It seems that Microsoft are clutching at straws trying to convince most people of this, with the Marketing Director, Nick Barley even describing the anti-Microsoft sentiments as a "jihad against technology", and condemming the popular view that Linux is part of the "free world's struggle against a big monopolist run by the richest man in the world" as a "tabloid view".
June 13, 2004
Linux fans wage "jihad" on Microsoft
Most IT Security professionals believe that Linux is more secure than Microsoft platforms, primarily because of the way in which the open-source OS is created, Microsoft however believe their OS's are secure; the features are there, they just need switching on.
Link: IT Vibe