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Re: USAF wants to violate federal criminal law

Scott Bennett wrote:
worth noting that the BSD users and even LINUX users don't have Windows
users' problem of always having to watch where they step to avoid falling
through security holes.

Yes, the great strength of Linux is that there are never massive pervasive security holes, and even if there were, they would certainly be fixed within days.

Oh wait, http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/16/debian_openssl_flaw/ - whoops! Linux has serious long-term security breaches also!

Well, at least there aren't any constantly-exploited packages with a history of insecurity that are still commonly used, oh wait ha ha http://www.phpbb.com/ yes there are.

Is Linux *more secure*? Absolutely. Does Linux let you walk along in cheerful oblivion, knowing that the Grandmaster of Linux won't let any security holes onto your computer? Not in the least. If you don't watch where you go, you won't fall through as *many* security holes - but you'll still fall through a few.

Claiming that isn't the case, especially with such a horrible counterexample mere days ago, isn't really inclined to make people believe you.