Commit 1ffcca78 authored by Tails developers's avatar Tails developers
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Language fixes. Thank you, arma!

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......@@ -15,7 +15,7 @@ Why isn't Tails based on system XYZ?
0. [Why there are so many Debian derivatives](http://upsilon.cc/~zack/blog/posts/2011/09/why_there_are_so_many_debian_derivatives/), by Stefano Zacchiroli
0. We are deeply rooted and involved in Debian. The friendships,
relationships, bounds, technical expertise we have there have many
relationships, bonds, technical expertise we have there have many
benefits for Tails, and we are not ready to build the same in the
Ubuntu / OpenBSD / whatever world. See our statement about our
[[contribute/relationship_with_upstream]] for details.
......@@ -37,14 +37,14 @@ Generic answers
0. Ubuntu is based on Debian. Tails is based on Debian. Both have good
reasons to do so.
0. Ubuntu is a too fast-moving as a development platform for us. Yes,
0. Ubuntu is too fast-moving as a development platform for us. Yes,
there is LTS, but then a lot of what might make the balance weight
more on Ubuntu's side is not relevant anymore.
0. Ubuntu adds "features" in ways we find dangerous for privacy;
Ubuntu One might be an isolated example, but we don't want to play
this game of "let's see what kind of shinny'n'ugly new stuff we have to
this game of "let's see what kind of shiny'n'ugly new stuff we have to
disable in this brand new release".
0. Ubuntu is lead by a company that makes most of the important
0. Ubuntu is led by a company that makes most of the important
decisions and has the power to make them happen. Call it a
simplification if you want.
......@@ -54,7 +54,7 @@ Isn't Ubuntu more user-friendly?
At first glance Ubuntu may seem easier to install to hard-disk and to
administrate. However, this is irrelevant since Tails end-users
neither install Tails on hard-disk, nor administrate it. So from a
Tails end-user's perspective, Tails it's mostly the same as any other
Tails end-user's perspective, Tails is mostly the same as any other
GNOME desktop.
Doesn't Ubuntu support more recent hardware?
......@@ -79,7 +79,7 @@ Isn't Ubuntu more secure?
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Yes and no. Sure, Ubuntu has some well-advertized security features
Debian has not (see below). On the other hand, the general quality of
Debian does not (see below). On the other hand, the general quality of
the maintenance work being done on packages matters from a security
perspective; Debian maintainers generally are experts in the fields
their packages deal with; Ubuntu maintainers are not that often;
......@@ -98,7 +98,7 @@ applications in Ubuntu.
right. Ubuntu makes a point here. That's why we have been helping
pushing this into Debian. This is now a release goal for Debian
Wheezy, and being actively worked on. On the other hand, such options
are not the security Graal; while they put the bar a bit higher for
are not the security Grail; while they put the bar a bit higher for
the attacker, there are known ways to workaround them, and exploit the
so-called protected binaries anyway. Given the tendency is that more
and more distribution vendors enable those options, it seems safe to
......@@ -115,15 +115,15 @@ There are many, many possible reasons why Tails does not ship software
XYZ.
0. It may have licensing issues that prohibit us from shipping it (or
ship modified versions of it, which is just as bad).
0. It may not be part of Debian stable, or even not part of Debian, or
even not packaged for Debian.
shipping modified versions of it, which is just as bad).
0. It may not be part of Debian stable, or even part of Debian, or
even packaged for Debian.
0. It may be in conflict with our [[specification|contribute/design]],
or it may satisfy usecases Tails is not supposed to support.
or it may satisfy use cases Tails is not supposed to support.
0. It may have privacy or anonymity issues. Was it ever audited in
this context?
Also, generally we try not to add to much software into Tails,
Also, generally we try not to add too much software into Tails,
and are very careful before adding more stuff:
* More software implies more security issues.
......@@ -161,5 +161,5 @@ the Squeeze life-cycle. We are therefore confident this version is
safe enough for Tails users.
However, at least one feature that appeared in a newer Firefox /
Iceweasel seem interesting for Tails. Therefore, [[we've been
working|todo/Iceweasel_5.x]] to ship a more recent one.
Iceweasel seems interesting for Tails. Therefore, [[we've been
working|todo/Iceweasel_5.x]] towards shipping a more recent one.
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