Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Jan 2007 20:11 UTC, submitted by sogabe
Zeta MauriceK writes about security in the ZETA operating system. Apparently magnussoft, sole distributor of ZETA, makes security claims [on the German version] that with ZETA "it is not possible to examine a system from the outside without notifying the user due to the architecture of this software." MauriceK seems to think differently, and even gives examples on how code can be executed without the user's knowledge in ZETA. In related news, BeUnited is no more. Instant update: the discussion concerning security just made its appearance on the Haiku m-l.
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closed source problem
by arielb on Sun 7th Jan 2007 03:31 UTC
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I could never trust a closed source OS with security. What, I'm going to trust magnussoft or Be Inc or Apple just because they aren't Microsoft????

Fortunately open source not only has the theoretical advantage of lots of people looking for bugs. Klocwork says they give free analysis of open source software.

For closed source it costs several thousand dollars.

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