PussyCat wrote:How much of your 16Gb ram actually gets used?!
peterldg wrote:How do the pro's manage their Mint systems in regards to security?
peterldg wrote:Can I do my banking from a Mint system?
peterldg wrote:After reading recent Canonical vs. Mint discussions on security issues, it appears the Mint update manager has everyhting to do with the differences.
I don't want to take unproven updates and I appreciate the flexibility that Mint provides with their system.
How do the pro's manage their Mint systems in regards to security?
peterldg wrote:How often does a 4 or 5 update screw up the entire installation?
peterldg wrote:I've updated from kernel 3.8 to 3.10 with no problems. The update saved my 3.8 install in my GRUB menu so I can always revert to it if I wish. Seems like a no brainer to me.
I guess that security can carry risk; take away the risk, you take away some of the security.
They've been lining up for years now to hand over both their security and their privacy for a little convenience, a few bells, a whistle or two, and something shiny.
I know, I know, design something to be foolproof... and they'll just design a better fool
PussyCat wrote:On the netbook, which was updated yesterday after (re)install, it seemed reasonable to allowed a complete update on the first occassion - the discrepancy with SPM notwithstanding.
On the laptop (again the discrepacy between the two mechanisms notwithstanding) it seems OTT for there to be so many available updates/upgrades (which is it?) only a month down the line! This is getting into the realms of a rolling release - which I hate - rather than just LTS.
Anyway, should I go with UM, perhaps only selecting priority 1 and wait for any 2 or 3 to move up the urgency level? And how frequently?
Personally, I would be quite happy not to do it at all (or at least very infrequently) once the system has been tweaked to my liking, so long as it continues to run smoothly and is not compromised, perhaps updating only if forced by the demands of any additional apps. Ideally it could be almost left alone until reaching the end of lts to give an extra lease of life! Indeed, had I been more on the ball and done an eleventh hour update, Helena would still be my choice as that absolutely purrs on all my machines.
Sorry - that's become more of a blog than a question!
[PS Why doesn't this editor spellcheck in Linux/Firefox - I'm sure it does in Win?!]
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