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I hope this is the right place to ask this. I was looking at some new distros of linux that came out fairy recently and I really like their UI. I want to start using one of these but I'm a bit skeptical about the security of the system. Is it possible that when building the system they had introduced (unintentionally) security bugs ?

I trust distributions such as ubuntu and debian because they have been around a long time and have good developers working on them. Should I also trust new distros?

As for the new distributions I was talking about: Elementary OS, Bodhi, Pinguy.

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closed as not constructive by Michael Mrozek Dec 5 '11 at 16:18

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I can't imagine how anyone could answer this factually. Of course it's possible that they introduced bugs -- it's possible in all software development, including Ubuntu and Debian – Michael Mrozek Dec 5 '11 at 16:18

Security is in the design of Linux/Unix based OSes. And of course they are Open Source software, so you remember the fact that large numbers of users are available to look for and fix security holes.

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