[PLUG] LInux Clinic and you avg P-town computer user?

Mike Connors mconnors1 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 15:20:37 PST 2010

Dwight Hubbard wrote:
> So what kind of firewalls are those M$ companies putting in?  Most of the time it's a Linux system pre-configured to act as a firewall.  The same is true for wifi routers, vpn servers, virtualization servers, vpn gateways, heck evensome of the printers are actually Linux servers.
Okay, so some clarification is in order I think. With the exception of 
print servers I've never seen any of those appliances/devices powered by 
M$ software. Pretty much any network oriented appliance runs Linux/Unix 
but it's under the covers. It doesn't say "Linux inside". It says Cisco, 
Juniper, Checkpoint. And you don't have to actually know *nix to work on 

I'm talking about in the server room and on the desktop. I'm talking 
about people knowing which version of Linux is running on all their 
computer systems. Why is is that computer stuff has Intel, MS, ATI, and 
other logos all over it but you rarely see a Tux, Beastie, or GNU mascot 

In most cases you have to actually get to the command line to find out 
which *nix is running the thing.

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