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    SUSE, Wiki's and Trust

    So obviously, there's an inherent lack of trust with the Wiki concept... since anyone can edit a wiki at any time, the information available can't be trusted to be from anyone or contain correct information about anything

    Then why does openSUSE use wiki software on their download page? Does anyone else see the obvious issue?
    http://en.opensuse.org/Released_Version

    So I'm thinking to myself... okay, maybe there's a PGP signature to verify the .iso's... and no, there isn't. There's MD5, but hey! That's wiki'd too!

    All it takes is an 8 dollar typojack and a malicious ISO to ruin someone's day.

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    Hey Hey,

    You have to remember though that just because it's a Wiki doesn't mean that anyone can change it... Wikipedia has given people that opinion and it isn't correct... Click edit on the SuSE site for example... you have to log in to edit anything... so you need a valid account..

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    Accounts are free, require email registration.

    http://www.mailinator.com
    http://www.bugmenot.com/view.php?url=opensuse.org

    The only time I'll call online registration a security measure is when a credit card or digital certificate is involved...

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    Originally posted here by Soda_Popinsky
    Accounts are free, require email registration.

    http://www.mailinator.com
    http://www.bugmenot.com/view.php?url=opensuse.org

    The only time I'll call online registration a security measure is when a credit card or digital certificate is involved...
    Alrighty, I'll have to give you that... I just went in with my Novell credentials... definately let's me bring up the pages in edit mode...
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