Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Apr 2007 19:03 UTC, submitted by fiji2
Mac OS X Apple on Thursday plugged over two dozen security exploits within the client and server versions of its Mac OS X 10.3 'Panther' and Mac OS X 10.4 'Tiger' operating systems that could potentially expose Mac users to a variety of malicious attacks.
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by rm6990 on Fri 20th Apr 2007 21:58 UTC in reply to "RE"
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O.K., first of all, what exactly does Firefox have to do with anything? It isn't required on Linux (Konqueror, Galeon, Seamonkey, etc etc) and runs on Mac OS X and Windows as well.

And OS X, by the way, isn't much further behind the Linux Kernel in vulnerabilities.

http://secunia.com/product/96/

Of course, comparing an entire operating system (OS X) to a kernel (Linux kernel) is kind of pointless. Comparing Darwin to the kernel, or OS X to a well maintained distro would make much more sense. However, even this is pointless, because the average Linux distro contains much more software than Mac OS X, and vulnerabilities in any package, no matter how obscure and unused the package is, would show up on Secunia.

After reaching into the far regions of my brain, I've come up with the best solution. Quit fighting over something as insanely stupid as how secure your OS of choice is (one of the most pointless pissing contests I've seen in a while) and do something useful.

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