Ubuntu 13.10 Review | LAS s29e02

Ubuntu 13.10 Review | LAS s29e02

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Ubuntu’s Juju tool can also now manage LXC Linux containers, an OS-level virtualisation technology that enables more workloads to run on a single machine than full virtualisation, potentially reducing cost for service providers, the firm said.

Juju also now supports bundles, which enables a user to automate deployment of an entire stack without the need for scripting, and export that bundle to share with other admins, according to Baker.

Search results are sent to Canonical, and then to the third parties. Rather that data is “anonymized” when its received by Canonical is irrelevant. Canonical knows where the search originated as it has to send the results back to that same device.


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7 Responses to “Ubuntu 13.10 Review | LAS s29e02”

  1. jon_downfromthetrees Says:

    Of course Canonical knows where my search originated. My IP address is embedded in each packet. That’s how — and why — the net works.

  2. Flimm Says:

    It’s true that that’s how most Internet systems work, but it doesn’t have to be the case. For example, Tor lets you interact with servers without revealing your IP address.

  3. jon_downfromthetrees Says:

    That’s merely obfuscation by a collection of executables. There is only one “internet system” and it works by keeping track of IP addresses.

  4. Alexander von Gluck Says:

    Yup.. the disappearing menus and window controls are what bugs me. I’ll pass on 13.10 :-)

  5. Flimm Says:

    Um. Tor lets you interact with servers without revealing your IP address. It builds a random tunnel of proxies, where each proxy only knows about the step before and after, and nobody can rebuild the chain. Of course it is built on top of an “internet system” that uses IP addresses, that’s how TCP/IP works, but that doesn’t mean that Tor is useless. I’ve no idea what you mean by “obfuscation by a collection of executables”.

  6. jon_downfromthetrees Says:

    I didn’t say Tor was useless. I was correcting an incorrect characterization of it as an “Internet system”. There’s only one Internet.

    Tor consists of code that executes. It’s purpose is to hide and obscure somene’s IP address. Hence, “obfuscation by a collection of executables”.

    I question the entire notion of a “right” to privacy on the net. The net is, by design and intent, an open and public space. We may imagine we have a right to privacy in that space. But, in reality, when we publish there — and it’s all publication, not communication — we can have no more expectation of privacy that when we speak in public, say, in a restaurant. We hope and expect others will be polite enough not to eavesdrop. But, that’s all. They can listen if they wish and there’s nothing we can do about it. Whether people have a right to listen in is immaterial. They can hear us.

  7. Michael Hazell Says:

    TOR works by masking your IP and instead using the TOR server’s IP. Your IP still exists and if that TOR server was compromised, the attacker can get your IP address.

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