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Monday, December 24, 2007

US Army guarding its Windows with OSX

Following a report from 2005 by General Steve Boutelle, the Army's chief information officer, the new trend in the military is to have as many Macs around as possible, in order to keep information safe.

Lieutenant Colonel C.J. Wallington, a division chief in the Army's office of enterprise information systems, is convinced that Apple’s Macintosh platform, already renowned for its security and for the fact that it has generally been less of target for hackers than Windows, will protect the Army from intrusions.

There is the inherent security of the UNIX based Mac OSX and the fact that Apple’s smaller install base has generally deflected hackers, which contributes to the Army’s willingness to switch to Mac.

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