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[3]: Security
by KLU9 on Mon 19th Dec 2011 14:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Security"
KLU9
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2006-12-06

clearly it's anathema, that's obvious from pretty much every post on the issue. But I wasn't asking about emotions. My question was: is there any actual data?

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RE[4]: Security
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 19th Dec 2011 15:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Security"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

No idea, but anyone knows it's insane to always run as root for real work where security is even a slight concern, and for that reason Puppy is nothing more than a toy to them. If you asked a security person to do real-world tests on Puppy to get this data and they'll probably laugh and think you're joking. They'd probably think it's retarded to even do such a test targeting Puppy specifically when there is plenty real-world data to go through on the act of just running as root/admin alone. It's well documented; it's bad no matter what, just because it's Puppy and its users seem to be crazy rabid fanboys doesn't make it better.

Edited 2011-12-19 15:14 UTC

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