Fact, fiction, and Firefox security

Thursday, 21 April 2005, 11:56 AM EST

While Microsoft, with a 95% market share, struggled to patch the myriad security holes in all its operating systems, the Mac and open-source products such as Linux gained a reputation for being more secure. In fact, that's one of the main reasons cited now for people switching to Firefox--that it's more secure than Internet Explorer. It's a very appealing concept, and has become part of computing's conventional wisdom: Non-Microsoft = More Secure.

By Fred Langa at Linux Pipeline.

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