Re: knoppix vs standard debian?
On Thu, Sep 02, 2004 at 10:11:58AM +0000, Scotty Fitzgerald wrote:
> Thank you for your replies.
> So, there are security issues!! I suppose this means that the
> declaration of Sarge being stable will force security conscious users
> to migrate to Sarge ( a lot like Gates & Co forces people to move by
> making a "service pack" update and refusing support to old service
Except that, in my experience,
(a) Linux security problems seem not to be as serious
(possibly because there aren't as many Linux systems installed,
so it's not as much a target, but possibly because it is better
(b) I don't have to pay big bucks for every major upgrade -- neither
for the software not for new CPUs, hard disks and RAM to put it on.
(c) I trust Linux more, as, apparently, does the Chinese government.
I always wonder what trojan horses are included with the security
updates. Perhaps things like copy-protection or spyware.