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Security Linux News for Sep 25, 2001

  • DH Brown Associates: 2001 Linux Function Review (2001-09-25 14:08:05)
    "For the first time, the strongest Linux distributions surpass the weakest UNIX systems in overall functionality. Using the version 2.4 Linux kernel has improved the features of the operating system. In addition, all of the vendors studied - SuSE, Red Hat, Caldera, Turbolinux, and Debian GNU - have increased the breadth and depth of their bundled network infrastructure software."

  • VNUNet.com: Linux experts wine over virus (2001-09-25 02:30:20)
    "There was much mocking in the Linux camp this weekend when it was discovered that the Sir Cam virus will run under the Open Source operating system - but only under the Wine Windows emulator."

  • Seattle Post Intelligencer: Analyst Recommends Software Switch (2001-09-25 00:13:20)
    "'Gartner's extreme recommendation [to drop IIS in favor of an alternative web server] ignores the fact that serious security vulnerabilities have been found in all Web server products and platforms,' Microsoft spokesman Jim Desler said. 'This is an industrywide challenge.'"