On Mon, 13 Mar 2006 16:43:39 +0000, Roy Schestowitz
> Weak password choices on non-admin accounts are probably the biggest hole in
>(X)Ubuntu 5.10 (Badget), for those who have not upgraded (patched up) yet.
>If I recall correctly, however, SSH daemon is unavailable and thus disabled
>by default in Ubuntu installations.
When I made user accounts in Dapper, their initial login requires them
to create a new password. The system repeatedly gives warning messages
that the password is not good enough if they try to use simple
dictionary words or straight alpha strings. It rejects the password
over and over until they come up with an acceptable one.
This was one of the most frustrating things for them. The software
forced them to use a good password even though their admin rights were
restricted by me. hehehe
As far as upgrading goes, it hard to not do it with the standard
install. Adept updater checks everyday for upgrades automatically.
This update will update ALL the software you have installed as well as
marking any locally held packages you have not installed yet.
I've noticed that Flight 5 has a 'kiosk' mode. This will be great for
the young ones. It'll help them stay out of trouble.