Why do people switch to Linux 13483
On Tue, 01 Nov 2005 10:18:51 -0500, Bob Hauck
That was just an addition to the example. Even if the system is not a domain member the security subsystem uses ACLs to define precisely how and in what manner each system object is allowed to interact with other system objects. My point being that the default is a long way from "go ahead and mess with me."
This is not just theoretical and irrelevant. I would claim that SELinux is more secure than a regular distribution, hence the name SecurityEnhancedLinux. If that's true, then by extension SELinux's choice to use ACLs, is an indication that ACLs are a better choice wrt to security. You could argue that u-g-o is "good enough" for most users, and that's probably true. However, when it comes to security, even as an average user, when given a choice between "good enough" and something that is "more secure" I know which one I'd choose.
Contrary to what is probably the general perception of my views here in COLA, I'm not really a big fan of Microsoft's policies nor their "atbreastude" in general. My opinions wrt Windows are oriented towards technical analysis, of the issue at hand. Though not always possible, I try as much as I can to segregate Windows the operating system from Microsoft the company.
I don't speak for Microsoft, my *guess* would be as you suggested earlier, fear of alienating users and affecting sales. I agree that it's a bad policy, and I personally wish they would change it.
Okay, I'll drop that in our discussion, though I'm sure you recognize that there are in fact Linux advocates who have in fact put forth that precise claim.
Why do people switch to Linux 13488
On Tuesday 01 November 2005 04:54, Tim Smith stood up and spoke the following words to...
Why do people switch to Linux 13484
Very impressive. Why do I care again? This is all internal checks that every OS that claims to have protected memory and user permissions has to do. NT happens to do it in...
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begin virus.txt.scr T.G. Reaper Nope, little one, you don't get to use the easy way out of tzhis. First you claim that linux fs are primitive, because even if they aren't, the enhanced features...
I've never said that there were'nt *any* instances of software that needed RunAs in order to run. That being said the vast majority of things run just fine from a regular user account, ones that don't are really more the exception than the rule. Linux has apps that require root privileges, try and sniff packets with ethereal or run tcpdump as a regular user.
Why is me using RunAs to play a game, somehow worse than you needing to either su to root or configure sudo to run tcpdump?
I'll agree with you that Microsoft is much too marketing driven, and that the technical side of the house should have more influence. Though to be fair the same is true in any U.S. company of more than a few dozen people.
I don't think they are completely ignored, I think it's more a matter of marketing has too much power and can modify or overrule their advice except in extreme circumstances.
-- Cheers T.G. Reaper
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On Sun, 30 Oct 2005 07:58:27 +0000, Aragorn *All* file systems fragment, even the ones on under Linux. It's true that the...