Eldmannen Posted March 30, 2007 Share Posted March 30, 2007 (edited) Well, security is difficult to compare. It depends on what version you use, and if you compare the default installation or a hardened system, etc. Sometimes security limits what the user can do, and interferes with ease-of-use and productivity. It depends what you want to be able todo with the operating system. An minimalist operating system without a network stack is probably very secure. It can vary greatly depending on which Linux distribution you use. Actually there is a Linux distribution named "**** Vulnerable Linux", its actually intended to be as insecure as possible, in order for the user to learn how to secure it. It's not meant to be used though, its meant to be for learning. Some of the most secure operating systems probably include the XTS-400 developed by defense contractor BAE Systems, it is the only general-purpose operating system with a Common Criteria assurance level rating of EAL5 or above. OpenBSD which is a BSD Unix system with a strong focus on security. Only two remote holes in the default install, in more than 10 years. And some Linux distribution with the SE-Linux kernel-patch by the NSA. Edited April 5, 2007 by Synapse Split 14 posts from "Most Secure OS" for getting Offtopic. http://www.lunarsoft.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=2041 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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