Linked by David Adams on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 16:14 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Privacy, Security, Encryption A Computerworld editorial takes note of some interesting changes Dell made to the Linux page we linked to last week. They watered down some of their pro-Linux claims, but not as far as you might think.
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by soulrebel123 on Wed 23rd Jun 2010 07:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: From the article ..."
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differences you are not accounting for:
- Linux needs a lot less external, untrusted, binary-only software.
- AppArmor and SeLinux are ready. Should desktop security become a problem we would see a hell of an isolation layer.
- Differences in kernels, compilers, libraries, etc, would make it much harder for malware to spread.
- Linux users are much more skilled

Yes, if linux had 80% of the user base, there would be more security problems. Probably a tenth of what Windows has right now.

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