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  •  Which one? (5+ / 0-)

    Try the development threads for more esoteric information like that.

    https://groups.google.com/...

    It ain't called paranoia - when they're really out to get you. 6 points.

    by Jaime Frontero on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 09:38:56 PM PDT

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    •  FreeBSD? (3+ / 0-)
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      Jaime Frontero, CroneWit, shaharazade

      Is that any easier to lock down than say, Linux Mint?

      I like this:

      Complacency is not a characteristic that is naturally selected for.
      Or as I say when looking at the squirrel and the predator, "Don't be lazy."

      Reaganomics noun pl: belief that government is bad, that it can increase revenue by decreasing revenue, and unregulated capitalism can provide unlimited goods for unlimited people on a planet with finite resources.

      by FrY10cK on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 05:16:16 AM PDT

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      •  FreeBSD comes out of the box... (3+ / 0-)
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        Stwriley, FrY10cK, J M F

        ...locked down pretty tight.  As I recall, they've had two security holes make it out into a release in the past 15 years or - a feat of which they are justifiably proud.

        Mint takes some work to lock down, but it's not that tough, and the how-tos can be found on the Mint Forums.  I like Mint.  I use the Debian spin - LMDE - on my general-purpose desktop.

        It ain't called paranoia - when they're really out to get you. 6 points.

        by Jaime Frontero on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 05:25:08 AM PDT

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        •  are you s-e-r-i-o-u-s ? Please read on (1+ / 0-)
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          J M F

          http://www.freebsd.org/...

          On Sunday 11th of November, an intrusion was detected on two machines within the FreeBSD.org cluster. The affected machines were taken offline for analysis. Additionally, a large portion of the remaining infrastructure machines were also taken offline as a precaution.
          FreeBSD is a niche OS for enthusiasts at most. The FreeBSD development-team is in poor state and to many in the industry it's believed FreeBSD is no longer relevant.

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