"Everywhere you look in the trade press today, you'll find
glowing misrepresentations of US-CERT's latest annual summary of
vulnerabilities discovered in 2005. If you take the summary
findings at face value, you would likely conclude that
Windows--with 812 reported vulnerabilities--is a much safer
operating system than something called 'Unix/Linux,' which totaled
2,328. The US-CERT summaries have become the fodder for a FUD
festival, and many scribes sympathetic to the Microsoft cause go
out of their way to make sure the real picture never emerges.
"Microsoft wants you to read the headlines as 'Windows 3X safer
than Linux.' (If Microsoft is being quiet about the US-CERT
numbers, it's because the company is too busy trying to come up
with a fix for the Windows Meta File (WMF) vulnerability...)"