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Offline knutove1728

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Redhat FED "eral" security bullshit
« on: January 20, 2005, 01:45:19 PM »
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Redhat has through the hurry release of Fedora core (read Federal Core) really brought the federal authority to the playground. After 9/11 these releases (not RH9 ) are wideopen for federal hackers to really explore your computer looking for terrorist traces. I noticed after installing fc2 that it occupied twize the size of RH9. 13 Gb all together. RH9 6.6 Gb. And after using it for a while with many unexplained errors I finally found out it had a "shadow second operating system in it". Hence the size. The reason was that a totally different desktop with other icons showed up when I was hazzling to install the onboard Nvidia Nic. After a while I soon realized I was hacked and also one windows xp machine on the LAN got hacked. I assume Redhat are very well paid to open such backdoors to your computer, and I assume other vendors also are. Espesially american. My advice is if you dont want your pc investigated, stay to older versions of Linux.

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PS. What about the Legacy name of fc1.

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2005, 01:28:06 AM »
Wow, that sounds so scary indeed.

In this case, why not choose other versions of distro that since the size of the RH/FC is so big.
I moved to Slackware as i know i dont need all unecessary programs. Slackware keeps it small and simple.

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Re: Redhat FED "eral" security bullshit
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2005, 11:04:45 AM »
Quote from: "knutove1728"
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Redhat has through the hurry release of Fedora core (read Federal Core)
Klute.
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PS. What about the Legacy name of fc1.

Well I totally disagree for a while !
Do you know a thing named firewall ? if you don't have proper firewall then whatever systme you are running could be hacked easily..

What I want to say .. misconfiguration = hacking !

Offline knutove1728

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Redhat Fed "eral" security bullshit
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2005, 10:50:28 AM »
Yes I have firewall. Strict one and I have very few services running using the ports. But thats not the point. The point is why FC2 use 13 Gb of space while rh9 use 6 with not so many added features. And why should I get a totallay diffrent desktop by a mistake. FC2 also run much slower that rh9 and when using Skype IP-telephony the sound is choppy like the PC should serve and get a response from 2 operating systems simultanesly.

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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2005, 10:24:04 AM »
umm.. I have not use FC2 yet.. (happy with slack) but have used FC1 and that was better in someaspect then RH9 (ofcourse with some work on it) ~

About so much of space it is using, it is all yours, you can analyse which part is used by which system.
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