Reply to post: Security != Configuration Management

Hidden Linux kernel security fixes spotted before release – by using developer chatter as a side channel

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Security != Configuration Management

I'm a *nix head so I admit my bias, may colour my opinion.

Terraform / Ansible / PXE lets you image and provision.

The rest is testing, monitoring, and documenting the process for improving.

I can hire experts to pour over the source code, and make fixes for me. I can't do that for windows without serious cash, which makes it out of reach for a lot of firms.

Systems are complicated to manage properly but it's considerably more tractable a problem on Linux/*BSD kit.

The key things are the ability to nuke and pave, and relentless focus on improving cycle time.

Yes, real world systems require managing/securing and maintaining.

That's the profession, it's tractable on Linux, it's possible on Windows.

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