Linux vs. Windows: which is more secure?

Wednesday, 31 March 2004, 12:52 PM EST

In a new report, Is Linux More Secure Than Windows? from Forrester Research Inc., Computing Infrastructures Senior Analyst Laura Koetzle finds that both Windows and Linux can be deployed securely. Microsoft Corp., however, fixes security problems the quickest—which is a good thing, since it also has the most major security holes.

Forrester found that many IT professionals believe that Linux is more secure than Windows, but Koetzle found that the real-world answer is more complicated than that simplistic analysis.

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols at eWeek.

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