Wednesday, October 27, 2004 - Microsoft Steps Up Linux Attack - Microsoft Steps Up Linux Attack: "Mr. Ballmer's e-mail suggests that businesses using Linux face greater risks than those that use Windows. He challenges the belief that such open-source programs -- which allow users and vendors to modify the underlying computer instructions -- yield more secure software. He wrote that 'a structured software engineering process' like that at Microsoft is best for making software more secure. He also noted that Microsoft, unlike open-source backers, offers full indemnification for customers against suits over patents or other intellectual property."
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