Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Nov 2010 13:10 UTC
Apple It's the end of the line for Apple's line of servers, the Xserve. The Cupertino giant has just announced that the Xserve line (no more future models, either) will no longer be sold after January 31, 2011, and advises people interested in Mac OS X Server to buy either a Mac Mini or a Mac Pro with Snow Leopard Server installed.
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Valhalla
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Patch tuesday stats are going to include IE and other local application vulnerabilities that would not be running on a dedicated server.

Same holds true for RHEL. From Secunia's site:
-"It should also be noted that some operating systems (e.g. certain Linux distributions) bundle together a large number of software packages, and are therefore affected by vulnerabilities, which do not affect other operating systems (e.g. Microsoft Windows) that don't bundle together a similar amount of software packages."

There's no reason to think that these bundled applications would be running in a RHEL server, yet their vulnerabilities count. Again very flawed.

Based on remote exploits in the core system that were used to take down websites Linux will have the worst record.

Were can I see that stats for this?

Overall, using Secunia's stats as a comparison between system security seems (as they themselves state) pointless. There's no available information on the severity of vulnerabilities, and they don't even take into account whether or not they've been patched or not when counting the vulnerabilities. Having 7% of known vulnerabilities unpatched as is listed for Windows 2008 however, seems very bad.

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