Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 17th Dec 2011 00:26 UTC
Linux Without corporate backing or advertising, Puppy Linux has become one of the world's ten most popular Linux distributions. In the past few months Puppy has whelped a litter of like systems, each with its own unique DNA. This article summarizes Puppy and then describes the new brood.
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RE[2]: Security
by Dasher42 on Sat 17th Dec 2011 20:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Security"
Dasher42
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Running as root on Unix systems is anathema for any real use. It subverts the entire model of security and goes well beyond the browser itself. It's what made Windows ridiculously insecure to begin with, and that platform still hasn't entirely shaken the consequences.

Puppy: something to run off of a flash drive occasionally. Look elsewhere for a general-purpose system.

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