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

Oct 15, 2004, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

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"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 painless..."

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