After several successful hacker invasions of their Web site, the U.S. Army
decided they needed something a lot more secure than Windows NT. Looking at
the usual alternatives, Unix and Linux, the Army decided they did not have
personnel with the ability to handle them, so they chose instead Apple
Macintosh servers. The Macs run WebStar Web server software.
How is it that the Mac can be so much easier than Linux/Unix and so much more secure than Windows NT? Simple. That's exactly what it is.
Unix and Linux offer a myriad of complex network and Internet services. Setting it all up takes someone with significant skill. Microsoft feels Windows NT must offer most of these same services, but to make it "user friendly" and easy to use, they're pre-installed and enabled, and with just about no security because that would get in the users way. Removing and securing these services takes significant skill.
Macintosh Web servers, on the other hand, don't offer any services other than Web pages, so there's nothing to set up and nothing to hack. This is a really good idea, unless you need some of those services, such as remote login, for instance.
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