Puzzle of the Day

This comes from a Microsoft web page entitled "Linux Myths."1 What do you think about Microsoft's criticisms of Linux? Specifically, is Windows NT more secure than Linux, or vice versa?

Myth: Linux is more secure than Windows NT

Reality: Linux Security Model Is Weak

All systems are vulnerable to security issues, however it's important to note that Linux uses the same security model as the original UNIX implementations--a model that was not designed from the ground up to be secure.

  1. The URL is http://www.microsoft.com/ntserver/nts/news/msnw/LinuxMyths.asp. Kudos to our TA, Tom Walcott, for finding it.

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