"It's a topic of fierce debate among high-tech cognoscenti:
What's more secure--'open source' code such as Linux and Apache, or
proprietary 'closed source' operating systems and applications,
Microsoft's in particular?
"The regularity with which Microsoft has taken to announcing
vulnerabilities and consequent software fixes has left few cheering
about its security. In contrast, high expectations endure for open
source, with proponents arguing that it's inherently more secure
because a much larger set of developers can read the code, vet it
and correct problems..."