Comment 1774 for bug 1

On Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 12:16 PM, Tom <email address hidden> wrote:
> Perhaps you need to check that you have an official Cd or downloaded
> from the official website and then md5sum or Sha check the Cd or Usb
> that you use to install Ubuntu.

I only use images from the official download page and while I
installed my main 12.04 laptop (that I use for my work) from the
original 12.04 image now I only have the 12.04.1 image left, so I
cannot re-check the image as I don't have it any more.

And apart from that - I am usually not alone with my problems - e.g.
some of the kernel problems I had, I reported them directly to the
kernel folks and got confirmed.

What is far more probably the case: I have a lot of stuff installed
(no games, no Wine but VMware, Virtualbox, Citrix, several VPN clients
I need to access customers, 2 different versions of TeamViewer, etc
etc). My experience with others where I install and support Ubuntu is
that especially for distribution upgrades they tend to fail as soon as
you do a little non-standard stuff (add some repositories for
particular needs and the like).

> 1. Overclocking and underclocking. Doesn't this need to be done from
> inside the bios or by physical changes to the hardware? I've not heard
> of anyone being able to do this from inside any OS. I agree it would be
> good if Ubuntu could lead the way on this.

My netbook offers switching from the panel - with the tool I mentioned
above. Maybe it's just a fake - I never digged into it. ;-)

> 2. If my internet connection drops out i just get a discrete
> notification and the icon on the top taskbar changes to show i have no
> network connection. None of that grabs focus and i can keep typing
> without interference.

Yes, you are right, when internet connection just drops that e.g. DNS
down or so. But if the WLAN-Router is rebooted then you get those
password dialogs.

> A good example is that greater numbers of desktop users would NOT
> increase security problems. Currently malware and remote attackers
> focus on desktop machines despite that only affecting 1 person at a time
> and thus being an extremely inefficient method of attacking people.

But the attacks mostly done "automatically" from infected servers.
Indeed two days ago at a family member I have seen a virus setting DNS
servers to a server at Google - so you can be sure that there are even
servers at Google that are hijacked!

Also have seen even online-banking servers being hijacked and
distributing viruses over the browser. Servers do get infected!
And yes, even those that are running Linux!
I have seen hijacked Linux-servers. However in those cases they always
got into the system through PHP issues.

Best regard, Martin