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by Hiawatha on Wed 20th Jun 2007 21:17 UTC
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I am a UNIX fan. I use Debian Linux all the time. I believe that a Debian Linux server or a FreeBSD server can be as secure as a OpenBSD server. OpenBSD is secure by default. It's an empty statement. Nobody uses a 'default' server. And define 'secure'. From OpenBSD's point of view, it means: no buffer overflow, no hackable software, etc. That's pretty wortheless if you host a buggy PHP website on it or badly configure your mailserver so it becomes a spamhost. Therefor I believe that the security of a server depends on its administrator, not the running OS. Debian and FreeBSD have a very excellent security history. So, if you're looking for a secure OS that is also functional (good hardware support), you're better of with Debian or FreeBSD.

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