Forrester questions Linux security
A new study from Forrester Research has concluded that the Linux operating system is not necessarily more secure than Windows. The report finds that on average, Linux distributors took longer than Microsoft to patch security holes, although Microsoft flaws tended to be more severe.
But leading Linux vendor Red Hat said that while Forrester's underlying figures were sound, its conclusions didn't give an accurate idea of relative security, as they failed to distinguish between patch times for critical updates and routine, obscure problems.
By Matthew Broersma at LinuxWorld.
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