update-manager --no-focus-on-map ??

Oliver Grawert ogra at ubuntu.com
Fri Jan 8 15:12:06 UTC 2016


hi,
Am Donnerstag, den 07.01.2016, 16:48 +0100 schrieb Ralf Mardorf:
> On Thu, 7 Jan 2016 16:12:05 +0100, Liam Proven wrote:
> > You cannot run [...] Ubuntu with Unity *and* have a totally secure
> > private computer.
> 
> Is this correct? I'm asking, since I don't know much about Unity. 

no, thats indeed not correct, you can make unity totally locked down
and 100% secure, its defaults aren't though (but have a reason to be
like that as i elaborated in the other mail) ... 

as i said in my other mail in this thread, the data you provide goes to
an entitiy that already has full root access to your system via the
package manager ... if canonical wanted to mess with your data  there
were surely other ways to do that via some package postinst etc ....

if you dont want to trust a distributor your only possibilities are LFS
or gentoo i guess :) in binary distros the distributor *always* has
full root access to your system ...

a thing that many people dont seem to realize is that this extends with
every additional archive  layer you add.
i.e. if you use mint your system is accessible by canonical as much as
by the mint team ... if you then add some PPA you give the PPA owner
root rights too ...

ciao
	oli
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