Which is buggier - Windows or Linux?

Monday, 26 May 2003, 6:02 PM EST

Which operating system -- Windows or Linux -- deserves the dubious title, "Most Prone to Bugs and Security Problems"? The answer, judging by a quick survey of industry headlines, seems obvious: It must be Windows.

Every week brings a new announcement of yet another Microsoft security fix. To best describe the number of security bulletins the software giant puts out, the word that jumps to mind is "blizzard." So it comes as quite a surprise that Linux is far more prone to problems than Windows -- at least, judging by one side-by-side comparison.

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