Skip to comments.Windows 10 isn’t the most vulnerable operating system – it’s actually Linux
Posted on 03/09/2020 12:34:26 PM PDT by TomServo
Which operating system has suffered the most vulnerabilities since around the turn of the millennium? That would be Linux, not Microsofts Windows, at least according to a freshly released report.
An analysis of the National Institute of Standards and Technologys National Vulnerability Database, compiled by Thebestvpn.com, tracked technical vulnerabilities in popular pieces of software between 1999 and 2019.
And Debian, a flavor of Linux, was top of the table with 3,067 vulnerabilities over the last two decades. Reasonably close behind was Android on 2,563 vulnerabilities, with the Linux kernel in third place having racked up a count of 2,357. Apples macOS was only slightly behind that with 2,212, with Ubuntu in fifth place on 2,007.
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It’s one panic or another.
And exactly how long has windows 10 been out for?
For the short amount of time its been out it has over 1100 issues. Unix flavors and android have both been around longer than windows 10.
Tech OS ping!.....................
FWIW, Ubuntu is a flavor of Debian, so technically Linux owns 40% of the Top 5.
Windows is a closed source OS. This isn’t a surprise.
Actually, Windows 10 Professional has been very stable for me, except I use Google Chrome as a web browser (Microsoft’s original Edge browser has some known compatibility issues with certain web pages).
It’s still viruses, pal...
That is the stuff fixed in Linux. Think there are less in Windows? I have a bridge to sell you. There are many many more in Windows. They are not fixed yet because they are not publicly known. Some are known and held in secret.
It boils down to this. Linux is a glass house on a glass plain. Everything is visible. With Windows, everything is hidden. You cant see someone dug a tunnel into the center of the house. In Linux, that tunnel can be seen and is filled in.
Meanwhile, Windows added a Linux kernel in 10 -
Not a well-written article. Or might just have been badly researched - GIGO.
“That is the stuff fixed in Linux. Think there are less in Windows? “
I use both. When it comes to vulnerabilities, Linux is the tugboat that can turn on a dime - the holes are found and fixed quite quickly. Windows is the Knock Nevis.
The way I describe it is Linux is instantly configurable as exactly the knife you need. Windows is a Swiss Army Knife.
Don’t like what it is doing? Reconfigure and Recompile. You want a fillet knife. You get a perfect fillet knife. On Windows you flip out the blade closest to a fillet knife out of the Swiss Army Knife and hack away at the fish.
Hoe much did Microsoft pay to get this published?
Half the time Windows itself is the virus...or seems like it.
Both have their uses and their strong & weak points. I like Windows 7 - it’ll be safe for awhile as long as a person has anti-malware, keeps programs up to date, doesn’t go off to any strange/new sites or install crap.
Foe Linux, I like Xubuntu.
If a person wants a good anti-malware program for Ubuntu-based distros, Eset Nod32 is pretty good as a paid solution. I think it’s gives a free test drive for a month.
So if a third party starts collecting your data without your consent, it’s a vulnerability. When Microsoft does it in 10, it’s some sort of “feature”. In the end, the result is the same, except in the former case, MS might actually get around to creating a patch to fix it, where with the latter, they’ll just hide or prevent any mechanism to circumvent their surveillance of you.
On the plus side for MS, Windows doesn’t really need outside problems. It installs it’s own:
“The latest Windows 10 update is so broken, even Microsoft thinks you should uninstall it”
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