sábado, 2 de abril de 2011

I Just Got Fooled!

After a hard work's day, I came home and started browsing the Web. Then, I stumbled upon an article about a major security hole found in Linux Kernel that worried me quite a bit .

I asked some fellow Mepis users about that and the security status of Mepis...

One of them kindly pointed out some details of such article:

Archive Category: Humor
Keyword Tags: kernel security hole fooled you

Yes. I have been fooled and the whole web knows about it! :P

Still, there's something I like a lot about this prank...

You see, it's great to have an OS whose security flaws end up being for the most part either pranks or FUD. I'd be running around like crazy while trying to find patches and updates to protect my old OS a couple of years ago. Right now, even though I'm embarrassed because I was fooled so easily, I'm very happy as well because with Linux, security is real and what the rest of the world considers imminent PC threats are just chances to develop my sense of humor now.

5 comentarios:

  1. Don't feel bad. I got fooled with "Microsoft is buying ReactOS", "Canterbury Linux, the ultimate distro-merger", and "Windows goes Open Source"...

  2. As a matter of fact, I decided not to read anything else for a couple of days... too many divergent emotions...

  3. It was an April's fool joke? I see you posted this on april 2nd so I figured... I keep forgetting this date, not fair... I always get fooled...

    GNOME SHELL has arrived!!!!!!

  4. @ Vanargand,
    Yes it was...and I embarrassed myself asking about it! That was funny! :P

    You are right...This is a major moment for GNOME! Cheers!!