Windows security comparable to other OSes?

— 11:54 AM on July 2, 2004

Computer Weekly is reporting that Windows XP may not be as insecure, relative to other operating systems, as press coverage of critical flaws would have you believe. The report cites statistics released by Danish security firm Secunia that reveal a surprising number of serious security advisories for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, Red Hat Advanced Server 3, Mac OS X, and even Sun Solaris 9.

Given its massive user base, the impact of critical Windows flaws is certainly more severe. However, the operating system may not be significantly less secure than others..

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