Review: Red Hat’s Fedora 12 Beta Operating System

“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

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