Now Old-Polack that's just showing off!
No, my spam folder is fine, it's the ones on the way here where they go missing (at one stage they were eating the odd Ebay email, very frustrating), I blame Talktalk servers. (Still no notification emails)
Hi Neal, just been having a look at the site you recommended (thanks)
tried visudo but I get
"visudo: no editor found (editor path = /bin/vi)"
Tried to install vi (it's not in repository)
Found PCLinuxos uses su instead so irrelevant.
Anyway will have some more looks later. You will be pleased to know you have prompted me to actually add a password to my root account
I remember being at a schools IT exhibition many years ago when they were bringing out XP and this speaker was giving the talk about how secure it was. About 5 minutes in I called out. "I have a DOS prompt and can type in format c:"
There was a bit of a fuss... From then on I was surrounded by 4-5 of their minions keeping an eye on me. Was I some super hacker?... No, I got lucky and found my way to a DOS prompt via the Help system
but it was fun.
Cookies a security threat? I can't see that other than if some server along the way is hacked and to be honest then I think cookies or not they will get us.
Sometimes I have to install external (like bbc_iplayer, samsung printer drivers (No Cups choice does not work on mine, Splix worked on my old one but not this)),
Yes Grub2 is a pain, I installed Mint (4 different versions) and it killed PCLinuxos and Puppy 5.2)
No I have not written any progs for Linux (don't have the time, knowledge or eyesight really), I try and help by promoting and the odd small donation to Tex and others.