Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 17th Dec 2011 00:26 UTC
Linux Without corporate backing or advertising, Puppy Linux has become one of the world's ten most popular Linux distributions. In the past few months Puppy has whelped a litter of like systems, each with its own unique DNA. This article summarizes Puppy and then describes the new brood.
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RE[2]: Security
by WereCatf on Sun 18th Dec 2011 03:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Security"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

Has there ever... ever... ever... been an actual documented case of a Puppy system being compromised due to this issue? Ever?


Most likely not as usually Puppy is used just as a temporary solution and usually not run as a server. However, something not being documented does not equal that it has never happened.

Edited 2011-12-18 03:11 UTC

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RE[3]: Security
by KLU9 on Mon 19th Dec 2011 14:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Security"
KLU9 Member since:
2006-12-06

yes, yes I know absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

But some actual *data* to base opinions on would be nice, wouldn't it?

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RE[4]: Security
by zima on Sat 24th Dec 2011 23:11 in reply to "RE[3]: Security"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Well I'd guess, at the least, it breeds people who think running as root is fine ...that alone is a bad thing, a bad idea to propagate.

(also: another reason for the more sensible all around Kitten Linux)

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