Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Sep 2011 22:25 UTC, submitted by HAL2001
Privacy, Security, Encryption Well, this is embarrassing. MySQL.com has been hacked (fixed by now), and was turned into a platform serving malware to unsuspecting visitors. The criminals did this by injecting a script which redirected visitors to a website which uses the BlackHole exploit pack, which probes the browser used and serves up an appropriate exploit. Computer security blogger Brian Krebs saw root access to MySQL.com being offered for $3000 only a few days ago.
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RE[12]: My best friend
by tux68 on Tue 27th Sep 2011 17:35 UTC in reply to "RE[11]: My best friend"
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... people who don't understand how to use a terminal will at some point be forced to use it and that is why I don't think it is good enough.


Why is it that people are still saying things like this as though they haven't been said thousands of times before in the past decade. It really misses the salient point which had nothing to do with ease-of-use.

Windows simply had the necessary inertia and network-effect to short circuit the potential of any serious competitor. Linux was never ready for the masses as a Desktop O/S and much of the energy spent in that direction was a pointless diversion from the areas where it shines.

Arguing about Linux-on-the-desktop is even more boring than all of the recent licensing debates.

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