OmniNerd posted a rather lengthy article comparing various default installations of most modern operating systems (released in 2006, I think) using nmap and nessus to determine the vulnerability of said distributions to remote attacks. While simplistic in assessment and lengthy in discourse, the biggest takeaway I got from this article in my brief skim aligns with what I believe anyway. Operating systems have weaknesses, strengths, and problems, but ultimately it is a knowledgeable and diligent admin that makes a system secure (or more secure, if you will), and normal users can turn an OS into swiss cheese very easily.
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FreeBSD and FC6 reign that comparison. Funny because I usually use those… wish there was mention of NetBSD though…
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