Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 21st Mar 2005 11:22 UTC
Linux 2003 was the year with Gentoo written all over it in the Linux universe. Last year was Ubuntu's & MEPIS'. I believe that Arch Linux's year is the current one. Read more for a comparison of Arch to existing distributions, and why we think it rocks and where we think it still requires some work.
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Re: 9/10
by benn on Mon 21st Mar 2005 20:54 UTC

Let's see, does Arch Linux have proper package QA, does it ship a firewall by default, does it use exec-shield, does it fortify binaries, does it use adresse space randomization, does it deploy SELinux?

QA is improving, but no.

Firewall, by design, is the responsability of the user.

Exec-shield...no.

SELinux is underway, unofficially, for the moment.

Address-space randomization...is this as effective as is commonly believed?:

http://www.stanford.edu/~blp/papers/asrandom.pdf

What do you mean by fortifying binaries?

Thanks for the well-though out post.