Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Nov 2007 21:22 UTC, submitted by irbis
Window Managers "Linux has proven amazingly flexible: after nearly 10 years of use, I'm still impressed by how the Linux operating system does exactly what I want on any type of hardware. Desktop customization is no exception; from the ultra-modern KDE and GNOME window managers to with the likes of Fluxbox and AfterStep, there's a Linux desktop to suit everyone."
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RE[5]: wm for a server?
by apoclypse on Tue 20th Nov 2007 14:41 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: wm for a server?"
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The security updates are done by the developers as a stopgap. These updates are usually before anyone even knows there are security issues. That doesn't mean that these flaws are being exploited or even attacked. That just means that unlike some other developers the Linux community actually cares about security and actively searches for issues pertaining to security. They don't wait until the shit hits the fan like MS did with Xp. Like I wrote before the larger number of security patches that get sent out on Linux usually has to do with the large number of libs that get installed separately, and also the larger number of third party software that gets installed by default in a common linux distro. Each lib that gets patched is added to the list of patched updates. So if say libffmpeg gets updated it gets added to the list, but there are many such instances. Windows can put out patches that say they updated Mediaplayer and say nothing of the underlying libs that might have gotten updated along with it. So on paper it looks like Linux it looks like Windows has less security patches, but we all know that in reality that is not the case, regardless of the FUD that MS tries to feed users.

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