View Full Version : Which OS is more secure without recoding the OS yourself?

February 11th, 2010, 08:53 AM
A) Pc-bsd

B) Ubuntu

And also which OS is more reliable?

February 11th, 2010, 08:55 AM
C) the one which turns your computer off automatically :)

February 11th, 2010, 09:03 AM
A) Pc-bsd

B) Ubuntu

And also which OS is more reliable?

D) The one you have enough knowledge to make it secure and do everything you can to secure the OS.

February 11th, 2010, 09:15 AM
PC-BSD, would be my bet. at least in terms of default settings.
in ubuntu, sudo give's root access and then doesn't ask for your password again for 15 minutes (i'm pretty sure it's 15), so in event of malware infection, it won't need verification in that time.

February 11th, 2010, 09:22 AM
See what they suggest via daemonforums (http://www.daemonforums.org/).

February 11th, 2010, 09:38 AM
What about Engarde ?

February 13th, 2010, 07:27 AM
Both are mainly secure UNIX like operating systems. The security of the system depends more on the system administrator than the operating system.

February 13th, 2010, 08:18 PM
Whichever one is installed on a computer without a network interface.

February 14th, 2010, 10:35 PM
Or unplugged! ;)

Agent ME
February 15th, 2010, 01:14 AM
The one with a user who doesn't download and run untrusted binaries.

February 15th, 2010, 11:54 AM
Or unplugged! ;)

Then the one never booted will be the most secure OS.

February 15th, 2010, 12:01 PM
I think with things like SELinux and Apparmor Linux is more secure.