"On February 20th, a hacker working under the handle 'Peace' took
control of the website of Linux Mint, a popular Linux distribution
derived from Ubuntu (and Debian) targeted toward non-technical users
and power users unhappy with modern desktop environments. While these
attacks are regrettable, and part of an infrastructure problem rather
than a problem with the distribution itself, it increasingly appears
that the Linux Mint team is spread too thin when it comes to security.
The distribution itself blacklists updates that work perfectly in
Ubuntu and Debian, and the graphical utilities don't update the
kernel. Because the value added by Linux Mint is in Cinnamon, why do
the developers need to distribute a broken version of Ubuntu when the
Cinnamon DE could be distributed as an Ubuntu spin?"
-- source: http://linux.slashdot.org/story/16/02/24/1924229
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Waikato, NZ
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