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RE: How much longer..
OK.. I have lurked enough on this one.. $60 Billion plus for microsoft.. and 600 millions lines of code. thousands of employee programmers... $1 million for *NIX less than a million lines of code. rewritten on a whim, and source given to millions.. Bugs will be found and squashed easier. Less code, more eyes. and less complex. Less market, less users, less interest for hackers 5 less than statements for *NIX and how many more statements for Micro$oft? This is like trying to comparing the towing capacity of car to turbo diesal pickup. there is no comparison... I don't care if MicroSoft spends $600 Million a year, there will always be bugs. If a software package was perfect or a network was perfect how many of us would have jobs? Nothing in this world is perfect, and complaining about it does absolutely no good.... J -----Original Message----- From: Charles Sprickman [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 4:30 PM To: Crist Clark Cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: How much longer.. On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Crist Clark wrote: > Attacks _are_ on Linux machines. There have been Linux worms, Lion attacked > BIND, Ramen attacked rpc.statd and wu-ftpd, Slapper attached Apache, to > name a few. Attacks are on Solaris, the sadmin/IIS worm (which also attacked > IIS, a cross-platform worm, remember that, cool, huh?). Attacks are on FreeBSD, > Scalper worm attacked Apache. > > How soon people seem to forget these things. No, I don't think people are forgetting, but what Len was originally pointing out is that Microsoft, *because* of their vast install base *needs* to take a more proactive role in producing a secure OS. And the reason you can call it a "toy" OS is that on one hand you have *BSD, Linux and friends all with an annual budget of what, maybe $1M? And on the other hand you have a multi-billion dollar *software* company. Which should churn out better software? :) Charles > To pound it home one more time, worms that attack Microsoft products are a > bigger deal only because Microsoft has at least an order of magnitude greater > installbase than the nearest competitor. > -- > Crist J. Clark firstname.lastname@example.org > Globalstar Communications (408) 933-4387 > > The information contained in this e-mail message is confidential, > intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. > If the reader of this e-mail is not the intended recipient, or the > employee or agent responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient, > you are hereby notified that any review, dissemination, distribution or > copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have > received this e-mail in error, please contact email@example.com >