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Re: SELinux removed from desktop cd spin?



On Jan 17, 2008 1:19 AM, Valent Turkovic <valent turkovic gmail com> wrote:
> Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> > On Jan 16, 2008 12:35 PM, Valent Turkovic <valent turkovic gmail com> wrote:
> >> What is your target audience with SELinux?
> >
> > Everyone who runs a computer that takes input from an external source,
> > whether that be floppies, or a network connection, or a bluetooth
> > keyboard.  Security matters... it doesn't matter if you are a desktop
> > user or not... security matters.  If we are doing a good enough job at
> > policy writing and management then we fix the policies.
>
> Will fedora include virus scanners? If not why?
>
> > You really need to go back and read every single blog post from Dan
> > Walsh concerning the new xguest policy he is working on.  He's got
> > very clear and very real desktop usage cases in mind for it.  Turning
> > selinux off wholesale on a desktop spin just because its not optimal
> > yet, is short-sighted.
>
> When it becomes usable for general use, by all means, enable it by
> default. There is no real threat to linux desktop users from any source
> and there has been zero viruses or explioits that had any significant
> impact on any linux desktop. I don't see that changing in next 5 years
> so why force desktop users now to have this rough edged products bother
> them all the time?
>
> Valent


You have yet to explain why two clicks after install, or one click at
first boot is too many.


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