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The REST of the story: Mac versus Windows vulnerability stats for 2007

Mike posted a story earlier in the week that explored vulnerabilities in Apple's OS X and Microsoft's Vista & XP. The story is causing quite a stir in the online communities (i.e. nerds like me) that follow such things.

The point of the story was simple: Mac had 243 flaws and both flavors of Windows had a combined total of 44.

Problem is, George Ou, the author of the piece, obviously failed his college statistics class.

After digging into the numbers that George provided some big problems start to appear. For starters, 65 of the vulnerabilities aren't even OS X problems, they're either duplicates or third-party software. Had George held Windows to that standard, we would clearly see a different picture.

And that's just the start. Roughly Drafted has put together a rather enlightening article debunking the story.

Sorry folks, this myth has been busted.

Read the full story here.



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Mac versus Windows vulnerability stats for 2007

The year 2007 has been an interesting year that brought us improved security with Windows Vista and Mac OS X Leopard (10.5). But to get some perspective of how many publicly known holes found in these two operating systems, I’ve compiled all the security flaws in Mac OS X and Windows.

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PCWorld's list of the 15 biggest disappointments of 2007

PCWorld Magazine has released a list of the 15 most disappointing technical products of the year. Microsoft made an impressive showing with the Zune, Office 2007 and the coveted #1 spot on the list: Windows Vista.

Go ahead, act surprised.

No wanting to completely chew off the hand that feeds it, PCWorld threw in Leopard and the iPhone as huge disappointments too—although their only actual complaint about the iPhone is that it is only available through AT&T, so shouldn't that put AT&T on the list instead?!

For what it's worth, I'd like to suggest adding ColorBurst's technical support to the list.

Here's the full story: The 15 Biggest Tech Disappointments of 2007