[funsec] What do Linux and Windows have in common?

Dude VanWinkle dudevanwinkle at gmail.com
Sat Aug 26 06:43:10 CDT 2006


bad patches this month:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/08/26/linux_update_shocker/

Many users of the increasingly popular Ubuntu Linux distribution found
themselves thrown back to mid-1990s on Tuesday, when a botched update
to the graphical X Window subsystem brought them face-to-face with the
command-line terminal.

The update, pushed out to Ubuntu users Monday night, aimed to fix some
hardware issues to the X Window software used by almost all Linux
systems, but instead caused the graphical user interface (GUI) to fail
to initialise, leaving users to deal with issuing text commands
through the terminal.

-JP


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