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ComputerWorld: Analysts: Security Flaws Won't Undermine Linux

Mar 18, 2002, 19:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd R. Weiss)

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"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 Unix.

"'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..."

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