Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 24th Jun 2013 03:00 UTC
Linux I volunteer as tech support for a small organization. For years we relied on Ubuntu on our desktops, but the users didn't like it when Ubuntu switched to the Unity interface. This article tells about our search for a replacement and why we decided on Xfce running atop Linux Mint.
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RE[5]: Partition lock-down
by moondevil on Tue 25th Jun 2013 06:12 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Partition lock-down"
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Like I said, preventing the user to access the computer, then the internet, for the sake of "safety" is a pure non-sense, especially on Linux. I don't see what are the threats to the system. Active X ? Sony's root-kits ? IE exploits ? SWF trojans ? Come on...

Operating system daemons exploits.

Application level exploits that expose the user's $HOME to the outside world when p0wned.

Fake posts on public forums about how to install something, used as disguise to install worms.

People that just install whatever application they can get from the Internet without checking what it really does. Even if they are not root, at least $HOME is exposed.

Users are very creative, specially at home or when trying to go around IT security procedures.

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