Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jan 2006 22:56 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Open source experts have hit back at a study published by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team that said more vulnerabilities were found in Linux/Unix than in Windows in 2005, labelling the report misleading and confusing. The report has attracted criticism from the open source community. Linux vendor Red Hat said the vulnerabilities had been miscategorised, and so could not be used to compare the relative security of Windows and Linux/Unix platforms.
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RE[3]: This is absolutely right
by akro on Sun 8th Jan 2006 01:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: This is absolutely right"
akro
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okay I have worked for the US Government in IT for the past 8 years (contractor) trust me since 99 the USG has been using Linux. Secrurity requirements is a weird thing and some orgs have to follow some don't. Trust me there is plenty of Linux use out there and it is exploding now. Just because DOD demands somthing it doesn't mean suddenly dept. of education has to follow. The gvernment is so huge... you wouldn't believe it...

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