Daily Archives: 27 December 2005

Only 363 More Shopping Days Left

I hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas. We know
our grandchild did. What with this being baby’s first
Christmas, you better believe we spoiled the kid rotten. Of
course, the toy he liked the most was the simple rattle that
we got as an afterthought from Longs Drugs. That said, I’m
sure he’ll eventually grow up to appreciate his other toys
but he really likes the rattle…

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IE 0-Bit SSL and CrossOver Office/Wine

If you are using Xandros Linux Deluxe 3.01 and running
CrossOver Office 4.1-2 to run Internet Explorer 6.x you may
have noticed that you cannot connect to nor view any web page
on a SSL-secured web site. This is because IE, when running
under Xandros/CrossOver, has its cipher strength set to
0-bits (open IE’s Help menu, then click on “About Internet
Explorer” to display the cipher strength, among other
things). Why this is so, is not clear to me but a check of
the support forum at Xandros found the following
work-around:

  1. Navigate to your

    /home/USERNAME/.cxoffice/dotwine

    directory (substitute your own login name for “USERNAME”
    when navigating to the directory).

  2. Make a backup copy of the
    system.reg
    file found in that directory.

  3. After making the copy, open the original
    system.reg
    file with your text editor.

  4. Find the following line and delete only that line:
    “ComputerName”=”localhost.localdomain”

  5. Save your change and exit the text editor.

This worked for me and I now have 128-bit cipher strength
in Internet Explorer and I can now access secure sites.


Aloha!