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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Common sense as a user
by dvhh on Thu 16th Apr 2009 05:03 UTC
dvhh
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2006-03-20

I would blame everyone but me of course !
more seriously finger pointing is easier and fun ( while you reinstall your OS ).
But I think that we begin to reach the critical mass for bloated software in alternate OS ( most of it is mainly the work of Adobe ). Apple found a nice way to limit it by restricting their mobile OS platform to minimal customization.

Microsoft is the easy goat as much as Apple can be,
Linux and to an extend free OS are more difficult because of the "you can always look in the code" fact.

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