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RE: [inbox] Operating Systems Security, "Microsoft Security, baby steps"
From: "Curt Purdy" <purdy () tecman com>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 09:02:06 -0600

Todd Burroughs wrote:
Kudos to SuSE, keep up the good work!  We're getting nervous with the
Novell thing, but keep security first.  One thing, we need a basic
install, no X, just a base install that is secure.

As an example of SuSe being cluefull on security, the 9 install goes out and
updates everything before it ever boots off the hard drive the first time.
Very cool.

But don't worry about Novell.  As an ancient Red Head (I remember when
Netware was nothing but a print server meant to share big-bucks daisywheels
that you could hear clanging down the hall) they have always done support
right, and that is what Linux has always needed, enterprise level support.

And as for security, Novell has always been on top of that.  Whenever we
have security as a primary issue, we always install Netware, otherwise BSD
or SuSe.  Only use Windows when we have to, and that is less and less each
day.  I patch my Netware servers a couple of times a year.

Curt Purdy CISSP, GSEC, MCSE+I, CNE, CCDA
Information Security Engineer
DP Solutions

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If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, you will be hacked.
What's more, you deserve to be hacked.
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