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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Monday June 03, @07:12PM (2 children)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 03, @07:12PM (#1359206) Journal

    I have coworkers who use Notepad++ on production server machines. (Windows, obviously) I would never install a program on a production machine that "phones home" as Notepad++ can do for updates.

    Even very much more worser, they also have no problems installing Chrome on a server. I would never do that unless I had no choice -- and even for some special purpose, then I would uninstall it when finished with it. There is little to no good reason to use a browser on a server. There are other safer methods to transfer files to/from a server.

    What editor do I use? SciTE. It is small. Doesn't phone home. Superior to Notepad in every way, and on a par with Notepad++. I've used it for many years, so I trust it. I don't upgrade it very often, and when I do I can use it for a long time in a non-production context before upgrading it on a production server. It's just an editor. Doesn't need many upgrades.

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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 04, @06:46AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 04, @06:46AM (#1359268)

    Chrome on a server boggles my mind. I can't understand a security policy that allows that in any way. I have a hard enough time with the idea of a server phoning home to a third-party due to any software. By comparison, I've worked for places where servers can't make any new outbound connections at all and any attempt to do so immediately fences the node as a serious indication of compromise. While I am sometimes surprised to hear about the data breaches and security policies at other places, I'm thankful most of my career has been where they take security much more seriously. It's nice to have a security process that works because it is better for everyone involved.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 05, @02:14AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 05, @02:14AM (#1359374)
    Can't you turn off the update checking etc?