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KDE 4 gets more Hot New Stuff

KDE 4 gets more Hot New Stuff

Posted Mar 29, 2007 12:06 UTC (Thu) by jospoortvliet (subscriber, #33164)
In reply to: KDE 4 gets more Hot New Stuff by MathFox
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And about security, data like this is often non-executable like png's, language packs, star or chemical data, etcetera. Though there are exceptions, like Amarok scripts and such. Being able to sign & secure this would be nice, but yes, automatic downloading would probably also add to the safety.

On the other hand, if you see how easy many windows users install or run files they downloaded from a random site or email, it's clear where the biggest security hole is located - Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair.

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KDE 4 gets more Hot New Stuff

Posted Mar 31, 2007 12:06 UTC (Sat) by MathFox (guest, #6104) [Link]

I am looking at the issue from the perspective of a system administrator that handles a network of workstations. Linux sustems come decently locked down and thanks to the Linux package managers, it is pretty easy to manage a set of standard tools for your users. When users start downloading and installing software locally, it complicates things for the central system adminstration.

Yes, PEBKAC is a common problem, but Linux does more to protect the sanity of system administrators.

KDE 4 gets more Hot New Stuff

Posted Jan 14, 2010 16:29 UTC (Thu) by Dest_0 (guest, #62962) [Link]

I wonder what is the last revision of KDE for now?

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