posted on Jun, 28 2004 @ 12:16 PM
m0rbid > indeed, IE is a major source of patches for the windows opeating system, and since its tied so closely to the actual operating system, its
basically a part of it. Where with linux and many other *nix'es the browsers are not so closely tied to the OS, and usually are actually maintained
by a completely different pool of people and coders. Its actually a little slanted against MS because they are the only ones responsible if certain
portions of their product doesn't work, like IE for example, where with SuSE Linux if Mozilla doesn't play nice, its actually the responsibility of
the Mozilla coders to fix it, not the folks at SuSE, though I'm sure they would be pushing for a patch sooner rather than later.
Jake_ > i see your point, thought I think in pure GPL setups vulnerabilities are not as frequent, because the source is open for all to review, not
only are they found faster, but I would like to think it provides some incentive to produce better code versus the closed method that MS uses where
they don't expect anyone but other developers bound by NDA's to see their code.