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Anonymous Browsing with Vatlator

Filed under: General Linux,Linux Software — at 12:17 pm on Saturday, September 25, 2010

Emanuele gave me the heads up of a new release of Vatlator which is a live CD for anonymous browsing. This is the first I’ve heard of Vatlator so naturally I downloaded it to see what it was all about. After setting up a new virtual machine and disk it had no problems booting up and did it fast. From testing Firefox, tor is enabled by default and works well, although a little slower but thats expected from using Tor. You may want to note that that not all traffic is routed through Tor, it would be best test to make sure that what you need is before you need to use it.
I installed the Virtual Box add-ons, and after restarting X by logging out, then logging back in (took me a while to figure this out) the resolution was much better. By the way, the sudo root password is vatlator. Since it is based on Ubuntu installing software works with apt-get and has a great range of packages.

One thing that baffles me is the “F… the censorship” slogan, it just seems a little hypocritical, but I can relate to reasons behind it. I’m definitely going to keep it handy since it runs great in Virtual Box, boots up quickly and performs really well. Kudo’s Emanuele!

Eclipse – Around the World

Filed under: General Linux,Linux Software — at 2:46 pm on Friday, June 6, 2008

Ganymede is coming! I’ve been using Eclipse for a little while now and would like to pass on some information about the Ganymede release.
In the past I have became accustomed to commercial IDE’s, what is bad about this is when a new release comes out often I’d have to either upgrade or be stuck with an old version. Eclipse gives me a standard development environment that works on multiple computer platforms. Through plug-ins often the exact same, or better functionality is added. What is great about Eclipse Ganymede is that it lets you get a preview of what the next generation of the IDE will look like. Eclipse Ganymede is not for every one, after all it is for testers and early adopters. Personally I like to download the Ganymede release every once in a while and test it out. After all some of the big players in the development industry sponsor or contribute to a number of projects that are based on eclipse and its nice to see what they are up to. Check out Ganymede Eclipse for yourself!