In the article, they put together a cute little table of OS's and the # of patches that have been released (Source: Vendor Web sites). For Red Hat Linux 7.3, they say 35. For Windows XP Pro, they say 6. 6 ?! Are they smoking crack? The SP1 for XP Pro contained several (more than 10, for sure) patches all-included and today, I downloaded two more.
Then ya got this quote from Gene Spafford, professor of CS @ Purdue University:
"Linux is awful. There are no design specs. Everybody and their half-brother who knows some [C code] writes code for it, and they all have the same lack of knowledge. It's who writes it and whether it's planned [that makes a difference], not who looks at the code."
Note to self: Sign Gene up for Microsoft's security alerts... 1000 times.
Well, I guess it shouldn't come as a surprise, as Microsoft has an inside front-cover spread and another 2-page spread in the middle - I'm sure they can flex their advertising spending dollars onto the "objective" editors.