Which is more secure?

Slackware or SUSE?

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jslayton01Author Commented:
Is Slackware more secure than SUSE or does it really matter which distro I use?
They aren't more or less secure. They both come with the same iptables. All that makes a difference is how you setup the system. SuSE is probably easier to setup securely, as it uses a more modern kernel which has iptables built in (kernel 2.4 which slackware uses has iptables as an addon). SuSE is also easier to configure and easier to understand, so for anyone new to linux SuSE can be made secure more easily.
rindi is right, most of the distributions have issues and their communities take care of them rather quickly.

if security is really an issue you should look at distros that have been rewritten from the ground up instead of built upon legacy code, OpenBSD actively audits its source code and has been continuously since 1996.

but if you are not comfortable configuring the OS, how can it be secure?


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beside given comments, secure what? system? applications?

Go for SuSE Reason is Novell is spending on devlopement of SuSE Linux like anything. It is secure than Redhat and any other also i m running 10 Big suse professional Server.with Live internet.

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jslayton01Author Commented:
Oh boy!!! Thanks

Also, I just heard that SUSE is built on top of Slackware and Mandrake is built on top of Red Hat...
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