From: Lukas Beeler

On 10/25/07, albartell <albartell@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
is very secure (or is it now more politically correct to say "it has the
capability to be more secure out of the box" :-). Maybe you could write
an

Especially the out-of-the-box experience is WORSE with i5/OS.

Agh. Can we drop this? If you spend tens of thousands of dollars on a
machine and you aren't prepared to secure it, you deserve what you get. If
you get in a car without knowing how to drive, you're going to get into a
wreck. If you start doing wiring in your house without knowing what you're
doing, you're going to die. If you go hunting without knowing firearms,
you're the Vice President of the United States... oops, cheap shot <grin>.

Anyway, if you expect the machine to be secure out of the box, then you will
be burnt. The trick is, how much does it take to secure the machine
properly, and how much does it take to keep it secure? And remember, with
Windows, you need to multiply that times however many servers in your server
farm.

And believe me Lukas, I'm not trying to downplay your concerns. I
understand your pain. At the low end SMB level, the tradeoff may be small
enough to justify the Windows machine. But that's the price you pay for
playing in the SMB space.

Joe


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