Adobe issued an alert late Friday night to warn about zero-day attacks against an unpatched vulnerability in its Reader and Flash Player software products. The vulnerability, described as critical, affects Adobe Flash Player 10.0.45.2 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems. It also affects the authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX operating systems, Adobe said.
As an avid Linux fan, I've been working with it for some time. The other day my EeePC 900 series had a problem with its upgraded SSD; apparently I could no longer format it. So out came the upgraded 64GB SSD, and in with the old 4GB (I'm not kidding) SSD, which made it considerably slower.
I tried out some old reliable distributions such as Ubuntu Netbook remix (too slow and bloated for me), Eeebuntu 3.0 (worked okay, but then problems arose - 4.0's coming out soon though), and then Crunchbang (great distro, but didn't have the time to fiddle with it to get it just the way I wanted it - but I miss the startup sound and the look so much!).
I had just about given up, when I happened to catch a review of Peppermint Linux; I read through the specs, and decided to give it a try, as I had nothing to lose.
Turns out it's a great distro - so far. User friendly, easy install, and simple to use. Requires no previous knowledge of Linux - although having experience is always a plus.
It looks great as well. It's got a light 'footprint' on my hard drive, boots quickly, and isn't a system hog.