Linux Security: Unfit for Retrofit

Many people grudgingly accept the fact that Linux security is not good enough for critical defense systems today. But they cling to the misconception that the open source development process is so superior to any proprietary development process that in the fullness of time, Linux security will improve until it is as good as any "proprietary" operating system. But Linux's security problems can't be fixed, they are systemic and long standing. There is no way to fix Linux to bring it up to the level of security that is required for national defense systems, a level that is already available in proprietary operating systems.

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