Windows beats iOS and OS X and Linux and becomes the most vulnerable operating system of 2014

Tuesday, 24. February 2015

This is meant as response to all those Blogs that constantly repost the bullshit-comparison-chart that GFI “invented” – especially to this one.

Here is a more accurate chart:


FYI – bugs like shellshock (bash) seem to be included in the linux-kernel numbers which is of course total nonsense but i managed to resist adding the Internet Explorer vulnerabilities (242) to the numbers. I didn’t want to offend windows users. ; )


Please stop comparing public vulnerabilities of different importance of opensource systems to closed source systems. Guess why the number of LOW vulnerabilities is ? (or 0 in the original chart) – because the author doesn’t know… did you really think there wasn’t even ONE single unimportant flaw in windows fixed in 2014 ?


This reminds me of the “average zero-day response time” chart of 2012 where they just happened to include already fixed bugs in linux just because the current ones were related to them to tweak the numbers…

planned or accidentally – this totally fits in to microsofts strategy to control the mindshare:

quote from an internal MS document:
“[t]o control mental output you have to control mental input. Take control of the channels by which developers receive information, then they can only think about the things you tell them. Thus, you control mindshare!”