How Linux Helped Adopt My New Daughter
Feb 18, 2009, 19:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Then I saw a chance on a system in the back corner of the tiny
office. I turned to the manager. "Is that your server?" I asked. He
puffed up with pride.
""Yes," he answered. "It uses Red Hat Linux. No viruses." (To
emphasize the point he wasn't going to let my dirty flash drive
near his supposedly secure Windows clients.)
"I smiled. "Yes, you know Linux doesn't have viruses? The
security is good?"
""Yes..." he answered slowly. He didn't know where this was
""Then obviously any Linux files will have no viruses," I
finished, holding up the memory stick where he could see the tiny
Larry Ewing Tux logo stamped on it--the same logo on the sticker on
his server. To emphasize the point, I pulled out my laptop to show
him the Linux Foundation logo sticker on my machine."