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Re: Dyne:bolic GNU/Linux Has a New Release

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____/ JeffM on Thursday 15 Sep 2011 23:05 : \____

>>JeffM wrote:
>>>good to see the Free Software Foundation giving this the thumbs-up.
>>>
> Forgot to mention:  While FSF's site isn't bad WRT their HTML...
> http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/dynebolic-three
> 1 Error, 1 warning(s)
> 
> 
> ...for a group interested in standards, they *REALLY* need
> to find someone who knows something about CSS.
> http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?uri=http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/dynebolic-three
> Errors (72)
> 
>>>Now I wonder if Dynebolic got past the always-runs-as-root thing.
>>>
>>Maybe it's intended to be used mostly offline, for production purposes
>>(no networked environment, either).
>>
> Well, if "intended" means "designed for", that would be OK.
> No networking seems antithetical to Linux, however.
> Maybe this one comes with directions that include
> *pull the plug on your Ethernet cable*.
> 
> Hope they require su or sudo as well.

Last I checked, Puppy and Pardus also have this root mentality. Windows
is not much better though...

Just being root by default is not a massive risk, depending on what the user
does or installs. Many of these machines are single-user ones.

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