Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linux is just too open

Filed under
Linux

The Problem with Linux is that it is forthright, open and honest. Now I know how much the editors here hate when I anthropomorphize an operating system, but it is fundamentally true.

Linux, in my view, remains almost too honest and too open.

The startup shares every detail of protocols and daemons being loaded, commands like du and top tell you the whole truth about how much system resources are being used, and the applications that run on Linux adhere to this same kind of honesty.

And the system processes can not simply change configuration details without adhering to pre-defined permissions.

Moreover, they must place configurations in nice readable files like apache.conf or dhcpd.conf, plain text readable with even simple commands like more (no pun intended). And they must remain totally submissive to the overall security and file system policies already in place.

Windows, on the other hand, is another story.

Rest Here




More in Tux Machines

SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP2 to Ship with GNOME 3.20, Public Beta Out Now

Today, June 30, 2016, SUSE has had the great pleasure of announcing the availabilty of a public beta release of its upcoming, commercial SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 2 operating system. Read more

Review: Linux Mint 18 (Sarah)

Portugal vs Poland Live Stream Poland vs Portugal Live Streaming

Review: Linux Mint 18 (Sarah)

If you were looking to jump the Ubuntu ship completely, then we recommend taking a look at our recent Review of Fedora 24. It’s equally as good as Mint 18 and equally worthy of your consideration. Between Linux Mint 18 and Fedora 24, we reckon it’s exciting times in the Linux world. With the exception and onset of the boring world of vanilla Ubuntu releases, Linux feels reinvigorated and fresh once again. Jump on board, because it can only get better from here. Read more

Security Leftovers