Happy to see the info screens in Norwegian trains is running (Debian)! Some years ago I saw the info screens at the train stations were running the latest .

@forteller Don't know why, but seeing it run kernel 2.6 with no issues (I'm assuming) makes me happy. It's sad how many #Linux users out their get OCD about updates when you don't fix things that aren't broke.

@TheOuterLinux I just learned that that kernel stopped being supported in 2016. Not sure it's a good idea to use it now, for security reasons. Info screens doesn't control anything critical, but I guess it could be taken over for a botnet or something, or just be messed with, costing a lot to fix, maybe

@forteller I doubt it, honestly. Most of the security issues with older kernels are because of Spectre and Meltdown and from what I understand, physical access is needed for most of the exploits and because of the threat of adding a "Zombies Ahead" message, you know there's no easy physical access. And besides, your average person isn't interesting enough to really need to worry about it, just large companies. I'm sure they are only using the bare minimum of what is needed to do kiosk stuff.

Sign in to participate in the conversation

Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more