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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
GNOME 3.4 released
Posted Mar 29, 2012 21:46 UTC (Thu) by blujay (guest, #39961)
I hate having to press Ctrl+Alt+Del to log in. It's an awkward, two-handed chord, and Windows uses it as a crutch because of its inferior security model. Sure, if Linux had such a system from the kernel up through X, it'd be a tiny bit more secure--but with the fundamentally more secure model, and by using trusted binary repositories, I don't think it's necessary. Besides, what are you going to do, press Ctrl+Alt+Del every time you have to type your password? Ugh!
BTW, SELinux on Ubuntu works quite well with Firefox. I can't vouch for how well it stops exploits, but it's there, and is kept up-to-date by Ubuntu.
Posted Apr 7, 2012 6:09 UTC (Sat) by abo (subscriber, #77288)
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