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Help Net Security: Interview with Ken Cutler

Jan 13, 2005, 11:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"What's your take on the open source vs. closed source security debate? In your opinion, what operating system is better, when taking a look from the security perspective?

"Open source software, usually with a strong Unix flavor, has proven to be a viable alternative to the world of the 'install wizard.' It is often more compact and efficient and uses much fewer resources to provide equal or superior functionality to the end-user. From a purest high security standpoint, Microsoft Windows has still to prove that it is the equal of a well-tuned Unix system..."

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