Gibbs wrote:That's not the case at all. Look at the Apache web server, it's open source where as Windows IIS is proprietary.
Also when something is open source it's code is analyzed more carefully allowing exploits to be found earlier.
Gibbs wrote:The top 50 sites in the world, with the largest uptime, use Apache (including this site most likely). The majority of web servers use Apache (something like 70%).
Closer to 58%
Although i agree, apache is really great.
Gibbs wrote:This also goes against the "more people use Windows = more attacks". Theres more attacks on Linux/BSD web servers then there are Windows yet Windows still lacks in security.
Because there are more linux web servers. The opposite is true for the pc (personal comp), more attacks on windows but linux is still more secure.
Gibbs wrote:Windows isn't secure.
Gibbs wrote:I mean take Windows XP for example. It takes MINUTES (I think it's averaged at 10 minutes?) to get malicious content (adware/spyware/a virus) on an unpatched version on the internet. It's faster to get a virus then it is to patch. Windows IS a virus.
This statement is over blown -although there are people who would agree with it - especially the the last statement.