Linux: fewer bugs than rivals

Wednesday, 15 December 2004, 6:20 AM EST

Linux advocates have long insisted that open-source development results in better and more secure software. Now they have statistics to back up their claims.

According to a four-year analysis of the 5.7 million lines of Linux source code conducted by five Stanford University computer science researchers, the Linux kernel programming code is better and more secure than the programming code of most proprietary software.

By Michelle Delio at Wired.

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