Linux receives pat on the back for security
Source: - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security A recent survey carried out by Evans Data Corporation has revealed that development managers have more faith in Linux as an operating system to guard them against internal attacks than they have in Windows. Over 6,000 development managers were interviewed in the Evans Data Corporation's new Spring 2005 Linux and Development survey. They considered open source software to be more secure with client operating systems; web servers; server operating systems and components and libraries.

This perception has also been recently validated in the city of Munich, which said last week that it will migrate 14,000 of its computers from Microsoft's Windows operating system to Linux. It is believed that big enterprises and governments are choosing to switch to Linux now because of its reputation for security and because it is not owned by just one company.

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