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September 19, 2007
OS Security: Windows, Then Linux and Only Then Mac OS X
Outside of the race for the lion's share of the operating system market, the platforms from Microsoft, Apple and various distributions of Linux are also disputing their position in a much more subjective ranking in accordance with the security standard each manages to deliver. As far as consumer perception goes, Linux and Mac OS X are products inherently associated with a high degree of security. The relative obscurity due to the small market shares of both Linux and Mac OS X, in combination with the inexistent threat environment are synonymous with an