February 15, 2002
Microsoft fails again; Linux shows its flaws
Author: JT Smith
It-director.com has an analysis about Microsoft's recent security problems but quotes "recent studies" saying Linux distributions have more security flaws than Windows 2000. Of course, those recent studies, articles using statistics in ways they weren't intended to be used, have been debunked, but what the heck? "The Penguin camp point out that there are different features in different distributions of Linux and so there is bound to be some variation. Also, there will be more problems found as the use of Linux becomes more widespread. The bottom line is rather disappointing as bold small print on the research points out that it should not be used as a comparison of one operating system versus another. If that is the case then what is the point in doing the work in the first place?"