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SubjectRe: windows is more secure than linux!!
On Mon, 11 Feb 2002, Andrew Scott wrote:

> On 5 Feb 2002 at 16:41, Rik van Riel wrote:
>
> > On Wed, 6 Feb 2002, william fitzgerald wrote:
> >
> > > some of you might find this interesting others
> > > disheartening
> >
> > Still others, like me, find it very encouraging
> > that Microsoft can't stop talking about Linux.
> > They must be enthusiastic about it, or something.
> >
> > > www.shortnews.com/shownews.cfm?id=16886&u_id=623
> >
> > Now add the security holes in ISS, Outlook, Exchange,
> > Access and all available pieces of Windows software
> > into the picture so Linux and Windows are measured on
> > an equal ground.
> >
> > Lies, damn lies & statistics.
>
> Or as my dad used to say, "Figures don't lie, but liers can figure".
>

FYI Windows can't stay running long enough to pose much of a
security hazard. A week ago, I dumbed-down one of my boxes at
home, that had been running Linux reliably for over a year. I
wanted to install Cakewalk Home Studio and it hasn't (yet) been
ported to Linux. So far, I have re-installed everything 4 times,
plus the 'mandatory' Windows/2000 patch. It is impossible to
do anything useful for more than an hour without encountering
the Blue-Screen-of-Death, followed by a re-install because the
machine won't complete a boot without another 'blue-screen'.

So, it's true. Linux, which can stay running for 300 or more days,
is a good target for Internet Hackers to poke at -- and we've got
lots of servers on-line just baiting hackers for DOS attacks. Most
Windows machines don't poke their dirty noses out from behind
fire-walls, so they are "more secure".

Cheers,
Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.4.1 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).

I was going to compile a list of innovations that could be
attributed to Microsoft. Once I realized that Ctrl-Alt-Del
was handled in the BIOS, I found that there aren't any.


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