[nSLUG] NS 4.7x [was: Add yourself to the nSLUG member blogs wiki page]

J. Paul Bissonnette jpaulb at eastlink.ca
Sun Jan 14 16:30:41 AST 2007

gnwiii at gmail.com wrote:

> On 1/13/07, J. Paul Bissonnette <jpaulb at eastlink.ca> wrote:
>> [...]
>> It was interesting moving from Germany, where M$ is being replaced for
>> security reasons, to here, where M$ is security. Just imagine we are
>> trusting our personal tax records to Micro$oft, kind of make you want
>> not to pay taxes when you know that. :)
> I work with data from a group a NASA that uses OS X and linux, but
> their security policy doesn't permit M$ due to security considerations
> (they manage a 100TB public archive of remote sensing data -- too big
> to allow putting a copy outside the firewall, so the data set is
> exposed to the internet via ftp).
> Next time a politician knocks on your door, ask why the government
> continues to support expensive, proprietary, insecure systems from M$
> when other governments are using better technology that runs on
> cheaper hardware, has lower initial costs and lower support costs than
> M$ products.
Are you joking?? :) Ask one of those renewable resources a question?


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