Microsoft: less vulnerabilities in Vista AND XP than Mac OX Tiger

Microsoft's chief operating officer Kevin Turner implicitly claimed yesterday that Vista and XP are safer than Apple's Mac OS Tiger.As expressed during a conference call with analysts, Turner noted that "there have been just 12 serious vulnerabilities reported with Vista over the first 180 days versus 25 for Windows XP over the same period.

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Microsoft's chief operating officer Kevin Turner implicitly claimed yesterday that Vista and XP are safer than Apple's Mac OS Tiger.

As expressed during a conference call with analysts, Turner noted that "there have been just 12 serious vulnerabilities reported with Vista over the first 180 days versus 25 for Windows XP over the same period. This number is also lower than for Apple and other operating systems. We have also seen 21 percent fewer support calls for Vista versus XP over the same period," he said.

Compare that with the more than 50 flaws fixed in the first six months of Mac OX Tiger. Several of these flaws were security threats.

"Apple does not assess the danger of each threat," notes Farhad Manjoo, chief writer for Salon.com's Machinist website, "so it's unclear how many would have been comparable with the flaws Turner is counting in Vista.

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