SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 is due for release in the summer of 2006; so whats new?
AppArmor application level security service
Xen 3.0 includes fully integrated and supported version of Xen 3.0
Yast2 Yast 2 updated to give consistent experience across SUSE
There isnt a great deal of new stuff mentioned, not even in
the sixteen page downloadable PDF offered on their main page; most of the
content looks like a new marketing spin on old packages.
AppArmor interested me personally so I did a little digging
around on the net - what is it and what happened to SELinux??? Well the first question was not that hard to
find an answer to, a quick search on google came up with this sourceAppArmor
basically allows you to trap an application so that it can only do what you
allow it to do in the policy definition, nothing more. I found it interesting to see AppArmor is
integrated with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 SP3 and openSUSE; so it isnt
really a selling point of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10! On the question of AppArmor Vs. SELinux I
found an interesting journal entry here
(Thursday, February 9th, 2006). Novell, who last year claimed to be the first
Linux distribution to ship with SELinux technology, suddenly announced that
they are dropping support for it. To replace it, they bought a product called
AppArmor and are now asking third party developers to use it instead of
SELinux Not only is AppArmor divergent from upstream/community, but it is also
not suitable as a real alternative to SELinux, because it lacks the flexibility
and scalability of SELinux to address the full range of security concerns, and
its limitations are not just in implementation but architectural.good stuff,the full entry is worth a read if youre interested in the subject.