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Name: Brent Nordquist
Member since: 2000-07-18 19:09:56
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I contribute to the Horde Project, specifically installation documentation, maintenance, and Red Hat RPMs for IMP and other Horde applications.

I have switched to Mac OS X for my desktop (see 3 May 2002 diary entry).

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Never in a million years would I have imagined myself a Mac user. But Mac OS X has changed all that, and it's now my primary desktop. For a long-time Unix/FreeBSD/Linux user it has everything I want: a mature and stable Unix operating system and the open source software I could not do without (security tools; mail routers, servers, tools, and agents; languages; web platforms; directory), with a beautiful graphical environment, multimedia viewers, and productivity software that are to be had only with great difficulty on Linux, if at all. And then there are the stunning extra goodies.

3 May 2002 (updated 22 May 2002 at 17:11 UTC) »


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Here's a great article at rootprompt, from an author that loves Linux, but finds that (like Solaris), most distros do not follow the "secure by default" model, and take increasing amounts of time to secure (often much more than the install does).

That sums it up really well for me. I love Linux too, but I think he's right that we have a lot to learn from OpenBSD about how security should be done. I intend to take some time to try OpenBSD for some security-related project ideas I have.

[Well, this is shaping up to be "Brent's Browser Rants". :-) I'm not a one-issue person, honest... I just find this stuff interesting, and am curious where it will head.]

The Mozilla-bashing continues, as WaSP slams Netscape for delays, and Suck says it's time to pull the plug.

Here's the other side of the story.

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