On Tue, 2009-12-29 at 18:50 +0000, Peter Nikolic wrote:
But there is nothing to replace it , This security
thing is becoming
a bit of
a nonsense lets face it we are talking about Home systems not top
commercial or government systems here they got SLED and SLES if they
running 11.2 distro then thats their problem .
I would argue against that kind of thinking. Security isn't just about
hacks into your server. It's also about vulnerabilities of the desktop.
And much of the vulnerability exploits that occur in this world are on
home systems. Specifically, Windows home systems that cripple the rest
of the world. To forgo such thinking would be to re-introduce home
system vulnerability to Linux/openSUSE systems that we've been good at
avoiding all along.
I would also argue that not all openSUSE installations are home systems.
I use a number of openSUSE boxes in business/commercial situations as
well. So, we shouldn't limit our thinking of who uses openSUSE.
Although, I will grant that the majority of users are likely home users.
When there is a decent working replacement for XMMS
then all well and
so far the choices just suck .
Sometimes, we seem to forget we're in an open source world. If XMMS is
a must have, then we have the opportunity to adopt it, fix it, rally
support around it to get others to work with it and rebuild the
ecosystem around XMMS that seems to have disintegrated. We all say "We
gotta <insert what you will>...." but no one ever seems to step up to
the plate to make it happen.
If XMMS is truly the way to go, then let's roll up our sleeves and make
it truly a viable option complete with the fixes it needs that reflect
the quality and security considerations that make openSUSE known.
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