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Review: Red Hat's Fedora 12 Beta Operating System

Nov 03, 2009, 16:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Brooks)

"Beyond these typical Linux updates, the updates that have caught my eye in this version deal with strengthening the core of the distribution and of Linux distributions in general, as Red Hat's open-source innovations trickle downstream into other Linux-based operating systems. In particular, Fedora 12 advances the state of Linux system privilege management on multiple fronts and exhibits continued progress in virtualisation.

"System Privileges

"One of the first Fedora 12 enhancements to jump out at me was the distribution's new capability for sandboxing potentially untrusted graphical applications with SELinux. The new feature, called sandbox -X, provides graphical applications with a temporary environment to run in that's walled off from the rest of system."

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