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MS vs. open source: Security's the same

The fact is, both sides have their share of problems--but neither side has the edge when it comes to fixing security holes. You're just as likely to encounter a security problem with open source code as you are with Microsoft Windows, and the fix is just as likely to appear quickly and be done properly.. . .
The fact is, both sides have their share of problems--but neither side has the edge when it comes to fixing security holes. You're just as likely to encounter a security problem with open source code as you are with Microsoft Windows, and the fix is just as likely to appear quickly and be done properly.

Normally, this is the point where Microsoft gets trashed for its seemingly endless list of security patches for Windows. That's not going to happen here. Yes, Microsoft does have a long list of security issues for which it has issued patches. But the fact that those patches exist means somebody in Microsoft is making sure those fixes are made.

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