Linked by David Adams on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 16:14 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Privacy, Security, Encryption A Computerworld editorial takes note of some interesting changes Dell made to the Linux page we linked to last week. They watered down some of their pro-Linux claims, but not as far as you might think.
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RE[9]: From the article ...
by lemur2 on Thu 24th Jun 2010 04:55 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: From the article ..."
lemur2
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"Stacking multiples of a million based on cherry-picked facts and arguments makes your post look like trolling.


Risk factors do indeed compound, BTW. Example: if you are driving while tired, you increase your risk of having an accident. If you are driving too fast for the prevailing road conditions, you also increase your risk. If you are driving too fast when you are also tired ... one might even consider that your risk has increased by more than the product of the two factors considered alone.

I'm pretty sure that that is the way insurance companies would assess it.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risk_assessment#Risk_assessment_in_inf...

OK, so risk assessment in IT security can apparently be done two ways, qualitatively and quantitatively. However, you would normally only do qualitative risk assesment if there was a lack of time or of data. There is copious data available on the security risks against Windows.

Like this, for example:
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/report-48-of-22-million-scanned-...

Edited 2010-06-24 05:13 UTC

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