Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 1st Mar 2011 16:39 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu Linux has millions of fans. What's not to like? A free operating system with ten thousand free applications, websites covering everything you might ever want to know, tutorials, active forums, and more. Yet for all these benefits, situations pop up when you want a faster, lighter operating system. Perhaps you have an older computer, or maybe a netbook or a mobile device. Wouldn't it be great to have a lightweight Ubuntu? That day has finally arrived. Lubuntu offers a way to stay in the Ubuntu family -- with a product that performs better and uses fewer resources.
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RE: A little off topic
by Praxis on Wed 2nd Mar 2011 20:58 UTC in reply to "A little off topic"
Praxis
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2009-09-17

you can't patch stupid. If you download and run malicious code onto your machine it can and will hurt you no matter your OS. Social engineering and stupid users will always find a way to get bad code onto machines. This does not change the fact that Linux has fewer exploits and venerabilities compared to other OS as well as a better security model that limits the extent of the damage clueless users can do by mistake, and when exploits are found they tend to be fixed faster and in a more open manner. I see no new information that changes this.

TLDR: The best locks in the world won't help you if you let the bad guy in willingly. And if you do, don't blame the locks.

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