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Re: Alas and alack.

alex said:
> Has the Linux security bubble burst?
> http://www.informationweek.com/story/IWK20030124S0013/1

as usual, this is very misleading. Most linux distributions contain
hundreds if not thousands of times more software available for them
"out-of-the-box" then win32 does. Now if they seperated the vulnerabilities
out to those that ONLY affected linux, and not solaris, irix, etc then
it may be a bit more fair ? I'm not sure. Count all the linux vulnerabilities
vs all the win32 vulnerabilities and it may become clear that win32 is
far worse(though I haven't looked into this myself). MS doesn't make
all the win32 software though, anymore then redhat or debian make all
the linux software.

Same kinda thinking goes for market share. does a IBM S/390 running
65,000 copies of linux serving half a million people count as 1 server
or 65,000 ? It's not entirely fair to count it as 1, since a Win32 system
may require hundreds of servers to do the same job, but it's not entirely
fair to count it as 65,000 ..

the article that the MS hotmail guys wrote about pros vs. cons of
freebsd vs win2000 was interesting though, check it out if your
curious(highlights are available in the archives of www.theregister.co.uk)


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