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    Quote Originally Posted by xhi
    > The percentage of hacked Linux machines is far higher than the percentage of hacked Windows machines.

    i would be curious to see somthing that backs that statement up.
    simple, the actual definition of a hacker:

    someone who figures out how things work and actively alters them to improve the functioning.

    by that definition, every single linux box is hacked, as every single one has be compiled for optimal use of hardware.

    do not accept the media missnomer of calling CRACKERS Hackers
    the twits breaking into systems to steal data / damage the system, scripting viruses / malware to damage systems are Crackers, not Hackers.

    Linux Torvalds, Richard Stallman and Bill Gates are Hackers.
    [ as much as I detest microsofts products, Gates is a Hacker, he has produced good code, in the past ]
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Henager
    If the average user can put a CD in and boot the system and follow the prompts, he can install and use Linux. If he can't do that simple task, he doesn't need to be around technology.

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    do not accept the media missnomer of calling CRACKERS Hackers
    the twits breaking into systems to steal data / damage the system, scripting viruses / malware to damage systems are Crackers, not Hackers.
    i completely agree with you Jaqui.. i have argued that same point before..

    however please read the post i was reponding to again, and take what is said in the right context.. jwenting was not saying that people hack around in linux.. he was saying that there is a higher % of security problems with linux.

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    For the last 2 weeks there has been more security alerts for linux on secunia, than for any other os.

    I get the entire list of security alerts emailed as they come in, averaging 60 a day.

    The important aspect, 45% of the security alerts about linux are patch availability notices.
    As with the Critical risk exploit in firefox about a month ago, the patches are out in under 24 hours for the open source projects, unlike the 8 month patch time average of the Proprietary software companies.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Henager
    If the average user can put a CD in and boot the system and follow the prompts, he can install and use Linux. If he can't do that simple task, he doesn't need to be around technology.

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    > The important aspect, 45% of the security alerts about linux are patch availability notices.

    yeh exactly.. some people see that there are alot of notices and dont look closer to see what they are.. alot of those are things that are not really a risk at all, or are a minimal risk at worst..

    it should make opensource users happy to see alot of those low risk security announcements .. that means that the community is finding many bugs and fixing them before people who would have malicious intent can..

    and on the other side of the coin you have Microsoft who has a release early and patch later mentality.. and thats if the patches come at all.. they are not really proactive in security related matters.. it seems that an exploit has to get alot of attention before anything is done for it..

    im not a security expert by far.. but i think that i can feel secure that my machine that i keep reasonably patched and locked down is more secure than a Windows box..

    again this is all opinion.. and it is extremely biased at best

    > if you hate Windows so much be a man and take the hit of not developing for it.

    was that in response to my earlier post jwenting? if so, i dont know if it makes me more of a man. or not ?? but either way i do not work much c/c++ for windows.. at work i primarly use java on windows and all most all my c/c++ work gets done for linux.. and im not taking too much of a hit for it.. and i dont hate windows at all.. i just prefer not to use it.. though i guess you like that statement.. i have seen you use it several times before .. lol..

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