Getting people to say nice things about Microsoft (Linspire repo)
hlhowell at pacbell.net
Fri Jan 26 06:42:02 UTC 2007
On Thu, 2007-01-25 at 09:38 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> >> Would know if Freespire has the same security flaw that Linspire has?
> >> Everything by design in Linspire is run as 'root'. The GUI desktop. The
> >> applications. The whole thing. Just like Windows does.
> > ----
> > Like Ric & Gene
> On a single-user computer there's not a whole lot of value in
> preventing yourself from being able to destroy other user's
> work - which is what you get from the effort of not having
> admin privilages all the time.
> Also, if you really think there are security bugs lurking in the
> programs you are running, wouldn't you prefer that they be
> found and fixed instead of worked around, avoided, and allowed
> to linger forever?
I can't speak for others, but working at root means a slip of the old
stuttertypers (my pathologically challenged and inclined fingers) can
have disastrous results independent of bugs and virii.
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