When you measure the people visiting say, Wikipedia, then you are only measuring the market share of the people visiting the wikipedia website.
Besides, this is about security. Ubuntu is known for its enterprise OS for a good reason whether you like it or not. It is very secure.
That's not to say that Linux Mint isn't secure either. But a lot of you are ignoring the massive manpower that Ubuntu has over Mint and they simply would not be able to release every new version that comes out without breaking something.
But then you guys miss a bigger point that someone just gave, "It's only as secure as it's operator." So shut your faces now, you trolls.
Something like this in Tails or Torbrowser could literally get people killed, in Mint it is unlikely to do anything, and even it it does the expected consequences would be a hacked email account or Facebook page, not a visit from the secret police. Like I said before, as for online banking I wouild not trust anything for that, as I do not trust the network itself. Hell. a default Mint install would still be a tough enough target that real pros like the NSA will forget the computer and go after the router instead. When's the last time you updated your router?
and to stop that: ubuntu/canonical/mark hates mint so everyone related to ubuntu is hating mint: (from http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1295)
reads not like that mint hating some people here are trying to make it look like.So yes, I am very proud to be, as the Register puts it, the Ubuntu Daddy. My affection for this community in its broadest sense – from Mint to our cloud developer audience, and all the teams at Canonical and in each of our derivatives, is very tangible today.
for me it looks like the mobilizing against canonical from the last years (and especially this year) already gone way to far. that is not worth a linux-"community".
Actually they are accessible, if you have understood how sudo works and how your shell interprets the command line. Something likeThere are differencies with sudo and root terminal, i.e. some of the system critical directories are not accessible with sudo cat.will not work, due to the fact that your shell will try to create (or open for write) the file in /etc before it even looks at the left side of the redirection, which means your rights aren't elevated yet.Code:sudo cat xxx.txt > /etc/yyy.txt
If you do it instead withyou will get the result you want.Code:sudo $(cat xxx.txt > /etc/yyy.txt)