Linked by Nathan J. Hill on Tue 24th Oct 2006 10:43 UTC
Linspire In the midst of the busy semester here at school, my fiancee's laptop, running Windows XP SP2, picked up some friends - adware, trojans, etc. It was a pretty nasty sight. I worked on it for at least two hours every couple of days, wiping it clean, doing my best to lock it down, and so on. Avast! and Ad-Aware had their limits it seemed, for only a day or so after I cleaned it, pop-ups and weird stuff would show up again. She was getting sick of it. I was getting sick of cleaning it, so I suggested, offhand, installing a different operating system that is a bit more impervious to those nasties. To my surprise, she agreed.
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RE: root?
by DrillSgt on Tue 24th Oct 2006 18:11 UTC in reply to "root?"
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"Does freespire have the same 'everyone is root' issue as Linspire has?
It's going to be awesomely funny when someone decides to take advantage of that."

Actually that was corrected a long time ago now. Not everyone 'runs as root' in Linspire or Freespire. That problem did exist many moons ago, and has been corrected for well over a year, maybe even 2.

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