Meike Chabowski
By: Meike 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 […]

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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. This guide assumes 64bit SLED […]

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By: mikewillis

December 13, 2011 10:15 am


Relocating non-persistent parts of Firefox profile.

Whilst the previous Cool Solution only redirected urlclassifer3.sqlite, this method redirected urlclassifer3.sqlite, Cache, OfflineCache and the fastloader files XUL.mfasl XPC.mfasl. This method also uses environment variables rather than creating a symbolic link, so it's cleaner. I figured out this solution after reading a bug report at […]

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By: mikewillis

November 16, 2010 5:35 pm


Relocating Firefox's urlclassifier3.sqlite file

urlclassifier3.sqlite is the file that Firefox (as of version 3) uses to store information about websites that are known to host Phishing and/or malware. The data is regularly updated from Google. As typing 'urlclassifier3.sqlite' in to Google and spending a few minutes looking through the results will show, It can be something of […]

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