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Fewer Flaws FUD Wars as Microsoft Paints Misleading Picture of Linux Security

Aug 21, 2007, 17:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Davey Winder)

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"Jeff Jones is a Strategy Director in the Microsoft Security Technology Unit, part of the team trying to make Microsoft products more secure, poor guy. No surprise that he publishes a vulnerability report on his Microsoft TechNet hosted Security Blog which always seems to suggest that Microsoft Windows is far more secure than competing operating systems from Linux vendors. What is slightly surprising, however, is that this is no died in the wool Windows guy but someone who first tasted Linux running a P66 SLS machine with end-to-end tunneling to internal office Sun servers, running X as his GUI and using an X-redirector across the tunnel. This is someone who has done kernel development on Trusted Xenix. This is a guy who knows a bit more about Linux than your average Windows OS developer..."

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