SuSE vs Windows Followup

Hot on the heels of this post from the other day, BetaNews is running a story now with Novell’s response to MS’s “study” and it’s got some good info.
BetaNews | Novell Attacks Microsoft Linux Study

In its study, Microsoft said that Novell’s SUSE Linux required 4.79 times the number of patches. Barney contends that many of the patches in question were for third party applications that simply come bundled with Linux and should not be counted. “The number of patches to fix security vulnerabilities and other bugs can’t reliably be compared between [Linux and Windows],” he said.