Comparing Vista’s Security with Competitors
Microsoft has worked hard on securing Windows Vista because it has been criticized in the past for not properly securing its previous operating systems. Jeff Jones has published a Windows Vista 90 day vulnerability report that compares Windows Vista’s record with Windows XP, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Novell and Apple. Here are the numbers in a chart.
Because almost 90% of the personal computers in the world run Microsoft’s Windows, it is encouraging to see that Windows Vista has much tighter security compared to its predecessors.
There will always be critics who will blame Microsoft regardless of how secure their operating is. Windows Vista is not going to be an exception. I have already seen some technical experts encouraging people to turn off the User Account Control (UAC) feature, which is not a wise idea.
Jeff’s report is available in PDF format here.