I recently purchased HP J028tx laptop which came along with pre installed Windows 8. I plan to get rid of windows 8 completely and install Ubuntu, but would like to know how to retain Windows 8 licence as no windows license key was provided along with the laptop. I may need the license to setup virtual instance for testing connectivity with Samba ADs server.
Currently I am working in the Surveillance industry and was looking for a
profile change to the Information Security Industry.
I tried to study the general trends people follow to get into this industry
and most of them either had an in-depth knowledge of Linux / Unix / System
Administration through courses like RHCE/ LPIC etc, or through direct
My level of knowledge in Linux is what some may call "intermediate" - but
thats a self-proclamation. I am studying for the RHCSA+RHCE exams.
Can someone please point me in the right direction. Thanks.
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Subject: [fosscomm] 34,115 Indian PSU bank branches are at risk due to
their reliance on Windows XP
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:58:52 +0530
From: Guru गुरु <Guru(a)ITforChange.net>
Reply-To: Indian FOSS Community Network list <network(a)lists.fosscom.in>
To: Fosscom Network <network(a)fosscom.in>,
Microsoft(NASDAQ:MSFT) <http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/default.aspx> has
revealed the results of a startling study of the banking sector in India
today.Â Conducted by Ascentius Consulting, the study has revealed that
some 34,115 Indian PSU bank branches are at risk due to their reliance
on Windows XP. Windows XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft
beginning April 08, 2014
but the study shows that the penetration of Windows XP is still high
at 40â70% in the banking sector.
Amongst the greatest risks facing banks that maintain their Windows XP
installations, despite the end of support, are their ability to respond
to customers and manage waiting times.Â Besides, there are several IT
risks that will require extensive effort to manage. In the light of
these, CERT-IN has also come out with an advisory recommending immediate
We have been advising our customers to move off Windows XP for a long
time now. There are a significant number of PCs out there that still
need to be moved as per a plan. The move to a modern OS like Windows 8.1
will not only alleviate the risks for users and businesses but will also
open up opportunities posed by modern technology, like the cloud, for
them, said Amrish Goyal, General Manager, Windows Business Group,
Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd.
According to the most recent Security Intelligence Report by Microsoft,
Windows XP users are six times more likely to be infected than users of
modern operating systems like Windows 8.1, despite encountering the same
amount of threats. Windows XP users are also twenty-one times more
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I am looking at 17th November, 2013 (Sunday) as the day for the next
LUG meetup. The timing will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
JFYI, there might be a workshop on iOS development from 9:00 a.m. to
meetups will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Last time, everyone went out for lunch. This time, I think we should
order food from the restaurants nearby, so that we can sit in the
cafeteria and have lunch there itself.
The last LUG meetup was good but we found ourselves lacking in time.
If the concerned people are up for it, we can schedule those missed
sessions for this November meetup. We will get around 2 hours at the
next meetup, so we need to limit the number of sessions to 3. My
suggestion would be a session of 15-20 minutes followed by 10 minutes
to discuss the topic(s) of the session. This way, we can cover 3
sessions in 90 minutes. If any company working on a FOSS stack would
like to take a session spot, they are more than welcome to do so.
In addition to those sessions, we will also have the Spotlight
session, focusing on on a GNU/Linux distro. This can be covered in the
remaining 30 minutes.
So, what is everyone's take on the above? Any suggestions on how
things can be handled in a better way?
The 10th edition of Open Source India 2013, Asia's largest convention on
open source, is back and all set to kick off at the NIMHANS Center in
Bengaluru from Monday i.e November 11. It will conclude on November 13,
Open Source India (OSI) 2013 is a one-of-a-kind gathering of all things
open source, where you will get an opportunity to enhance your knowledge
through the information-packed sessions and workshops, understand how
the current trends of open source can help you do business better,
network with your peers, and more! The three-day conference-cum-expo
will have tracks ranging from cloud computing and mobile app development
to kernel development, Web development, open source databases and FOSS
for everyone. In addition, there will be presentations by IT thought
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perfect platform for networking opportunities that could help you boost
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We are looking forward to welcoming you on November 11 at NIMHANS
Center, Bengaluru. For details on the varied tracks, schedule,
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