[CoLoCo] Ubuntu Wins Hacker Contest

David L. Willson DLWillson at TheGeek.NU
Mon Mar 31 18:16:02 BST 2008

On Mon, 31 Mar 2008 11:08:32 -0600, David Overcash wrote
> > >  > What's sad is that the actual "test" didn't prove anything.  None of
> > >  > the system vulnerabilities were due to CORE applications that were
> > >  > part of the operating system, they were all extra applications.
> > >  Yes, but the requirement was such that it was the extra applications
> > >  that came pre-installed with the OS.  So while the actual OS is secure,
> > >  what looks like the OS to an average user is MUCH more secure with
> > Ubuntu.
> >
> Adobe is pre-installed with windows now?  Dang, that's really surprising.
> But I guess it makes sense as most users have to download it within 5
> minutes of surfing the internet anyways.

It's more accurate to say that Adobe Reader is pre-installed by most OEMs that are also
pre-installing Windows.  It really has nothing to do with Windows, per se.

David L. Willson
MCT, MCSE, Linux+
(720) 333-LANS

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