Windows Vista is more secure than Mac OS X

Posted on Thursday, May 03 2007 @ 02:28 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Dino Dai Zovi, the guy who won the $10,000 MacBook Pro hijacking contest, claims that Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system is safer than Mac OS:
From your research on both platforms, is there a winner between Mac OS X 10.4 and Vista on security?

I have found the code quality, at least in terms of security, to be much better overall in Vista than Mac OS X 10.4. It is obvious from observing affected components in security patches that Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) has resulted in fewer vulnerabilities in newly-written code. I hope that more software vendors follow their lead in developing proactive software security development methodologies.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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