Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Mar 2007 17:02 UTC, submitted by Shawna McAlearney
Privacy, Security, Encryption "Starting today, I plan on posting a monthly vulnerability scorecard for common server and workstation Operating System products. I'm going to keep these scorecards pretty clean of discussion, but you can review my methodology, sources and assumptions." Note that these results speak only of fixed vulnerabilities; the author aims to include information on non-fixed problems and the time it takes to fix problems as well. You should also read this, by the way.
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RE[2]: Sorry...
by merkoth on Fri 16th Mar 2007 18:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Sorry..."
merkoth
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2006-09-22

I agree but it prooves one thing, it's that Linux has serious security holes despite what are saying linux zealots.

Since your only purpose with that post is to offend GNU/Linux users, I shouldn't give you any answer. But I'll try anyway:

1 - It has been already stated that pretty much any GNU/Linux distro includes hundreds of applications and utilities, ranging from simple CD-Audio riiping tools to webservers. Comparing that to an operating system wich includes pretty much nothing is unfair.

2 - Show me ONE source where an objective, common sense-ready GNU/Linux user states that GNU/Linux doesn't have ANY security holes and I'll give you (some) reason.

3 - Every distro uses software in different development stages: Some of them include more bleeding edge software (which usually has more bugs) and some of them only include well-tested, patched apps. Not-so-surprisingly, the all-time most secure GNU/Linux distro wasn't included in the review.

You, sir, aren't any better than any "Linux zealot".

Edit: Yes, my grammar sucks.

Edited 2007-03-16 18:39

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