[TriLUG] Linux is more secure.
Byarlay, Wayne A.
wab at purdue.edu
Tue Sep 23 10:54:38 EDT 2003
I recently read an article in The Economist
paraphrased Microsoft as saying that... "Microsoft and its allies have
sought to discredit open-source software, likening its challenge of
proprietary ownership to communism and suggesting that its openness makes it
insecure and therefore vulnerable to terrorism."
So now not only is it communist, but also contributes to terrorism. That
does it, i'm reformatting my hard drive and replacing my linux install with
2003 server... It's worth the $$ to stop terrorism. :P
From: Mike Mueller [mailto:linux-support at earthlink.net]
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2003 1:10 AM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Linux is more secure.
On Monday 22 September 2003 22:05, Jon Carnes wrote:
> Linux is much more secure than Windows (not as secure as OpenBSD).
> I agree completely with this article. Linux is inherently more secure
> than Windows. Being OpenSource *helps* with security.
> To folks who argue that Windows just "seems" less secure, because there
> are so many installs out there, I say look at Apache verses IIS. Apache
> is far more prevalent than IIS, but which sites are hacked the most, and
> have the most damage done to them?
> (Answer: IIS - in case you were wondering :-)
I like the *helps* phrase. It's a completely true and unassailable and
/. discusses bad OSS security apps here:
This discussion supports the position that OSS helps with security. If the
apps in question were not OSS, then the critic would not have been able to
make the judgements on the apps that he published on the crypto mail list.
Make clockwise circles with your right foot.
Now use your right hand to draw the number "6" in the air.
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