Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Jun 2010 23:03 UTC
Microsoft Well, this was pretty inevitable, wasn't it? We had Google employees detailing that their company has pretty much given up on Windows, forcing employees to use either Mac OS X or Linux. In what surely comes as a total surprise, Microsoft has responded to this report. Regarding the security claims, "the facts don't support the assertion", Microsoft states.
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So I would claim that Linux theoretical and practical security is better than Windows 7.

Theoretically Windows 7 and Linux Distros like the enterprise versions of Redhat and SuSe are both the same, they both conform to Common Criteria EAL 4 certification.

Now its the actually implementation that's the difference, to meet these certified levels of security Windows Server Group Policies need to be employed to the desktop and on the Linux Distros SeLinux templates will have to be applied .. Out of the box who's the safer ? No one most likely, ask the chaps at the hacking competitions getting free laptops and cash for hacks.. Mostly all OS's fall at one point or another for one reason or another.

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