Linux is insecure, unscalable

According to the Agility Alliance,

From a corporate perspective, we are not confident where Linux is right now today. A large enterprise needs to be sure because it relates to securifying [sic] the environment. We see some of the same things occurring that did to Unix – it could splinter into many different types of languages. We are quite cautious about Linux and its deployment


We are concerned about security on an open standard environment like that. We are also concerned about some of the scalability issues that we are seeing on our clients on a global basis. Also, we are somewhat cautious about what happened with Unix , it splintered into eight applications – until McNealy (Scott McNealy, chief executive of Sun) finally announced he won the battle and had the one surviving Unix out there. We think Linux has the possibility of going the same route


If you test Red Hat against Solaris 10 against whatever else… we would say that Solaris 10 beats it hands down on functionality and everything else

(all from this article ad ZDNet)

So, these guys are saying that Linux is not scaleable, and insecure, and we should use Sun‘s Solaris instead.

I found it funny that the Members of this “Agility Alliance” include Sun and Microsoft, both companies that would profit greatly from the demise of Linux.

I also found it funny to find the following article just two above on OSNews:

The homegrown Linux operating system has come a long way from its origins as a college kid’s pet project and computer hobbyist favorite. Refined in recent years by professional computer programmers at IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Novell and Red Hat, Linux now has become so technically powerful that it lays claim to a prestigious title-it runs more of the world’s top supercomputers than any other OS.

Also – guys, Sun does not own Unix. There are several flavors of Unix still out there – AIX, HP/UX, BSD and (shudders) SCO to name a few..

Get your facts “straightified” before you start to pop off with stuff like this.

So – who we gonna trust? Sun and Microsoft or Forbes?


2 thoughts on “Linux is insecure, unscalable”

  1. Yeah – I have never had a problem that was not self caused. I tend to be on the bleeding side of the bleeding edge, so sometimes I create havoc for myself. Like the time that my Debian server stopped working – I could no longer print to it’s CUPS printers or connect to it’s Samba Shares. Found out that I had been playing with Webmin on it a few days before and had set up a bullet-proof firewall. Too bullet-proof.<BR/><BR/>;)

  2. The only problems I ever had with my linbox was it blew up one day because I was carelessly using it without a surge supressor. So sad…I have never really recovered from its demise.

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