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Simplistic solution?

Simplistic solution?

Posted Jul 16, 2008 23:01 UTC (Wed) by pr1268 (subscriber, #24648)
In reply to: Simplistic solution? by bojan
Parent article: Handling kernel security problems

Oh, the FUDsters at <Software company in Redmond> would love that! Just picture it:

Report of Operating System Security Vulnerabilities, January-December <year>

  • <Software company in Redmond> <Glass panes in wall>: 8†
  • Linux: 69‡

† A random, arbitrary number I just made up.
‡ Based on number of kernel releases in 2007 (by looking at timestamps of the Changelogs listed). May be somewhat inaccurate. Doesn't even consider multiple bugs fixed in each release.


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Simplistic solution?

Posted Jul 17, 2008 0:29 UTC (Thu) by bojan (subscriber, #14302) [Link]

If you look at those statistics now, Windows is already way ahead of Linux OSes in terms of
security:

http://blogs.technet.com/security/archive/2007/03/21/wind...
http://blogs.technet.com/security/archive/2008/05/15/q1-2...

So, nothing lost, I guess...


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