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Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 02:48:09 +0400
From: Grigoriy Strokin <grg@...nwall.com>
To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Owl-based desktop environment

Krzysztof, 

Thanks for your notes! 

On Sun, Apr 01, 2007 at 11:41:12PM +0200, Krzysztof ?niadoch wrote:
> 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 
> troubles. 
> 
> 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.

No, I am not scared, because I don't need much 'desktop friendlyness'.
During the last 9 years, I have used FreeBSD as the only OS available on
my desktop, and I am sure that I have enough knowledge to create a
similar environment using Owl, and I'm asking these questions just to
learn how to get it done faster.  I'm absolutely comfortable with
configuring everything manually using shell/vi and don't need any GUI
tools offered by desktop-frienly OSes.


-- 
Grigoriy.

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