By: chabowski

November 15, 2017 10:28 am


Linux Magazine Special Edition “Getting Started with Linux” – and More!!

We who live in a Linux world know for “a while” now that Linux is “the better Windows”. But still – there are people out there who somehow do not dare to touch Linux in their private environment, on their laptops and desktops. Some of them – for whatever reason – are still under the […]

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By: mikewillis

October 29, 2014 10:15 am


Easily protect Firefox on SLED on multiple machines against POODLE attack

As has been much publicised recently, (including Understanding POODLE), an unfixable vulnerability has been found in SSLv3 and it is recommended that support for it be disabled. Mozilla have said that SSLv3 will be disabled by default in Firefox 34, but SLED, very sensibly for an Enterprise distro, uses the Extended Support Releases of Firefox […]

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By: mikewillis

January 16, 2014 12:40 pm


Setting and locking Firefox preferences in SLED

Setting and locking preferences in Firefox is something that Mozilla provides documentation for but unfortunately the methods described don’t work for Firefox as it is packaged by SUSE for SLED. Here’s my guide to how I handle the setting of default preferences and the locking of Firefox preferences in SLED.

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By: mikewillis

December 13, 2011 10:15 am


Relocating non-persistent parts of Firefox profile.

About a year ago I wrote up a Cool Solution for moving Firefox’s urlclassifer3.sqlite file out of a user’s home directory. This Cool Solution describes a better method of doing this which also redirects the Cache and other parts of the profile that don’t need to be persistent.

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By: mikewillis

November 16, 2010 5:35 pm


Relocating Firefox's urlclassifier3.sqlite file

Firefox’s urlclassifier3.sqlite can grow quite large which can be problematic where users have quotas applied to their home directories. Unfortunately Firefox provides no method to relocate the file, but it is possible to relocate on Linux using a wrapper script.

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