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Debian Mempo Still Aiming For Better Security

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Published on 26 February 2014 12:28 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Debian
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The Mempo Project is still aiming to provide the "most secure and yet comfortable out-of-the-box Desktop and Server" operating system powered by Debian.

Mempo is a project started in H2'2013 that's been trying to provide a secure yet robust Debian platform that currently classifies itself in a "pre-alpha" state. Mempo is patching Debian packages with better security and privacy, providing newer versions of packages than what's found in Debian, using a hardened "GrSecurity" Linux kernel, and is working to support other work in and outside of Debian.

Mempo is playing around with VM isolation, Tor and Freenet for networking among other components, OTR and GnuPG for encryption, and also is looking to provide better user education about security and privacy.

Those security-minded Linux users wishing to learn more about the ongoing but slow work on the Mempo Project can visit the Debian Wiki for more details on this early, few-month-old project.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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