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    Top for security

    SearchSecurity.com has identifed Ubuntu as the quickest major Linux distribution when it comes to fixing security vulnerabilities.
    “One way to make a non-scientific determination as to how quickly various Linux distributions publish their updates is by searching the Secunia database of advisories … In this instance, Ubuntu and Fedora received the highest scores overall, reflecting their tendency to be among the first responders for many issues.”
    So, Ubuntu’s free, easy to use, looks great and it’s secure.
    Congratulations to Martin Pitt and the rest of the Ubuntu security team!
    SearchSecurity.com story.


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    Re: Top for security

    Great news!

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    Re: Top for security

    Unfortunately in many cases the quality of the patches are questionable. Do we have data on how often early security patches get patched themselves?

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    Re: Top for security

    I'm not happy with this article.

    First the title is really bad.
    (ubuntu) top for security (in general) is not what is discussed in. Please don't do sensational title.

    Second : where is debian and others distributions on the diagram ?! I think that the selection is partial.

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    Re: Top for security

    SElinux in ubuntu is disabled by default. that certainly doesn't do ubuntu any favours for its security credibility.

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