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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to end this debate
by maceto on Thu 22nd Mar 2007 21:18 UTC
maceto
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2005-07-06

http://secunia.com/product/22/
Vulnerability Report: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Affected By 179 Secunia advisories
Unpatched 18% (33 of 179 Secunia advisories)
http://secunia.com/product/22/?task=statistics

http://www.redhat.com/magazine/017mar06/features/riskreport/
Vulnerability Report: RedHat Enterprise Linux AS 4
Affected By 268 Secunia advisories
Unpatched 0% (0 of 268 Secunia advisories)

http://www.osnews.com/story.php/17488/OpenBSD-Gets-Its-Second-Remot...

I can't even understand why people bother to comment or listen to this....

I don't care if Red Hat spends a tad bit longer as long as I don't have open holes like MS...

Hmm I was almost as bad as the report, comparing wrong products...

so here we go:

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
Affected By 120 Secunia advisories
Unpatched 9% (11 of 120 Secunia advisories)
http://secunia.com/product/1174/?task=statistics

Edited 2007-03-22 21:21

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RE: to end this debate
by melkor on Thu 22nd Mar 2007 22:33 in reply to "to end this debate"
melkor Member since:
2006-12-16

Well posted. Would have been even better to state the number of severe threats etc in each case as well, to show that GNU/Linux has fewer. Time to patch data would have been good as well. I know I can go and hunt this data down, but I'm lazy. Good work.

Dave

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