CNET News: Security Research Suggests Linux Has Fewer Flaws
Dec 14, 2004, 13:45 (9 Talkback[s])
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"The Linux operating system has many times fewer bugs than
typical commercial software, according to an upcoming report.
"The conclusion is the result of a four-year research project
conducted by code-analysis company Coverity, which plans to release
its report on Tuesday. The project found 985 bugs in the 5.7
million lines of code that make up the latest version of the Linux
core operating system, or kernel. A typical commercial program of
similar size usually has more than 5,000 flaws or defects,
according to data from Carnegie Mellon University..."