Question regarding an article from Microsft Hellas's CEO

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at
Wed Feb 4 11:37:53 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-02-04 at 10:00, Giannis Stoilis wrote:
> Hello,
> I am the Secretary of the Hellenic Linux Users Group(
> In an interview given by "Microsoft Hellas 
> S.A."( CEO(Mr. Christos Tsagkos) at the 
> Hellenic Financial Newspaper Naftemporiki(E-WORKING Manazine, Page 4, 
> Answer to the 4th question -[greek only]), 
> there was an abstract saying, word by word: "Let me start by saying 
> that, according to a recert reasearch by IDC, Windows is the least 
> vulnerable operating system, regarding security issues. The research 
> indicates that there are more than twice number of viruses for Linux 
> than for Windows". I have searched every recent research from IDC but I 
> haven't found that information.
> What do you advise us to do? We have already contacted IDC and waiting 
> for a response.

MS has tryied, many times, saying that Linux have had twice the bugs
(not viruses) of windows.

They call them "security  problems".

So I think the poor man just got confused and said virus instead of
bugs, probably he thinks viruses are the only security problem on the
earth :-)

I think you should publicy state the facts as they are, regarding both
viruses and bugs found on both platforms.


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