What you're telling me by running Windows

I've seen a few production environments in small businesses that were designed by the owner's or manager's brother or teenage son, complete with ridiculously high-performance yet surprisingly low-quality consumer-grade hardware and unlicensed proprietary software. It's conceivable that the designer is merely a regular employee who "knows about computers" -- much like I was at the repair shop -- but doesn't know anything about security policy, server logs, strong passwords, firewalls, proxy servers, audits, backup scripts and all of the other hardware, software, and administrative tools and tricks that an experienced sysadmin has in his or her arsenal. It's frightening how often these two types of people design small business networks. ------cut---- [keyword: microsoft, linux]
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