With its latest entry into the Linux desktop market,
Novell plans to make Linux more secure and make that security easier to
manage, company officials said at the LinuxWorld conference.
The software maker decided against adopting security modifications
to the Linux kernel developed by the National Security Agency, known as
SE Linux, because of the system is extremely difficult to configure.
Instead, the Waltham, Mass. firm developed a framework for restricting
applications known as AppArmor, which it released as an open-source project in January.