Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Apr 2009 09:54 UTC
Bugs & Viruses Whenever the Conficker worm comes up here on OSNews (or any other site for that matter) there are always a number of people who point their fingers towards Redmond, stating that it's their fault Conifcker got out. While Microsoft has had some pretty lax responses to security threats in the past, it handled the whole Conficker thing perfectly, releasing a patch even before Conficker existed, and pushing it through Windows Update. In any case, this made me wonder about Linux distributions and security. What if a big security hole pops up in a Linux distribution - who will the Redmond-finger-pointing people hold responsible?
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The REAL Answer!
by El_Exigente on Thu 16th Apr 2009 15:34 UTC
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The real answer to the question "What if a big security hole pops up in a Linux distribution - who will the Redmond-finger-pointing people hold responsible?" is... Redmond! They will immediately accuse Microsoft of engineering such a worm as part of their anti-Linux campaign.
It's the real and painfully-obvious answer.

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