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Comment: Re:The bigger the lie (Score 1) 110

by Drunkulus (#48223577) Attached to: Ubuntu 14.10 Released With Ambitious Name, But Small Changes
Oh God. That's a pretty remarkable claim considering that no one at Canonical had anything to do with the discovery or the patching of the bug. Let's have a quick look at the actual sequence of events:
1. Shellshock was discovered by Stéphane Chazelas, who reported it to bash maintainer Chet Ramey and a few others, and assigned CVE identifier CVE-2014-6271.
2. "CVE-2014-6271: remote code execution through bash" by Florian Weimer of Red Hat (2014-09-24) was one of the first public disclosures of the problem.
3. Florian Weimer (Debian contributor and Red Hat employee) posts a patch for bash that counters the attack.
4. Red Hat, CentOS, Fedora, Oracle Linux, Debian, and Ubuntu adopt Weimer’s patch. Apple’s later OS X bash update 1.0 includes it as well.
5. Chet Ramey posts bash43-027 at 2014-09-27 22:50:07, accepting Weimer's patch into the upstream mainline.
Remember, it's always good to cite your sources (if you have any).
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And now, it's been fun but good night!

Comment: Re:The bigger the lie (Score 1) 110

by Drunkulus (#48217559) Attached to: Ubuntu 14.10 Released With Ambitious Name, But Small Changes
Funny enough, that's exactly what happens! As I outlined earlier, they take Debian Unstable, add their own stuff like Unity and Mir which no other distro will ever use, and that's Ubuntu Feisty Fanboi. Not a drop of fear, uncertainty, or doubt here. It's on the Ubuntu wiki:
"Most source packages in all Ubuntu components are copied unmodified from Debian."
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Ubuntu...

Comment: Re:The bigger the lie (Score 1) 110

by Drunkulus (#48217113) Attached to: Ubuntu 14.10 Released With Ambitious Name, But Small Changes
Perhaps we could make a comparison with the upstream source of Ubuntu? Let me see...
Oh NOES right on the Debian wiki it says that Unstable might have horrible bugs! And if you run it on a server you are insane!
And... it says Debian's security team only covers Stable. Maybe this is why the Ubuntu forums got hacked and every user account, password and email address was stolen?
https://wiki.debian.org/Debian...

Comment: The bigger the lie (Score 1, Interesting) 110

by Drunkulus (#48215791) Attached to: Ubuntu 14.10 Released With Ambitious Name, But Small Changes
Haha! A stable update in a stable series? Ubuntu starts off from Debian Unstable and then Canonical adds their own bug-ridden spyware, init process, Unity desktop, etc. Ubuntu is by far the buggiest distribution in history, at last count there are are 115,000 open bugs in the distro. Well, to be fair, that number does seem to be pretty stable.

Comment: I beg to differ (Score 1) 232

by Drunkulus (#47768689) Attached to: How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest
I would never use Ubuntu for any serious endeavor. It is a vanity distro which is completely dependent on the whim of its self appointed Benevolent Dictator for Life, Mark Shuttleworth. Given Canonical's yearly financial losses it is only a matter of time until he calls it quits to preserve his personal wealth.
Canonical are the people whose forums were hacked, user information stolen, and remained down for two weeks while they attempted to restore backups and patch the exploit. They release by far the buggiest linux distribution in history, in fact it is based on Debian Unstable.
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS includes the 3.13 version of the Linux kernel. This is not an upstream long term supported kernel. This means that the Ubuntu maintainers will have to do all the backporting work without any help from the community, for five years, to a kernel that no other distribution will use.
Add the increasing numbers of open source developers infuriated by Canonical's misdeeds with Mir, Unity, and Upstart, and it is clear that Ubuntu is the distro with the challenge to remain relevant.

Comment: The Donald Sterling mystery explained (Score 1) 142

by Drunkulus (#47707793) Attached to: Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board
SB: Don. I want to buy a basketball team.
DS: That's not going to help sell more Zunes, Steve.
SB: Uh, yeah well it's time for new challenges, if you know what I mean. But between steering Microsoft
into an iceberg and my well known temper tantrums, I'm afraid the NBA won't let me buy a team.
DS: I'll put in a good word for you.
SB: That's not going to cut it, Don. What I need is for you to create a distraction. A train wreck caliber
disturbance so profound the NBA will be glad to have me.
DS: Oh my God.

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