Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Nov 2010 13:10 UTC
Apple It's the end of the line for Apple's line of servers, the Xserve. The Cupertino giant has just announced that the Xserve line (no more future models, either) will no longer be sold after January 31, 2011, and advises people interested in Mac OS X Server to buy either a Mac Mini or a Mac Pro with Snow Leopard Server installed.
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Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24



Thanks, but from what I gather these stats don't take in to account the severity of the vulnerability? I mean remote code execution has to be the most severe and not comparable to a vulnerability that needs to be applied locally.

Edit: also the Secunia stats lists Server 2008 as having 7% of known vulnerabilities yet unpatched, while RHEL lists none.

Edited 2010-11-05 19:48 UTC

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toast88 Member since:
2009-09-23



Two remarks here:

1. RHEL is far more comprehensive when it comes to software and services shipping than Windows Server. While a Windows Server is more or less naked after installation (except for some server services), a RHEL comes with a huge amount of software available for installation and you have to keep in mind that RedHat is keeping ALL of these packages secure. So, in order to be fair, you'd have to include various software like Microsoft Office and so on in these comparison charts.

2. As opposed to Microsoft, RedHat has patched ALL of the reported vulnerabilities. And this is far more striking than having less vulnerabilities. How do I benefit from less vulnerabilities when around 15% of them remain unpatched?

Adrian

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