[Dshield] Linux A/V Recommendation?

Leone, Michael michael_leone at merck.com
Wed Aug 20 12:17:17 GMT 2003

Some of the other Consumer friendly *nix's like Mandrake and what used to be
SuSE before it died and was resurrected as a pay for profit OS can't
compare. Red Hat wiped them out like a bad habit. Can't blame them really,
they took the hatred for M$ and banked on it. They probably made a lot of
money, and are now living it up on a 61' Viking parked next to my old,
work-in-progress 48' hatteras. I toyed with Red Hat but was uncomfortable,
and it completely raped the Cyrix 166, 128mb ram, 10gig old-ass Compaq.
Slackware, however, runs great on it, and its not even stripped down that
much (except, I switched KDE for blackbox). Makes a good, "sits around with
no real use, but its set as the default dmz for all the wayward packets to
my network" computer. 

Michael C. Leone
Lab Automation and Data Integration
Information Services for Basic Research
Michael_Leone at merck.com
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-----Original Message-----
From: Kenneth Porter [mailto:shiva at sewingwitch.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 8:09 PM
To: General DShield Discussion List
Subject: RE: [Dshield] Linux A/V Recommendation?

--On Tuesday, August 19, 2003 4:14 PM -0400 "Leone, Michael"
<michael_leone at merck.com> wrote:

> the norm is usually people installing Red Hat and not
> bothering (or not knowing how) to patch.

This is less of a problem now with Red Hat Network, which is sorta like
Windows Update. Give them an email address to spam and answer their "survey"
every 6 months and it's free, and relatively painless. I have my system set
nag me (slowly blinking red exclamation mark in the panel) but not
automatically install things until I give the go ahead.

How do the other "consumer friendly" versions of Linux compare?

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