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Would a Puppy Linux machine be allowed in future?
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nooby

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PostPosted: Thu 07 Oct 2010, 03:11    Post subject:  Would a Puppy Linux machine be allowed in future?  

This text indicate it would only be allowed if dualbooting with a certificated Windows OS and Antivirus for Windows on board.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11483008

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"Commonly available cyber defences such as firewalls, antivirus and automatic updates for security patches can reduce risk, but they're not enough," wrote Mr Charney. "Despite our best efforts, many consumer computers are host to malware or are part of a botnet."

His proposal, presented at the International Security Solutions Europe (ISSE) Conference in Berlin, Germany, is for all computers to have a "health certificate" to prove that it is uninfected before it connects to the net.

"Although the conditions to be checked may change over time, current experience suggests that such health checks should ensure that software patches are applied, a firewall is installed and configured correctly, an antivirus program with current signatures is running, and the machine is not currently infected with known malware," he wrote in the accompanying paper.

If the health certificate indicates a problem the computer could be prompted to download a missing patch or update its anti-virus settings.


http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9746317
a pdf file with more of his views.

I think it is clear that if his views are taken by European Union and they love such views. They already have on the way Data collecting laws that keep our whereabouts for years collected. Every phone call. From whom to whom. Every search we do.

So for them to make it illegal to not have a certificated computer is a no brainer.

And I doubt they would allow a Linux that is root.

We would not get internet access other than through our Android phones maybe.

Am I wrong Smile [/quote]

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Oct 2010, 06:10    Post subject:  

This seems to point to what I've said earlier...

We need an Alternet, independent computers connected via mess using VPNs

see http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=424563#424563

nooby I know you are aware of this, perhaps you could seed the idea on some other forums, and see what other linux users think?

Else disciple's humour rings truer... Wink Laughing

http://xkcd.com/528/

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Oct 2010, 07:57    Post subject:  

My sister is using an operating system which she is 'frightened of putting anything on'
An operating system that can not be operated? That would be Windows.

For everything else there is Linux.

Small efficient browser led operating systems are the future.
An OS so secure everyone roots for it?

That would be Puppy. Smile

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Oct 2010, 09:05    Post subject:  

I like the idea of an alterate internet that doesnt route all International traffic through the barbarian states.
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