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Re: Linux Distribution Recomendation
From: matt () nullcipher net
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 18:12:44 -0800 (PST)

The vision behind Adamantix is to improve the overall security
features of
sounds like what nsa linux and trustix used to claim ?? along with the
other secure linux ??

I don't know what they used to claim. Trustix is now a closed for-pay only
distribution it seems (correct me if wrong).

Trustix is still open. The original company went under. Trustix then
became Tawie. Another company bought Trustix and its developers and
continues to live on. Infact version 2.1 was just released.

Trustix server based but a GUI Desktop can be built from it. In version
2.1 the IBM Stac Gaurd was added which is the first real such move for
having hardened sucurity. The main bonus with trustix is SWUP. It keeps
your system up to date easily and automaticly if enabled.

As the user base grows the nubmer of packages contrubuted for the
community is growing far beyond just a solid server environment. It has
the potential to challenge the other big distros like debain for number of
packages and the ease of adding them onto your existing system in a year
or so.

Sorry if I got a bit long winded ;)



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