Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Apr 2009 09:54 UTC
Bugs & Viruses Whenever the Conficker worm comes up here on OSNews (or any other site for that matter) there are always a number of people who point their fingers towards Redmond, stating that it's their fault Conifcker got out. While Microsoft has had some pretty lax responses to security threats in the past, it handled the whole Conficker thing perfectly, releasing a patch even before Conficker existed, and pushing it through Windows Update. In any case, this made me wonder about Linux distributions and security. What if a big security hole pops up in a Linux distribution - who will the Redmond-finger-pointing people hold responsible?
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Thom Holwerda
by Moulinneuf on Wed 15th Apr 2009 10:00 UTC
Moulinneuf
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2005-07-06

Always blame Thom Holwerda for GNU/linux problems.

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RE: Thom Holwerda
by flanque on Wed 15th Apr 2009 10:26 in reply to "Thom Holwerda"
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2005-12-15

What, it's finally not Bill's fault? You impress me Thom. ;-)

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RE: Thom Holwerda
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 15th Apr 2009 10:31 in reply to "Thom Holwerda"
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2005-06-29

I see my army of upper-class hookers is doing its job.

You may imagine an evil laugh, now. "Imagine", because my actual laugh is quite girly.

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RE: Thom Holwerda
by Kroc on Wed 15th Apr 2009 12:11 in reply to "Thom Holwerda"
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2005-11-10

I was going to say "Silly Thom, Linux is exempt from criticism!" ;)

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