Why aren't there any open-source antiviruses? There is ClamAV, which is barely used, and isn't that good to begin with.

Is it because the attackers can easily bypass the security of the code is in the open? Or is it because the market is already oversaturated?

Is there even a reason to try and make an open-source antivirus, that can compete with big players like Avira, Kaspersky, and others?

@kev when installing apps, it creates an incredible amount of files scattered across the whole system. Every app uses a different location 🙄

@kev next time run neofetch with `--ascii_distro Kubuntu` to get the proper logo and colours ;)

Took me 5 hours or something 🙄

So long actually, that a newer version came out while I was downloading the older one 😂

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Mozilla's servers ain't doing great today... :blobcatdizzy:

This is me trying to update my Firefox Dev Edition

My final strategy: use SumatraPDF or XpdfReader for everyday PDF files, use Foxit for XFA support and more functionality

All the programs are magnitudes better than Adobe Reader 🤣

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Alright, I have done some testing and here's my verdict:

— Sumatra (@sotolf, @iooioio) — really snappy — love it!
— Foxit (@sotolf, @kev) — not open-source, but free and the only one that supports XFA
— muPDF (@yyp) — dead simple (maybe too simple 😅) and doesn't work as good on big PDFs as Sumatra does
— XpdfReader — similar to Sumatra: really snappy and with cleaner (albeit uglier) interface
— Okular (@yyf) — couldn't install since it's only available in MS Store :(

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Any recommendations for a PDF viewer for Windows? Preferably open-source, of course, but to be honest with you I'm ready to use anything that isn't Adobe Reader 🤮

The final result is:

* R = 25%
* G = 40%
* B = 36%

As expected (and described in the thread), the gamut is pretty low (ie. not an immense possibility of colours, due to fact that masto polls options sum is 100)

0..100 to 0..255 (in gimp) give:

* R = 63.8 (64)
* G = 102
* B = 91.8 (92)

HTML: #40665C

It's a soft, dark, bluish green!

It's complimentary color is #66404A (102,64,74)

Its triadic scheme:
#5C4066 (92,64,102) and #665C40 (102,92,64)

We could call it "Fédi-vert"?

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So, in January I started using a YubiKey for my PGP needs. I made a new PGP key for it and signed it with my old one (to show that I "acknowledge" my new key)

On April 2nd my old key expired. I didn't care as I don't use it any more. However, Thunderbird didn't allow me to send an email, because my new key was signed with an expired key. So, I had to prolong it before doing so.

Is it a Thunderbird bug or a PGP feature? What is the correct way of dealing with expired keys' signatures?

@garritfra of course! I'll tag you when I finish (which may be a long long while after today 😅)

@garritfra I am planning to write a blog article about it and your post just attracted many people with very interesting and helpful replies! Thank you and everyone who commented 😇😁

Rebooting the computer (or even, turning IPv6 on and off) seems to solve the issue every time...

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Although I can now see, that even IPv6 DNS servers are not accessible. Seems like something is wrong in the whole infrastructure...

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@themactep thanks a lot, this tool was very helpful! 🙌

@themactep it sure does, and it has been since September 2012. I've been using this provider for 1.5 years now, and the problems began only yesterday.

I can't even connect to the IPv6 address directly; does my provider block it?

Aw, shucks. I guess I have to phone them...

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