This isn't the first time we've linked to a story about J.S.
Wurzler Underwriting Managers: they turned up on The Register over
a month ago. This article provides a little more depth, and a few
choice quotes from the company and others regarding why Linux is a
good choice to make if the 25% increase the company charges NT
shops for "hacking insurance" isn't incentive enough.
"Wurzler found that system administrators working on
open source systems tend to be better trained and stay with their
employers longer than those at firms using Windows software, where
turnover can exceed 33 percent per year. That turnover contributes
to another problem: System administrators are not implementing all
the patches that have been issued for Windows NT, Wurzler said.
...Given Windows NT's record, Gene Spafford, the director of
Purdue University's Center for Education and Research in
Information Assurance and Security, believes higher insurance
premiums may be justified. "NT is more difficult to install
correctly and keep up to date than Linux," Spafford said."
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