eWeek: Linux Security: Good Enough
Sep 23, 2003, 01:00 (25 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
"Linux is fundamentally more secure than Windows. There, I've
"It's not that Linux is some bulletproof wonder of security.
It's not. If you want an operating system that really been built
from the ground up to be secure what you want is OpenBSD. The crew
behind it has made safe, sane security job number one before Bill
Gates could spell security if you spotted him the 's' and the
"But, to get back to the point, why is Linux more secure than
Windows? First, it's because Linux is open source. Yes, any cracker
who wants can hunt for security holes all day long. Microsoft is
closed source. If closed source is so much better for security, why
is my virus detector still yelping every few minutes as the latest
Windows virus, Swen, tries to e-mail it way in...?"