posted on May, 19 2006 @ 10:52 AM
QUOTE>>>"What do you suggest the government use as a more suitable operating environment? And why? "
I WOULD SUGGEST NOT WINDOWS...I would suggest more like Trusted B1-level Trusted Solaris with MAC (Mandatory Access Controls), OpenBSD, and Trusted
OpenVMS, Trusted HP-UX....ALL B1-LEVEL Certified, and even the RS/6000 running the AIX 5.0L type OS.
Those 5 that I mentioned are suitable for Government and military systems. Linux.....MAYBE...But NOT suggested...Because LINUX has not been around for
a while. These commercial UNIX systems had been around for a long time than LINUX has. But LINUX is growing. And LINUX is not UNIX. Its was never
certified to be a UNIX operating system. They would also NOT use linux because its OPEN SOURCE. Also that I have been mentioning OpenBSD....even if
it is the MOST secure OS around, its still open source, and Governments do not like open source softwares...And even the I.T. techs do not trust open
source software for some reason...
Also, I forgot to mention the Mainframe type systems they should use...They should use the IBM's z/oS OS....Its VERY VERY secure.....and trusted and
reliable. Next, UNISYS Mainframes...very secure. I have a friend who works for the City, and their running Mainframes running z/OS for the police
dispatch center and all 9-11 related comm centers.
Check out this laptop company...Just Google "Tadpole notebooks." Those laptops are meant only for the US Air Force and the Governments. And take a
look at their Customers page...Even the CIA uses them. Those notebooks are all running SOLARIS.
In my personal opinion: Here are my thoughts on what the military/Government uses:
There OWN CUSTOM made UNIX system as somone also said...And other thoughts were these:
1. Mainframes running the z/OS
2. Trusted OpenVMS
3. Trusted Solaris
4. OpenBSD......Not very likely because its open source...
6. RS/6000's running the AIX 5L OS...VERY VERY reliable OS indeed. Also, the RS/6000's from IBM, are also used by the DMV, and the Warrant
[edit on 5/19/06 by infoconalpha1]