So do you really think that the guys doing this study had GAIM and OpenOffice installed? Mine sure as shit doesnt. It's a stripped RH box, doing basic Web/FTP services. And it has had more patches then my Win2k Box with IIS. Whats that add up to? Nadda. Why?
Different box doing different jobs with different exposure. (FYI, my RH box had 137 patches, and we ARE talking about RH, not SuSE in this study, right?)
I guess the really furstrating part of this discussion, Gore, is the fact that several of us think that you have the knowledge and skill set within Linux to strongly dispute this study, yet all you can manage to do is a "My OS is better then your OS" rant. SDK and myself to name a few a seriously interested in why you feel so strongly, and WHAT technical FACTS you have to back it up.
By this point we all know you hate Windows, but personally I think it is a bit like saying you hate Ford's. Why do I care? Until you put a technical side on your opinion, it is nothing more then bad taste, like enjoying Punk Rock.... :O read Roberta Bragg or a few of TigerShark's tutorials, and Windows CAN be secured. Even with "Tons of software on it". I dont give a crap that you think SuSE the OS to end all OS's, I care about the WHY.