For the last few days, an increasing number of Pidgin-sipe users have been rejected while trying to connect to their Office 365 accounts.
According to the SIPE developers, Lync servers (Office 365) have started rejecting the RC4 stream cipher. Even though it breaks the SIPE plugin, this could be seen as an improvement as Microsoft has recommended to retire RC4 as used in their TLS implementations for years.
After upgrading to VirtualBox 5.0.2 and subsequently installing the latest VirtualBox extension pack, Skype started without any further hiccups. Anyhow, VirtualBox doesn’t officially support Windows 10 yet, so some issues are to be expected.
Slackware Linux 14.1 64-bit
Windows 10 32-bit
Skype for Business 2015
However, running this blog on a Raspberry Pi 2 means that disabling the comment section will put less strain on the PHP interpreter and thus makes a welcome optimization for this site.
In my experience, only a few readers will actually comment on posts (which is perfectly acceptable) so I don’t think I’m taking away a feature that will be largely missed.
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