SearchEnterpriseLinux: Why Snort, Nessus, OSS Build Secure IT Fortresses, Part 1

[ Thanks to Jan
for this link. ]

Why does your company build applications on Linux, as
opposed to other OSes?

Todd Sanders: The OS does not require the type
of resources that Windows requires. The overhead is minimized by
the kernel’s ability to handle high resource loads. In addition,
the system provides more tuning features such as those found in the
kernel, on the TCPIP stack, memory allocation and disk
optimization. Linux has a better development environment with
compilers and shells that make application building

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