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[ale] Need a better Linux distro

Yup, Nux. That was what got me on this thing.

On 5/31/20 5:21 PM, Jim Kinney wrote:
> What repo's are you using??? There are some that are not a good idea, 
> others are frowned upon. Any repo that provides desktop environment 
> tools other than epel and rpmfusion is a bit suspect. Nux is right out. 
> Tends to break things as well
> On May 31, 2020 10:20:28 AM EDT, Leam Hall via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
>     On 5/31/20 9:04 AM, Solomon Peachy wrote:
>         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.
>     I consider the installation of significant packages (libselinux-*,
>     linux-firmware) from a third party repository, from some areas of the
>     world, to totally compromise the system. While I would love to believe
>     the best in everyone, and to be right about that, reality says that
>     doesn't work.
>     Since I really dislike systemd, a new OS is in order. I have worked with
>     RH for more than two decades, and made my living supporting their
>     products. I'm sad to go, but it's the right thing to do.
>         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
>         unlimited.
>     Yup. I need a system that will do the things I need done. At the moment
>     I'm not an OS guy. If my job or situation changes, I might have to
>     reevaluate that.   :)
>     Leam
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