@strypey I think it's a matter of relativity. Yes, there're quite a few shortcomings of the Linux model for desktop regarding sandboxing. The problem, of course, is that the same (and much worse) can be said for all the more widely-used desktops out there. Added security results in added complexity and reduced usability. I'd argue that most of the attack vectors described are low risk for the typical scenario of a computer that is almost exclusively used by an individual + a few trusted people.

@lightweight I agree with you on this. Other operating systems such as Windows, MacOS, and BSDs all have these flaws too to varying degrees. I don't know of a single, production-ready, general purpose OS that isn't written in C.

Also, with Wayland on the way, that whole Flatpak/X11 issue is also quickly becoming a non-issue for many users.



@jbauer @strypey here's hoping. I want to give Wayland a proper spin, but haven't done so yet...

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