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From: ge at (Gadi Evron)
Subject: Microsoft prepares security assault on Linux

> IMHO the open source crowd fixes bugs a magnitude faster than the m$ lusers - check,
 >there are dates on which vendors were notified. Check the unpatched 
exploder page to get an idea.

As much as generally and usually I'd vigorously agree with you, there is 
a lot to be said for:
1. A serious (note serious) commercial company that has a crew working 
on addressing security concerns, and updating the product.
2. A commercial company providing with liability (and responsibility) 
for the software you use (in other words - someone to blame).
3. No source available for people to examine, thus making it, to a 
level, harder to locate security "holes" - for outsides in any case.

I can come up with a few more.. but basically all I am saying is, 
support open source, don't condemn commercial software. There is a 
difference between the two ideologies, and one should follow/support
whichever suits him/her best. Constructive vs. destructive attitudes? :o)
       Gadi Evron (i.e. ge),

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