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Linux Wins The Security Showdown! Now What?

Apr 02, 2008, 03:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serdar Yegulalp)

"So now that Ubuntu Linux was 'last man standing' in the PWN to OWN contest at CanSecWest, does this mean open source has it all over the competition when it comes to security? It can, and it ought to--but it's not a guarantee. And we need to not think it is.

"A while back I wrote about a vaguely parallel issue--how open source won't guarantee the survival of a given piece of software if the original developers drop off the face of the earth, but it makes survival that much easier a proposition..."

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