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Re: [ProgSoc] pine
On Tue, Apr 16, 2002 at 03:46:57PM +1000, Nicholas FitzRoy-Dale wrote:
> At 3:33pm on the 16th of April, David Edney wrote:
> > On Tue, 16 Apr 2002 15:22, Nicholas FitzRoy-Dale wrote:
> > > Someone's being "funny". Use /usr/bin/pine instead.
> > LOL, "wildfire" seems to be having some fun.
> That's so lame.
Encouraging people to use a better alternative is lame? Next you'll be
saying that popping up a message if people used Netscape pointing out
Mozilla was dumb.
There are many good technical reasons to switch to using mutt, but one
compelling one. mutt is Free.
That might not make a substianial difference to you but it does make a
great deal for Progsoc. The great thing about Free software is that it
will be maintained for us.
That removes quite a lot of work from the admins shoulders and generally
means we can focus on getting other things working better. Hopefully
you have been noticing that Progsoc is running a lot better recently.
That is mainly due to the other admins and myself having more time to
fix the details because the great bulk of work is done for us.
Free software means you would not be running a mail client (Pine 4.43)
which has been suspectabilt to a remote exploit since the 28 Nov 2001.
It was fixed in Jan 2002; you've still vulnerable.
Maybe you are okay with allowing other people who email you to send
you arbitary commands but I, on behalf of Progsoc, in my capacity as
CSO have to be.
`` We are shaped by our thoughts, we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never
leaves. '' -- Buddha, The Dhammapada
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