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Windows or Linux: Which is easier to fix?

Sep 13, 2010, 14:34 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"I like to break stuff. Why? It means I get to find things out about what I've broken and it means I get to repair what I have broken. And operating systems are no exception. This past week I was pondering what I should write about here in my open source column. I knew I wanted to do some sort of comparison piece, but wasn't sure what.

"Initially I wanted to do a security comparison piece, but I quickly realized that horse had been beaten into the ground. Besides there's just simply no way to definitively say one OS is more secure than the other. To be honest, the minute you put an OS on a network it is insecure. So you can take the most secure OS, use it unintelligently, and it is insecure. You can also take the most insecure OS, use it intelligently, and it is secure. So…I needed to find a different means with which to measure."

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