Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Mar 2007 16:16 UTC, submitted by brewin
Privacy, Security, Encryption Microsoft is frequently dinged for having insecure products, with security holes and vulnerabilities. But Symantec, no friend of Microsoft, said in its latest research report that when it comes to widely-used operating systems, Microsoft is doing better overall than its leading commercial competitors. The information was a part of Symantec's 11th Internet Security Threat Report. The report, released this week, covered a huge range of security and vulnerability issues over the last six months of 2006, including operating systems.
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Microsoft [Windows] the most secure OS??
by mith on Thu 22nd Mar 2007 19:07 UTC
mith
Member since:
2007-03-15

Hum... let me see i spend at least a day every week removing virus and spyware from costumers pc's... and with my mac, my linux server and my solaris server i spend... oh wait... i dont... so the logical conclusion: windows is more secure... oh yea... (i know im not using numbers to sustent my post, but this is my experience)

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Steven Member since:
2005-07-20

Hum... let me see i spend at least a day every week removing virus and spyware from costumers pc's... and with my mac, my linux server and my solaris server i spend... oh wait... i dont... so the logical conclusion: windows is more secure... oh yea... (i know im not using numbers to sustent my post, but this is my experience)

Just curious... but can anyone here actually list a single virus of spyrware/adware instance that affects OS X, Linux, or Solaris? (yes, I know, theoretically there has been that one virus on OS X, etc, but really, without a google search can you list something?)

Yeah, Microsoft needs to stop hiring interns to make their software, no argument here against that... but virus occurrence in comparing Windows to three systems where viruses don't actually exist is sort of... not relevant to anything, security or otherwise?

Also, unlike your customers, I assume you are not a retarded monkey... you could likely use windows with the same results (I spend all day cleaning other peoples PCs but never have to clean my own becayse I don't do stupid crap with it)

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