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Re: Windows Versus Linux Security: Reiterated

On Sat, 04 Mar 2006 15:33:58 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> ,----[ Quote ]
>| Viruses, Trojans and other malware make it onto Windows desktops for
>| a number of reasons familiar to Windows and foreign to Linux:
>|    1. Windows has only recently evolved from a single-user design to a 
>|       multi-user model
>|    2. Windows is monolithic, not modular, by design
>|    3. Windows depends too heavily on an RPC model
>|    4. Windows focuses on its familiar graphical desktop interface
> `----
>         http://www.theregister.co.uk/security/security_report_windows_vs_linux/

I don't think any of the above are the problem.  The problem was that there
were implementation bugs.  Largely buffer overflows.  

> ,----[ Quote ]
>| Astute observers who examine the Netcraft web site URL will note that all
>| 50 servers in the Netcraft uptime list are running a form of BSD, mostly
>| BSD/OS. None of them are running Windows, and none of them are 
>| running Linux. The longest uptime in the top 50 is 1,768 consecutive 
>| days, or almost 5 years."
> `----
>         https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-list/2004-October/msg04658.html

That's long out of date.  There are several Windows boxes in the top 50.
Still no Linux boxes, of course.


Althought the top 5 are Windows based sites (all on the same server, it
looks like), Netcraft is apparently being fooled by a BSD/OS frontline
router or load balancer and probably getting the uptime from that.
However, Numbers 17, 18, 26, and 31 appear to be legitimate Windows boxes.

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