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1  International Pardus Users / Swedish / Re: Varför Pardus? on: September 22, 2007, 09:33:00 AM
A much more severe breach of the traditional UNIX security model was brought by the (otherwise very promising) Pardus Linux.

Part of their set of innovative features, a new concept was created around the new configuration manager COMAR: the first user (the one who installed the system) is granted some special administrative privileges never seen before. It is practically half-root, because he can perform a wide range of administrative tasks (adding/removing packages, starting/stopping services or the firewall, etc.) without being ever asked for a password!

Pardus developers explained that this feature could be offered as an option only with the next release, however this doesn't change anything at all: the evil was done. For the sake of the user's convenience, basic Linux principles were broken. Should people get used with this, they will ask from other distributions to provide them with such a feature.

Sadly, whereas even Microsoft tried to improve the security in Vista and to educate the home user not to use an administrative account, there is a Linux project trying to do exactly the opposite.

Requiring either the user password or the root password before performing administrative tasks was already possible through sudo (also kdesu, gksudo) or an appropriate PAM-based authentication (consolehelper). Granting a user the right to "sudo" without a password was already possible, although hardly a good choice. A possibly good feature would be to configure sudo to accept more trivial tasks such as changing the system time (not critical for home use) without a password, but not more (no, setuid is not an option, it's actually much worse).

Irresponsible approaches made from the highly praised (even by me) Pardus a black sheep from a security standpoint. At times, open source rhymes with thoughtless design and severe flaws.

Just forget about the name of the distro I just mentioned, although it is going to be a trend-setter. In a few years, on public request, half of the 500+ Linux distros will have the security features perverted.
2  International Pardus Users / Swedish / Re: Varför Pardus? on: September 22, 2007, 09:23:53 AM
Det sämsta med Pardus tycker jag är att man inte på långa vägar känner sig lika säker som man gör i Ubuntu Undecided

3  International Pardus Users / Swedish / Re: Varför Pardus? on: September 22, 2007, 08:18:39 AM
När jag installerat Ubuntu får jag först inte till skärmupplösningen, ljud på alla mina högtalare, min andra hårddisk syns inte, måste ladda ned Firestarter för att enkelt kunna hantera portar, måste tvunget snygga till Ubuntus utseende, måste ladda ned alla dom små spel och program jag vill ha, att spela upp filmer (däribland rm) är inte så lätt att handskas med... men i Pardus finns och fungerar allt detta från start! Tjohoo! Grin

4  Assistance / News & Announcements / Re: 400 members on: September 22, 2007, 07:36:01 AM
I've just finished baking a cake for our 400th member, but I'm having some trouble figuring out where to put it inside my computer in order to send it away to him. I guess I'll just have to eat it by myself Grin

Anyway, welcome!

Now, let's aim to get at least 1000 members on this forum before the end of December OK Wink Grin

5  General / Wish list / Re: How about dazuko on: September 19, 2007, 09:10:06 AM
From the Wikipedia page you linked to:

"So the viruses listed no longer pose any concern as long as the Linux system is updated regularly."

6  General / Introduce yourself / Re: India calling on: September 17, 2007, 09:09:59 AM
I'm just curious, why did Ubuntu get an Sad

And welcome to the forum! Smiley Cheesy

7  Assistance / Pardus for beginners / Re: Pardus & me friend for ever on: September 16, 2007, 16:19:22 PM
Yeah, Pardus is great! Even better than Ubuntu IMO. Feels a lot more proffesional. I wish LBreakout2 never would have come with it though, cause now I'm addicted to it. Wink

8  General / Tips and tricks / Re: Useful search engine on: September 16, 2007, 16:04:04 PM
It's here also:



I love it that when one does a search using hakia, you get to hear things like "Wonderful question, hope I have some useful answers for you below." Grin

9  General / General topics / Re: Swedish on: September 16, 2007, 12:35:03 PM
Gimme some of your upcoming translation and I'll do some proofreading Wink
10  General / Tips and tricks / Re: Useful search engine on: September 15, 2007, 21:44:58 PM
That search engine gives far more superior results that Google alright, I searched for Pardus and found a whole bunch of links I'd never seen before Cheesy

11  International Pardus Users / Swedish / Re: Svensk firefox (uppdaterad) on: September 15, 2007, 19:49:49 PM
Bra att veta, fast jag själv behåller det nog på engelska - inget annat i Pardus är ju på svenska Tongue Grin

12  General / Wish list / Re: Comic book reader in the Packet Manager on: September 15, 2007, 19:09:36 PM
Yeah I noticed, so I installed Qcomicbook as well Smiley

13  General / Wish list / Re: Comic book reader in the Packet Manager on: September 15, 2007, 18:31:55 PM
Well, that's brilliant! Thx guys! Cheesy

14  International Pardus Users / Swedish / Re: Vaför Pardus? on: September 15, 2007, 16:13:41 PM
Ja precis. Kul att vara med från början. Och att Pardus kommer att slå igenom en vacker dag det är det ingen tvekan om.

15  General / Wish list / Comic book reader in the Packet Manager on: September 15, 2007, 15:00:54 PM
I would prefer something like this to be added in the Packet Manager:



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