[Full-Disclosure] Microsoft prepares security assault on Linux ]
dufresne at winternet.com
Wed Nov 12 23:01:21 GMT 2003
What's really interesting is how red-hat a week prior took steps to
distance itself as competeing with M$, almost like they had a clue in
advance this crap was going to fly. And of course, it's logical for M$ to
go right to the throat of RH, afterall, they are the main game in trying
to make a buck off what is for all intents and purposes freely available
OS/SW. Bring RH to it's knees with trying to debunk FUD from M$ and they
end up withgout ever competing against opensource.
On Wed, 12 Nov 2003, William Warren wrote:
> again many folks forget that Red Hat is not Linux..only the linux kernel
> is linux..the rest are third party apps..so if you really want apples to
> apples..then take MS and their(ie is critical to the os and therefore
> part of the OS therefore making it native to the kernel) and the Linux
> kernel and check vunls..windows will be many orders of magnitude
> worse..apples to apples that is..:)
> KF wrote:
> > good lord... is this a joke? They compare windows 2003 server to redhat
> > 6.0! Thats pretty damn close to apples and oranges. How about NT4.0 to
> > RH6.... thats a more level playing field? Even 2k3 vs. RH9 would be a
> > bit more on point. I fail to see how you can compare software that is 5
> > years old to something that was just released.
> > "there were 17 critical vulnerabilities. For Windows Server 2003, there
> > were four. For Red Hat Linux 6, they were five to ten times higher."
> > -KF
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