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[News] Microsoft on Fixing Holes That Should Not Exist in the First Place

Candid Comments to Bill Gates

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| [Gates:] "...The number [of violations] will be way less because we've
| done some dramatic things [to improve security] in the code base.
| Apple hasn't done any of those things.
| (Quote from Bill Gates via MSNBC)
| "Apple hasn't done any of those things." Bill, seriously, Apple has not
| needed to do any of the following as they do not make a practice out of 
| egging on hackers to exploit their OS. 
| [...]
| As for me, I'm happy with my Linux box. Wishing both Windows users
| and Macs all the best, I find that I have all the software that I
| need. But for my Windows using counterparts, I suspect that this
| is a frustration that is long overdue for an "upgrade" of its own.



Linux Security: A Big Edge Over Windows

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| Linux is better at locking down a computer than Windows. The Linux OS
| uses configuration settings and user permissions to a much more
| efficient degree than the Windows administrator account. To do
| this, non-enterprise users should seek help from third-party
| security suites that serve as configuration managers, James
| Bottomley, chief technology officer of SteelEye Technology said.


Security Report: Windows vs Linux

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| Finally, we also include a brief overview of relevant conceptual
| differences between Windows and Linux, to offer an insight into why
| Windows tends to be more vulnerable to attacks at both server and desktop,
| and why Linux is inherently more secure


Microsoft Windows: Insecure by Design


If Only We Knew Then What We Know Now About Windows XP

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| You can think of Windows XP as a house with a second floor built of
| spackle, wood filler and duct tape.


Why Windows is a security nightmare.


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