Windows Vs. Linux Security: Depends On Who You Ask

    Date31 Mar 2004
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Although the knee-jerk response from IT professionals is that Linux is more secure than Windows, the real answer is a lot more complex, according to a recently-released report from Forrester Research. . . . Although the knee-jerk response from IT professionals is that Linux is more secure than Windows, the real answer is a lot more complex, according to a recently-released report from Forrester Research.

    "When asked about the security of popular operating systems like Linux and Windows, many IT professionals have a reflexive reaction: Linux is relatively secure; Windows isn't," Laura Koetzle, a senior analyst with Forrester said Wednesday.

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