"Although two potential security vulnerabilities affecting the
Linux operating system have surfaced in the past three weeks,
analysts and two users say the incidents won't erode confidence in
Linux as a secure and economical alternative to Windows and
"'I don't think we have any concern in particular about
[choosing] Linux,' said Matt Fahrner, manager of network services
for Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp. The Burlington,
N.J.-based retailer of clothing and other consumer goods moved to
Linux for much of its retail IT infrastructure in 2000.
"Fahrner said he found the Linux community to be far more
responsive than traditional, proprietary operating system vendors
when security issues have cropped up, issuing fixes and patches
quickly and publicly..."