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Vote: Do you use Linux EXCLUSIVELY?
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Do you use Linux EXCLUSIVELY?
Yes, I exclusively use Puppy Linux
32%
 32%  [ 26 ]
Yes, I exclusively use Puppy and other Linux(es)
17%
 17%  [ 14 ]
No, I mainly use Linux but keep Windows around
35%
 35%  [ 28 ]
No, I use Linux but also use Windows a lot
15%
 15%  [ 12 ]
Total Votes : 80

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Burn_IT


Joined: 12 Aug 2006
Posts: 3068
Location: Tamworth UK

PostPosted: Sat 13 May 2017, 06:47    Post subject:  

Don't worry Linux will have similar holes, they just haven't been reported yet.
I spent many years doing research on bugs and coding errors and it can be shown that there will ALWAYS be a predictble number of bugs in ANY large piece of software, no matter what language and what OS.
The statistics also predict how many will be left after each stage of testing and how many new ones will be introduced.

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Sailor Enceladus

Joined: 22 Feb 2016
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PostPosted: Sat 13 May 2017, 07:51    Post subject:  

Burn_IT wrote:
Don't worry

Ok.
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rufwoof

Joined: 24 Feb 2014
Posts: 2323

PostPosted: Sat 13 May 2017, 08:46    Post subject:  

Ransomware strives to get in and encrypt data to demand a financial transfer in order to be able to restore the data. But what about a pure damage based attack where all they were interested in doing was causing disruption. I'm thinking along the lines of cyber-war here.

How can you protect firmware from perhaps a virus that might simply issue burn new firmware commands, where trash is installed in place of the prior working firmware? That could be applied to routers, PC BIOS, network cards, hubs ...etc.

System software loss ... a mild issue - time spent downloading/replacing that.
Personal data loss ... more of a issue (much less so if you make good backups etc.)
Hardware trashed (router, hub, PC BIOS) !!!
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Sylvander

Joined: 15 Dec 2008
Posts: 4334
Location: West Lothian, Scotland, UK

PostPosted: Sat 13 May 2017, 10:56    Post subject:  

Hospitals In UK Hit By Ransomware Attack.
First reported May 12th 2017.
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ndujoe1

Joined: 04 Dec 2005
Posts: 779

PostPosted: Sat 13 May 2017, 11:28    Post subject:  

Yes I use PuppyLinux exclusively.
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Reziac

Joined: 25 Dec 2016
Posts: 6

PostPosted: Tue 26 Dec 2017, 16:06    Post subject:  

Burn_IT wrote:
Don't worry Linux will have similar holes, they just haven't been reported yet.
I spent many years doing research on bugs and coding errors and it can be shown that there will ALWAYS be a predictble number of bugs in ANY large piece of software, no matter what language and what OS.
The statistics also predict how many will be left after each stage of testing and how many new ones will be introduced.


For a good scare, read Hacking Linux Exposed. Of course by now all that info is outdated and the old holes have been replaced by new ones... as you say, it's just the reality of complex software, and it's not realistic to expect everyone to be OpenBSD.

BTW there was a site that had a searchable, sortable list of all the hundreds (thousands?) of Puppies, which made it easy to find a Puppy of a given breed, but now I can't find it. Anyone...??
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ally


Joined: 19 May 2012
Posts: 1816
Location: lincoln, uk

PostPosted: Tue 26 Dec 2017, 16:09    Post subject:  

http://archive.org/details/puppylinux

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Reziac

Joined: 25 Dec 2016
Posts: 6

PostPosted: Tue 26 Dec 2017, 16:54    Post subject:  

ally wrote:
http://archive.org/details/puppylinux

Smile


Mondo, thanks, good list to paw through Smile

Wasn't the one I was thinking of, tho -- was a dedicated Puppy archive with search categories like "XP-like" and desktop options and so on.
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ally


Joined: 19 May 2012
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Location: lincoln, uk

PostPosted: Tue 26 Dec 2017, 17:08    Post subject:  

under topics and searches click more or use search box

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nic007


Joined: 13 Nov 2011
Posts: 2351
Location: Cradle of Humankind

PostPosted: Wed 27 Dec 2017, 00:40    Post subject:  

Windows is superior at very important aspects of computing in my view and experience (mainly because of the availibility of better drivers for specific hardware it seems). I hate the newer Windows systems for their bulkiness though, ie. Vista and later. Puppy is compact and fun to use nevertheless.
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rufwoof

Joined: 24 Feb 2014
Posts: 2323

PostPosted: Wed 27 Dec 2017, 11:47    Post subject:  

None of the above.

Mostly use Unix (OpenBSD works very well with my hardware), but keep Linux (Puppy) around for potential admin/recovery purposes.
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