Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jan 2006 22:56 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Open source experts have hit back at a study published by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team that said more vulnerabilities were found in Linux/Unix than in Windows in 2005, labelling the report misleading and confusing. The report has attracted criticism from the open source community. Linux vendor Red Hat said the vulnerabilities had been miscategorised, and so could not be used to compare the relative security of Windows and Linux/Unix platforms.
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smashIt
Member since:
2005-07-06

I would love to see a security comparison of a *minimal* windows install to a *minimal* linux (pick a distro) install (as I believe all servers should start in a minimal configuration). Then, compare similar Web Server configs, similar DB configs, etc, such that the *applications* on each platform are now being validly compared (Apache vs IIS, MSSQL vs MySQL).

i already wrote in my first post that such a study was made one year ago

http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=9750

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Yup, the bogus one ;)

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dotMatt Member since:
2005-07-29

I would hardly call a comparison by a "Linux Fan" and a "Microsoft Enthusiast" a "study".

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ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

google.com
msn.com

Good enough?

Let's throw in freebsd: yahoo.com.

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