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Quote:> Hi everybody,
> I have been told that Unix is much more secure than WindowsNT 4.0 and
Such sweeping generalizations are seldom entirely correct. In the case
of this one, it really depends on how many and what servers each OS
runs. You can configure a pair of systems such that the Windows NT
system is much more -- or much less -- secure than the Unix system.
There may also be vulnerabilities in the respective OSs' kernels. I'm
not sure what's present in the NT kernels, but I know there have been
vulnerabilities found and patched in the Linux kernel. For the most
part, if you run the latest kernel for any OS, it won't have any KNOWN
vulnerabilities, unless they're pretty recent or the vendor has been
lax about providing fixes.
Quote:> But I don't know exactly about this issue. Please give a
> comparision about them, and tell me what was upgraded for security
> function to Windows2000 compared with windowsNT 4.0.
I don't know the details of what's been changed with Win2K, but you may
want to check a few web sites for general information that may be
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