The following desktop features and enhancements have been added to the Solaris 10 11/06 release.
Starting with this release, when a user logs in to the Solaris Desktop for the first time, Sun Java Desktop System (Java DS) is the default desktop environment instead of the Common Desktop Environment (CDE). Java DS has also become the default environment for users who chose a desktop environment on an earlier Solaris release that is no longer present in this Solaris release, such as OpenWindowsTM or GNOME 2.0.
System administrators can modify the dtlogin configuration to override the default choices by using the defaultDt and fallbackDt resources.
For more information about defaultDt and fallbackDt resources, see the dtlogin(1M) man page.
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Starting with this release, ACL support has been added to GNOME-VFS and Nautilus. The GNOME file manager now enables the file system access control lists to be accessed and modified. The GNOME-VFS and Nautilus ACL support feature brings an existing file system functionality to the desktop.
Labeled security has been extended to the two desktop interfaces in the Solaris 10 11/06 release. Users have access to both Trusted Java Desktop System (Trusted Java DS) and Trusted Common Desktop Environment (Trusted CDE) which include the following features:
Multilevel sessions to enable users to access the data that they are authorized to see without compromising security
Trusted path verification for to assure that the user session is not being hijacked
Labeled windows to display the label of a window or a document
Drag-and-drop security enforcement to ensure data movement is controlled and users are informed about security violations
Labeled device allocation for CD-ROM, DVD, audio, and other devices to limit the transfer of sensitive data to insecure devices
Secured remote access to multilevel sessions and single level sessions from other systems