I think that's a stupid thing to say. First of all, vista has only been out 6 months, so of course there aren't all that many viruses/threats out yet. Most users are still on XP!
I could see Linux as being a security hazard, though, as it is open source. Of course, as it's been said many times before, not enough people use the OS for it to be a primary target. I suppose if more people used it, it would be easy to hack and stuff cuz:
a) The people using it are hackers anyway (as in comp-wizes)
b) The system is open source
But at this point, i'm sure Linux has less security threats than any MS OS and maybe even OS X.
Just b/c its open source doesn't mean its easier to hack b/c it maybe poorly coded. IMO, some of the coders/hacks that work on linux are genius, looking at a lot of kernel code, it make me want to be just that much better of a coder. You have companies like SUN and IBM working on it too.
I want to see a comparision with OpenBSD.
Also in the article it said in the first 6 months RHE 4 had 129 bugs.
Want I'd like to know is all those bugs in the based system in RHE 4 or does it include all the bugs that are contained in the RHE 4 distribution, thats like 15,000 apps. So theres bound to be tons of bugs. But then does a bug in ssh or apache or mysql count as a bug in Red Hat 4, I think not.
I know most Distro release bug notices in apps that they contain. It should not count against them though. They're not involved in that project.