August 23, 2003
Linux shows security superiority to Windows
Nine years ago this month, a student from the University of Helsinki in Finland released upon the world a piece of software code that would go on to revolutionize the way people think of computer software. When Linus Torvalds began working on his now famous Linux kernel in 1991, the idea of "free software" was unheard of. Today, Linux is installed on millions of PCs and is being embraced by hobbyists and professionals alike. Thanks to companies such as IBM and Hewlett-Packard, Linux and the open-source movement are powerful forces in the world of computer software.