Fedora 11: Leonidas is Hardly a Spartan Linux

    Date09 Jun 2009
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    New Fedora release today, promoting improved desktop and server features, and better virtualization security.Frields added that Fedora 11 also includes something called sVirt which is SELinux (Security Enhanced) containment for virtual guests. SELinux is an access control technology that has its roots in the NSA (National Security Agency) and has been part of Fedora for years. By extending SELinux to virtual guests, Fedora is enhancing the security of its virtualization technologies.

    Fedora 11 also includes what Frields described as better authentication for its virtualization manager software (virtmanager).

    "That allows you to compartmentalize administrator access for virtualization guests," Frields said. "That can be important for companies that have SLAs (service level agreements) for their virtual guests."

    Windows developers will also benefit from Fedora 11. Frields explained that the new release includes Window cross compiler support. As such, Fedora 11 developers can create executables for Windows on a Fedora 11 system.

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