testmonkey wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:45 pm
It's not even a matter of cutting down on wasted time (wherein a few hours' work for the Solus team translates to thousands of hours saved for users). It's a security issue. Although it's unlikely, doing a fresh install from a very old ISO just reactivates old vulnerabilities. On the off chance that one of them requires little or no user interaction to exploit -- or more likely, that the installing person is lazy about applying updates -- the result could be a security compromise (and not necessarily easily detected as such).
Security issues get fixed all the time, so if you are dealing with "lazy" users that do not update, it does not help him or her that it is an up to date iso, they will make their system insecure 7 days, 14 days or 1 month after they installed it anyway...
If people have not learned to keep their systems updated, there is not much the devs can do for them as i see it.
Sure it will be great to have a sparkling new up to date iso, maybe some support through Patreon could help, next goal 4000,- will "allow expansion of the Solus workforce".
I think it will be good to have a new iso because, it will be a better experience for new users, better support for new hardware, and no need to download the many updates. I am sure we wont have to wait for long.
Just my two cents.