Re: End of life for FC12?

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On 11/10/10, Patrick Bartek <[email protected]> wrote:
> --- On Wed, 11/10/10, Andras Simon <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>
>> On 11/10/10, Patrick Bartek <[email protected]>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > I'm not running a server with the need for up-to-date
>> security, but a
>> > personal desktop that has more that sufficient
>> security.  After 10 years of
>> > using various versions of Linux, I've yet to be
>> infected or hacked.  So, I
>> > must be doing something right.  I ran FC6 for
>> almost a year past EOL before
>> > finally upgrading to 9.  Never had any problems.
>>
>> How do you know you haven't been infected or hacked?
>> (I don't doubt that you do, just curious about how.)
>
> Lack of the usual indicators, that is, no odd application behavior,  no
> unusual slow-downs, no excessive CPU usage, no excessive or abnormal net (or
> hard drive) activity, no crashes or freezes, no strange log reports, no
> reports from friends about receiving spam e-mails from me that I never sent,
> etc.
>
> I've spent enough time fixing friends' infected Windows machines that I've
> gotten a "feel" for when something is amiss.  It's not a definitive feeling,
> just an indicator to start checking for something wrong.
>

I hope that you're not deluding yourself...

Andras
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