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Green Hills: Linux Security Controversy

Apr 19, 2004, 14:00 (27 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Over the last few days, I have received many objections to my warning at the NetCentric Operations Conference that Linux is not secure enough to be used in defense systems. Most of the objections are based on a series of common misconceptions. To avoid unnecessary duplication and to approach this subject rationally, it is necessary to examine these misconceptions systematically. This is part I of a series of articles that will be published over the next few weeks to address these issues.

"Just because Linux is good for general purpose desktop computing and servers, for which it was designed, does not mean it is good for everything. Don't be someone who owns only a hammer, to whom everything looks like a nail. If you keep an open mind, I will show you why Linux is inappropriate for defense systems, and what kind of operating system should be used for defense systems..."

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