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    This should be interesting!

    Ive just read this :

    Microsoft: Vista more secure than Linux and Mac OS X - in the beginning

    full article can be found here

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    Re: This should be interesting!

    Umm... 12 vulnerabilities they've found so far!! I'm certain Vista needs a little cleaning up to be sufficient in education and business for that matter!

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    Re: This should be interesting!

    The maths is off. They are counting security fixes in Linux applications shipped with the OS against just OS fixes in Vista.

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    Re: This should be interesting!

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    The maths is off. They are counting security fixes in Linux applications shipped with the OS against just OS fixes in Vista.
    Be that as it may surely it's the out of the box experience that counts. How safe is the product presented to each customer at time of purchase.

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    Re: This should be interesting!

    Vista isn't as feature-packed as Linux/OS X. It's all relative

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    Re: This should be interesting!

    I agree, if they do a comparison, it should be like for like.

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    Re: This should be interesting!

    Microsoft's Security Strategy Director Jeff Jones claims that Windows Vista has more than held its own in security-related matters during the first six months
    He would say that wouldn't he? More FUD. May be true, maybe not. Who would trust him to tell the truth though?

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    Re: This should be interesting!

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C
    He would say that wouldn't he? More FUD. May be true, maybe not. Who would trust him to tell the truth though?
    I suspect both Geoff and Jeff would call that a bit ad hominem


    What would be a fair comparison?

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    Re: This should be interesting!

    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkGeezer
    Be that as it may surely it's the out of the box experience that counts. How safe is the product presented to each customer at time of purchase.
    It depends what you install 'out of the box'. Linux had many different ways of installing and as such it should be compared like for like - else it is simply saying 'look, we don't give you as many pieces of software but we do compare security with products that do, and we're better!' Which is just silly.

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    Re: This should be interesting!

    [quote="localzukIt depends what you install 'out of the box'. Linux had many different ways of installing and as such it should be compared like for like - else it is simply saying 'look, we don't give you as many pieces of software but we do compare security with products that do, and we're better!' Which is just silly.[/quote]

    But hasn't the nix world being saying that minimalism is a good thing and criticising Microsoft for the numeber of services it had running e.g. IIS in Windows Server pre 2003?

    Is the argument over bundled software analogous to that?

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    Re: This should be interesting!

    But hasn't the nix world being saying that minimalism is a good thing and criticising Microsoft for the numeber of services it had running e.g. IIS in Windows Server pre 2003?
    That's a reasonable arguement, if you're talking about server systems.

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