Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jun 2007 20:40 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Privacy, Security, Encryption "I was somewhat surprised (but pleased) at the level of interest back when I published my Windows Vista - 90 Day Vulnerability Report. It was about the earliest span of time I thought might give us some indicators, and the indicators did look good. Six months is a much more interesting time frame, and gives us the opportunity to see if the early trend indicators are holding up, or if the early signs of progress were a short-term gain."
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RE[2]: Meaningless "Report"
by Supreme Dragon on Tue 26th Jun 2007 01:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Meaningless "Report""
Supreme Dragon
Member since:
2007-03-04

Linux code is available for all to see, and Linux has an impressive record of stability, reliability, security and performance. MS won't show the code and the reason just might be embarrassment. Windows has a horrible record of shoddy quality, and the DRM and frightening EULA makes Windows an even more wretched choice. To even suggest that Windows code could possibly match Linux is hilariously nonsensical.

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RE[3]: Meaningless "Report"
by flanque on Tue 26th Jun 2007 01:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Meaningless "Report""
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Linux code is available for all to see


That doesn't mean everyone looks at it, less understand it.


Linux has an impressive record of stability, reliability, security and performance


Tell that to all the people who complain about slow distributions, random crashes and serious vulnerabilities.


MS won't show the code and the reason just might be embarrassment.


In my view, Microsoft don't show the source code because it's their intellectual property. Why should they show it just because any particular community wishes so? Hell, why not demand every closed source product have its code made freely available. Without doubt, you wont be analysing it all to ensure it's, "stability, reliability, security and performance."

Maybe, though I expect you to trash the concept without any rational, Microsoft have developed a good way to protect their operating systems.


Windows has a horrible record of shoddy quality, and the DRM and frightening EULA makes Windows an even more wretched choice.


Opinion. Many would vigorously disagree with this point of view. I do agree on one of your points however.. it's a choice.


To even suggest that Windows code could possibly match Linux is hilariously nonsensical.


I didn't, but regardless how can you make such an assertion without seeing it? They're two different products with different designs.

Comparing them, as we are so regularly told in these sorts of "conversations" is like comparing apples or oranges... or maybe it should be oranges first, since I like them more, so it just has to be better.

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RE[4]: Meaningless "Report"
by merkoth on Tue 26th Jun 2007 02:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Meaningless "Report""
merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

Supreme.Dragon may be a fanboy, but your "facts" about Linux are as weak as his "facts" about Vista. Not flaming, just pointing it out. Rebutting a fanboy without any reliable inormation is worthless.

Disclaimer:
I'm a GNU/Linux User. I'm human and I suppose I can't avois a certain amount of bias.

Despite the fact that I consider Vista way better than any other Windows release (Not enough to go and buy it for my personal use, though), I can hardly believe that Vista has so few security issues. Even keeping out the comparisons, those are some really (too) good numbers. And no one can deny that the article lacks a lot of accuracy when talking about the GNU/Linux distros. Heck, even being an Ubuntu user I can't believe that Ubuntu, whithout all the security enhancing features of Fedora ends up being more secure than Fedora itself!

I'd love to see more facts, more details and less numbers, but I'm afraid that that won't happen anytime soon.

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