[UCI-Linux] Paulo Ferreira: Funny article
Thu, 13 Nov 2003 07:58:47 -0800 (PST)
On Wed, 12 Nov 2003, Dan STROMBERG wrote:
> Kind of feels like April 1st.
hah, hope so. it is rather ludicrous. besides, the only people a pr
campaign influences are the uninformed and uncritical (though this
sometimes unfortunately includes non-technical managers). and anyone
who's had experience over the last few years with both rhl and windows
knows the differences in response to security first-hand.
> I suppose they'll compare against somebody's hobby distribution - one
> whose supporter is loosing interest in the project.
you may be right, especially if redhat 6 may be considered a hobby
distribution these days :) .. check this out:
> And at the end of October, Ballmer gave the audience at Gartner's autumn
> symposium a taster of what was to come when he attacked Linux's assumed
> security superiority. "In the first 150 days after the release of
> Windows 2000," he said, "there were 17 critical vulnerabilities. For
> Windows Server 2003, there were four. For Red Hat Linux 6, they were
> five to ten times higher."
a) he's using rhl ***6*** to compare to their latest products? geez,
what a compliment! (when did rhl 6 come out?)
b) for the windows products he has exact numbers of vulnerabilities. for
rhl6, only a range, or estimate. why?
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