Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th May 2006 20:14 UTC
Microsoft A senior Microsoft executive told a BBC documentary that people should use commercial software if they're looking for stability. "Some people want to use community-based software, and they get value out of sharing with other people in the community. Other people want the reliability and the dependability that comes from a commercial software model. And again, at the end of the day, you make the choice based on what has the highest value to you."
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by corentin on Fri 19th May 2006 20:34 UTC
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by dylansmrjones on Fri 19th May 2006 20:50 in reply to "RE: Erm..."
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You have to remember that the author of the software handles security advisories. Open Source "security vulnerabilities" tend to be extremely small yet marked as critical by their respective teams, while Microsoft tends to hide security issues, lying about them, denying their existence, until they cannot hide it anymore. And then they mark it as less critical in most situations.

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