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Linux Security: It's Importance in Today's World
By Gary Terrazas
In spite of several other operating systems gaining a huge monopoly in the market,
Linux has always has its own fan following. Even today, many people are realizing
the strategic important of Linux as an operating system.
There are several reasons for this - the quality is good, security is high
and best of all, fixes are quick in a Linux system. More importantly, it is available
for use by anyone and everyone who cares to use it because of the source code
that's freely available.
The ultimate goal of Linux is quality and that's the reason, over the years
bugs have been fixed, hacked and re-improved. Linux is the best testimony there
is to Open Source technology - a trend being increasingly adopted by organizations
across the globe.
Open Source offers flexibility and does not restrict any machine that chooses
to use this technology. The 'free for all' characteristic of Linux makes it open
for quick fixes and more security features being built. Single source technology,
on the other hand, is more restrictive and has the potential hazard of being thrown
open to security attacks. More and more companies are adopting Linux as their
operating system simply because of the immense security it offers.
Advantages of Linux
You may be wondering what it is that sets Linux apart from so many other operating
systems - the answer lies in the fundamental Open Source technology.
Freely distributed source code.
Linux source code is free for all to see, fix and improve upon. That makes Linux
security truly global in nature. Programmers all across the globe continuously
review this code to see how they can fix bugs and optimize performance on an ongoing
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Sound technical support.
Linux has a great network of distributors, users and developers who are more than
ready to help you out with a bug or problem.
Linux systems are extremely durable - and will often last long after even the
hardware has failed the machine.
Linux has a wide compatibility with almost all hardware and computer types such
as Alpha, Power PC, 680x0, SPARC etc.
Linux source code is free for all to fix. Therefore there are no vendor lock-ins
or other such restrictive practices. Anyone and everyone can go to the source
code and fix the root of the problem.
The wide range of tools, easy access and durability provides for really low maintenance
and operational costs. This makes it more suitable for organizations, especially
small sized start ups.
Getting your enterprise Linux ready.
Most enterprises today are faced with an increasing threat of security hazards
and virus attacks. While Linux is equally susceptible to such attacks, there is
an implicit assurance of getting fixes to such problems rapidly. Therefore recovery
is fast and simple, resulting in minimal losses to the enterprise.
More and more organizations are adopting the Open Source Linux model. There
are plenty of agencies that help enterprises pick the right Linux model to address
their unique needs. With built in Linux security and a host of other features,
enterprises can now afford to sit back and relax.
About the Author:
Gary Terrazas is an online marketing consultant who promotes his clients websites like http://www.synaq.co.za online through industry specific articles.