When it looked like we were having a quiet week, altered only by the releases to come soon, between the NSA and this, we warming up. But when a developer Ubuntu Linux Mint accused of poor safety practices and Clement Lefebvre replied , is what is called a news round (because both parties manifest, do not think bad).
first and what is more curious, in a thread on the Ubuntu mailing lists for treating if you create a new variant of Ubuntu based on MATE desktop , the conversation turns to a different course, in which a developer of Ubuntu Linux Mint charge against its policy of security updates, which in many cases never reach the users of that distribution, leaving them exposed.
Ubuntu developer exemplified kernel patches, Xorg, the boot loader, Firefox and other packages . “ Personally, I would go into my bank with it ,” he says. And you’re right, the first thing: many of the security updates that come to Ubuntu do the same in Linux Mint. Why?
To answer the previous question, who better than Clement Lefebvre, total and absolute leader of Linux Mint, which says no weapon like the media ruckus with this news, but it comes with a knife. About the upgrade policy, said:
already explained in 2007 the gaps that were with the way that Ubuntu recommends its users blindly applying all available updates. We explain the problems associated with regression and implemented a solution that we are very happy.Anyone using Mint
can open the update manager, edit the preferences and activate levels 4 and 5 updates , making Linux Mint is as “safe” and “unstable” as Ubuntu.
Having said that, while it is known for frequent users of the system, should not be advertised as , Lefebvre highlights an Ubuntu developer mistake, is that Firefox does maintain the pace Regular updates.
recap, Ubuntu developer is not without reason in the background, but Clement, in a way, either. In the same headline in your post , in fact, a pearl leaves on a free translation would say: “ give you stability, you the security you configure “. There you have it.
And to top it, in a small parenthesis says Clement Lefebvre has already transmitted Canonical legal department and ask him a license to use Ubuntu binaries. It seems that the Department of yore is working overtime these days. Hopefully not rolling again, and have to leave Mark Shuttleworth giving explanations and making excuses.