I’m not much of a party-goer but tonight I had one of the few parties I will attend in 2017. As luck would have it the guy I was sitting near on the sofa was an IT-guy who specialized in network security for rafts of clients. Of course, he relied on GNU/Linux for lots of stuff. Like me he has a server at home sharing files and running several virtual machines. He too had recently upgraded his Internet service and network. One of his servers at work has a gazillion cores and hundreds of gigabytes of RAM. What they do with that is correlate a bunch of logs to detect and respond to intrusions in real time. Amazing! They monitor thousands of systems and report to local IT the suspected intrusion or attack in progress.
We talked for an hour about teaching in the North and how I came to GNU/Linux. He could relate because he had also done work in the North and served customers there. There was absolutely no discussion of the flaws of GNU/Linux or why it’s inferior to That Other OS. We both found GNU/Linux far superior for reliable IT. Amen.