Software warfare

Tuesday, 13 April 2004, 4:04 AM EST

The debate over security is an interesting one, as both the Linux community and Microsoft claim to have the more secure technology. Some studies have argued that the world has grown overly dependent on Microsoft and that our economy and critical infrastructure are tied to a single point of attack and failure. By embracing Linux and other operating systems, diversity alone is supposed to act as a natural defence in a delicate ecosystem increasingly under attack.

Of course, this doesn't mean Linux is inherently more secure or less of a target. One U.K. report found that online Linux servers were by far the most attacked systems in the month of January.

at The Toronto Star.

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