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Source: CNETNEWS.com - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Host Security IBM has announced that they are going to post information on their web site for their customers and software developers on how to implement Linux on their Network Stations series 2200 and 2800. This follows IBMs earlier precedent of . . . IBM has announced that they are going to post information on their web site for their customers and software developers on how to implement Linux on their Network Stations series 2200 and 2800. This follows IBMs earlier precedent of supporting Linux on their servers, PCs and notebooks.

Initially there will only be support for Red Hat 6.1, but IBM plans to include support for other Linux variants on the market.

A thin-client based environment offers certain security benefits, primarily due to the fact that the client stations are usually restricted in their facilities as they require resources and applications to be supplied to them by a centralized server. This gives IT administrators a central source to administer and reduces the possibility of exploitation of individual hosts (of course, it also tends to create a centralized point of failure). This information is of course old news to anyone who has ever used an X Terminal. The real benefits here are that the security advantages of a thin-client environment can be improved by adding in all of the security benefits of well implemented linux hosts.

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