Linked by Adam S on Mon 29th Aug 2005 21:37 UTC
Humor Linuxwatch.com is running a great story called "Five Reasons NOT To Use Linux." It includes a nice list of reasons why one might want to steer clear of Linux, along with a nice comparison to how easily these reasons are addressed in Microsoft Windows.
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RE[4]: this is just a joke.
by Haicube on Tue 30th Aug 2005 09:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: this is just a joke."
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Technically, there are no known remote vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel. To say that it is less secure than Windows is incorrect.

However, from time to time there has indeed been remote vulnaribilities to most distros and probably the kernel as well just like the Windows system.

Security is a nonsense argument these days, with XP and 2k3 Microsoft has really tightened up this stuff make no mistake.

If you're into security as a reason I can't see why you compare Linux with Windows anyway, both are jokes compared to for instance Solaris or VMS or OpenBSD.

Fact of the game is that choice between Windows and Linux is more about preference than most other reasons... (on the desktop side that is)

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RE[5]: this is just a joke.
by on Tue 30th Aug 2005 18:54 in reply to "RE[4]: this is just a joke."
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Security is a nonsense argument these days, with XP and 2k3 Microsoft has really tightened up this stuff make no mistake.

Make no mistake about what? That security is a nonsense argument because Windows is horribly insecure?

Solaris is more secure than any Linux distro? I guess you haven't heard of trusted Linux, SELinux, etc.

Its hard to understand what you are saying when you fail to mention specifics.

Yes, I know you want to attack Linux and sound intelligent. Perhaps you should research a bit first. That seems to help me.

Windows is insecure. Just last month there were new vulnerabilities in all the Windows OSs that could be used to gain administrator priveleges. To attempt to say otherwise is a lie, just like saying Iraq has WMDs.

Don't lie. Its a sin.

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RE[6]: this is just a joke.
by on Tue 30th Aug 2005 19:16 in reply to "RE[5]: this is just a joke."
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Solaris is more secure than any Linux distro? I guess you haven't heard of trusted Linux, SELinux, etc.

Actually I am primarily a Solaris admin and by default I find Solaris less secure with a lot more things open.

You have to seriously harden a Solaris box before putting it on the network.

inetd has a ton of things enabled from telnet on up that needs to be turned off and a lot of weird X server crap and smtp running by default and ... you get the point.

Maybe Solaris 10 is better but we use Solaris 8 and 9 here.

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