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Re: Security features



Yeah, the security features are prominent in the TalkingPoints:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing/TalkingPoints

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On Sat, 26 Nov 2005, Dawid Gajownik wrote:

> Hi!
> 
> 	I've been reading recently lwn.net and I've found this article → 
> http://lwn.net/Articles/160380/ I knew about this patch restricting 
> acces to /dev/mem but I did not know that it prevents rootkits! IMHO 
> this should be mentioned in the Release Notes:
> http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/release-notes/fc5/test1-latest-en/#sn-security
> 
> 	Actually, there should be more hype about Fedora's security features¹. 
> For instance, FC5 uses Stack Smashing Protector. I think that it's worth 
> mentioning it in the Announcement of Fedora Core 5². Information about 
> updated KDE, Gnome, kernel, etc. will not encourage users to change the 
> distribution. I know that it's also important, but only cool new 
> features may change their decisions :) Without it we will see more 
> Fedora's reviews similar to this: "The wallpaper is the same. Nothing to 
> see here, move along." ;)
> 
> ¹ Yes, I know about SELinux, but why not to tell people about other 
> technologies?
> ² 
> http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2005-November/msg00064.html
> 
> Regards,
> 	Dawid
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