Re: On Mozilla-* updates
Am Sonntag, 31. Juli 2005 20:37 schrieb Nikita V. Youshchenko:
> >> Otherwise I might as well go run Suse or Fedora, or do static
> >> Knoppix installs each has one OR the other.
> > I don't see, why Fedora is more insecure than debian right now.
> > Furthermore, if you are up to use linux workstation in a productive
> > environment you should consider using Red Hat Enterprise Linux as well.
> Isn't it a very strange position to suggest to decrease Debian's usability
> and ask people to go away from Debian if they don't like it? Especially on
> Debian lists...
Do you actually think, I decrease the Debian's usability, if I'm trying to put
harm from debian users?
Furthermore, this is debian-security, not debian-user, debian-kde or
whatsoever. It is the nature of this list, to look at issues from a security
point of view.
> The fact is - currently Debian is a very good choice for a large set of use
> cases - including desktop, even for newbies.
I cannot disagree more, here. Following the deb-sec discussions for years,
debian is highly *dangerous* especially if used by newbies. Mozilla (as
often used by newbies), Kernel (essential for every server) and probably
samba have (or had - concerning samba) been some important issues for months
or years in woody.
Thus it is foolish to recommend debian stable to newbies - mostly unaware of
what they are doing.
> And yes, keeping this situation requires some work.
Well, If you really want to keep the situation and want to archive woodies
situation - further discussion is hopeless - I guess.
Mozilla in debian has been a catastrophe for years.
Anyway, if you are up to make debian stable (not debian flavors like ubuntu /
Knoppix, etc.) suitable for complete linux newbies, a lot of work will have
to be done - assuming it's even possible, and ignoring the probably dramtic
side effects this steps might have upon other areas of use.