Joint statement about GNU/Linux security

Wednesday, 7 April 2004, 11:13 AM EST

GNU/Linux vendors Debian, Mandrake, Red Hat, and SUSE have joined together to give a common statement about the Forrester report entitled "Is Linux more Secure than Windows?". Despite the report's claim to incorporate a qualitative assessment of vendor reactions to serious vulnerabilities, it treats all vulnerabilities as equal, regardless of their risk to users. As a result, the conclusions drawn by Forrester have extremely limited real-world value for customers assessing the practical issue of how quickly serious vulnerabilities get fixed.

By Noah Meyerhans, Debian; Vincent Danen, Mandrakesoft; Mark J Cox, Red Hat: Roman Drahtmüller, SUSE; at Debian.

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