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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    It's amazing how many people don't see the writing on the wall. As soon as people like my FIL and my Dad were duped into signing in with their <insertaccounthere> account on new OEM Windows computers and that was then associated with an MS account I knew where MS was headed. It'll be slow and...
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    The Router Recommendations Thread (Consumer)

    I'm not sure what that has to do with a factory reset. My OPNsense box has never needed to be factory reset. It only reboots during software upgrades that I kick off and if power goes out I simply click the power button and it's all well and good. Honestly at this point you couldn't pay me to...
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    Just discovered Linux lets you change the start button. At least Mint does

    Most of the DE's allow you to change that button! Back when I gave a shit I used to change the default KDE Plasma icon to the Arch Linux icon.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    Yeah I found it. I remember that. I actually just loaded up Manjaro to test this. I enabled the AUR in their Package Manager UI and installed ipscan right from there. No issues at all. I didn't know they had that ability in their UI. Nice stuff.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    Basically it is really nitty gritty fine grained control type stuff in case something breaks. But those are also people doing crazy things, knowing it could break shit. Most users will never need to even think about because simply running sudo apt upgrade or sudo pacman -Syu (or paru in my...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    Package Managers can do different things different ways but in the end they all install the software from the repos. Some people consider APT to be a more feature rich manager than Pacman. At the same time Pacman is far faster than APT is. In the end it really doesn't matter.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    I find that hard to believe. Even Arch Linux and it's AUR hasn't seen any malware since 2018. There's been no reports of malware in Arch Linux repos ever that I can find a reference to. Ubuntu is the same way.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    God why? Package managers with good quality repos are so much better than Windows grab from anywhere and install bullshit.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    What were you trying to install? Manjaro should be pacman since it's based on Arch. Pacman is fucking awesome.
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    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    What about just using multiple users on the Android device? I have never done it so I don't know what restrictions can be put in place but may be worth looking at.
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    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    I'd look into Google Family Link. https://families.google.com/familylink/
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    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    At that point I would lojack the phone with an MDM of some sort. It's too bad you can't use the built in profiles of iOS by default. They force you into needing a work/school account. The parental controls also don't appear to limit access to WiFi which is fucking stupid. Isn't the...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    What in the world are you talking about? Each DE pulls in it's own dependencies and runs no problem. In the past I've run 5 or 6 different DEs on a system with no problem and no crazy issues with libraries and/or dependencies. Removing those DEs and their dependencies it just as easy.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    Your other reply a few pages ago was one of the best I've read on these forums. I'm with you on the KDE train. Although I'm just KDE on Arch. If you actually want to LEARN (yes it means you have to put forth some effort for a change) Linux you get choice. Don't like stock Gnome? Add some...
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    How to Securely access media stored on local server remotely?

    A VPN is the way to go. I used to use OpenVPN. Now I use Wireguard and I've been far happier with it.
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    FreeBSD Day Basic Setup Tutorials

    I use it everyday on my OPNsense firewall!
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    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    Correct. I ran mine like this (minus the VM) for a long time. On my Google WiFi I set the DNS to point to the IP of the Pi-hole (in my case it was a 192.168.x.x IP). Blacklist and Whitelist are both stored on the Pi-hole and you can add more filter lists for just about anything. I use quite...
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    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    Tasker is your best friend on Android. Disconnect from home WiFi -> auto-connect to home VPN. iOS blows in that respect though. No way to auto connect so I have to deal with all the manual bullshit everywhere on the kid devices. The wife's iPhone I have pointed to NextDNS at all times.
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    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    Bingo! You can absolutely run Pi-Hole off a VM. My Pi-hole server is bare metal but it is only taking up 317MiB of RAM on Ubuntu 22.04. Once you get it up and running you will see visions of cell phones and iPad's connecting to a home based VPN for filtering and security when away from the...
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    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    A Raspberry Pi is all you need. $100 tops for the starter kit which has everything you need. A lot less than a new mesh system.
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    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    Best way is DNS filtering with something like Pi-Hole. https://raw.githubusercontent.com/chadmayfield/my-pihole-blocklists/master/lists/pi_blocklist_porn_all.list You could also use NextDNS and just set that in the router. The problem there is the child filter lists aren't going to be nearly...
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    The Router Recommendations Thread (Consumer)

    What's the budget and how much time do you want to put into it? I stopped buying off the shelf routers. OPNsense on Protectli hardware FTW.
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    Thinking about trying Manjaro

    paru -Sua That should force an upgrade of all AUR packages with rebuilds.
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    Thinking about trying Manjaro

    On top of that an easy way to handle stuff from the AUR is installing a AUR helper like Paru. https://itsfoss.com/paru-aur-helper/ paru makes it easy to install stuff from the AUR paru ipscan done. Paru takes care of dependencies anything else you need on it's own.
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    What is your Widows timeline?

    3.1 95 98 2000 XP Vista 7 Linux
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    Is there a pfSense equivalent that is based on linux?

    As iroc409 said you do have Endian https://www.endian.com/community/ I'm not sure the main differences between Endian and something like OPNsense though. I never compared them. I simply chose OPNsense when I built my firewall for the house.
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    What is so special about Macbooks?

    I don't see how it's Microsoft's fault that Apple changed the kernel headers and created a new shit API for cloud storage apps and stashed that new data in a hidden folder...
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    What is so special about Macbooks?

    In my opinion absolutely nothing makes them special. They're far more trouble than they're worth if you ask me. In fact having had to interact with them more at my job has made me hate them and macOS even more than I could ever imagine. They've been such a royal pain in the ass I'm quickly...
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    Is there an easy way to use secure boot for a native linux system ?

    I've never done it myself but Ubuntu does have working Secure Boot support and their wiki goes into detail about how to enable it all. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UEFI/SecureBoot
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    WiFi MAC randomization - good for privacy on public networks, but bad for home security?

    Avoid them all. You don't need them. WPA3 with a good strong password. Seriously, stop using a nuke to kill a fly.
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    WiFi MAC randomization - good for privacy on public networks, but bad for home security?

    You really love bringing a nuke to a knife fight don't you? Everything you talk about is such overkill.
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    What (none root) ad blocker 4 android?

    DNS66 was my go-to choice until I spun up Pi-hole and just connected to my home VPN when I'm away from the house.
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    What are you guys using for a router that you love?

    I did gloss over a bit. I do block all that. I've watched with things like Wireshark. Google home wouldn't work if it didn't have DNS unless they hardcoded IP addresses which doesn't seem practical at all. Plus they do show up in my Pi-hole. The Google Home devices are quiet. Roku, Amazon...
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    How do you run a cli program in Linux

    I do. Spinrite doesn't care about the format state. If Spinrite can't make it usable again it's time to put a drill bit through it.
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    How do you run a cli program in Linux

    Run Spinrite on that drive. It may be able to make it usable again.
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    DNS Question - Ubuntu Server

    Last I checked Ubuntu Server defaults to systemd-networkd so unless that was changed manually the netplan.yaml wouldn't work. All the Ubuntu Servers I run in my house have defaulted to systemd-networkd. I don't set anything in the resolv.conf though. My DHCP server hands the systems their DNS...
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    Home network got hacked, investigating the cause/infection?

    So much this ^^^^ If they were inside your network you need to assume everything is compromised. If I were you I'd be changing every password I have and rebuilding everything from the ground up. Even backups are suspect at this point IMHO. I run an OPNsense box myself. You can't trust the...
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    WiFi MAC randomization - good for privacy on public networks, but bad for home security?

    While I'm no fan of DoH (DoT is far better) I also don't hate it. The bad actors using it for their bullshit and it making life difficult for IT admins aside, DoH is not a bad thing for privacy for Joe Average. That said you do realize that Google didn't dream up DoH right? It was...
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    WiFi MAC randomization - good for privacy on public networks, but bad for home security?

    OP - You're honestly bringing a 10 megaton nuke to a knife fight. Much of what you're talking about isn't even used in a corporate environment. Much of what you're talking about is irrelevant because if a bad actor is in your LAN you're fucked. Period. You're worried way too much over this...
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    Is there benefit to direct DoT and/or DoH connection compared to local DNS server?

    I'm with BlueLineSwinger. If something is on your LAN you're already fucked. I run a Pi-hole with Unbound and it uses DNSSEC when it updates from the upstream resolvers of the world, but everything internal to my network is plain Jane DNS. I'm not worried about that in the least. If all my...
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