Windows v Linux security: the real facts
debunking myths and facts,
from the register,
“Much ado has been made about whether or not #Linux is truly more secure than Windows. We compared Windows vs. #Linux by examining the following metrics in the 40 most recent patches/vulnerabilities listed for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 vs. Red Hat Enterprise #Linux AS v.3:
The results were not unexpected. Even by Microsoft’s subjective and flawed standards, fully 38% of the most recent patches address flaws that Microsoft ranks as Critical. Only 10% of Red Hat’s patches and alerts address flaws of Critical severity
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