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Linux Distribution: Adamantix
Url: http://www.adamantix.org/

 
Adamantix aims to become a highly secure but usable Linux distribution. A standard Linux distribution is not very secure, despite the fact that it may be more secure than other operating systems.

About Adamantix
The underlying problem is that most of Linux as we know it today was designed for speed and features, but not for security. Adding security to a system which is not designed to be secure will not solve most of the current and future problems. This means that the whole system needs to be redesigned from the ground up to make it really secure. And that is what the Adamantix project is going to accomplish.

Protection against overflow attacks
Adamantix v1.0 (known as Trusted Debian v1.0 back then) was the first Linux distribution to integrate support for PaX and SSP (Stack Smashing Protector, aka. Propolice). PaX is a kernel patch which protects against a number of buffer overflows and other memory corruption attacks. SSP is a GCC patch which provides protection of the stack, which makes stack overflows harder to exploit.

Advanced access control
Currently work is going on to integrate RSBAC support in Adamantix. RSBAC is a kernel patch which provides a flexible and extensible security framework. This framework is very powerful and can be used to implement almost any security feature. A number of modules which use this framework have been implemented on top of it, such as:
* An improved chroot (jail) module
* On-access virus scanning module
* Linux capabilities management module
* Linux resource management module
* User ID changing management module
* Role based access module
* Access Control Lists (ACLs) module
* And others.
All these modules can be combined to form a whole which is greater than the sum of the individual modules. In the future the number of modules is likely to grow, including modules for gr-security RBAC and SELinux, to provide backwards compatibility for legacy systems. RSBAC is a toolkit, in the same spirit as Linux is a toolkit. It takes quite some time to learn and understand RSBAC, just like learning Linux takes quite some time. But this time is well invested and will give similar rewards as learning Linux.

Releases:
2006-06-24 00:00:00.0 STUX GNU/Linux 0.9.1 has been released now    View
Removed automatic configuration for NVIDIA video cards. Autoconfiguration caused problems for some models of NVIDIA video cards. Now, to load NVIDIA official drivers, you have to explicitly use the boot option 'nvidia'. Updated kicker sidebar image that was forgotten reporting STUX version 0.7. Removed some directories from the root folder.
2006-06-22 00:00:00.0 Damn Small Linux 3.0 has been released now    View
New DSL now boots to Unionfs; new boot option 'legacy' to boot without Unionfs; moved MyDSL local extension loading functionality from emelfm to MyDSL desktop icon; new mountable MyDSL extension type unc with automatic branch management; adjust Getting Started / Dillo screen to support booting 640x480; added ACPI modules for newer power management support; New FUSE support; new sshfs support for simple remote network mounts; new theme 'A Penguin with a Hat'; new unc extension section in the MyDSL repository.
2006-06-02 00:00:00.0 Xubuntu 6.06 LTS is available now    View

Xubuntu 6.06 LTS is available now more information visithere.

2006-04-11 00:00:00.0 QiLinux 2.0 RC1 has been released now    View

QiLinux 2.0 RC1 has been released now, for more information visit here.

 
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