eWeek: Linux vs. Windows: Which Is More Secure?
Mar 31, 2004, 16:00 (25 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
[ Thanks to sjvn for this
"In a new report, Is Linux More Secure Than Windows? from
Forrester Research Inc., based in Cambridge, Mass., Computing
Infrastructures Senior Analyst Laura Koetzle finds that both
Windows and Linux can be deployed securely. Microsoft Corp.,
however, fixes security problems the quickest—which is a good
thing, since it also has the most major security holes.
"Forrester found that many IT professionals believe that Linux
is more secure than Windows, but Koetzle found that the real-world
answer is more complicated than that simplistic analysis..."