Linked by Christian Paratschek on Mon 25th Apr 2005 20:11 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Welcome back to another issue of my reviews of Linux distributions. Not really surprisingly, this time I decided to take a close look at the second version of the most popular Debian offshoot, Ubuntu Linux. Ubuntu's performance probably was the biggest surprise that 2004 had in store for Linux users. Just 9 months ago, almost noone even knew that there was a new project underway, but then things went really fast: after a preview version in mid-September, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, released version 4.10 in October. Being based on Debian, Ubuntu has a solid base and, despite not being supported officially, all the (18.000) Debian packages available. Ubuntu 4.10 proved to be a decent operating system (especially for a first try) and had overall pretty positive reviews (here's mine).
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Re: Disappointing Security
by Andreas on Tue 26th Apr 2005 07:40 UTC

> Ehm, hoary's firefox has the fixes backported.

No, as I wrote, it has *some* of the fixes but not all. Have a look at the ubuntuforums, they have more detailed information on it, including results of test cases with the Ubuntu firefox 1.0.2. It has still unfixed critical security issues. Especially that java script issue is concerning. That is the reason jdong (thank you very much) made it a top priority to get firefox 1.0.3 (form SID without the Ubuntu patches) into his backport repository.

https://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/show_bug.cgi?id=9926
https://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/show_bug.cgi?id=9927

And the 0.9.3 from Warty got less love and has more unfixed issues.