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Source: Tech News World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Server Security "NSA recommending Vista for home security is merely a reflection of the reality of monopoly in the retail space," said blogger Robert Pogson. "In the USA probably as few as 2 to 3 percent of users use GNU/Linux, so a recommendation is almost useless." Those who are serious about security "are already aware of SELinux, a product of the NSA. The NSA is merely recommending that folks move on from XP, a poor OS poorly supported by M$." Of all the many winning advantages Linux has in its favor, security is surely one of the more widely known examples.

Why else, indeed, would we see security experts in mainstream publications recommending it over Windows for online banking purposes?

That, indeed, is part of the reason it was so disappointing to see Linux get completely ignored in a recent NSA report entitled "Best Practices for Keeping Your Home Network Secure."

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