[PLUG] Mandriva And Mandriva...
knura at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 24 08:21:22 PDT 2008
On Sunday 24 Aug 2008, म.हा.सा.ग.र wrote:
> At the same time I must admit that dangerously enough philosophical
> (logical for some) way everything happens on a Ubuntu desktop looks
> so much similar to Windows way of handling things! except the
> cosmetics! flames & discussions are welcome on this point...
Each distro has it's own philosophy. Ubuntu/Kubuntu targets the desktop
user. Ubuntu has eased the installation of restricted formats/drivers
through meta packages and offering to download them when you try to
open such formats.
On the flip side "auto run" is set to yes as default in Nautilus. This
has a potential problem when you insert removable media from suspect
sources. In early July, I was trying to help a colleague with a
presentation issue. When I inserted his USB pen drive on my Ubuntu
8.04.1 I noticed a lot of <dir>.exe files created on my hard disk.
Obviously, the pen drive was infected but worse yet the virus was able
to create the files on my system. Luckily the damage was contained
since the .exe files could not run on my system. I disabled "auto run"
in Nautilus. Ease of use has it's down side.
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