Linux fragmenting at last?
Posted Mar 1, 2006 3:06 UTC (Wed) by job
Parent article: Linux fragmenting at last?
I haven't tried AppArmor, but I have made a serious effort to understand SELinux. I sort of did get it mostly working, but I never went so far as to use it in a production system. It's extremely complex and touches almost every part of the code. It's like it was designed by committee.
Most people only use it as a process based ACL system anyway, making the complexity useless. If that's what you want you'd better go with RSBAC, grsecurity or any of a dozen such systems. They are much simpler to understand and implement. It's not obvious which solution is better.
Oh, and you forget(?) the most important flame source of them all: KDE vs Gnome. If Novell hadn't acquired Ximian, it would be a much more KDEsque desktop, diverging from Red Hat on another important point.
Some of these chasms that take a lot of time to unite again, if ever. KDE and Gnome finally shares some libraries, but they still reinvent most software. This despite only one of them actually turned out to be the object oriented desktop both set out to be.
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