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Topic: Stupid, stupid MacOS security flaw grants admin access to anyone (Read 1376 times) previous topic - next topic

Re: Stupid, stupid MacOS security flaw grants admin access to anyone

Reply #15
You can still run Redhat for free. Just load Cent OS. It is the open source version of Redhat.
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Re: Stupid, stupid MacOS security flaw grants admin access to anyone

Reply #16
I too used redhat, back in the day. The newer GUI feels a lot like the Mac, which makes base operation real nice. I loaded the latest Ubuntu 16.x version, instead of the brand new v17, for stability and support.

Being open source, is Ubuntu safe for me to load onto an old desktop and let the 5 year old go to town with games and educational crap? Can I lock it down so he can't access pron or add his own games/apps?

It's been probably 8-9 years since I messed with Ubuntu at all.
People will notice the change in your attitude towards them, but won't notice their behavior that made you change.  -Bob Marley

Re: Stupid, stupid MacOS security flaw grants admin access to anyone

Reply #17
I suppose an '09 iMac has enough power to run Ubuntu acceptably. About a year ago I put it on an old Dell that had been running XP and it majorly sucked performance wise. All I can say is on the PC it takes some horsepower to run Ubuntu.

How much horsepower?
People will notice the change in your attitude towards them, but won't notice their behavior that made you change.  -Bob Marley

Re: Stupid, stupid MacOS security flaw grants admin access to anyone

Reply #18
Like I said...an old Dell running XP was horrible. It had a Pentium 4. Ubuntu says:

[attachimg=1 width=400]
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Re: Stupid, stupid MacOS security flaw grants admin access to anyone

Reply #19
Like I said...an old Dell running XP was horrible. It had a Pentium 4. Ubuntu says:

[attachimg=1 width=400]

Sorry, I thought maybe you meant it needed something more than what they list there..  my bad.
People will notice the change in your attitude towards them, but won't notice their behavior that made you change.  -Bob Marley

Re: Stupid, stupid MacOS security flaw grants admin access to anyone

Reply #20
I too used redhat, back in the day. The newer GUI feels a lot like the Mac, which makes base operation real nice. I loaded the latest Ubuntu 16.x version, instead of the brand new v17, for stability and support.

Being open source, is Ubuntu safe for me to load onto an old desktop and let the 5 year old go to town with games and educational crap? Can I lock it down so he can't access pron or add his own games/apps?

It's been probably 8-9 years since I messed with Ubuntu at all.

Yes. I think it would be perfect. Open source just means you need to not be a doosh about what you load onto it. There are still signed, certified apps. I think it's like most things, you will usually only get in trouble if you go looking for it. 
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Re: Stupid, stupid MacOS security flaw grants admin access to anyone

Reply #21
Like I said...an old Dell running XP was horrible. It had a Pentium 4. Ubuntu says:

[attachimg=1 width=400]

Sorry, I thought maybe you meant it needed something more than what they list there..  my bad.

I always consider their recommended requirements as not enough.
Mac OS 10.12 Sierra | Prinergy 7.5 | Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 | Two Luscher XPose 160 CTP units

Prepress: One who does precision guess work based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge.

Re: Stupid, stupid MacOS security flaw grants admin access to anyone

Reply #22
Like I said...an old Dell running XP was horrible. It had a Pentium 4. Ubuntu says:

[attachimg=1 width=400]
I would imagine. Ubuntu has a good GUI, which means it's a resource hog.

You can probably load something like redhat or Debian... might be a rougher interface with better performance.
"... profile says he's a seven-foot tall ex-basketball pro, Hindu guru drag queen alien." ~Jet Black

Re: Stupid, stupid MacOS security flaw grants admin access to anyone

Reply #23
Mint has a decent interface and not as resource hungry as Ubuntu. But not as many bells and whistles either. I still hate any desktop Linux. I still can't find anything in their file system. They need an Applications folder so if you someone how lose your alias to an app you can find the app and double click it to run with having to search through 40 layers of folders to find the secret place they store it.
Mac OS 10.12 Sierra | Prinergy 7.5 | Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 | Two Luscher XPose 160 CTP units

Prepress: One who does precision guess work based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge.

 

Re: Stupid, stupid MacOS security flaw grants admin access to anyone

Reply #24
Linus will show you his secret application folder location if you give him belly scratches, like a kitty. 
"... profile says he's a seven-foot tall ex-basketball pro, Hindu guru drag queen alien." ~Jet Black

Re: Stupid, stupid MacOS security flaw grants admin access to anyone

Reply #25
They could learn a lesson from Microsoft Office for Mac OS; it's won't allow access to any file.
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