Friday, February 20, 2009

Open source too insecure for government use?

Well, according to an infoworld entry, security firms seem to think so. Rather than go through all the odds and ends of comparing the security differences between proprietary software, I propose a simple experiment. Set up two desktops. Install some variant of Linux on one and install some popular proprietary operating system on the other. Perform some simple everyday tasks and see which one gives you more security problems first.