Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Nov 2009 09:31 UTC
Windows Last week, security vendor Sophos published a blog post in which it said that Windows 7 was vulnerable to 8 our of 10 of the most common viruses. Microsoft has responded to these test results, which are a classic case of "scare 'm and they'll fall in line".
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RE[3]: They deserve it
by larwilliams on Wed 11th Nov 2009 21:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: They deserve it"
larwilliams
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remarkable is Microsoft's claim that in the case of a security leak, Linux offers no guarantee of a patch- ignoring the fact that in the past, critical breaches in Linux have never been left for any notable length of time without a security patch being released. Unlike Windows, where a known security issue can stay un-patched for two years. Which shows that it's Microsoft that should be reticent of offering guarantees for patches.


There is no lie in saying that Linux isn't guaranteed a patch for a flaw. There is no one company behind it, to ensure that flaws will eventually be patched.

As for 2 years, I guess you forget the OpenSSL weak key flaw that was a bug from mid-2006 until mid-2008 huh?

Edited 2009-11-11 21:30 UTC

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