Security on Non-MS OSes VS The Windows variants...

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ProSecurity, Jan 14, 2008.

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  1. ProSecurity

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    I have used DRDOS5-6, Os/2 2.1-Warp, FreeBsd, various Linux Distributions, etc.
    So, to those with reasonable experience in Non-MS OSes...
    Is the security problem a fault of M$ or not?
     
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    Microsoft is largely responsible, but not the only culprit.
     
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    Agree.

    MS said linux security is a myth and asked who is responsible for the security of the Linux kernel, a loaded question but I'd like MS to take more responsibility for theirs. Vista can be argued as a significant step, but a whole re-write is over due!! Microsoft could go further but with not breaking things significantly, they are stuck with the same NT family but different model.
     
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    Suck or stuck?
     
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    either :)

    edited above post
     
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    I LOLed :D
     
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    Maybe not a "myth", but the Linux kernel is notorious for been very buggy indeed. Even if the kernel designers/coders have done a lot to patch up the 2.6.xx versions, it´s still far from been as stable and well engineered as the other *nix's for example the different BSD variants, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX etc.

    /C.
     
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