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Federal Computer Weekly: Focus on Linux

May 03, 2004, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hardy)


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

Linux Weighs In

"The open-source Linux operating system is just one of several choices for desktop computers, enterprise servers and other common implementations. Sometimes it is chosen, but often it is not.

"But at the high end of the computational power range--in supercomputers built by national laboratories, NASA or the Defense Department from clusters of processors--Linux is rapidly gaining ground on Unix as the operating system of choice..."

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Linux Has Its Own Security Holes

"'Computing systems are very similar, whether they're called Linux, [Microsoft Corp.'s] Windows, Unix, [Apple Computer Inc.'s] MacIntosh or even [Microsoft's] PocketPC,' he said. 'Security from the high perspective isn't very different. People for some reason had had this false sense that [Linux] is different. It isn't different at all...'"

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Technology Speeds Linux Database Access

"Some applications of high-performance computing require large databases and the ability to get information into and out of them quickly. As the Linux operating system matures, some developers are trying to tackle specific aspects of computing tasks..."

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