Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Apr 2009 09:54 UTC
Bugs & Viruses Whenever the Conficker worm comes up here on OSNews (or any other site for that matter) there are always a number of people who point their fingers towards Redmond, stating that it's their fault Conifcker got out. While Microsoft has had some pretty lax responses to security threats in the past, it handled the whole Conficker thing perfectly, releasing a patch even before Conficker existed, and pushing it through Windows Update. In any case, this made me wonder about Linux distributions and security. What if a big security hole pops up in a Linux distribution - who will the Redmond-finger-pointing people hold responsible?
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It's the little things
by matthekc on Wed 15th Apr 2009 15:18 UTC
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I have to set Gufw(uncomplicated firewall) as a start up program. I really see no reason it shouldn't be by default. I never take a nvidia or kernel update after I enable a non free software video driver. It almost always screws things up.
I'm sure there are hundreds of best practices and tips for a more stable and secure desktop but until someone drops them on the desktop in a document only a handful of Linux users are going to know about them.

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