Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Nov 2006 10:55 UTC, submitted by Jean Claude
Linux French députés' offices will be equipped with a Linux operating system and open source productivity software. There will be 1154 French parliamentary workstations running on an open source OS, with OpenOffice.org, Firefox and an open source email client.
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RE[2]: Things to consider
by hraq on Mon 27th Nov 2006 13:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Things to consider"
hraq
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2005-07-06

">>3. Setting up the permissions of file/program/device access.<<

As it should be with any OS. It's called security. Maybe, one day, msft users will understand. "

I have mentioned that because linux permissions are less than suitable for enterprises; thats why Redhat incorporated SELinux to its OS; namely to have ACLs.

And many linux distros didn't incorporate it yet.

">>4. Updating linux very carefully, as some updates change the kernel and render some device modules useless, unless you rebuild the module for 1000 PC by means of a deployment method<<

Same with windows. Upgrading to W2K broke all kinds of drivers etc. Even XP/SP2 broke all kinds of compatibility."

You said upgrading while I said updating; there is a difference Pal.
Applying updates to windows (lets assume XP with SP1) will not break any application unless you upgrade to SP2; but in linux even updating will break compatiblity (eg Ubuntu 6.10 with old kernel and ubuntu 6.10 with new kernel; and remember I am not talking about ubuntu v 7)

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RE[3]: Things to consider
by netpython on Mon 27th Nov 2006 13:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Things to consider"
netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

I have mentioned that because linux permissions are less than suitable for enterprises; thats why Redhat incorporated SELinux to its OS; namely to have ACLs.

SELinux is far more than Access Control Lists.

Every Linux has Access Control Lists.Only SELinux has mandatory ones which means a role or policy is mandatory,even root is effected by them.So if you don't make a proper policy you can easily make your system unusable.

Grsecurity is also much and much more than having suddenly *real* ACL's.

Edited 2006-11-27 13:53

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RE[3]: Things to consider
by dylansmrjones on Mon 27th Nov 2006 19:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Things to consider"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Bullshit.

Updating the kernel doesn't break anything. Upgrading the kernel (going from 2.15 to 2.16 - equivalent to going from win2k to winxp) can break something, but usually things will work quite fine.

I don't know what kind of trouble you have had, but either you have chosen a bad distribution or you have no clue about configuring your PC. (Perhaps a combination since you are mentioning Redhat.)

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