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[ale] Need a better Linux distro

On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 08:56:11AM -0400, Leam Hall via Ale wrote:
> I can't remember what I was doing this morning, but I look at the installed
> packages on my CentOS 7 box. I was surprised, and very dismayed, that a few
> dozen rpms came from a repo in the former Eastern Bloc.

It's not entirely clear what you are saying -- was your system was breached?

Do you know the attack vector?  How would a different distro have fared 
any differently?

_every_ distro has vulnerabilities; that's why you must routinely apply 
the various updates the distro supplies.  If the vulerability was due 
to software or configuration not supplied/managed by the distro, then 
the underlying distro probably wouldn't have mattered.

> Thoughts?

You have to decide if "tinkering" is just a means to an end, or the 
entire point, of this system of yours -- Because your time isn't free or 

 - Solomon
Solomon Peachy			      pizza at shaftnet dot org (email&xmpp)
                                      @pizza:shaftnet dot org   (matrix)
High Springs, FL                      speachy (freenode)
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