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SearchSecurity: Linux Patch Problems: Your Distro May Vary

Jul 28, 2006, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Edmund X. DeJesus)

"With all the different distributions of Linux available--many for free--what distinguishes one over another? Most have the same set of standard bells and whistles. A few have support options that might be appealing for enterprise-level deployments.

"Nevertheless, underneath the surface, they all share pretty much the same code base. After all, that's what makes Linux so intriguing: busy open source developers all over the planet are always adding features or fixing bugs, and anybody can take advantage of their work..."

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