NewsFactor: Which Is Buggier--Windows or Linux?
May 24, 2003, 08:30 (35 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Maguire)
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"Which operating system--Windows or Linux--deserves the dubious
title, 'Most Prone to Bugs and Security Problems'?
"The answer, judging by a quick survey of industry headlines,
seems obvious: It must be Windows. Every week brings a new
announcement of yet another Microsoft security fix. To best
describe the number of security bulletins the software giant puts
out, the word that jumps to mind is 'blizzard.'
"So it comes as quite a surprise that Linux is far more prone to
problems than Windows--at least, judging by one side-by-side
comparison (described later in this report). In any case, answering
the question of which OS wins the dubious 'Bug' award requires
plenty of twists and turns..."