Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 11th Jan 2006 18:04 UTC
Bugs & Viruses Tests at Microsoft's Linux lab show that counting the raw number of security updates required by the various operating system flavors is not as meaningful as examining the efficiency of the update process.
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Solaris security
by steve-parker.org on Thu 12th Jan 2006 02:05 UTC
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Solaris comes with telnet and FTP servers running, but all access denied with a default install. Granted, there is still the possibility of vulnerability in the authentication part of the dialogue, but this default install (as mentioned in the article) allows for legacy uses, whilst providing a reasonably secure default installation. From historical evidence, a Windows default install of FTPd would allow Administrator access.

On a more positive note, it's interesting that the MS guy claims to use Linux on a daily basis - I'm sure that few Linux kernel developers would admit to running Windows, but then again, of course, he isn't a Windows kernel developer, so that's not a fair comparison. I'm sure many of the IBM guys who work on Linux have managers who use Windows, so it's quid-pro-quo, after all ;)

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