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Help Net Security: Interview with Chris Negus, Author of "Red Hat Linux 8 Bible"

Mar 27, 2003, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In your opinion, where does Linux need the most software development at the moment?

"Software development seems to be going along nicely. I would like to see more hardware manufacturers provide drivers to let their hardware work in Linux. Even that is beginning to improve.

"What's your take on the adoption of Linux in the enterprise? Do you think it will give a boost to security?

"There are a lot of big companies who are backing Linux in the enterprise. A friend pointed out to me that contributions to the Linux kernel are coming from IBM, Sun Microsystems, Dell Computer, and other big players who sell to enterprise markets. As for security, exploits (even theoretical ones) that are found in Linux often are patched within hours. The challenge to network administrators is to keep up with erratas and patches, since the information is public so quickly..."

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