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    Arrow UK's security branch says Ubuntu most secure OS

    No surprises here, that's for sure.

    Summary: CESG, the UK government's arm that assesses operating systems and software security, has published its findings for ‘End User Device’ operating systems. The most secure of the lot? Ubuntu 12.04.
    http://www.zdnet.com/uks-security-br...os-7000025312/
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    Re: UK's security branch says Ubuntu most secure OS

    Why no Red Hat?
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    Re: UK's security branch says Ubuntu most secure OS

    Red Hat is headquartered in the US. Do you think a government agency in the UK is going to like that?


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    Re: UK's security branch says Ubuntu most secure OS

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    Red Hat is headquartered in the US. Do you think a government agency in the UK is going to like that?

    What about Microsoft, Google and Apple?

    Anyway, though, I find Red Hat missing interesting.
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    Re: UK's security branch says Ubuntu most secure OS

    Well, I disagree that Ubuntu is the most secure. Though, I would say it certainly balances user friendliness and security very well.
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    Re: UK's security branch says Ubuntu most secure OS

    Well, any Linux distro is more secure than OS X and Windows. And wouldn't Debian be up there since Ubuntu is based on it?

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    Re: UK's security branch says Ubuntu most secure OS

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    Why no Red Hat?
    The article says "CESG looked at the security of the most popular end-user operating systems for desktops, smartphones, and tablets."

    Maybe Red Hat doesn't fit in that group.

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    Re: UK's security branch says Ubuntu most secure OS

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_L View Post
    Maybe Red Hat doesn't fit in that group.
    The list of ones they looked as is given in the link. Android 4.2, Android 4.2 on Samsung devices; iOS 6, Blackberry 10.1, Google's Chrome OS 26, Ubuntu 12.04, Windows 7 and 8; Windows 8 RT, and Windows Phone 8. RHEL wasn't part of their survey, and neither was any other flavor of Linux.
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    Re: UK's security branch says Ubuntu most secure OS

    OpenBSD?

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    Re: UK's security branch says Ubuntu most secure OS

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    OpenBSD?
    They have other kind of problems. Something like paying for electricity!

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