Linux users feeling more secure

Wednesday, 16 February 2005, 3:00 PM EST

Supporters of open-source software boasted Monday that they're surpassing Microsoft in the ability to block and counter-attack hackers -- thanks to a growing army of thousands of anti-hack volunteers.

On the first day of the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in Boston, devotees of open-source Linux - considered a growing challenge to Microsoft's operating system and other proprietary applications - held two conferences in which aspiring Linux users were tutored on how to detect and battle hackers using open-source products.

By Jay Fitzgerald at LinuxInsider.

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