A New Round of Asian Linux Releases
Posted Dec 2, 2005 0:53 UTC (Fri) by grouch
Parent article: A New Round of Asian Linux Releases
"I was unable to locate any way to update the distribution. There is no apt, yum, up2date or any other mechanism to keep up with security and bug-fix updates and there is no icon in the system tray periodically checking for new software. Also, there seems to be no update directory on any of the Red Flag mirrors. This, together with the distribution defaulting to logging in as root, looks like a serious security omission and I would be reluctant to use a product that makes no effort to ensure that all newly discovered security vulnerabilities are dealt with."
That is just plain brain-dead. Apparently, they are trying to create a free clone of MS Windows 98, complete with rich exploitation features. I would be more than "reluctant" to use such a product, I would avoid it as garbage.
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