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Although SELinux is making good progress, it is still too complex for business adaption; the NSA once even come out and said so. Even an advanced Linux user can not use it without additional training, so what is the learning curve for someone new to Linux?

Some of the downsides to SELinux is that it's labelling is explicit and extensive, and arbitrary, meaning that if the admin leaves, his replacement may have trouble figuring out his work. It also must be done on a box-by-box basis, which is not practical for the enterprise, which requires tools for distributed computing.

With that said, even though SELinux is free, the time to administer systems is not, and since time is money, the TCO for using SELinux is generally not acceptable for business. For some reason, this topic does not come up for honest discussion very often.

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