1LABS GALLERY: Ubuntu Linux 9.10 Beta Provides Security, Web Integration Enhancements
3Alternate Installer Encryption
5AppArmor Policy for Firefox
Ubuntu 9.10 ships with an AppArmor policy (seen here) for constraining Firefox permissions. Rather than allow Firefox to access all resources available to the user who runs the browser—including sensitive data stored in user home directories—AppArmor can bolster security by helping to eliminate excessive rights.
8UbuntuOne File Sync
9UbuntuOne Web Interface
10Tomboy Notes Sync
13UbuntuOne Sign In
Authentication for UbuntuOne is handled through the Ubuntu project’s Launchpad system. Launchpad accounts are also used for filing bugs, signing on to Ubuntu forums and other sorts of participation with the project. It will be interesting to see whether the free 2GB of storage available via UbuntuOne will spur more Ubuntu users to increase involvement with the project.