Windows More Secure?

Via Joe Mayo, Via Sam Gentile “Reported by CNET, of all the CERT security vulnerabilities of the year 2005, 218 belonged to the Windows OS. But get this – there were 2,328 CERT security vulnerabilities for UNIX/Linux systems.”

My initial reaction to this was that it was apples to oranges, but after examining the original CERT bulletin, it seems to be a fair comparison. Both lists include vulnerabilities that are not in the core OS and both lists include multiple “distros” of the core OS (e.g., Win2000 & Win XP, Apple OS X & FreeBSD). While there are more UNIX/Linus distros than Windows distros, it’s also true that there are more Windows 3rd-party apps, so I think that’s a wash.