UK Government declares Linux the most secure option...

While only achieving a 9 out of twelve score in the study of the following areas:

  • VPN
  • Disk Encryption
  • Authentication
  • Secure Boot
  • Platform Integrity and Sandboxing
  • Application Whitelisting
  • Malicious Code Detection and Prevention
  • Security Policy Enforcement
  • External Interface Protection
  • Device Update Policy
  • Event Collection for Enterprise Analysis
  • Incident Response

Linux still beat Windows 7 of 12 and Mac OSX's 8 of 12.  A full synopsis can be found here from TechRepublic.  Remember though no OS scored a perfect score and 9 out of 12 is still only a C.  So there is plenty of room for everyone to improve.

Cool Presentation on capacity planning...

Have you ever wondered how people plan for the capacity of a system?  This presentation tries to explain how to do it.  It is definitely an art, but the tools used here will help you learn how to do it with logic and reason rather than hopeful optimism.  That should help you keep from under or over sizing the systems you build in the future.