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Vista SP2 and Windows 7 More Secure than Linux and Mac OS X Leopard

Apr 13, 2009, 12:03 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Oiaga)

"Turner has had no problems applauding Vista SP2's superiority over rivals open source Linux and Apple's Mac OS X Leopard, although he has failed to offer any details related to the OS security-measuring content besides his perspective. At the same time, the Redmond company's COO has indicated that Windows 7, the software giant's next iteration of Windows will also be more secure than Linux and Leopard.

""Vista today, post-Service Pack 2, which is now in the marketplace, is the safest, most reliable OS we've ever built. It's also the most secure OS on the planet, including Linux and open source and Apple Leopard," Turner states. "It's the safest and most secure OS on the planet today. Everything that we've learned in Vista will be leveraged in Windows 7." Microsoft's COO underlines that Vista's laurels were earned with a consistent effort. "When you look at Vista, you know what? The toughness, the tough launch that we had with the release of Vista was very brutal. The first 18 to 24 months in market was tough. Why was it tough? Because we locked that product down to fix a lot of the security problems."

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