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I'm actually a Gentoo Linux user. I did what's known as a "stage1" install. This means that I started with a live-cd that contained nothing but a minimal bootable Linux environment, and a tarball with a compiler collection. I then watched Gentoo compile the entire operating system (including its new compiler) from source. It's nice knowing that for anything I'm using, I can go pick it apart and change it (and I do every once in a while).

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The clone() function in Linux(and its friends in other operating systems)lets you create a thread that has its own current working directory,for instance, which can be very helpful when implementing an ftp server.

19/04/2008 · Is Linux infrastructure? Or is it just another operating system, like Windows, MacOS and various Unixes? How about the Internet? Is the Net infrastructure?

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I use Ubuntu Linux, primarily for this exact reason. However, I still have fears that in 10 years time, hardware manufacturers will be in the pockets of the media companies, and I will no longer be able to buy components that permit me to run "untrusted" operating systems.

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No. Every time I've been asked this question so far, it's beenfrom some poor sap running Microsoft Windows. It is not possible toeffectively secure Windows systems against crack attacks; the code andarchitecture simply have too many flaws, which makes securing Windowslike trying to bail out a boat with a sieve. The only reliableprevention starts with switching to Linux or some other operatingsystem that is designed to at least be capable of security.

Apr 19, 2008 · Is Linux infrastructure? Or is it just another operating system, like Windows, MacOS and various Unixes? How about the Internet? Is the Net infrastructure?

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SMART Linux has been customized and designed for Data Forensics, Electronic Discovery and Incident Response. Every aspect of SMART Linux has been optimized and configured for producing a clean, non-invasive, forensically sound operating system environment.

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The hacker ethos and community as I have described it here longpredates the emergence of Linux after 1990; I first became involvedwith it around 1976, and, its roots are readily traceable back to theearly 1960s. But before Linux, most hacking was done on eitherproprietary operating systems or a handful of quasi-experimentalhomegrown systems like MIT's ITS that were never deployed outside oftheir original academic niches. While there had been some earlier(pre-Linux) attempts to change this situation, their impact was atbest very marginal and confined to communities of dedicated truebelievers which were tiny minorities even within the hacker community,let alone with respect to the larger world of software ingeneral.

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I still disagree with your assertions about Linux security. The operating system itself is generally quite secure; it's the things that people run on top of it that tend to have problems (such as PHP).