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The fact of the matter is, Linux is more secure than OS X and that is more secure than Vista.

It's a generally agreed thing. The fact of the matter is that bugs are generally exposed for the least time on the more secure OSes. That is what matters. These things show very little, even the fact Linux didn't get hacked (misleading title, BTW) is misleading. It's all about the time exposed.
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I would have to agree with alot of people saying linux is infact more secure. If you havent noticed, mac is linux.

Also note they are using ubuntu. ubuntu in itself uses an improved security settings.

If you were to throw other versions of linux out there then they might have decided to hack it.

However do note that linux is free and that sony comp is nothing to brag about.

Winning the other two computers actually has software you need to buy and decent specs to boot.
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I would have to agree with alot of people saying linux is infact more secure. If you havent noticed, mac is linux.
Nope! Mac is Darwin. It's built on a UNIX core, though. In any case, it has nothing to do with the Linux kernel.

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However do note that linux is free and that sony comp is nothing to brag about.

Winning the other two computers actually has software you need to buy and decent specs to boot.
I agree about that, but also consider that there was prize money. The first prize was $20,000, the second $10,000, and the third $5,000. Wouldn't it make sense to go for the easier one since the prize money is worth more than any of the laptops/software/either combined?

But know that the competition still isn't a measure of actual security. It might have been "easier" for one guy to hack because he actually studied that OS, or he happens to know a hack for that OS, or anything, really. Anything is possible; to consider this contest (which is all it is) a benchmark doesn't make sense.
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After 3 days of non-stop coding..... it's hard to keep going.

It would be more like David pummeled Goliath I in a few minutes blind-folded. Then David stood victorious over Goliath II. David however ran out of Bawls before Goliath III and went home with prizes in hand.
except it wasn't the same guy who hacked all three computers bud.

there was an entire convention full of people, one guy hacked the mac, some other guy hacked the windows, and everyone else was like "Linux?? **** that."
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i wouldnt call "anything" hacker proof... linux might be good.. but not that good...

if one thing is for sure. i have ceased my urge to make my pc a "hackintosh" and i feel i will be dual booting with linux very shortly!
    
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The points I garner from the PWN 2 OWN this year are this .
1)MAC and WINDOWS do not have alot fans around , especially in that crowd
due to their manipulative business tactics and gereral succubusness.!!
2)Due to fact 1 , those "money hungry giants" stand to loose alot more from
being pwnd! Then lets say Linux
3)The guys who won , are LEGENDS and get PAID OUT THE RECTUM !
4)They could care less about the money,or the lappy, in fact one is for sale with
the code on EBAY, which would A)Violate getting your prize money because your
putting the source code out, and B)Further expose the vulnerabilitys inherint in
the system. ... not good for money but good for a laugh and bragging rights.
5)Hacking has always been a way to prove a point , the points vary, but sticking
it to ya has always been a classic.
6)Linux is free and friendly as many stated, in fact its the choice OS for most hackers.

Nothing is hacker proof, just as some pointed out. Lack of trying does not
prove anything.
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except it wasn't the same guy who hacked all three computers bud.

there was an entire convention full of people, one guy hacked the mac, some other guy hacked the windows, and everyone else was like "Linux?? **** that."
Yeah, but the prizes were first to finish any OS. Why go after Fort Knox when you can hit the Quick Stop if both have the same value?
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Linux Declared "Hacker Proof", 10 people worldwide breathe a sigh of relief....the day is saved!
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post #29 of 86
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Yeah, but the prizes were first to finish any OS. Why go after Fort Knox when you can hit the Quick Stop if both have the same value?
because they still could have made 5 thousand dollars and won a free new computer, and they had like 7 days to do it

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Linux Declared "Hacker Proof", 10 people worldwide breathe a sign of relief....the day is saved!
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Linux Declared "Hacker Proof", 10 people worldwide breathe a sigh of relief....the day is saved!
Linux: 22.8% of shipped servers in 2007
http://enterpriselinuxlog.blogs.tech...osoft-gains-2/

141,102 linux users counted by the linux counter- there are obviously more than just there.
http://counter.li.org/

Hrm... 10? I dont think so
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