Windows security is a 'myth', claims Linux Community Member

Monday, January 31 2005 @ 08:46 PM CST

Contributed by: Linegod

From LXer:

Paul Ferris, an IT professional with over a decade of experience using both Windows and Linux platforms said that the myths surrounding the proprietary operating system are rapidly being exploded, and that customers are leaving the Windows platform for free and other proprietary platforms in droves due to it's overly complex nature and lack of mission-critical security.

"The biggest challenge we need to face centers on the myth and reality. There are lots of myths out there as to what Windows can do. One myth we hear all the time from Microsoft executives and public relations shills is that Windows is more secure than Linux. Another is that there are no viruses for Windows," snorted Ferris. "But that one is easy to disprove." he continued. "Simply hook a Windows box to a broadband Internet connection without a firewall for less than an hour, and odds are, it'll become infected within minutes..

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Funny, but oh so true....

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