Incompetence, not Linux, is behind the XOR DDoS botnet
First, no operating system or program is secure. Some are more secure than others. So sure, Linux is inherently more secure than Windows. But a badly managed Linux server will still be more insecure than a well-administered Windows system.
2015 Productivity, Linux-Style
This is the stack and the tools that keep me productive in my day to day programming experience on Linux. First of all, let me tell you, that this might not fit your needs: I’m a full time java programmer and so have OS choices.
Linux is my choice for some years already and while this post won’t detail the reasons, it will focus on tools and utilities that help me survive in it.
There is a new version of OpenOffice on the way. The suite of productivity tools has a long and stories history, and the Apache Software Foundation is now the steward of it. According to an announcement, development of Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 is almost complete and the release is coming shortly.
The new version is slated to bring better Microsoft Office interoperability (including Sharepoint compatibility), as well as multiple improvements to all individual applications, including Writer, Impress, Draw, Calc, and Base.