Cleanliness next to rootliness

Thursday, 28 April 2005, 12:08 PM EST

The old saying about cleanliness being next to godliness has a certain resonance in the world I live in every day. What is so appealing about a clean computer system? Why does my Unix co-author Jason Miller seem so obsessed with his "clean" BSD systems? I can tell you that Jason is a pretty paranoid individual, and his desire for cleanliness and purity in his operating system has its roots in paranoia.

By Daniel Hanson at SecurityFocus.

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