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Comment: Not a bad idea. (Score 2) 139

by mmell (#48622673) Attached to: Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites
It won't do any real long-term good, but not a bad idea. Sadly, my experience is that the average internet user won't know or care what SSL even is. C'mon - we had a hard enough time getting the internet's user base to understand "locked green padlock = good, unlocked yellow/red padlock = how bad do you want your pron?".

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Comment: Re:Wha?!?!!! Yup, you betcha! (Score 1) 170

by mmell (#48557449) Attached to: Just-Announced X.Org Security Flaws Affect Code Dating Back To 1987
That's why most respectable Linux administrators don't run X on servers. Most of us just turn off that pesky GUI so that we can get work done.

I don't suppose M$ has some kind of command-line mode for their servers? Some sort of Disk Operating System which could be used to provide a runtime environment for applications and services without requiring the use of a large, resource-hogging graphical interface which (as has been pointed out) is a great place to find exploitable code.

It's proprietary code! Surely the vendor has the most noble and idealized motives in making sure their code's not merely good enough to sell, it's actually good, with highly trained and competent professionals dedicated to ensuring their customer's safety after they take the money.

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