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Balancing Linux security with usability

Saturday Sep 26th 2020 by Nate Lager

Your system should be secure, but open enough to serve its function. Here are some tips on how to strike that balance.

Building an operating system is a difficult balance, and a Linux distribution is no different. You need to consider the out-of-the-box functionality that most people are going to want, and accessibility for a wide swath of administrators' skillsets. If you make your distro very secure, but a newbie sysadmin can't figure out how to work with it…well, they're going to find an easier distribution to go learn on, and now you've lost that admin to another distribution.

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