Looking for a small secure Linux distro

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  1. Ranget

    Ranget Registered Member

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    i tried the fowllowing distros

    Mint
    Puppy
    Knos
    Ubuntu
    Fedora
    arch
    LPS


    Found that Ubuntu the most suited For me

    But i'm Looking for something very Light similer to Knos

    i did Like Knos Demo Very much but didn't work on VMware
    and it keep restarting heuristically

    what do you promote
    i need something that's similar to Knos Preconfigured security
    some guys noted in a earlier topic i posted about Freebsd
    i will use it to do dirty work
    like visiting Malware sites etc..
    but i don't have experience in it and i found too much complicated
     
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    Trying Out Bodhi Linux So Far So Good
    even if it's not secure Enough :'(
     
  3. Hungry Man

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    If you like FreeBSD you could try PCBSD.
     
  4. Ranget

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    i'm already Configuring Bodhi

    it's built on ubuntu and it's easy use :D

    will try the new ubuntu + the PCBSD thanks for the Help
     
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    For security, how about Qubes OS. It is a pretty cool idea and is fairly secure, everything is isolated from each other. It is Fedora combined with Xen putting individual programs in their own VM instance (up to 10 or 11). For instance, Firefox in one VM can not communicate with Pidgin in another VM, while both can access the internet without compromising each other.

    BSD's are cool but require more knowledge to use. They're not as easy as say, Mint, Fedora or Ubuntu.

    You might check and see if there are any VM appliances available for the distro's you want to try. Would save the time on installing if you just want to test drive.
     
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    But Qubes OS isn't "small distro".


     
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    light means what low on ram or ..........light in mb .......what o_O?
     
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    Try Lubuntu
     
  11. s23

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    You can try use a RedHat derivate ( like Scientific Linux or Centos ) or Fedora and use Selinux Sandbox from there.
    Some information here:
    http://scientificlinuxforum.org/index.php?showtopic=537&st=0

    Basically is :

    in terminal:

    yum install policycoreutils-sandbox

    sandbox -X -t sandbox_web_t firefox

    This will start firefox sandboxed from the system.

    -X = A isolated X session
    -t = define the type of the sandbox
    sandbox_web_t = Give internet access

    Pidgin works too. My tests so far is limited... Mrkvonic can give much more information.
     
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  12. Ranget

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    dude you made me hit the wall


    i need something preconfigured something close to LPS distro
    Or Knos

    or even how i can work knos in vmware


    for now bodhi seem going down :thumbd:
     
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