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BSD anyone?





Darius
Hi. I've desided to dig deep into security. Don't know if i'm going to be a seccurity specialist but still, i wanted to ask what alternative OS should i choose to dig around with? I know NetBSD is very secure, and FreeBSD pretty good. What about Linux distributions? I'm reading tutorials on Windows security issues already, but want to switch to alternative OS.
qscomputing
All Unixes are inherently more secure than Windows, simply because they are designed for it. But, having said that, they can still be configured to be insecure.
Darius
No system is secure if it's not configured right. That i know. Still, i really don't know which to use to start with...
Arnie
Security? Strange you don't mention OpenBSD then...
{name here}
OpenBSD is probably your most secure free bet. I believe there are very costly OSes out there that focus on security made by IBM and HP(IIRC), but OpenBSD is probably going to be good enough for you.
qscomputing
Darius wrote:
No system is secure if it's not configured right. That i know.

True, but some are easier to configure properly than others.
turbowolf
BSD is the most stable and secure operation system. And OpenBSD is the most secure one of them. because OpenBSD's goal is stable and secure.
{name here}
turbowolf wrote:
BSD is the most stable and secure operation system. And OpenBSD is the most secure one of them. because OpenBSD's goal is stable and secure.

There are probably some super duper uber top secret operating systems governments use that are tons more secure than any BSD.
turbowolf
But in fact we can't touch them, right?

{name here} wrote:
turbowolf wrote:
BSD is the most stable and secure operation system. And OpenBSD is the most secure one of them. because OpenBSD's goal is stable and secure.

There are probably some super duper uber top secret operating systems governments use that are tons more secure than any BSD.
Arnie
You can also get obsessed by security, just as some people have this obsession of wanting everything squeaky clean...
DrZero
I use NetBSD for my day-to-day computer usage. I started with FreeBSD, but then later switched over to NetBSD. I haven't tried OpenBSD yet, but I'm sure it is a really good operating system, especially in the field of security.

I think it is always good to try new things with computers. Using Linux/BSD has taught me a lot about computers in general--not just how to use Windows. I still use Windows for multimedia type stuff, however.
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