release of 0.8.9  to what appears to be 0.8.8 and is kind of going backward?

Anyway, as I said I switched to the testing- repos and this morning I switched back to _stable and ran "sudo pacman -Syu and the problem seems to have resolved itself. The result was "Nothing to do". As an experiment, I installed Manjaro 0.8.9/XFCE onto the laptop and updating went fine. In fact, I like XFCE 4.11 so much that I think I'll keep it on the laptop. Much more mature than XFCE 4.8.

See you on the IRC then.
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My Manjaro/Cinnamon 0.8.8 64 bit install.

Machine: Lenovo R61, Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB DDR2, all Intel chipsets

Cinnamon version: 2.0.12

Display Manager: MDM

GTK theme: Zukitwo

Cinnamon theme: Faience (for Cinnamon)

Icon theme: Faience-Azur

This is the actual first Manjaro (official) Community release of a pure Manjaro-Cinnamon build. Not a bad first attempt although it took a bit of tweaking to get things nearly right. I have to question some of the app choices and why some other apps weren't installed by default but all in all, it's a good release. It's very stable as well as fairly light on resources...and that's for a 64 bit build.

Anyone who's familiar with with Cinnamon 2.0.12/2.0.14 in Linux Mint 16 will notice a couple things missing and a couple more that don't work however, considering that Manjaro is based on Arch rather than Ubuntu, it's very understandable. Manjaro uses it's own set of repos as well, they don't pull directly from Arch. You can also download and build packages from AUR  via "yaourt" or Octopi package manager. The included version of Manjaro's Pamac package manager also has a beta form of AUR support but it doesn't work yet.

(sigh) Looks like I got too wordy again.
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I'm sure it does. Funny old thing, life. :-)
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On the problem of remembering what didn't happen.
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