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Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2007 23:41:12 +0200
From: Krzysztof Śniadoch <>
Subject: Re: Owl-based desktop environment

Grigoriy Strokin wrote:

> OK, I've solved the problem with Owl not seeing my SATA hard disk by
> upgrading the kernel to 2.6.18-ovz.
> Now I have to setup an Owl-based desktop environment on my laptop
> before I move to Egypt, hence some newbie's questions:

You really set up OWL as your desktop?  I wouldn't like to scare you, but if 
you're not aware of Openwall's hardening policy you can easly run into 

Isn't it better to use other Linux based OS as desktop computer and OWL as OS 
for your servers (that's what Openwall was designed for) ?

OWL isn't as desktop friendly as other distributions ... and I'm glad about 
that :D Just server based linux can't share the same security design as 
desktop linux and that is hard fact.

All in all, you can set your OWL up as desktop computer, but you should know 
that this will require much more effort than it is with other linux based 
operating systems.

Krzysztof Śniadoch <krzysiek at> - Information Technology - Dział Hostingu - serwis informacyjny IT
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