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internetnews.com: Microsoft's Loss Not Linux's Gain

Feb 17, 2004, 19:45 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Susan Kuchinskas)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"There's a lot of glee in Linuxville right now, and Microsoft's name is mud in some circles. But the Linux community's reports of its death are premature.

"While Microsoft took heavy hits last week with the revelation if another major security hole and source code on the loose, the idea that so much bad press on Microsoft security will make enterprise IT departments get serious about moving to Linux doesn't fly with Enderle Group analyst Rob Enderle. He called the gloating by some Linux enthusiasts about the source code being exposed to exploitation 'the pot calling the kettle black. If this exposes Microsoft, Linux is so much more exposed.'

"Although Microsoft has had to admit to hole after hole in its products, this particular source code disaster doesn't reflect on the security of the code, he said. If a partner was the source of the leak, faulty security procedures are to blame, not faulty code..."

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