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No is Ark Verdict

May 22, 2008, 01:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Susan Linton)

"Ark Linux is a distribution developed primarily for new Linux users, although its developers say experienced users should find it powerful enough to use as well. I've tested it before and found the later claim a bit overstated. Would version 2008.1, released this month, be a change for the better? Although it was stable and included some handy software, hardware support in the latest release is lacking, and the distro's security philosophy a contradiction in terms.

"Ark developers call it their 'security system,' but lack-of-security system would be more accurate. When you install the operating system, no password is set for the default user 'arklinux' or root..."

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